The Office of Alumni Relations presents an innovative way for alumni to stay connected.  The Wheaton Connect app is available for your iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. You can connect with other alumni as well as receive the latest campus news, events and other information on your mobile devices.

 

How do I get the App?

The Wheaton Connect app is available through the iTunes app store & Google Play by searching for Wheaton Connect.

How do I log in?

On the main page you will need to enter your email address, in which your name and credentials will be verified in order to gain access. You will then receive an email with further instructions. If your email is recognized but you do not receive an email in your inbox, please check your spam/junk folder.  If your email does not match what is in the app, you will be asked to verify your credentials and wait until they can be verified.

What personal information will be available for alumni to see?

The information in the Wheaton Connect app is comprised of information from the College Database.  Once you log in you will also have the chance to sync your profile with LinkedIn, and make any other necessary updates.

How do I edit or hide my personal information displayed in the app?

To edit or hide your personal information in the app you press the “Suggest an Update” button on the bottom of your profile with the necessary changes. If you prefer to only have your email and phone visible, we can do that. If you prefer to only have your name and business info visible, we can do that. You make of it what you want!  Please allow some time for your request to be processed as this is not an instant change. To hide your personal information please contact us at wheatonconnect@wheatoncollege.edu or call us at (508) 286-8207.

Can I opt out of the app & not be part of the alumni community?

Yes, you can contact us at wheatonconnect@wheatoncollege.edu and let us know that you do not want to be part of this new alumni community. When you opt out of the app you will not show up in any directories, or be part of the Wheaton professional network on mobile/desktop app.

Can I update my profile information directly in the mobile app?

You can personally update your profile in the Wheaton Connect app, but it will not happen immediately. In order to better protect the integrity of the alumni database, you cannot change contact information in the mobile app in real time. Once the updated information is received, the Alumni Relations Office will update your profile. To suggest an update for a fellow Wheaton classmate, friend, or family member, click the “Suggest an Update” button at the bottom of their profile.

How do I locate alumni using the nearby tool?

The nearby tool has many great functions that allow you to easily reconnect with your fellow alumni.  Click on the upper right hand corner and you will see a clipboard that lists out all the alumni in your area by class year.  Additionally you can click on the magnifying glass at the bottom of map, which allows you to enter a specific address or location to search.  You can also zoom out by pinching two fingers together on the screen, and then drag your finger to the desired place on the map.  A Wheaton logo pin will display any alumni in that area.

When using the map, how do I know who is in the area and in my class?

Besides clicking on the individual pins, you can also click the clipboard at the top right hand corner of the map, which will list the all the alumni by class year.

Does the Wheaton Connect app show my current location?

No, your current location will not be tracked via Wheaton Connect.  The nearby function purely pins your home address, and would not show anyone your current location.

Using the directory: Can I search for a list of my classmates?

Yes, go to the “Directory” option and type in the class year in the search field.

Can I email or call another alum directly from the app?

Yes.  After you find the person’s profile you will have the option to contact them with whatever information they have available.  You do this by simply clicking on the contact information, which will prompt your phone to either open up your email messenger, or by initiating a phone call. If you find a friend or personal contact that doesn’t have any of their information, you can also “suggest an update” and make sure their information is up to date.

How do I connect the app with my LinkedIn account?

To connect the app to your LinkedIn account you have to go to the “Settings” option and click on the “manage accounts” selection.  This will allow you to log in to LinkedIn and have that information synced with your Wheaton Connect account. Any information that is provided by LinkedIn will appear on the profile screen with the LinkedIn icon to the right.  If your work address or anything is different than in the app, send us an update!

 

If you have questions, please email wheatonconnect@wheatoncollege.edu or call (508) 286-8207.