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  • Grounds-crew More snow: Parking ban begins tonight

    This had better be the last time we have to say this, considering that we are now officially into spring: Snow is on the way. Time to move your car—again. The forecasts for late tonight into Wednesday vary from one meteorologist to the next, with snow predictions in our area ranging from a coating to […]

    This had better be the last time we have to say this, considering that we are now officially into spring: Snow is on the way. Time to move your car—again.

    The forecasts for late tonight into Wednesday vary from one meteorologist to the next, with snow predictions in our area ranging from a coating to up to six inches. Wheaton’s amazing buildings and grounds crew is planning for plowable snow, just to be on the safe side.

    So, you know the drill.

    To enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible, the college will institute its snow removal plan effective at 10 p.m. tonight, Tues., March 25, 2014, until 10 p.m. on Weds., March 26, 2014. The ban does not apply to faculty or staff.

    Any vehicle parked in closed lots, and that hampers emergency snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owners expense.

    Please note that when the college is open, faculty and staff are allowed to park in faculty and staff lots. If the college is closed due to weather, the parking ban applies to everyone.

    Students should make sure that vehicles are parked in one of the following lots:

    • Lot 1A, which is adjacent to the baseball stadium only
    • Lot 3, which is accessed from Pine Street
    • Lot 4, located off Fillmore Drive at the Meadows complex
    • Lot 10, behind the post office

    The lots that are closed include:


    • Lot 1 (Faculty/Staff lot in front of and across from the Clark Recreation Center, Nursery School and 4 Clark Rec Drive / Guest House)
    • Lot 2 (Faculty/Staff/visitor section in lot along East Main Street, opposite YMCA)
    • Lot 7 (Faculty/Staff lot to left of Haas Athletic Center)
    • Lot 8 (Faculty/Staff lot to right of Haas Athletic Center)
    • Lot 9 (Faculty/Staff lot adjacent to Science Center loading dock)
    • Lyons Den lot and the Bookstore Lot
    • Parking areas located at Bittersweet, Lindens and Elms Dorms, 5/7 Pine Street, 46/48 East Main Street, 7&9 Howard Street, 42 Howard Street, 44 Howard Street, 20 Taunton Avenue, 26/28 Taunton Avenue, 34 Taunton Avenue and 9 Taunton Avenue
    • All vehicles parked along Howard Street should be moved to one of the open parking lots.

    Any vehicle parked in closed lots, and that hampers emergency snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owners expense.

    If there are any problems or safety issues, please contact Public Safety at 508-286-8213 or 508-285-5051.

     

     

     

     

     

  • 736802_10151336126633328_2104171009_o Storm alert: Parking ban begins Sunday

    The good news is that accuweather.com has a list of the 10 Snowiest Colleges in the US and Wheaton College is not on it. The not so great news is that winter isn’t over yet and another storm is on the way for the New England region, with significant amounts of snow forecast for Mon., […]

    The good news is that accuweather.com has a list of the 10 Snowiest Colleges in the US and Wheaton College is not on it. The not so great news is that winter isn’t over yet and another storm is on the way for the New England region, with significant amounts of snow forecast for Mon., March 3, 2014.

    Because of the repeated storms and the high demand for salt and ice melt, there are extreme shortages of supplies locally, statewide, as well as throughout the northeast region.

    From this point on, our crews will use sand as well as ice melt to make the most efficient use of supplies. We also want to remind all to take care when walking about the campus during periods of freezing and thawing, and during storms, which can cause walkways and parking lots to be slippery.

    To enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible, the college will institute its snow removal plan effective at 4 p.m. Sun., March 2, 2014, until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4. Any vehicle parked in closed lots, and that hampers emergency snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owners expense.

    Please note that when the college is open, faculty and staff are allowed to park in faculty and staff lots. If the college is closed due to weather, the parking ban applies to everyone.

    Students should make sure that vehicles are parked in one of the following lots:

    • Lot 1A, which is adjacent to the baseball stadium only
    • Lot 3, which is accessed from Pine Street
    • Lot 4, located off Fillmore Drive at the Meadows complex
    • Lot 10, behind the post office

    The lots that are closed include:


    • Lot 1 (Faculty/Staff lot in front of and across from the Clark Recreation Center, Nursery School and 4 Clark Rec Drive / Guest House)
    • Lot 2 (Faculty/Staff/visitor section in lot along East Main Street, opposite YMCA)
    • Lot 7 (Faculty/Staff lot to left of Haas Athletic Center)
    • Lot 8 (Faculty/Staff lot to right of Haas Athletic Center)
    • Lot 9 (Faculty/Staff lot adjacent to Science Center loading dock)
    • Lyons Den lot and the Bookstore Lot
    • Parking areas located at Bittersweet, Lindens and Elms Dorms, 5/7 Pine Street, 46/48 East Main Street, 7&9 Howard Street, 42 Howard Street, 44 Howard Street, 20 Taunton Avenue, 26/28 Taunton Avenue, 34 Taunton Avenue and 9 Taunton Avenue
    • All vehicles parked along Howard Street should be moved to one of the open parking lots.

