Wheaton delays classes, office openings until 11 am

Due to the winter storm that has brought an ongoing mix of snow, rain and sleet to the New England region, the opening of offices and the start of classes at Wheaton College on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, has been delayed until 11 a.m.

Offices will open on Tuesday at 11 a.m. and classes will begin with those scheduled to start at 11 a.m. or later.

Campus facilities

Chase Dining Hall will operate on a normal schedule. Other dining facilities will open at 11 a.m. The fitness center in Balfour-Hood will open at 11 a.m. Also, the bookstore will open at 11 a.m.

Events and activities scheduled after 11 a.m. are expected to take place as scheduled.

Campus cleanup from the storm will be ongoing. Please be careful when moving about campus as roadways and pathways may be slippery. If you observe any damage to facilities or problems with college services, please report them to Public Safety as soon as possible so that staff can respond. You can do this by calling: (508) 286-3333 or use the LiveSafe App from your smartphone. Res Life staff members are on duty and available for assistance.


Please remember that restrictions on student parking continue to be in force until further notice. Student vehicles parked in closed lots, and that prevent snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owner’s expense.

Students should make sure that vehicles are parked in one of the following lots, which are identified on the campus map:

  • Lot 1A, which is adjacent to the baseball stadium only
  • Lot 3, which is located off of Pine Street
  • Lot 4, located off Fillmore Drive at the Meadows complex
  • Lot 10, behind the post office

All vehicles parked at residential theme houses should be relocated to Lot 3. Also, all vehicles parked along Howard Street should be moved to one of the open parking lots.

Any vehicle parked in closed lots, and that hampers emergency snow removal efforts, may be towed to an off-campus location, at the owner’s expense.

If there are any problems or safety issues, please contact Public Safety at 508-286-8213.