The Protect Wesley College pledge is a statement of commitments everyone is asked to accept in an effort to uphold standards that will protect themselves and the health and safety of all members of the community.

Protect Wesley Pledge

Wesley College seeks to ensure the safest environment possible for the welfare of the entire community. During these unprecedented times, we have needed to make some changes in order to maintain the wellbeing for all community members.

Being a part of the Wolverine community means that each of us must take extraordinary steps to stay well and persistently protect each other, on campus and in the community. Accountable together, I pledge to take responsibility for my own health, the protection of others and help keep the Wesley community safe from the spread of COVID-19 and other infections as identified and instructed by the College.

Therefore, as a member of the Wesley Community, I recognize the importance of the guidelines listed below and will adhere to the following:

  • I agree to complete the self-screening health survey, each day, via MyWesley.edu and only
    proceed to campus and/or class when I am cleared to do so.
  • I will follow and abide by in-place protocols to prevent the spread of COIVD-19:
  • I will wear a face covering whenever transiting through campus , in campus buildings, when in an enclosed room with somebody else, actively involved inside a campus building, while in the dining hall (unless seated and eating) or picking up food or outside when at least six feet of social separation cannot be guaranteed.
  • I will practice social distancing – keeping six feet from others – whenever possible, and avoiding large public gatherings – especially indoors. Additionally:
    • Elevator use should be minimized as much as possible. Elevators in academic buildings will be for faculty and staff only, unless there is a medical reason requiring the need for a student to use an elevator instead of the stairs.
    • Only three individuals may utilize the College Center elevator at any given time (the restriction of two remains in effect for all other campus elevators) and face coverings must be worn, and at least six feet of social separation must be maintained.
    • Wash hands regularly, as well as use the hand sanitizer dispensers that are available in all Wesley College campus buildings.
    • Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth and avoid rubbing your eyes, and practice proper coughing or sneezing etiquette.
  • If I have had contact with someone with the virus or I am not feeling well in anyway, I will contact my health care provider for guidance, and I will self-isolate at home for at least 14 days before coming to campus.
  • My ID will be on my person and visible when I am on campus.
  • I promise to limit social interaction off campus and to follow safe social distancing and face covering practices when leaving the College to work, exercise, etc. in order to maintain the safety of my peers at Wesley College.

I recognize that I have read all these guidelines and am agreeing to follow this code in order to maintain safety of myself and the Wesley College Community.

The following Protocols will be in effect to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Face coverings are required and must be worn whenever transiting through campus buildings, when in an enclosed room with somebody else, actively involved inside a campus building, while in the dining hall (unless seated and eating) or picking up food or outside when at least six feet of social separation cannot be guaranteed.

**Note: A “face covering” means a soft cloth or fabric covering that fully covers a person’s nose and mouth, not a medical-grade mask. The term “face covering” includes, without limitation, scarves and bandanas.

Social distancing is required and all members of the Wesley Campus Community are to adhere to social distancing practices by keeping six feet from others whenever possible, and avoiding large public gatherings – especially indoors. Additionally:

  • Elevator use should be minimized as much as possible. Elevators in academic buildings will be for faculty and staff only, unless there is a medical reason requiring the need for a student to use an elevator instead of the stairs.
  • Only three individuals may utilize the College Center elevator at any given time (the restriction of two remains in effect for all other campus elevators) and face coverings must be worn, and at least six feet of social separation must be maintained.

Wash hands regularly, especially after touching commonly used items or coming into contact with someone who may be ill. Proper hand washing involves scrubbing hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If you are not able to wash your hands, hand sanitizer dispensers are available in all Wesley College campus buildings.

Please be sure to also avoid touching your face, nose and mouth and avoid rubbing your eyes, and practice proper coughing or sneezing etiquette.

Wesley College Wellness Center Response to COVID-19 Diagnosis/Exposure

If you are on campus and feel like you are ill and may have COVID-19 you should follow the following protocols:

Protect Wesley

Once the Wellness Center and/or the Dean of Student’s Office is notified that a member of the campus community has tested positive for COVID-19, Wesley College will take the following actions:

  • Collect essential information from the individual in question for contact tracing purposes such as buildings, classrooms and other areas they visited, who they came into direct contact with, what dates they were on campus, etc.
  • Contact the Delaware Department of Health for contact tracing.
  • Notify Wesley College facilities for additional cleaning.
  • Direct the individual to return home for testing/isolation or if it is a student unable to return home, place them in one of our designated medical isolation rooms for 14 days, followed by post isolation testing and release protocols (In either case follow up for additional testing/symptom updates).
Yes, there will be an adjustment to the academic calendar.

