Residence halls

The Department of Residential Life strives to provide a safe and welcoming environment, in which students can thrive. Under current campus guidelines, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a face covering in classrooms, as well as other meeting spaces where social distancing is not possible. For the remaining indoor spaces on campus, if you are not fully vaccinated, you are required to wear a mask.  

If you are fully vaccinated, the university recommends wearing a mask in other indoor places, except when you are with small numbers of people you consistently live or work with daily (known as a stable group) including roommates or lab coworkers.  For more detailed information, visit: 

Campus Facilities has implemented an enhanced cleaning protocol for residential facilities. Learn more about cleaning and disinfection protocols.


Residential Life has identified space that can be used for quarantine/isolation, if necessary. Students who test positive will be encouraged to isolate at home if it is safe and possible to do so.  

Isolation and quarantine housing in Residential Life is reserved for students who are unable to go home, including:  

  • International students  
  • Students who do not have the means 
  • Students with extenuating situations 

Returning to Res Life after isolation or quarantine 

Residential Life requires a 14 day quarantine before a student is allowed to return to their residence hall assignment, or within any Residential Life facility.  Although the CDC has options to reduce time in quarantine, they endorse for a 14 day quarantine.  Therefore, we are continuing with this practice due to the density of our housing and the amount of public space that students are in close proximity with each other such as hallways, lounges, elevators, restrooms etc.

A student will be released from isolation/quarantine following receipt of a “release statement” from Public Health. The student will be directed to provide Residential Life a copy of their release statement. Upon receipt of the release statement, Residential Life will work with the student on returning to their permanent housing assignment. 

We continue to be as cognizant of the safety for all our students that live with us and to preventing the spread of COVID-19 to the best of our ability.