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Closure Due to Concern of COVID-19 (coronavirus)

INFORMATION LAST UPDATED 4/2/20 | 3:46 p.m.

In response to recent concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus), recommendations by State of Ohio Governor Mike Dewine and the State Department of Public Health Wilmington College (main campus) will cease in-person classroom instruction for the remainder of the spring semester.  All Spring and Summer 2020 courses will be offered online.

If you would like to help us relieve any economic hardship our students may face due to COVID-19, please consider making a gift to the WC Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund below. Be sure to select “WC Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund” from the list of designations.

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Cincinnati Branch

All Wilmington College Cincinnati classes will be offered online until the end of the spring semester (May 5). The WC office at Cincinnati State is closed and faculty/staff are working remotely until Monday, April 6. For more information on the status of the Wilmington College Cincinnati branch or any other questions related to the Cincinnati program, please call 513.569.4580 or email wccincy@wilmington.edu.

CAMPUS VISITS

We are not currently accepting reservations for campus visits prior to May 11, 2020. If you would like us to reach out to you with future visit opportunities as later dates are determined, please let us know here:

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Students

All main campus College courses will be placed into an online delivery mode and no face-to-face classes will be held.  This means for all our students, we will provide a way to finish the spring semester and lose no progress towards their degrees.  Students scheduled to graduate this semester will graduate.  The exact mode of delivery will vary from faculty-to-faculty and course-to-course, but each course will provide a pathway for completion.

Students should monitor the Student App and their WC email for more information.

DROP A COURSE

The last day to drop a class for both full-term and abbreviated session II courses is Monday, April 13. Before dropping a class, please contact your advisor and instructor to discuss whether it would be in your best interest to drop the class.
To drop a class, please email records@wilmington.edu. You need to include your name, ID number, the courses number and title and indicate that you would like to drop the class. If you have any further questions, please contact records@wilmington.edu.

ADVISING FOR FALL 2020

Instructions for advising and registration will be provided soon. You can help expedite this process when you return by thinking about what major/minor requirements and general education courses you intend to take. You can consult the college catalog and “eight semester plans” on the College website.

BOOKSTORE

If you rented your books from the bookstore, they are extending the return date to 5/17 which would cover all spring return dates by at least a week. You will receive a shipping label to your home residence so that you can just drop it in the mail once the semester is complete.

LIBRARY BOOK EXTENSIONS/RETURNS

Students who currently have books checked out for a course should contact Lee Bowman at lee_bowman@wilmington.edu so that he can work with you to determine an appropriate due date and method for returning your book(s).

Employees

We are asking for you to contact your supervisor if you exhibit any flu-like symptoms while you are away from campus.  It’s important for us to know if you are ill so we can plan for your return and make certain that everyone is safe.

FACULTY & STAFF

Starting Monday, April 6, the College will allow individuals who were not previously on the essential personnel list to return to their offices and work stations for short periods of time (2-4 hours) to perform necessary functions as needed by our community to support our students. This is NOT a mandatory recall of faculty and staff to campus.

Services

During the time that the College is closed, only essential personnel will be allowed access to campus. Faculty, administrators, and staff will be working remotely on how to reconfigure courses to accommodate this suspension and provide as minimal interruption as possible.

LIBRARY

Local library services will not be available while the campus is closed. You will still be able to use the Pick-Up Anywhere function to have books delivered to a campus near you, providing those campuses are open. You can also still borrow from other campuses on a walk-in basis using your Wilmington College ID. In addition, you will still be able to utilize our extensive electronic holdings. We have access to over 250,000 ebooks, and the thousands of full text articles available through the journal databases are at your disposal.

Due dates will be extended. If you have difficulty with anything library-related, please email library@wilmington.edu.

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER

Health Services will be closed, but remain a part of essential personnel for the college. Although the Student Health Center will be closed, staff will be available through Campus Safety and will be monitoring email and phone messages daily.  Students are being directed to local urgent care centers for illness and/or injuries that cannot be addressed through self-care and the use of over the counter medications, etc. More information can be found below, under “Resources.”

W.I.L.L. PROGRAM

All Wilmington Institute for Lifelong Learning (W.I.L.L.) classes have been cancelled or postponed. Participants who signed up for classes will be contacted directly with more information about the cancellation or rescheduling of those courses.

Travel

All College-sponsored travel is currently cancelled for the spring semester.

Events

  • All campus events scheduled through May 1 are cancelled or postponed.
  • All Alumni-related events scheduled for March and April are cancelled.
  • OAC has cancelled all spring sports.

If necessary, we reserve the right to cancel events as we gather more information about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Notifications

The College has a weather and emergency notification system by which students, faculty and staff are notified of College closings via email and telephone voice and text messages. Also, any such closings or delays are posted on the homepage of the College’s website.

Wilmington College will also post weather and emergency notifications on its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Additionally, closings and delays may be viewed on the following channels and stations:

TV

CINCINNATI

WCPO-TV (ABC)

WLWT-TV (NBC)

WKRC-TV (CBS)

WXIX-TV (FOX)

DAYTON

WDTN – NBC

WKEF – ABC

WHIO – CBS

WRGT – FOX

RADIO

CINCINNATI

WLW-AM 700

WAKW-FM 93.3

WGRR-FM 103.5

WRRM-FM 98.5

WVXU-FM 91.7

WEBN-FM 102.7

WSAI-AM 1530

WNKR-FM 106.5

WZIF-FM 100.9

WCIN-AM 1480

WYGY-FM 96.5

WAOZ-AM 1360

WWNK-FM 94.1

WWNK 94.1

WUBE-FM 105.1

DAYTON

WHIO-AM 1290

WING-AM 1410

WPTW-AM 1570

WQRP-FM 88.1

WGTZ-FM 92.9

WCLR-FM 95.7

WHKO-FM 99.1