Last updated 11/19/13
Current resident students who wish to change rooms (and have turned in your Housing Intent forms) should do the following:
- if you wish to move to a room in a different building, please come to the Newbury Hall Housing Offices on Wednesday, November 20th (enter from the patio entrance near Roberts Ave.). You may do this from 10 am - noon, or from 1 pm - 3 pm.
Information from University Health Service:
Several cases of a rare strain of meningitis have been reported at Princeton University in New Jersey, and while no evidence of the disease has been seen at WCS or any other university in Connecticut, there are several steps students can take to stay healthy.
Meningitis is spread via saliva and large respiratory droplets, so avoid sharing drinking cups, cigarettes, utensils, and avoid kissing someone who is sick. Cough into your sleeve, and if someone coughs in front of you, cover your own mouth.
This strain of meningitis is not extremely contagious, but it is not covered in the vaccine that everyone must get before attending college.
Symptoms include fast onset of high fever, headache and neck stiffness that prevents your chin from touching your chest. Anyone who has these symptoms should call 911 and ask to be taken immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room. Please also notify WCSU Health Services so any outbreak can be contained.
More information about bacterial meningitis can be found at The Centers for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/meningoccal/clinical-info.html.