Due to space and safety constraints, W&J will not offer intramural programming during the fall semester, but we will look to expand recreational offerings, both virtually and outdoors. Club sports listed among the low-contact category will be able to practice and compete, if proper health and safety protocols can be maintained. We will be increasing outdoor fitness …  

Recruiting practices will continue in accordance with NCAA regulations. W&J is inviting prospective student-athletes to campus and coaches will be on the road attending events. Campus visits must be scheduled through a coach or admissions counselor 72 hours in advance and visitors will be required to submit a health and wellness check-in survey.

The NCAA determines any changes regarding eligibility policies. The latest NCAA information on the 2020-21 season states that Division III student-athletes will not be charged with participation for the 2020-21 season if their team can complete only 50 percent or less of the sport’s maximum contests/dates of competition due to the ongoing impact of the …  

Discussions are ongoing with the Presidents’ Athletic Conference and the NCAA regarding a potential fall-to-spring season shift. Similarly, the Empire 8 (field hockey) and CWPA (men’s water polo) have initially discussed a shift to the spring semester. Our desire is to provide a championship experience for our fall student-athletes and we plan on working hard to …  

The recent Presidents’ Athletic Conference statement specifically applied to competition during the Fall 2020 semester. Decisions about winter or spring sport competitions starting in the new calendar year will be made and announced during the Fall 2020 semester.

Our sports medicine team will be taking the necessary precautions for risk mitigation including increased cleaning, distancing when possible, and masking. The sports medicine team will announce appointment-based scheduling due to space considerations in the Henry Memorial Center athletic training room. Our hope is to utilize the athletic training rooms at all athletic facilities in order …  

As with the fall sports, we are considering practice opportunities with the respective coaches in attendance for winter and spring sports.  The NCAA has provided additional flexibility in terms of playing and practice seasons which will guide our decision-making for all sports.

After considering all of the health and safety factors involved with competition, our conferences have canceled the fall seasons for soccer, football, cross country, field hockey, volleyball, and men’s water polo. Individual return-to-play protocols will be in place for varsity sports to offer an athletic experience without competition within the parameters of federal, state, and …  

Our public health practices in athletic facilities include physical distancing, which will significantly limit the number of people within the facilities at any given time. As a result, only students, faculty, and staff will be allowed to use athletic facilities. The Eaton Fitness Center will be limited to 15 users at a time, while the current …  

All activities will observe state and institutional guidelines for gatherings, including physical distancing and limitations on group size and contact sports. The Department of Athletics will assist students with scheduling needs when possible. Limited facility availability should be expected and safety restrictions will be in place.