Services for On-Campus Students

Last updated Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

The following essential services are available for students who are staying on campus through the end of the spring semester. This page also includes important guidance from Health Services related to COVID-19.

  • Health Services

    You should not return to campus if you’re coming from a high-risk location or believe you may have been exposed to another individual with COVID-19. If there are extenuating circumstances and you do return to campus, please contact Dr. Tom McLarney at tmclarney@wesleyan.edu, or Joyce Walter at jwalter@wesleyan.edu, or call the Health Center at 860-685-2470. Staff will assist with making isolation arrangements.

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    If you start experiencing symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath), or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, we urge you to call the Davison Health Center (DHC) at 860-685-2470 to speak with a staff member. The Health Center is open weekdays (unless otherwise announced) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After-hours and weekend callers will be connected with the on-call provider. We are not accepting walk-in patients. CALL us and we will advise you on the best course of action.

    The possible recommendations that may be made are as follows:

    • SELF-MONITORING: This is the process of continually being mindful of any symptoms you develop, particularly fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Students should check their temperatures twice a day.
    • ISOLATION: This involves keeping those with a contagious disease away from others who are well. It is not as strict as quarantine. One may leave their residence, but should not interact with others.
    • QUARANTINE: This is the process of staying inside one’s residence without leaving for a specified period of time, and only when cleared by a medical professional.

    If after assessing you we believe that you may have COVID-19 (test kits are limited throughout the country, and especially in Connecticut), we will require that you quarantine yourself for at least 14 days. If you are not already in a single with your own bathroom and kitchen, you will be moved to another residence. We will ensure that you have food delivered, and you will be supplied with linens. Trash should be double-bagged and left outside your door each morning.

    We stress that if you are under quarantine, you DO NOT LEAVE your room for the duration of the quarantine. This is critical to decreasing the spread of COVID-19. If you are asymptomatic, the duration of the quarantine will be 14 days. If you have symptoms at the time of quarantine or develop symptoms during quarantine such as fever or cough, we will follow the protocols for care as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control.

    If you become acutely ill during quarantine, you should call the Health Center to speak with one of our on-call providers (available 24/7). If you feel you need emergency care (such as if you are struggling to breathe), call 911 (Public Safety will be alerted) and you will be assessed and taken to the closest appropriate medical facility for care.

    While in quarantine, you will be checked on daily by phone to see how you are doing.

    The following safety measures are strongly recommended for all students:

    • Hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds, or if not readily available, hand sanitizer (rub into your hands until dry).
    • Avoid sick people.
    • Avoid touching your face.
    • Maintain 6 feet (2 meter) distance from people.
    • Frequently wipe down high-touch areas (door knobs, counters, and table tops). You may want to avoid using another person’s keyboard.
    • Avoid groups of people, particularly more than 10 in one place.
    • Do not share drinks.
    • Cough/sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
  • Cardinal Tech Campus Store

    The Cardinal Tech Campus Store is open Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., to process online orders and to assist individuals who will remain on campus.
  • Cleaning/Custodial Services

    Cleaning staff will continue to maintain all occupied building on a daily basis. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some staff will be redeployed from vacant buildings in order to increase the cleaning frequency in high-traffic areas of campus buildings. As a temporary measure during this health emergency, we will provide paper supplies and hand soap/sanitizer in occupied residences (except for senior houses).
  • Dining

    Usdan Marketplace will be the only dining venue on campus to remain open and we will provide to-go options at every meal. Marketplace will serve brunch daily, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., and dinner daily, 5–7 p.m. The Bon Appetit team will continue to work with students who have allergies or other dietary restrictions. Additional information is available on the dining website.
  • Mail Services

    WesStation is open weekdays, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Details about services and mail-forwarding are available on the WesStation website.
  • Music Studios

    The music studios are available weekdays, 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Physical Plant

    The team will continue to maintain Wesleyan’s buildings and grounds. You may report an issue and request repairs. (For emergencies, contact Public Safety.)
  • Public Safety/RIDE

    Public Safety will continue to be available 24/7 to serve and protect the campus community. RIDE service will be discontinued on March 23, but Public Safety will still offer escorts during evening hours. The grocery/pharmacy shuttle will continue to operate Sundays 12:30–3:30 p.m., and Wednesdays 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Residential Life

    The office is open weekdays, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., with reduced staffing.  The best way to contact us is to call 860-685-3550, or to email reslife@wesleyan.edu. Student staff who have been approved to stay on campus will continue to be resources for students. On-call staff are available 24/7 at 860-685-2345.
  • Resource Center

    The Resource Center is open daily, 12–6 p.m., for students to pick up products from the pantry, use the library, and print as necessary. Community members are encouraged to drop off useful supplies (like hand soap, ramen, microwaveable foods, etc.) in the living room of the Center anytime that we are open, or on the back porch of the Center when we are not open. Please contact Demetrius Colvin at dcolvin@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas for virtual community engagement on which you would like to collaborate.
  • Usdan University Center

    Usdan University Center is open daily, 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Entry may be made by using your WesID card at the south (Andrus Field) entrance only. Rehearsal spaces and gaming equipment are not available until further notice.