From: Thomas D. Tressler-Gelok, Director of Residential Education
Date: Tuesday, March 17 at 1:08 PM
As a campus community, we know this has been a difficult time. The college has been taking every measure to make sure all community members are safe, healthy and comfortable in their environment. As noted in Dr. Martin’s email, the college has made the determination to move the rest of the Spring 2020 semester to an online course modality.
With this in mind, the Office of Residential Education will be moving forward with an immediate closure of our residence halls. We have attempted to provide you with as much information here as possible, as well as remedies to remain on campus for those who may need it:
The College is in the midst of creating prorated adjustment for room and board. For those who do not leave by Sunday, March 22, 2020, the amount will be adjusted. We need some time to do this effectively because each student's situation (i.e. loans, financial aid, grants, etc.) is unique. Thank you for your patience.
Those Seeking to Stay on Campus (Living on Campus)
By 9am on March 18, 2020, if you are seeking to stay on campus, you will need to file a request at this link. The college will do our absolute best to work with each student on a one-on-one and personal basis. Those seeking to stay on campus will not receive housing and meals refund. Please note that this will be in the cases of hardship only.
Those Attempting to Move Out by the End of Spring Break
In order to move out of the residence halls, the college is seeking for you to identify your preferred date and time. If you are able to come to campus and remove your items during Spring Break, please fill out this form. As such, we will be limited each move-out time to 25 individuals.
Be advised, due to federal and state requirements, there will be a limited amount of cars/individuals permitted to come down to campus.
We have filmed a closing webinar for your convenience. We have uploaded that link here for you.
Those Attempting to Move Out but CANNOT by the End of Spring Break
If you are attempting to move out but will not be able to, please let us know here. This could be individuals who are more than 6 hours away from the college, limited transportation, etc. This includes those of you who may be experiencing travel concerns from international countries. We are still seeking to confirm plans, build strategies and figure out your situations on a case-by-case basis, so please be patient with us. We will identify and work on a plan with you in the upcoming week.
For those who are seeking to have someone get their belongings, please email ResEd@wagner.edu to let us know.
Please do not send any mail or packages to your Wagner address. If you have shipped anything to the Wagner address, please email the Postal Center at email@example.com to coordinate receiving your package to your current address.
We know this can be a difficult time. But we hope to reassure you that we are here to help you in whatever ways possible. As such, our office will have extended hours from 8am to 8pm through Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Thomas D. Tressler-Gelok
Director, Residential Education & Retention Specialist