There is no higher priority than the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. With consideration of the challenges presented by the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Wheaton College has taken significant steps in responding to our current reality and protect our campus community—including transitioning to a remote learning environment through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. This was a necessary safeguard, however, we recognize that many of our students have experienced financial hardships during this difficulty and uncertain public health concern.

Today, we are asking alumni, parents, and friends of Wheaton to support our students by contributing to Wheaton’s Student Relief Fund. Your contribution will directly benefit Wheaton students and provide relief for financial hardships, which has and will continue to be experienced by our students. The funds raised through generous Wheaton community members will allow the college to continue to aid our students in a myriad of ways as they navigate the numerous challenges and transitions ahead.

The Student Relief Fund will be supporting:

    • Housing and food insecurity
    • Travel expenses related to returning home
    • Technology needs to ensure students have access to remote learning
    • Replacing learning materials that were readily available on campus
    • Other unforeseen financial challenges

The response to our Student Relief Fund has been extremely encouraging thus far. President Hanno has set a short-term goal of $200,000 for this critical funding. If you are in a position to make a Wheaton Fund contribution to this initiative at this time, your gift—no matter the size—will be greatly appreciated. Our students could use this support more than ever right now.

Support the Wheaton Student Relief Fund today!