Updated: July 10, 2020 at 3:49PM
Residence Hall Operations
Undergraduate residence halls will operate at standard occupancy, though significantly enhanced cleaning and other adjustments in our common life will be necessary to keep one another safe. Adjustments to residence halls and their operations include:
- Hall lounge capacities will be adjusted for physical distancing.
- Building Services will now clean the halls seven days a week instead of five, and disinfect high touch surfaces multiple times a day.
- Assigned roommates will be considered a “household” for purposes of contact tracing. Students will not need to wear masks when they are in their assigned rooms, but they must wear masks in all other rooms and common spaces, including hallways and lounges.
- While non-resident students may visit friends in the residence halls, these guests must wear masks and observe physical distancing at all times and in all spaces. No guests may stay overnight in the halls.
- We hope to make shared kitchens and perhaps hall fitness rooms available through appointments or limited hours, dependent on sufficient cleaning, disinfecting, and spacing.
- Food sales cannot be offered safely this semester, though those kitchens may be open for individual use by appointment. Residence hall laundry facilities will be free this fall as planned. The University's facilities team is looking into possible ways to manage temperatures inside halls that are not air-conditioned.