    Any vehicle parked in closed lots, and that hampers emergency snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owners expense.

    If there are any problems or safety issues, please contact Public Safety at 508-286-8213 or 508-285-5051.

     

  • nemo storm Winter advisory

    So far this year, the Wheaton College buildings and grounds crew has used 250 tons of rock salt, 2,000 bags of ice melt (50 pounds each) and responded to 19 snow or ice-related storms (double the amount during the same time frame last winter). It is clear that this winter season has been a challenging […]

    So far this year, the Wheaton College buildings and grounds crew has used 250 tons of rock salt, 2,000 bags of ice melt (50 pounds each) and responded to 19 snow or ice-related storms (double the amount during the same time frame last winter).

    It is clear that this winter season has been a challenging one, not only testing our tolerance, but also eating away at supplies used to keep walkways, parking lots and roads clear of ice.

    Because of the repeated storms and the high demand for salt and ice melt, there are extreme shortages of supplies locally, statewide, as well as throughout the northeast region.

    Our crews here will continue their herculean efforts to remove snow and ice. From this point on, we will use sand as well as ice melt to make the most efficient use of supplies. The safety of our campus community is of utmost importance.

    We also want to remind all to take care when walking about the campus during periods of freezing and thawing, and during storms, which can cause walkways and parking lots to be slippery.

    Let’s hope that groundhog is wrong and that we see an early spring.

  • 5L3X3096 Monday night parking ban due to snow

    It is sunny today, but snow is on the way again for Tues., Feb. 18, 2014, bringing a predicted 2 to 4 inches throughout the day before ending Tuesday evening. To enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible, the college is instituting its snow removal plan effective at 8 p.m. tonight, Mon., Feb. 17, […]

    It is sunny today, but snow is on the way again for Tues., Feb. 18, 2014, bringing a predicted 2 to 4 inches throughout the day before ending Tuesday evening.

    To enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible, the college is instituting its snow removal plan effective at 8 p.m. tonight, Mon., Feb. 17, 2014. Any vehicle parked in closed lots, and that hampers emergency snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owners expense.

    Students should make sure that vehicles are parked in one of the following lots:

    • Lot 1A, which is adjacent to the baseball stadium only
    • Lot 3, which is accessed from Pine Street
    • Lot 4, located off Fillmore Drive at the Meadows complex
    • Lot 10, behind the post office

    The lots that are closed include:


    • Lot 1 (Faculty/Staff lot in front of and across from the Clark Recreation Center, Nursery School and 4 Clark Rec Drive / Guest House)
    • Lot 2 (Faculty/Staff/visitor section in lot along East Main Street, opposite YMCA)
    • Lot 7 (Faculty/Staff lot to left of Haas Athletic Center)
    • Lot 8 (Faculty/Staff lot to right of Haas Athletic Center)
    • Lot 9 (Faculty/Staff lot adjacent to Science Center loading dock)
    • Lyons Den lot and the Bookstore Lot
    • Parking areas located at Bittersweet, Lindens and Elms Dorms, 5/7 Pine Street, 46/48 East Main Street, 7&9 Howard Street, 42 Howard Street, 44 Howard Street, 20 Taunton Avenue, 26/28 Taunton Avenue, 34 Taunton Avenue and 9 Taunton Avenue
    • All vehicles parked along Howard Street should be moved to one of the open parking lots.

    Any vehicle parked in closed lots, and that hampers emergency snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owners expense.

    If there are any problems or safety issues, please contact Public Safety at 508-286-8213 or 508-285-5051.

     

  • Winter storm alert

    A significant winter storm is expected to sweep through most of the region today, Feb. 15, 2014, with heavy snow and strong winds. A winter storm warning will remain in effect until 5 a.m. EST Sunday. The Wheaton College grounds crew is ready with equipment and supplies, and other preparations have been made for the […]

    A significant winter storm is expected to sweep through most of the region today, Feb. 15, 2014, with heavy snow and strong winds. A winter storm warning will remain in effect until 5 a.m. EST Sunday.

