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COVID-19

UPDATED April 14, 2021 — The College’s 2021 Spring Semester classes started Jan. 20 on the main campus and Jan. 18 at the Cincinnati Branch. The College began the semester with a combination of fully in-person, hybrid and online courses. Competitions for winter sports teams commenced Jan. 22.

Wilmington College’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to place the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff as of paramount importance. The College’s COVID-19 Response Team and the Safety & Emergency Committee have been meeting regularly to keep abreast of the ever-changing information, guidelines and regulations from the Center for Disease Control, Ohio Department of Health, Department of Education, Governor Mike DeWine’s office, the Clinton County Health Department and our campus medical experts (physicians, nurses, athletic trainers) to ensure the safe return to campus for all.

The College’s goal is to provide safe housing and residential space for its students. Numerous options were available for the fall and spring semesters, from single room occupancy and allowing students to “opt-In” to multiple occupancy rooms, to allowing students to commute from home or an off-campus residence during this academic year. As a result of the pandemic, WC has partnered with its dining services provider, Sodexo, an international corporation, to implement changes designed to ensure as safe a dining experience as possible while continuing to provide exceptional service to the College community. These changes meet or exceed safety requirements and/or recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic set forth by the Ohio Department of Health.

Class options continue to include face-to-face, hybrid traditional, hybrid flex, online synchronous and online asynchronous classes. The College will continue to adhere to guidelines determined by the NCAA and Ohio Athletic Conference for its programs in intercollegiate athletics. Comprehensive information is available in the links featured below.

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Nutrition Assistance

ADDED FEB. 24, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, a change in federal law has made more students temporarily eligible for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Eligibility Info and Application Additional Information

Spring 2021 Protocols

UPDATED April 14, 2021


  • After discussions with the Clinton County Health Department, the College will no longer require a quarantine if there has been travel to/from any of the Ohio Travel Advisory states or for international travel.
  • Should any student, staff or faculty member feel ill at any time during the semester it is important to contact the college nurse, Jill Young (jill_young@wilmington.edu, or wchealthcenter@wilmington.edu, 937.481.2217) immediately. She will determine if testing, isolation or quarantine are necessary. If the nurse, or some other health authority, indicates the need to isolate or quarantine, students MUST contact their professors immediately in order to determine how best to maintain engagement with course work and assignments during their absence.
  • For any student that has been identified as a “close contact,” the College will be allowing a reduced quarantine period according to the revised CDC guidelines and in conjunction with the Clinton County Health Department and the campus physician.
  • Athletics will be adhering to the testing protocols and guidelines as established by the NCAA and OAC.

Current Day-to-Day Protocols Include:

  1. Wearing a facial (nose and mouth) covering while inside any building on campus (except alone in personal residences) 
  2. Social distancing on campus (at least 6-feet)
  3. Washing hands often throughout the day
  4. Adhering to the stairwell direction signage
  5. Conducting a daily personal health assessment

Our campus COVID-19 protocols are subject to change and will be informed by information from the number of campus COVID-19 cases, CDC, State of Ohio, Governor’s Office, Ohio Department of Health, and the Clinton County Health Department.  We will keep the WC community updated if changes are necessary.

We look forward to a successful spring semester and we need each person’s support to keep our campus safe. As a reminder, there will be no spring break this year due to the pandemic and classes will be held on Good Friday as well. Spring semester is January 20 through April 30 with final exams May 3-6 and Commencement May 8..

Memo on Winter Sports Return to Campus/Surveillance Testing

UPDATED APRIL 14, 2021

With the return of our winter sport athletes on Jan. 4, 2021, The Wilmington College Athletic Department began a surveillance testing program for the COVID-19 virus. This testing involves a point-of-care antigen test. As of April 14, more than 6,000 tests have been administered with only six positive cases discovered among student-athletes, coaches and athletics staff members.

This program has followed a schedule of repeated testing of our student-athletes, coaches and athletics staff members based on guidelines from the NCAA. The frequency of testing for each team is based on level of risk of transmission for each sport.

Student Information

Please note that there are many useful resources listed at the bottom of this page as well.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

The academic calendar provides important deadlines and dates for the 2020-21 academic year.

Commuter Student Spaces

This page lists the spaces that are available for use by our commuting students.

CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATING COVID PROTOCOLS

This document provides detailed information regarding the consequences in place for students who violate WC COVID-19 Protocols.

COVID-19 Protocol

UPDATED 1/5/21 – This document contains information and procedures regarding self-assessment, testing, confirmed cases and exposure to COVID-19 at Wilmington College.

CSA Student Computer Room Procedures

This document provides cleaning procedures for the Student Computer Room in the Center for Science & Agriculture.

DINING INFORMATION

This document includes new expectations and information regarding dining on campus.

Education Delivery Plans

This document provides information about social distancing expectations in the classroom and minimum technology requirements for 2020-21.

FALL SPORTS INFORMATION

This is a link to information available on www.wilmingtonquakers.com regarding fall sports.

Housing &  Residence Life Plan

This document provides housing mode availability and sanitation plans.

Lab Procedures

This document provides lab procedures for those courses which require experimental laboratories.

Math Center Procedures

This document provides cleaning procedures for the Math Center (located in the Center for Science & Agriculture)

OAC FALL SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENT

This document announces the postponement of fall sports.

OAC FALL SPORTS Q&A

Get the answers to frequently asked questions regarding fall sports in 2020.

Refusal to Wear Facial Coverings or Maintain Proper Social Distance

Pages 187-188 of the 2020-21 Student Handbook explain the disciplinary measures for those students who refuse to comply with COVID-19 safety procedures.

Return to Campus Guidelines

Wilmington College’s current plans for returning to campus in August 2020.

Student-Athlete Return to Campus Info

Return to campus information that is specific to student-athletes.

Student Health Center Info

Information provided by the Wilmington College Student Health Center

STUDENT ONE STOP INFO

Learn more about bookstore vouchers, logging into WILpay and payment options.

TRAVEL ADVISORY

This site details quarantine protocols and restrictions for those returning to campus from out-of-state, particularly COVID-19 “hot spots.”

Urgent Care Centers & COVID-19 Symptoms

 

Cincinnati Branch

The Wilmington College Cincinnati semester began on Monday, January 18, 2021. Please check the spring schedule for additional details. Spring classes are hybrid (partially in-person, partially online), online asynchronous, or online synchronous. The Wilmington College Cincinnati administrators continue to monitor guidelines set by the State of Ohio, the Center for Disease Control, and the Hamilton County Health Department as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wilmington College Cincinnati staff are in the office and ready to serve you. You can find us in the Transfer Center in ATLC 221 or in our temporary administrative offices in ATLC 401 – the WC Cincinnati campus is located on Cincinnati State’s Clifton campus. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. until January 15. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, the office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. We can be reached by phone Monday through Friday at 513.569.4580 or 513.569.1806 and by email at wccincy@wilmington.edu.

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.

Employee ProtocolsUPDATED 2/17/20

ADA Accommodation Request

Travel Advisory

 

Resources

The following resources are being used to guide the decision-making surrounding COVID-19 at Wilmington College.

ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OF OHIO (AICUO)

CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)

CLINTON COUNTY (OHIO) HEALTH DEPARTMENT

HIGHER EDUCATION CONSORTIUMS

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION (NCAA)

OHIO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (OAC)

OHIO COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Chancellor Gardner)

OHIO GOVERNOR’S OFFICE (Governor DeWine)

WILMINGTON COLLEGE MEDICAL EXPERTS

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION