Student FAQs

Last updated Friday, August 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

COVID Vaccinations and Testing

  • I am vaccinated. Will I still need to test?

    All new and returning students will be tested upon returning to campus and all students will be expected to test twice weekly until further notice. Testing is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Beckham Hall in Fayerweather. Appointments are not required. Students are encouraged to adhere to a regular testing cadence (e.g., Monday/Thursday, Tuesday/Friday). Review testing schedule. 

    International students who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated with a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccine will self-quarantine for seven days and will receive a COVID test upon arrival and another three to five days after arrival. International students vaccinated with a non-FDA or non-WHO approved vaccine will be vaccinated with an approved vaccine once they arrive in the U.S. Learn more about testing.

Health and Safety

  • Do I need to wear a mask outside at all (e.g., walking to classes, sitting on Foss Hill)?

    For vaccinated students masks are not required when outside. The mask mandates are only for indoors on campus, except when alone in one’s own private residential bedroom or when alone in one’s own private office. This includes in shared public spaces, such as classrooms/meeting rooms, the library, dining, residential common areas and some office configurations. When in doubt, please wear a mask. Masks are required at all times for students who have an approved vaccine exemption. Students who are unable to wear a mask because of a medical condition are required to consult with the Davison Health Center and/or with their primary health care provider.

  • Do I still have to socially distance?

    Not if you are vaccinated. Unvaccinated students must adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols—always wear a mask, test twice weekly, and follow social distancing guidelines. Vaccinated individuals should socially distance while removing masks to eat or drink.

  • Am I allowed to go off campus?

    Students are allowed to go off campus. The University suggests taking proper masking and social distancing precautions.

  • What do I do if I test positive?

    If a student tests positive, they will need to isolate for 10 days. Isolation will either be at the Inn at Middletown or, if appropriate, in their campus residence depending on their living situation, presence of symptoms, vaccination status, and the health status of their roommate(s).

Campus Operations

  • Are visitors allowed on campus?

    Yes. Wesleyan requires all campus visitors to be vaccinated. All visitors should be prepared to provide proof of vaccination. No visitors are permitted in residence halls. For Arrival Day, each student is limited to two vaccinated guests to enter their residential building and assist with moving in. After moving in, no visitors from outside the Wesleyan community will be permitted in the residential buildings.

  • What are guidelines for dining and mail services?

    Dining will be grab and go outside on Arrival Day with various dining options resuming for students beginning with dinner on Arrival Day. All venues will be open, including a new food truck to encourage outdoor dining. Dining facilities will operate with reduced capacity to provide for social distancing. Grab and go will be the option for students in self-quarantine. Mail services and deliveries will resume operations. Learn more about dining and mail services. Learn more about mail delivery and dining services