Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Emergency

Updates

  • Offices, facilities closed on Tuesday, March 14

    Wheaton offices and facilities will be closed on Tuesday, March 14 due to a major winter storm.

    Wheaton College offices and facilities will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, due to a major winter storm forecast for tomorrow.

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning, forecasting as much as 12 inches of snow accompanied by heavy winds, with gusts up to 50 mph.

    During the storm

    Students who are staying on campus during spring break should plan to remain indoors during the storm on Tuesday. Given the heavy snowfall, pathways and stairs will be slippery and visibility is expected to be greatly reduced at times. Also, students should make sure that all windows and exterior doors in dorms are kept closed. Please remember that the use of candles is prohibited.

    Library hours will be extended until 7 p.m. tonight (Monday, March 13) for students who wish to check out books, movies and other materials. Only the main entrance to the library will be open from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

    This evening also would be the right time to ensure that your cell phones and other mobile devices are charged, in the event that the campus experiences a power outage due to the high winds and heavy, wet snow.

    Campus facilities

    Most campus dining services are closed for spring break. Balfour-Hood Cafe, which would normally be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will not open on Tuesday.

    Other facilities that are open during the break, including the Haas Athletic Center, Balfour-Hood Campus Center (including the Pappas Fitness Center) and the library, will be closed on Tuesday.

    We encourage all students, faculty and staff to remain attentive to college email and to the website for updates. We want everyone to be safe.

    Campus parking

    All student vehicles should be parked in Lot #3 to aid in snow removal efforts.

    Parking restrictions will be in effect from 8 p.m. on Monday, March 13 until further notice.

    If there are any problems or safety issues, please contact Public Safety at 508-286-8213.

     

  • Classes and activities canceled

    Winter storm forecast for Thursday, Feb. 9

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning, forecasting as much as 12 inches of snow accompanied by bitter cold temperatures and heavy winds, with gusts up to 50 mph.

    Dining services in Chase and other essential services will continue. Emerson and the Davis Spencer Cafe in the Mars Center will be closed on Thursday.

    The Balfour-Hood Campus Center, including the cafe and the fitness center, will be open. The Wallace Library and the Haas Athletic Center will be open for normal hours of operation as well.

    During the storm

    Students should plan to remain indoors as much as possible and should take care when traveling across campus during the storm as pathways and stairs may be slippery and visibility may be greatly reduced at times. Also, students should make sure that all windows and exterior doors in dorms are kept closed, and keep cell phones and other mobile devices charged. Please remember that the use of candles is prohibited.

    Public safety officials and other staff members will be in regular contact with Norton emergency officials as well as with the National Weather Service for updates. Check Wheaton’s emergency page to get the most up to date information.

    The next scheduled update regarding the post-storm opening of campus will be Thursday evening.

    We encourage all students, faculty and staff to remain attentive to our website for updates. We want everyone to be safe.

    If there are any problems or safety issues, please contact Public Safety at 508-286-8213.

    Campus parking

    Parking restrictions will be in effect from 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 through 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.