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We are excited to get back to regular campus buzz and activities. Students can expect a more normal living experience in the residence halls: the kitchens, gym equipment, lounges and other spaces will be open and ready for use. The dining program will be open. Athletics will once again return, society houses will be open, and Student Involvement and SBOG are excited to offer more programming and activities to the entire campus community.

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Community values code of conduct

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The health and safety of our community depends on the important individual actions we all take each day. To ensure that all students living on campus during the summer are aware of and uphold the guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus, students will commit to the Community Values Code of Conduct for Student Residential Living.

Leaving campus

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For students interested in going off-campus, there are currently no limitations. The Local Motion is running.

  • Students can leave campus and travel without prior approval. 
  • Out of state travel is allowed, however students must test upon return and cannot return to the classroom until they have received the results of a negative PCR test.
  • Students should wear masks on public transportation/Ubers and in vehicles with others.
  • Masks are required to be worn in shared College vehicles or when traveling together in a vehicle for a College-related purpose.
  • If you are traveling as a group, use larger vehicles and de-densify numbers in vehicles with the windows open or at least cracked.

Dining

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Four culinary centers and three retail locations are open. The open culinary centers are: Bae Pao Lu Chow, Bates, Stone Davis, and Tower. The retail locations are Collins Café, Emporium, and the Leaky Beaker. Bae Pao Lu, Bates, Tower, and Collins (with limited capacity) are dine in. Stone Davis will offer dine in and or to-go. To-go items will be in disposable ware. In order to support sustainability initiatives, reusable dishware is not to leave any of the culinary centers. Retail will offer a selection of student favorite to-go convenience items that are part of the meal plan. These items will be available during breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday, during regular operating hours. Additional retail items are available for purchase using Flex Points, points, cash, or credit cards. Flex Points are part of your meal plan. Kitchens in the residence halls are also open for general use.

Dining in

Upon arrival to each of the culinary centers, all students are required to swipe their One Card at the entrance of the culinary center before entering. The One Card is required for entry. For everyone’s safety, masks are required. If you are sitting at a table and eating, masks may be removed.

Please visit the Wellesley Fresh website for menus (select a location from the drop down menu) and hours of operation, including late night options.

Emergency assistance

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The College is greatly aware that there are students who continue to be heavily impacted by COVID-19 and the disruption it has caused. In addition to the funds already disbursed, the College has reserved funds from the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), as well as remaining funding in the Wellesley College Emergency Fund, to meet the critical needs of students that we anticipate could arise as the pandemic continues. Students should use the Wellesley College Emergency Fund form to request support.

CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants

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On April 21, 2020, Wellesley College signed and returned the Certification and Agreement for funding under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students to the Department of Education.

On April 27, 2020 Wellesley College received a total of $985,234 of funding under the Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Wellesley College estimates 1,471 students are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.

In the initial distribution of approximately 75% of the CARES Act funding, Wellesley prioritized students with the greatest financial need as determined by the level at which they qualify for need-based grant aid. These students may require assistance with eligible expenses caused by the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Wellesley College offered grants to Title IV eligible students who qualify for need-based grant aid, based on the chart below. In addition, Wellesley set up a process through which Title IV-eligible students may request additional CARES Act funding if they have additional qualifying expenses.

Need Based Grant %

CARES Grant Funding offered

70-100% Grant aided

$725

50-69% Grant aided

$500

1-49% Grant aided

$300

The College announced the Emergency Financial Aid Grants in a communication about financial support for students to the community, and sent emails to those students identified as likely to have needs for funds to cover eligible expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. In order to receive CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants, students were required to certify eligibility and use of the funds.

CARES Act Distribution

Date

Amount distributed

Title IV eligible students

May 26, 2020

$697,285

1,160

June 26, 2020

$723,933

1,203

Quarter ending June 30, 2020

$723,933

1,203

July 26, 2020

$732,198

1,205

August 26, 2020

$735,578

1,205

September 26, 2020

$741,513

1,212

Quarter ending September 30, 2020

$741,513

1,212

October 26, 2020

$752,668

1,226

November 26, 2020

$808,027

1,262

December 26, 2020

$879,493

1,333

Quarter ending December 31, 2020

$879,493

1,333

January 26, 2021

$906,130

1,337

February 26, 2021

$947,865

1,351

March 26, 2021

$985,234

1,355

Quarter ending March 31, 2021

$985,234

1,355

CARES Act Institutional Portion

On April 28, 2020, Wellesley College received a total of $985,234 of funding under the Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act. The College’s Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting is linked below. 

CRRSA Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Quarterly Report

On February 19, 2021 Wellesley College received notification of a second round of funding under the CRRSA Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students from the Department of Education.

Wellesley College received a total of $985,234 of funding under Section 341(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Wellesley College estimates 1,313 students are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 341(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act.

Wellesley prioritized students with the greatest financial need as determined by the level at which they qualify for need-based grant aid. These students may require assistance with eligible expenses caused by the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Wellesley College offered grants to Title IV eligible students who qualify for need-based grant aid, based on the chart below. In addition, Wellesley set up a process through which Title IV-eligible students may request additional CRRSA Act funding if they have additional qualifying expenses.

CARES Grant Funding

Need Based Grant %

CARES Grant Funding offered

70-100% Grant aided

$800

50-69% Grant aided

$500

1-49% Grant aided

$300

The College announced the Emergency Financial Aid Grants in a communication about financial support for students to the community, and sent emails to those students identified as likely to have needs for funds to cover eligible expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. In order to receive CRRSA Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants, students were required to certify eligibility and use of the funds.

CRRSA Act Distribution

Date

Amount distributed

Title IV eligible students

Quarter ending March 31, 2021

$676,552

1,001

Quarter ending June 30, 2021

$968,245

1,263

Quarter ending September 30, 2021

$968,245

1,263

Quarter ending December 31, 2021

$985,234

1,303

CRRSA Act Institutional Portion

On February 19, 2021, Wellesley College received a total of $928,118 of funding under the Section 341(a)(1) of the CRRSA Act. The College’s Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting is linked below.

ARP Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Quarterly Report
On May 20, 2021 Wellesley College received notification of a third round of funding under the ARP Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students from the Department of Education.

Wellesley College received a total of $2,521,065 of funding under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.

Wellesley College estimates 1,300 students are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act.

Wellesley prioritized students with the greatest financial need and utilized the ARP funding to provide grant aid in replacement of an expected academic year 2021-2022 summer earnings contribution.

ARP Act Distribution

Date

Amount Distributed

Title IV eligible students

September 30, 2021

$1,124,103

1,155

December 31, 2021

$1,227,759

1,263

March 31, 2022

$2,457,183

1,313

ARP Act Institutional Portion

On May 20, 2021, Wellesley College received a total of $2,521,065 of funding under the Section 2003(a)(1) of the ARP Act. The College’s Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting is linked below.