Relocation Policy

Eligibility: New faculty and staff, with a minimum of a one-year appointment, are provided with relocation assistance for eligible expenses if they relocate by at least 50 miles to accept their position at the University. 

Relocation Reimbursement/Payment Process: In accordance with the 2018 tax reform law, all relocation expenses are taxable.

Option 1:

The employee may obtain an estimate from Wesleyan’s preferred mover, Wheaton World Wide Moving.

Contact: Mariah Potter
Phone: 617-231-1207 (direct)
Fax: 502-237-1207 (fax)
Toll-Free: 800-222-4744
Email: mpotter@olympiamoving.com
Website: www.olympiamoving.com/wesleyan 

Wheaton World Wide Moving will coordinate with Human Resources to process the payment for services up to the employee’s relocation allowance amount.  If services exceed the eligible amount, payment for the remaining balance will be the employee’s responsibility.

Option 2:

The employee may choose to use a different mover or to relocate their belongings themselves. In this case, the University will reimburse the employee up to the employee’s relocation allowance amount. The employee must submit an itemized expense form along with original receipt(s) to Lauren Stumpf (lstumpf@wesleyan.edu) for processing. Reimbursement will not be processed without valid receipt(s).

 

Questions can be directed to Lauren Stumpf at lstumpf@wesleyan.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What are examples of eligible expenses?
    Eligible expenses are those directly related to the relocation of your belongings from your previous residence to your new residence. Expenses may include:
    • Moving services
    • Transportation such as airfare, train fare, cab fare, mileage or gas
    • Lodging
    • One house-hunting trip which may include transportation, lodging and meals
    • Moving supplies
    • Shipment of items