    The Wheaton College grounds crew is ready with equipment and supplies, and other preparations have been made for the storm.

    The Athletics Department has canceled this evenings’ softball fundraiser and all events in Haas Athletic Center and Clark Center tonight.

    The 10 a.m. softball fundraiser scheduled for Sunday in Clark also has been canceled, and day two of the Wheaton synchro invitational will begin at noon in Haas, instead of at 9 a.m., as previously scheduled.  The tennis fundraiser has been rescheduled for noon on Sunday in Haas.

    Parking restrictions instituted at noon on Saturday will remain in effect through Monday, Feb. 17, to enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible.

    As always, the safety of our students, faculty and staff is our utmost concern. We urge all to be careful moving about the campus, as paths may be slippery.

    We advise members of the campus community to report any problems or safety issues to Wheaton Public Safety at 508-286-8213 or 508-285-5051.

    Students should make sure that vehicles are parked in one of the following lots:

    Lot 1A, which is adjacent to the baseball stadium only

    Lot 3, which is accessed from Pine Street

    Lot 4, located off Fillmore Drive at the Meadows complex

    Lot 10, behind the post office

    The lots that are closed include:


    Lot 1 (Faculty/Staff lot in front of and across from the Clark Recreation Center, Nursery School and 4 Clark Rec Drive / Guest House)

    Lot 2 (Faculty/Staff/visitor section in lot along East Main Street, opposite YMCA)

    Lot 7 (Faculty/Staff lot to left of Haas Athletic Center)

    Lot 8 (Faculty/Staff lot to right of Haas Athletic Center)

    Lot 9 (Faculty/Staff lot adjacent to Science Center loading dock)

    Lyons Den lot and the Bookstore Lot

    Parking areas located at Bittersweet, Lindens and Elms Dorms, 5/7 Pine Street, 46/48 East Main Street, 7&9 Howard Street, 42 Howard Street, 44 Howard Street, 20 Taunton Avenue, 26/28 Taunton Avenue, 34 Taunton Avenue and 9 Taunton Avenue

    All vehicles parked along Howard Street should be moved to one of the open parking lots.

    Any vehicle parked in closed lots, and that hampers emergency snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owners expense.

    If there are any problems or safety issues, please contact Public Safety at 508-286-8213 or 508-285-5051.

     

  • Snow Day, January 2011, sledding, snowball fight Saturday parking restrictions begin at noon due to storm

    Here we go again. The region is expecting another winter storm this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014—maybe 4 to 6 inches of snow. Where are you parked? To enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible, the college is instituting its snow removal plan effective at noon on Sat., Feb. 15, 2014. Any vehicle parked in closed lots, […]

    Here we go again. The region is expecting another winter storm this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014—maybe 4 to 6 inches of snow. Where are you parked?
    To enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible, the college is instituting its snow removal plan effective at noon on Sat., Feb. 15, 2014. Any vehicle parked in closed lots, and that hampers emergency snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owners expense.
    Students should make sure that vehicles are parked in one of the following lots:
    * Lot 1A, which is adjacent to the baseball stadium only
    * Lot 3, which is accessed from Pine Street
    * Lot 4, located off Fillmore Drive at the Meadows complex
    * Lot 10, behind the post office
    All vehicles should be moved from all other parking lots no later than noon on Saturday.
    The lots that are being closed include:
    * Lot 1 (Faculty/Staff lot in front of and across from the Clark Recreation Center, Nursery School and 4 Clark Rec Drive / Guest House)
    * Lot 2 (Faculty/Staff/visitor section in lot along East Main Street, opposite YMCA)
    * Lot 7 (Faculty/Staff lot to left of Haas Athletic Center)
    * Lot 8 (Faculty/Staff lot to right of Haas Athletic Center)
    * Lot 9 (Faculty/Staff lot adjacent to Science Center loading dock)
    * Lyons Den lot and the Bookstore Lot
    * Parking areas located at Bittersweet, Lindens and Elms Dorms, 5/7 Pine Street, 46/48 East Main Street, 7&9 Howard Street, 42 Howard Street, 44 Howard Street, 20 Taunton Avenue, 26/28 Taunton Avenue, 34 Taunton Avenue and 9 Taunton Avenue
    * All vehicles parked along Howard Street should be moved to one of the open parking lots, no later than noon on Saturday.
    Any vehicle parked in closed lots, and that hampers emergency snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owners expense.
    If there are any problems or safety issues, please contact Public Safety at 508-286-8213 or 508-285-5051.

