Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Emergency

Updates

  • 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.

  • Winter storm alert

    Wheaton will announce by mid-afternoon Tuesday whether classes will be cancelled or delayed on Wednesday, Jan. 22, due to the approaching winter storm.

    A winter storm that is expected in Southeastern Massachusetts by early evening could affect classes on Wednesday. Current forecasts indicate the storm could bring as much as 10 inches of snow to the area by Wednesday morning.

    As a result, Wheaton will announce by mid-afternoon today (Tuesday) whether classes will be cancelled or delayed on Wednesday, Jan. 22, for the safety of students, faculty and staff. This information also will be available on the web and the college’s social media channels.

    Meanwhile, the college will institute its snow removal plan at 4 p.m. today to enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible.

    All 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.

  • College closing due to winter storm

    Due to the winter storm expected to intensify this evening, Wheaton College will close most college offices at 3 p.m. today (Thursday, Jan. 2) and remain closed until 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3. Essential campus services and facilities will remain open. In departments that provide essential services, supervisors are responsible for coordinating schedules so […]

    Due to the winter storm expected to intensify this evening, Wheaton College will close most college offices at 3 p.m. today (Thursday, Jan. 2) and remain closed until 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3.

    Essential campus services and facilities will remain open. In departments that provide essential services, supervisors are responsible for coordinating schedules so that services continue. Non-essential personnel should not report for work during first shift on Friday.

    Public events scheduled for Thursday evening or Friday have been cancelled, with the exception of the women’s basketball game at Emerson Gymnasium at 3 p.m. today. Our team's 9-0 record will be on the line as they tip off against Roger Williams University (7-1).

    To enable clearing campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible, the college will institute its snow removal plan at 4 p.m. today.

    All vehicles should be parked in Lot 4 (Meadows Lot) along the wooden fence parallel to the grounds shop, or the new section of Parking Lot 3 (Pine Street) along the wooden stockade fence (adjacent to Keefe Field). All other parking lots will be closed as of 4 p.m. These 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 6 (Faculty/Staff lot behind Balfour-Hood Center and adjacent to Science Center)
    • 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.

    Updated information will be posted as necessary.

  • For parents

    An email notification system to alert parents in the case of a campus emergency

  • College is open today

    Wheaton College remains open and all on-campus events, including today’s Open House for Accepted Students, will take place as planned.

    Wheaton College remains open and all on-campus events, including today's Open House for Accepted Students, will take place as planned.

    Due to the closure of MBTA and public safety directives from local authorities on Friday, April 19, Wheaton College is advising that residential students should avoid travel off campus, especially any trips to or near the city of Boston.

    Off-campus students, faculty and staff should use personal judgment in terms of travel today; those in affected areas should stay at home and follow instructions of local law enforcement and media advisories. The College remains open today.

  • nemo storm Notice: Parking restrictions starting Saturday 2/15 at 5 p.m. for snow removal

    Good afternoon. While we enjoy the sun today, the college’s grounds crew is preparing for a snow storm expected to arrive on Saturday evening and leave us with an additional 3 to 6 inches of snow. This is no blizzard, but it will require plowing, snow blowing and shoveling. As a result, the college will […]

    Good afternoon. While we enjoy the sun today, the college's grounds crew is preparing for a snow storm expected to arrive on Saturday evening and leave us with an additional 3 to 6 inches of snow. This is no blizzard, but it will require plowing, snow blowing and shoveling.

    As a result, the college will institute its campus snow removal plan at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, to facilitate the clearing of campus roads, paths and parking lots as quickly as possible.

    To make this happen, 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. (Consult the campus map to identify the numbered lots.)

    All vehicles should be moved from all other parking lots no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. 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 6 (Faculty/Staff lot behind Balfour-Hood Center and adjacent to Science Center)
    • 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 to Lot 8 Bookstore Lot
    • Students residing in 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 are instructed to remove their vehicles from those dorms and relocate them to Lot #3 (Pine Street Lot) no later than 5:00 p.m.
    • All vehicles parked along Howard Street should be moved to one of the college's four open parking lots, no later than 5:00 p.m.

    Any vehicle remaining, or not relocated per these instructions, that hampers emergency snow removal efforts may to towed to an off campus location, at the owners expense.

    Thanks.

  • Classes resume Tuesday, Feb. 12

    Wheaton will resume its regular schedule of classes and activities on Tuesday, Feb. 12. All facilities on campus are now accessible and prepared for regular hours of operations. These include the library and the Haas Athletic Center, which will reopen as of 4 p.m. today. Students, faculty and staff are urged to take care when […]

    Wheaton will resume its regular schedule of classes and activities on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

    All facilities on campus are now accessible and prepared for regular hours of operations. These include the library and the Haas Athletic Center, which will reopen as of 4 p.m. today.

    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.

    Parking restrictions for the campus have now been lifted, and students may park in designated lots as usual.

    This evening

    The library is scheduled to reopen at 4 p.m. this evening and will immediately resume its normal operating schedule, closing at 2 a.m.

    Women's basketball will play against Clark University at 7 PM in Emerson Gymnasium. Celebrate by cheering the Lyons on.

    Staff and Faculty

    The second and third shifts should report for work today, as previously announced.

    All faculty and staff will resume normal schedules on Tuesday.

    Special Thanks

    Wheaton weathered this storm and is ready to reopen thanks, in no small measure, to the dedicated staff who worked countless hours before, during and after Nemo passed through our region.

    One student showed appreciation for their efforts on Twitter:

    Shout Out To Wheaton College's Cleaning Crew Tho !#hardworkers

    When you see members of the grounds crew, public safety, the residence hall staff and others who worked throughout the storm to keep us safe and comfortable, please take a moment to show your appreciation.