Campus Updates and News

Last updated Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 10 a.m.

Wesleyan University is actively monitoring the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its potential impacts on our campus community. Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our Wesleyan students, staff, and faculty. While the University remains operational, it has moved to a distance learning model through the end of the spring semester. Wesleyan is committed to completing all courses this semester, and to carrying out our mission of liberal education under these difficult conditions.

Please note that Wesleyan has canceled all on-campus events, including conferences, athletics, and performing arts, until further notice. The campus is closed to visitors for the remainder of the semester. In addition, all University-sponsored, connected, or funded domestic and international travel for students, faculty, and staff is prohibited, and the University strongly discourages all personal travel except for the purposes of students returning home.

Please view the video below, released on March 11, 2020, to hear from President Michael S. Roth ’78 about the decision to move classes online.


 

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