Athletics & Student Organizations


Statement on Fall Athletics at the College of Wooster

Athletics and recreation are integral components of the Wooster experience for many students. The College continues to monitor the developing situation with COVID-19. Our goal is to provide athletic, recreation, and wellness opportunities in ways that safeguard the health and safety of students, staff and faculty, as well as our larger community.

In developing plans for the safe return and resocialization of sport at Wooster, we rely on guidance from the CDC, NCAA, American College Health Association (ACHA), National Athletic Trainers’ Association, National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, and other sport-specific governing bodies. We also have regular conversations with the Presidents and Athletic Directors of each of the other institutions our conference, the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC).

Summer Facility Use

The Scot Center, including Williams Fitness Center and Swigart Strength Center, along with all campus tracks, courts, and fields will be open to students, staff, and faculty with modifications to support social distancing and new cleaning and sanitization protocols.

Student Organizations

With testing and other safety protocols in place, we expect that a vibrant community life will be able to continue safely, with student organizations continuing their meetings. Gatherings will need to observe social distancing requirements (6 foot distance between people, and masks) if they take place in person. We will also provide support to groups that wish to meet remotely instead.