From: All Students on campus <all_studenton-l@wesleyan.edu>
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:40 PM
To: All Students on campus <all_studenton-l@wesleyan.edu>
Subject: Revised Information about Moving Out of Residences

Dear Students,

I’m writing to provide some revised information related to students moving out of their residences.  Given the news of the last 24 hours and after conferring with additional medical experts, we are adjusting our previous directions as follows:

Students living within driving distance to Wesleyan and who are able to go home should move out of their residences as soon as possible and no later than March 23.  If possible, we encourage travel by car rather than public transportation.  We discourage students from staying overnight unless necessary and please limit contact with others while on campus.  Please drop off your keys at the key box located between North College and South College.  Students who leave campus will be eligible for a prorated refund of their spring semester RCF fees, regardless of whether the student is on financial aid.

Students living beyond driving distance to Wesleyan and who are able to go home (or who are already at home) should leave campus as soon as possible and no later than March 23 or remain at home.  These students will have an extended window to move out of their residences and should plan to retrieve their personal belongings at any point prior to April 30.  We discourage students from staying overnight unless necessary and to limit contact with others while on campus.  Please submit this petition to let us know that you will move your belongings after March 23.  Options for packing/shipping/storage of your items so that you do not need to return to campus, are available here.  As above, students who leave campus will be eligible for a prorated refund of their spring semester RCF fees, regardless of whether the student is on financial aid.

Students requesting to remain on campus should submit this petition if they haven’t already done so.  Petitions should be submitted immediately, but no later than March 18th.  A Student Affairs committee including class deans and others will review petitions daily.  Decisions will be communicated on a rolling basis as requests are received, but no later than 5:00pm on March 20.  The focus of the committee’s assessment will be on students with housing insecurity or who cannot return home, those from countries with travel restrictions, and those with other extenuating circumstances.  Note that students approved to remain on campus may be relocated by Res Life so that they are not staying in a large residence alone.

Please be in touch if you have questions.  Wesleyan’s COVID-19 FAQs are being updated daily.


All best,
Dean Mike Whaley

 

Michael J. Whaley (he/him/his)

Vice President for Student Affairs

Wesleyan University

220 North College

Middletown, CT 06459

(860)685-3160