From: All Students on campus <>
To: All Students on campus <>
Subject: Clarification on travel during spring break


Dear Students,


With apologies for any confusion caused by our earlier message (appended below) regarding travel during spring break, I want to be clear that Wesleyan is presently not placing travel restrictions on personal domestic travel.


The situation with COVID-19 is evolving rapidly so it is important for you to assess your plans in light of the most updated information, and that you use your good judgment in adjusting your plans if prudent to do so.  If you are leaving Connecticut please be sure to register your travel plans here so our Health Services team can be in touch with you over break if necessary.


All of our information and advisories about COVID-19 are available on our website.


Regardless of your plans, I wish you a good and restful break!



Dean Mike




Michael J. Whaley (he/him/his)

Vice President for Student Affairs

Wesleyan University

220 North College

Middletown, CT 06459




From: Rob Rosenthal and Mike Whaley <>
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 12:43 PM
Subject: New guidance on travel and events due to global coronavirus emergency


To the campus community:


As we enter spring break, with the health and safety of our community in mind, the University is issuing guidelines on Wesleyan travel and events:


Travel (including Athletics over Spring Break):

  • All travel plans should be carefully reconsidered given the evolving situation.
  • Suspend Wesleyan travel abroad and to or through U.S. states that have declared emergencies related to COVID-19 (currently: California, Florida, and Washington).
  • For personal travel, Wesleyan recommends the same limitations.
  • Wesleyan faculty, students and staff who travel to or through an area designated as Level 3 by the CDC must self-quarantine for 14 days between returning to the U.S. and coming back to campus. All leaving Connecticut should register their travel and will be advised if self-quarantine if necessary.



  • Wesleyan will cancel visits by guests from abroad and/or states that have declared emergencies related to COVID-19.


Guidelines on travel and events will be effective immediately and through at least Friday, April 10, pending ongoing review. 


Requests for exceptions should be routed through supervisors/academic structure and through Student Affairs for students and external groups who have contracted for events in university spaces.


As a reminder, please consult Wesleyan’s new website for information about the coronavirus, an FAQ addressing common questions and concerns, and links to other resources.


We wish everybody a safe and relaxing spring break.


Rob Rosenthal

Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs


Mike Whaley 

Vice President for Student Affairs