  • Wednesday night parking ban begins at 9 p.m. due to storm

    Weather forecasters are predicting yet another winter storm for the New England region, arriving Thursday morning and continuing through Friday morning. The storm is expected to bring a mix of snow and rain, accompanied by strong winds. To enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible, the college is instituting its snow removal plan effective […]

    Weather forecasters are predicting yet another winter storm for the New England region, arriving Thursday morning and continuing through Friday morning. The storm is expected to bring a mix of snow and rain, accompanied by strong winds.

    To enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible, the college is instituting its snow removal plan effective at 9 p.m. tonight, Wed., Feb. 12, 2014.

    Students should make sure that vehicles are parked in one of the following lots:

    • Lot 1A, which is adjacent to the baseball stadium
    • Lot 3, which is accessed from Pine Street
    • Lot 4, located off Fillmore Drive at the Meadows complex
    • Lot 10, behind the post office

    All vehicles should be moved from all other parking lots no later than 9 p.m. tonight.

    The lots that are being closed include:

    • Lot 1 (Faculty/Staff lot in front of Clark Recreation Center and Nursery School)
    • Lot 2 (Faculty/Staff/visitor section in lot along East Main Street, opposite YMCA)
    • Lot 7 (Faculty/Staff lot to left of Haas Athletic Center)
    • Lot 8 (Faculty/Staff lot to right of Haas Athletic Center)
    • Lot 9 (Faculty/Staff lot adjacent to Science Center loading dock)
    • Lyons Den lot and the Bookstore Lot
    • Parking areas located at Bittersweet, Lindens and Elms Dorms, 5/7 Pine Street, 46/48 East Main Street, 7&9 Howard Street, 42 Howard Street, 44 Howard Street, 20 Taunton Avenue, 26/28 Taunton Avenue, 34 Taunton Avenue and 9 Taunton Avenue
    • All vehicles parked along Howard Street should be moved to one of the open parking lots, no later than 9 p.m.

    Any vehicle parked in closed lots, and that hampers emergency snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owners expense.

    If there are any problems or safety issues, please contact Public Safety at 508-286-8213 or 508-285-5051.

     

     

  • 736802_10151336126633328_2104171009_o Parking restrictions starting tonight for snow removal

    A major winter storm is expected to arrive in the early hours of Wednesday morning, February 5, and continue throughout the day. An accumulation of 8 to 12 inches of snow is possible in some areas. To enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible, the college is instituting its snow removal plan effective at […]

    A major winter storm is expected to arrive in the early hours of Wednesday morning, February 5, and continue throughout the day. An accumulation of 8 to 12 inches of snow is possible in some areas.

    To enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible, the college is instituting its snow removal plan effective at 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, February 4.

    Students should make sure that vehicles are parked in one of the following lots:

    • Lot 1A, which is adjacent to the baseball stadium
    • Lot 3, which is accessed from Pine Street
    • Lot 4, located off Fillmore Drive at the Meadows complex
    • Lot 10, behind the post office

    All vehicles should be moved from all other parking lots no later than 8 p.m. tonight.

    The lots that are being closed include:

    • Lot 1 (Faculty/Staff lot in front of Clark Recreation Center and Nursery School)
    • Lot 2 (Faculty/Staff/visitor section in lot along East Main Street, opposite YMCA)
    • Lot 7 (Faculty/Staff lot to left of Haas Athletic Center)
    • Lot 8 (Faculty/Staff lot to right of Haas Athletic Center)
    • Lot 9 (Faculty/Staff lot adjacent to Science Center loading dock)
    • Lyons Den lot and the Bookstore Lot
    • Parking areas located at Bittersweet, Lindens and Elms Dorms, 5/7 Pine Street, 46/48 East Main Street, 7&9 Howard Street, 42 Howard Street, 44 Howard Street, 20 Taunton Avenue, 26/28 Taunton Avenue, 34 Taunton Avenue and 9 Taunton Avenue
    • All vehicles parked along Howard Street should be moved to one of the open parking lots, no later than 8 p.m.

    Any vehicle parked in closed lots, and that hampers emergency snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owners expense.

    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. And we will keep the campus updated and informed as details unfold.

    http://wheatoncollege.edu/emergency/

    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 or 508-285-5051.

     

     

  • Update: Classes will resume on Thursday

    All facilities on campus are now accessible and prepared for regular hours of operations.

    Wheaton College will resume its regular schedule of classes and activities on Thursday, Jan. 23. All facilities on campus are now accessible and prepared for regular hours of operations.

    Students, faculty and staff are urged to take care when moving about the campus. Walkways have been cleared, but remain slippery in many spots due to rain and overnight freezing.

