Please review the information on this page carefully to ensure you are able to arrive to campus without any delays.
On this page
Schedule An Initial COVID-19 Test
The link to schedule your Initial COVID-19 Test has been sent to your Wheaton email account. Please search “Initial COVID Test Scheduling” in your inbox for the email with all of the details.
All students who will be living on campus AND students who will be commuting to campus must have scheduled an appointment for a COVID-19 test. For RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS, this is your move-in date and the only way you will be able to move into your campus room.
Two consent forms are required for testing: One from the InHouse Physicians that can be completed online and a second Student COVID-19 Testing Form (pdf) that can be printed in advance to speed up your processing or completed on-site.
PLEASE NOTE – If you arrive on campus without an appointment and enter into a residence hall or theme house without first being tested, and/or you enter into another building on campus without completing your modified quarantine, you and your host will be referred to the Dean of Students Office for the Student Conduct Process. This may result in immediate removal from housing and restriction from campus for both you and your host.
FYI:The online scheduling system allows you to access your appointments and make changes. You will need to cancel your existing appointment and then it will allow you to schedule a new one. If you still have issues, Tiffany Christian at InHouse Physicians can help (email@example.com).
More information about testing can be found on the Screening, Testing & Contact Tracing page of the Return to Campus site.
Arriving to Campus
When you arrive on campus, please go directly to Parking Lot 1 outside of Clark Recreation. Enter from the Rt. 140/Taunton Ave. side. Staff will be there to guide you through the check-in and testing process.
From there residential students will be directed to move into their room. Remember although more people are permitted to accompany you to campus, only one additional individual is permitted within the residence hall. Note, those accompanying you are not part of the on-campus testing protocol.
Prior to coming to campus, all residents must be sure that they have satisfied all items in this section. Please be sure everything is completed no later than August 15 to avoid arrival delays.
Know Before You Go
Before arriving to campus, please be sure that you have reviewed the items below. To avoid delays, we recommend that all items be completed immediately, but no less than 48 hours prior to arrival.
View COVID-19 Safety Training Video
All students will be required to view Dean Zack’s COVID-19 Safety Training video this to learn about COVID-19, personal mitigation strategies, and Wheaton’s approach for mitigating the risk of infection on campus
Review Community Commitment
The Community Commitment can be found at this link. All students are expected to review the commitment in its entirety and abide by the guidance within the document. In completing your Arrival Attestation, you will be acknowledging this commitment.
- Pay your Fall semester bill
- Submit Emergency and Missing Student Contact Information (found in the “Window” section under “Personal Information”)
- Make plans to address Massachusetts state travel requirements (if applicable)
- Submit a Campus Evacuation Planning Form (Access to this form is limited to Wheaton students, you must log into Google using your Wheaton credentials to access)
- New students only:
Additional Health Requirements
If any of the following symptoms or situations pertain to you or others who may be assisting you, do not travel to or arrive on campus. We thank you for your compliance with this directive and for protecting the health and safety of our campus community.
Individuals must be free of ANY symptoms potentially related to COVID-19 to be eligible to report to work or class:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain/body aches
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- New foot sores (COVID-19 toes)
- New rash
- Nasal congestion/runny nose
Additionally, do not travel to or arrive on campus if you/others who may be assisting you:
- have recently been exposed to or had close contact (within six feet for 10 minutes or more with or without a face covering) with someone who
- has tested positive for COVID-19
- is awaiting test results for COVID-19
- has been advised by a medical provider or employer to be tested for COVID-19
- are awaiting results from COVID-19 testing or your medical provider or employer has advised you to be tested for COVID-19.
- have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not been cleared by your medical provider to return to work or daily activities.
- have tested positive and are still feeling ill: running a fever without the use of fever reducing medication and/or still experiencing symptoms.
Limiting Social Contacts
Please limit social contacts and exposure to others–especially those outside of your immediate social unit (e.g., your household, family).
If you are in a home where others who live with you aren’t self-isolating, you should minimize close contact with them by avoiding situations where you have face-to-face contact closer than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes. Students are especially asked to avoid attending large gatherings or social hotspots (bars, parties, gyms, etc.). Overnight trips or nonessential travel should be curtailed.
Complete the Fall Arrival Attestation
Lastly, the Fall Arrival Attestation (aka. Travel Attestation) is will require all students attest to:
- Viewing the Student COVID-19 Training Video
- Confirming they have read, understand and commit to the Community Commitment
- Scheduling an initial testing date
- Making plans satisfy the Massachusetts travel order
- Reviewing the Health and Safety Requirements (above) for themselves and their traveling party
- Having limited social contacts