Modifications, restrictions, and limitations will be applied within dining facilities and residence halls to promote the health and safety of residential students and employees. Waivers of the requirement for specific student populations to live on campus will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Social distancing will be enacted throughout all residence and dining areas, including staggered move-in days to lower the number of students and families on campus at the same time, amended visitation policies in residence halls, closure of residence hall game rooms, and additional space between all tables in dining halls. Additional outdoor dining seating will also be added. Further, more restrictive modifications to both housing and dining services will be enacted if the need arises.
Hand sanitizer will be available throughout residence and dining areas. Housing and Residence Life and Chartwells staff will be required to wear face masks. Falcon Foods will become a cashless operation and more frequent cleaning and sanitation protocols will be enacted.
Updated Housing Policies for Spring 2021
After move-in no outside guest are allowed in the halls. Visitation is only for residents who live in the same building and limited to four people in the room at the same time.
There will be extra cleaning including electrostatic sanitizing in the traditional hall community bathrooms.
Residents will not be allowed to congregate in the public lobby areas. Pre-planned approved activities will have an allowable capacity of no more than 10 people and should practice social distance guidelines.
Elevators and stairwells:
Residents are required to wear protective mask/face covering when they are in the elevator. Residents are encouraged to use stairs rather than sharing an elevator. No more than one person can ride the elevator at a time.
Residents are required to wear protective mask/face covering when they are in the laundry rooms. No more than two residents should be in the laundry rooms at the same time and should practice social distance guidelines.
Residents are required to wear protective mask/face covering when they are in the public kitchens. Public kitchens are limited to two people in the area at the same time and should practice social distancing. Kitchen must be cleaned thoroughly after use and all surfaces must be wiped down.
All game rooms in residence halls will be closed until further notice. Housing staff may provide limited activities in game room locations with limited capacity, social distance guidelines and all residents wearing protective face covering.
All of these guidelines are in place to help keep everyone safe living in the community.