December 4, 2020: Public Health Update

Date: December 4, 2020 Subject: Public Health Update From: Tom McLarney, MD To the Wesleyan Community: I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving, though I’m sure many of your celebrations looked quite different than usual. The holiday offered us a time to reflect on the blessings we have even during a difficult period, … Read more…

November 23, 2020: COVID Safety Reminders

Date: November 23, 2020 From: Rick Culliton Subject: COVID Safety Reminders Dear colleagues, Wishing you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving. I write with a few important reminders for your return to campus after the holiday: Testing in Beckham Hall will be closed for Thanksgiving from November 25–30 and will resume on December 2 on … Read more…

November 11, 2020: Freeman Athletic Center closed through November 25

Date: November 11, 2020 From: Rick Culliton Subject: Freeman Athletic Center closed through November 25 To the campus community, I write to share that for health and safety reasons, we have decided the Freeman Athletic Center will remain closed through November 25, when most students depart campus. While COVID-19 cases on campus remain relatively low, positivity rates … Read more…

November 4, 2020: Important Campus Updates

Date: November 4, 2020 From: Rick Culliton Subject: Important Campus Updates To the campus community, I hope this finds you well and safe as we enter the final stretch of the fall semester. I write today with several important updates and reminders. First, Freeman Athletic Center is closed and will reopen on Tuesday, November 10. … Read more…

October 30, 2020: Campus Alert Level Update

From: Rick Culliton Date: October 30, 2020 Subject: Campus Alert Level Update To the campus community, Due to rising COVID-19 cases in the region, the State of Connecticut has raised the COVID-19 alert level for the City of Middletown to ORANGE. Accordingly, Wesleyan’s Pandemic Planning Committee has raised the campus alert level to YELLOW. As … Read more…

October 28, 2020: Public Health Update

Date: October 28, 2020 Subject: Public Health Update From: Tom McLarney, MD To Our Wesleyan Community, As we reach the end of October, we are unfortunately seeing an alarming new resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Connecticut; across the U.S. with some states reaching record highs; and around the world, particularly in Europe. This appears to … Read more…

October 22, 2020: Election Day on Campus

To the campus community:

With Election Day around the corner, we write to share information about what to expect on campus on November 3.

Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall in Fayerweather (55 Wyllys Ave.) is the polling site for Middletown’s Voting District 14. Most, though not all, Wesleyan students, along with many residents of the surrounding community, will vote at this site on Election Day, so you can expect to see visitors on campus. Wesleyan will also host an Election Day Registration site in a tent behind Freeman Athletic Center for same-day registration and voting for people who missed the October 27 registration deadline. Both sites will be open during regular polling hours, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

October 20, 2020: Important Financial Update

Dear Members of the Campus Community,

As we reach the midpoint of the fall semester—a point we’re thankful to arrive at safely together on campus—I write with a promised financial update.

First, let me express our continued appreciation for the extraordinary ongoing contributions of our faculty and staff. We have found so many new ways to deliver the outstanding academic and extracurricular experiences that characterize a Wesleyan education. Despite significant financial pressure due to necessary investments in pandemic preparation and safety measures on campus, as well as lower enrollment revenue, we have managed to contain and, in many cases, curtail expenses. 

October 15, 2020: Public Health Update

To Our Wesleyan Community,

Greetings. I hope you’ve been enjoying our beautiful New England fall, and finding ways to take care of your physical and mental well-being as the cold weather approaches.

I’ll begin with a quick update on the numbers: We currently have one active case among students and none among employees. To date, we’ve had four positive cases in students and five in employees.

I’m so proud of how our community has come together to minimize the spread of COVID-19, but as I’ve said before, it is important that we do not let down our guard.