WCSU Returns to Normal, Reopening Information and Covid-19 Updates

Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19

March 11th Student Update

For Distribution to Students 

Dear Students,

In consultation with the Board of Regents, and in light of the expanding impact of COVID-19 in Connecticut, the heightened risk factors from our adjacent New York communities, and the potential travel plans of students, faculty, and staff over spring break, we have decided to run all academic programs online starting March 23 –April 3. This effort will allow us to monitor the spread of this virus and continue to enhance our health and safety protocols on campus. At this time, we anticipate having students returning to campus on Monday, April 6.

All residential students must return home for the next three weeks.  While we had hoped to offer students the option to stay in the resident halls over spring break, in light of the Governors’ remarks in both Connecticut and New York, we do not feel that this is prudent.  Residence Halls will close at 5:00 pm this Friday, March 13. You will be allowed to return to campus housing on Sunday, April 5.

Please note: any resident student who is not able to leave by 5:00 pm on Friday should go to the Housing and Residence Life Offices in Newbury Hall today and tomorrow to discuss their individual circumstances.

The Housing and Residence Life Office will forward additional information about a revised plan for fall room selection, so please keep checking your email.