Wesleyan is excited to welcome many students, faculty, and staff back to Middletown this fall. Our abiding priority is the health and safety of every member of our community, especially the most vulnerable among us, and the realities of the current pandemic mean that this semester will be unlike those of the past. Wesleyan has developed protocols, in accordance with expert guidance, that best suit our particular situation.

President Roth's Message About Reactivating Campus:



In-Classroom and On-Campus

The 2020 fall semester classes begin on campus August 31 (one week earlier than initially scheduled), with the possibility of finishing online after Thanksgiving (when there would be just one more week of classes). Wesleyan is offering a full array of in-person, online, and hybrid courses so that all students can engage in our rich and diverse curriculum while making progress toward their degrees. Food services and residence halls are organized with safety in mind, as are our classrooms and co-curricular activities, and we are offering our fall athletes a modified yet robust athletic experience. We've also provided information on student charges and financial aid.

Information on Campus Life and Instruction

Health and Safety

Our pandemic planning workgroup has fine-tuned details for testing, monitoring, and contact tracing in close adherence to CDC guidelines. We have implemented protocols to limit and document visitors to campus—including tours, lectures, and events—as well as to notify the campus community of confirmed cases and community members who may have been in contact with someone who tests positive. Additionally, the University is meticulously following state and federal cleaning, health, and safety guidelines.

Information on Health and Safety

Return to Campus for Employees

Our pandemic planning workgroup created a phased approach for reactivating campus that prioritizes student-facing and faculty-support positions to meet the demands of the fall semester. This approach allows ample time between phases and employs proper social distancing protocols according to State of Connecticut guidelines. 

Information on Returning to Campus for Employees

Latest Campus Messages

September 17, 2020: Public Health Update

To our Wesleyan community, Greetings. As we all settle into the routine of the fall semester, however unusual it may be, I would like to address a topic that affects us all: stress. Faculty, staff, and students alike, whether studying or working on-campus or remotely, are feeling the mental fatigue that accompanies this ongoing pandemic. Whether it is concern about our own health, the health of friends and family, or just coping with all the changes and inconveniences to daily life, we are all feeling it.

September 14, 2020: Public Health Reminder

Dear Colleagues, As we reach the conclusion of our first week of in-person classes, we want to thank you for your continued creativity, perseverance and flexibility.  We are routinely posting the results of our campus COVID testing on this dashboard and are optimistic that the current positivity rates on campus are very low.  Those on campus have undoubtedly noticed that students are taking the safety precautions that we have outlined for them seriously.  There have been some minor issues that we (or students themselves) have addressed, and we expect to maintain a high degree of compliance as the semester continues.

September 6, 2020: Campus Life After Quarantine

To Our Wesleyan Community,  As we close out two weeks of a campus-wide quarantine and look ahead to our first week of in-person classes, I want to thank everyone for your patience, perseverance, and continued efforts toward the safety and well-being of our shared campus community. Thanks to everyone doing their part in following and enforcing quarantine protocols, we have been able to maintain COVID positivity rates well below the levels predicted by modeling and can now move forward with the next phase of campus life post-quarantine.   

September 4, 2020: Public Health Update

Date: September 4, 2020 Subject: Public Health Update From: Tom McLarney, MD To Our Wesleyan Community: Happy Friday and congratulations on nearly making it to the end of the campus-wide quarantine! Despite this unusual and challenging start to the semester, I have noticed students appearing upbeat and happy to be back on campus. I have ... Read more...
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