    Students who delayed their return to campus may arrive after 4 p.m. today (Wednesday, Jan. 22). Please use caution and exercise good judgement in traveling as road conditions in the region vary and some secondary roads continue to be snow-covered and slippery.

    Class schedules

    Please remember that Friday, Jan. 24, will be treated as if it were a Wednesday.

    This means that for classes that meet on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday (MWF) schedule, there is no difference. But for classes that meet on a Monday-Wednesday (MW) schedule, this allows one meeting to take place during the first, abbreviated week.

    Both Tuesday-Thursday classes and MW classes will therefore meet once during these first two days of class. Labs that meet on Wednesday will now meet on Friday.

    Again, the Friday = Wednesday switch is for this opening week only.

    Employee information

    The college is resuming normal operations. All second and third-shift personnel should report for work today (Wednesday, Jan. 22) on their regular schedules. Thursday will be a regular day and all administrative offices will open as regularly scheduled.

  • Classes cancelled for Wednesday

    All classes and organized activities at Wheaton College will be cancelled from 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21 through Wednesday, January, 22, due to a major winter storm.

    All classes and activities at Wheaton College will be cancelled from 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21 through Wednesday, January, 22, due to the major winter storm expected to arrive this afternoon and continue into Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning and forecasts 8 to 12 inches of snow for the area to be accompanied by bitter cold temperatures and wind gusts up to 45 mph.

    Dining and other essential services will continue. In departments that provide essential services, supervisors are responsible for coordinating schedules so that services continue.

    Non-essential personnel should not report for second and third shift on Tuesday and first shift on Wednesday. College offices will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

    If possible, students who have not returned to campus should delay their return until after 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Forecasters and public officials predict that travel will not be safe on Tuesday evening and that roads may not be fully cleared before late in the afternoon on Wednesday.

    Students already on campus should plan to remain indoors as much as possible and should not venture out this evening, when the storm is expected to intensify. Also, students should make sure that all windows and exterior doors in dorms are kept closed, that you have stocked up on any prescribed medications that you may require, keep cell phones and other mobile devices charged.

    Students with medical conditions who would require assistance if dorms need to be evacuated should notify residential life staff or your RA or AC so that they will be able to assist you as soon as possible.

    Schedule changes\

    Because of the cancellation of classes on Wednesday, the college also will delay the start of the add/drop period, which had originally been scheduled to begin on Wednesday. The add/drop period will begin on Thursday, January, 23, and end on Friday, January 31.

    Classes on Thursday, Jan. 23 will follow the regular Thursday schedule. However, the college will follow the Wednesday class schedule on Friday, Jan. 24.

    The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams' meet versus Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, which was scheduled for this evening, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

    During the storm

    Once the storm arrives, students should stay indoors as much as possible. During the height of the storm, high winds and near white-out conditions from heavy snowfall are possible. We urge you to exercise caution to avoid falling debris, slippery pathways and other unsafe conditions.

    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. And we will keep the campus updated and informed as details unfold. Check Wheaton’s homepage to get the most up to date information.

    http://wheatoncollege.edu/
    http://wheatoncollege.edu/emergency/

    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 or 508-285-5051.

    Campus parking

    To enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible, the college is instituting its snow removal plan.

    Student vehicles should be parked in one of the following lots:

    • Lot 1A, which is adjacent to the baseball stadium
    • Lot 3, which is accessed from Pine Street
    • Lot 4, located off Fillmore Drive at the Meadows complex
    • Lot 10, behind the post office.
    All vehicles should be moved from all other parking lots no later than 4 p.m. The lots that are being closed include:
    • Lot 1 (Faculty/Staff lot in front of Clark Recreation Center and Nursery School)
    • Lot 2 West Section (Faculty/Staff/visitor section in lot along East Main St. opposite YMCA)
    • Lot 7 (Faculty/Staff lot to left of Haas Athletic Center)
    • Lot 8 (Faculty/Staff lot to right of Haas Athletic Center)
    • Lot 9 (Faculty/Staff lot adjacent to Science Center loading dock)
    • Lyons Den lot and the Bookstore Lot
    • Parking areas located at Bittersweet, Lindens and Elms Dorms, 5/7 Pine Street, 46/48 East Main Street, 7&9 Howard Street, 42 Howard Street, 44 Howard Street, 20 Taunton Avenue, 26/28 Taunton Avenue, 34 Taunton Avenue and 9 Taunton Avenue
    • All vehicles parked along Howard Street should be moved to one of the open parking lots, no later than 4:00 p.m.

    Any vehicle parked in closed lots, and that hampers emergency snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owners expense.