  • The two-day Fall break in October has been moved to November 23rd and 24th
  • Face-to-Face instruction will end on Friday, November 20, 2020
  • Exams and final projects will be completed online
Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

The following steps will be taken to ensure a clean and sanitized environment on campus.

  • Increased cleaning of common areas and surfaces, as well as increased hand sanitation dispensers and sanitizing wipes located throughout campus.
  • Class rooms and dining facilities will be set up to support proper social distancing.
  • Plexi-glass barriers will be implemented and signage directing movement will be implemented where appropriate.
Fall semester classes will commence on August 24th and instruction will be a hybrid model, in which classroom instruction will be the primary means in classrooms that are configured to ensure social distancing. Additionally, there will virtual options to ensure the safety and health of potential high risk members of our campus community, while also providing the best educational experience possible. Additionally, there will be contingency plans in place for a phased shift to online instruction, as was done this past Spring, if the State mandates such measures resultant from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Varsity Athletics

Competition for our fall varsity athletic teams has been post-poned to the spring semester.  All sports will be hosting a wide-array of practices, developing individual skills and team strategies, and bonding as a unit to prepare for competition in the spring semester.  The dates to return for each team are: Football August 14th (times will be sent by their coach);   Women’s Soccer, Men’s Soccer, Field Hockey and Volleyball August 17th (times will be sent by their coach); Golf and Cross Country will return as assigned by Student-Affairs with all freshmen/ transfers or returning students dates. Please continue reading to find out the protocols that are expected prior to returning as well as throughout the fall semester to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, as best as possible.

Virtual Events

The Office of Campus will be hosting some virtual events in addition to in person events.

Social Distancing

  • For inside events, students will be expected to practice social distancing
  • Events inside of classroom: Students will be expected to spread out (i.e every other chair/desk). No one should be sitting side by side.
  • For outside events, students should still be practicing social distancing.

The Underground

  • All recreational equipment must be sanitized the beginning and end of each student worker shift.
  • All recreational equipment must be sanitized after each use.
  • If permitted to open, The Underground’s hours will change from 12:00pm-10:00pm to 12:00pm-5:00pm to ensure all cleaning of the area.

August 18th – August 23rd, 2020

Yes, Wesley College will have a full-time counselor on staff.

No, due to State Guidelines the gym will not be open.

Yes, face covering are required when attending class.

Classroom seating will be sectioned off to permit 6ft distances between students’ desk and the instructor.

Final exams will occur online virtually. Face to face classes will end the Friday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 20th).

Classes will operate both ways online and face to face. Student will not have the option to have only online classes.

All communications with faculty will need to remain online unless the instructor has expressed an ability to meet with students face to face during office hours.

The campus is still officially closed at this time. Students will need to continue to communicate with their advisors via email.

Hybrid learning includes a mixture of online and face to face instruction for a class.

Residence Life (On-Campus Housing)

The college has a limited number of available rooms on campus. If, for some reason, the rooms fill up students will need to find alternative housing option off campus.

Yes, all students will need to move their personal belongings out of the building.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020: A – L (Last Names)

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020: M – Z (Last Names)

Thursday, August 20th, 2020:  A – H (Last Names)

Friday, August 21st, 2020: I – P (Last Names)

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020: Q – Z (Last Names)

There will be increased and frequent cleaning of common areas and surfaces, as well as increased hand sanitation dispensers and sanitizing wipes located throughout the building.
If you have met your two-year residential requirement you may cancel your housing agreement without penalty. If you have not lived on campus for two years, you will need to complete a residential appeal request with the Director of Residence Life.

If you get sick you will need to call the Wellness Center and the school nurse at 302-736- 2521. She will walk you through the process of screening you for COVID-19 and connect you to health care. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 you will be asked to return home for health care, if you are unable to do so, you will be temporally assigned to another room on campus.