Wheaton provides a transformative liberal arts education for intellectually curious students in a collaborative, academically vibrant residential community that values a diverse world. As we work to ensure the safety of our community and make temporary adjustments to some of our practices during this pandemic, we must make certain that our modes of instruction honor these commitments.

Our approach will:

  • Follow and operate within CDC as well as state safety precautions and protocols
  • Prioritize student experience and success
  • Leverage our strengths in teaching and mentorship
  • Be accessible for all of our students
  • Provide clarity to both faculty and students
  • Be flexible to respond to the changing needs of our students in an ever-evolving public health landscape
  • Be logistically feasible for Wheaton

Fall 2021

  • Our fall semester will focus on face-to-face, in-person classes and academic experiences.
  • Students will have to be on campus to participate in their academic studies as we will not continue the hybrid tutorial or the remote teaching model, unless health and safety guidelines shift.
  • For students who may not be able to make it to campus due to travel or health-related reasons, the college will help explore alternative academic arrangements. Students who do not feel that they can return to an in-person campus experience for the Fall 2021 semester should contact the Dean of Advising Steve Viveiros at viveiros_steven@wheatoncollege.edu for a consultation on available options as soon as possible.
  • No changes are anticipated to the published 2021-2022 academic calendar.