To the WCSU community:
Welcome to Spring 2021! We certainly hope it will be better than 2020 but are taking the following measures to ensure your security and safety.
We will start the first week of the academic year with residential students required to remain in the dormitories but with flexibility to travel to work, pick up food at campus cafeterias. In addition, classes will begin online-only for the first week, transitioning on Feb. 1 to the regular schedule of in-person and other formats.
These decisions were made at the direction of and in consultation with the state Department of Health in order to minimize the potential spread of Covid-19 cases on campus as students move into the residence halls beginning January 24.
Our plans will continue to require the observance of CDC guidelines regarding the wearing of masks in all common areas, washing of hands and social distancing. We will also employ additional precautions as well, including weekly testing of all residential students and athletes, and any commuter students as resources allow.
I am pleased to report that because of our adherence to these guidelines we concluded the Fall semester with no in-class transmission of Covid-19. That is a great success and a testament to the hard work of our students, faculty and staff.
Please refer to the WCSU Covid-19 web pages for our updated spring reopening plan. We will keep you advised of any changes in the plan as they occur.
Again, I thank you for all you have done to protect our University during this terrible pandemic and I hope for better days ahead.
Please stay healthy and safe.
Dr. John B. Clark
We look forward to working with you in the next semester even as change and unexpected challenges may continue.
As the academic year begins, your schedule is likely to include a mix of online and in-person classes, and some courses that will be a combination.
The fall semester will undoubtedly continue to be filled with new experiences and approaches. Thank you for your commitment to helping students learn even during a time of change and, potentially, some upheaval.
The administration has spent the spring and summer in preparation for the academic year, so that everyone on campus remains healthy and safe while we teach, work and learn. All procedures follow guidelines established by the state of Connecticut and the federal Centers for Disease Control.
We have developed guidelines to help us all protect each other. You will see reminders on posters throughout the campuses with notes about safe practices, including maintaining a six-foot distance from others, and wearing a face covering inside and outside of buildings.