UPDATE - April 9, 2020
In consultation with the Presidents, the NESCAC Athletic Directors unanimously agreed to prohibit all in-person recruiting through JUNE 15.
Email, phone, electronic, written, social media communication
On-campus visits by prospective student-athletes
March 18, 2020
The NESCAC Presidents and Athletic Directors are committed to helping minimize the spread of COVID-19. It is important that we heed the advice of experts and work together in order to mitigate the spread of the virus. In consultation with the Presidents, the NESCAC Athletic Directors unanimously agreed to stop all in-person recruiting through April 30th. Effective immediately all off-campus recruiting by NESCAC coaches and staff shall be prohibited. On-campus visits by recruited or prospective student-athletes to NESCAC institutions are also prohibited. Other recruiting communication such as email, phone, electronic, written, and social media communications remain permissible. This agreement will be reviewed in mid-April with an update regarding future recruiting policy guidance provided shortly thereafter.
We want to remind students to stay up to date with the latest guidance from the CDC as well as local and state health authorities. Social distancing is essential to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Student-athletes should continue to monitor their respective institutions' websites for information regarding COVID-19.
March 11, 2020
In light of the decision of many NESCAC schools to have students return home and complete the semester remotely due to COVID-19, the NESCAC Presidents met and concluded unanimously that conference competition, including conference championships, will be canceled for the 2020 spring season.
The NESCAC presidents have been discussing COVID-19 on athletics, among many other issues our campuses are addressing as a result of the virus. The situation will continue to change and our decisions will be dictated by the facts as we understand them, the guidance we receive from federal and state public health and governmental authorities, and issues specific to each campus. Several schools in the conference have restricted travel to states that have declared a state of emergency, and it may be that more join them before long. The NESCAC presidents will continue to consult regularly and provide support to one another, with the primary concern being the health and well-being of our campus communities.
Biddy Martin, Amherst College
Clayton Spencer, Bates College
Clayton Rose, Bowdoin College
David Greene, Colby College
Katherine Bergeron, Connecticut College
David Wippman, Hamilton College
Laurie Patton, Middlebury College
Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Trinity College
Tony Monaco, Tufts University
Michael Roth, Wesleyan University
Maud Mandel, Williams College