INFORMATION LAST UPDATED 5/12/20 | 4:29 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.
Wilmington College has had to make difficult decisions in responding to the threat of COVID-19. These decisions were not taken lightly, and they come with a real financial cost to the College and to students. A gift from you at this time will have an immediate impact as the College redirects its resources to support students and plan for the next academic year. Be sure to select “WC Coronavirus Emergency Recovery Fund” from the list of designations.
All WC Cincinnati classes are being offered online this summer. Although colleges are considered essential businesses, WC respects the governor of Ohio’s “shelter in place” order and will keep the WC offices at Cincinnati State closed to in-person business until Monday, June 1. However, all faculty/staff are working remotely and responding to emails/texts/phone calls from prospective and current students. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students should monitor the Student App and their WC email for more information.
ADVISING FOR FALL 2020
Instructions for advising and registration will be provided soon. You can help expedite this process 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.
All customers who rented books have received email reminders to return their rental books. Links are provided to print the return label and the packing slip. The reminder also notes that a grace period of 15 days from 5/6 is in effect and they will not be charged for the books and late fees will be waived during this grace period. The Bookstore is still determining how to handle international returns. For more information, contact the Bookstore.
LIBRARY BOOK EXTENSIONS/RETURNS
Watson Library remains closed to the public until the governor’s stay-at-home order has been lifted.
First and foremost, the library staff wants to remind all library users that we will be waiving all fines on materials overdue due to the closure of the campus/library because of the COVID-19 virus.
Secondly, if you live close to campus you may return the library materials in the drop box outside the front entrance of Watson Library. Be aware there may be some lag time in the items being checked in and removed from your library account. Please adhere to social distancing protocols while on campus.
If you do not live close to campus and plan on returning in the fall, and are not a graduating senior, you may wait to return these items when you come back in the Fall 2020 semester.
Graduating seniors may: return library items when they come back to campus for commencement; return library items to the closest Ohio academic institution’s library in their neighborhood or mail the items to:
Pyle Center 1227
1870 Quaker Way
Wilmington, OH 45177
A virtual Commencement will be presented on June 6, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Students should continue to check their WC email for more information regarding Commencement.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.”
All College-sponsored travel is currently cancelled for the spring semester.
If necessary, we reserve the right to cancel events as we gather more information about the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Additionally, closings and delays may be viewed on the following channels and stations:
WDTN – NBC
WKEF – ABC
WHIO – CBS
WRGT – FOX