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Fall 2020 Campus Updates

We can't wait to welcome you back to campus for a COVID Safe, Thunder Strong Fall 2020 semester with classes beginning as scheduled on August 26, assuming that the Restore Illinois guidelines will allow us to do so. Because this is an evolving situation, we will be updating this site as new information becomes available. Check back often to stay informed about the new ways we will learn, work, worship, and live together.

A Message from President Ryken

"I am pleased to announce that Wheaton College will open its campus to students for the Fall 2020 semester with classes beginning as scheduled on August 26, assuming that the Restore Illinois guidelines will allow us to do so. We will follow a modified academic calendar this fall to maximize in-person academic and co-curricular experiences. Fall Break has been reduced to a single day to allow students to leave campus early for a weeklong Thanksgiving Break followed by two weeks of remote learning. Students will take online finals December 15-17."

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Admitted Student Checklist

Review the Fall 2020 Admitted Student Checklist for important updates and required actions on your part. We can't wait to see you in August! New graduate students, login to the Portal and view the New Grad Checklist.

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New Student Orientation

Learn more about new student orientation, when we'll welcome all the new Wheaties and share tons of helpful information to help you start out well. New graduate students, login to view information about orientation in the Portal.

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Parent Orientation

Due to COVID-19 and the need to keep everyone safe, Parent Orientation will look different this fall. 

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Cost and Aid Updates

In order to remain flexible and provide you with the most accurate information, Student Financial Services has adjusted the cost and aid timeline for Fall 2020

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FAQs for Students and Families

Answers to your questions about the Fall 2020 semester.

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Fall 2020 Academic Key Dates

  • August 26: Classes begin
  • October 19: B-quad begins
  • October 21: No classes
  • November 20: Last day of on-campus classes
  • November 23-27: Thanksgiving break
  • November 30: Remote classes begin
  • December 14: Reading Day
  • December 14-17: Final exams (Monday late afternoon and evening only)
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Fall 2020 Planning Process

To prepare for Fall 2020, Wheaton's Senior Administrative Cabinet has appointed a Fall Planning Committee of four working groups dedicated to core divisions of campus. Learn more about the committee and their work. 

Learn More About the Fall Planning Process