Living together during a pandemic requires a community approach. Students must respect one another’s personal space and maintain physical distance from others, especially in common spaces throughout residential spaces and buildings. In any public or shared space, wearing face coverings, maintaining physical distancing, and washing hands often are safety measures that will protect you and others.
To limit the number of people entering a residential room, bed lofting will not be possible this spring.
Students must take an active role in cleaning and disinfecting their residential spaces. Cleaning supplies will be provided and residents of small campus houses will be provided with training from Facilities about cleaning and disinfecting their residential spaces.
Incoming Febs and transfer students should expect an email from the Office of Residential Life in February when their housing assignments are available in the housing portal. Housing assignments for confirmed returning students who are switching rooms for the spring semester will also be posted in February.
Any student who believes they have a need for a special housing accommodation based on a documented disability should submit their accommodation request to the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be given priority over requests for reasons other than a disability.
Students who were approved through the off-campus lottery system (now closed) may live off campus. They are subject to the same policies and procedures applicable to students living on campus. It will be critical that they carefully observe all state and town safety protocols.
Student access to buildings will be dependent on campus health conditions and may change throughout the semester. For residential spaces, students’ access cards will only open the residential hall in which they live or their assigned laundry location. The campus status web page will have the most up-to-date information on building access and residential space capacities.