Housing and Dining

Over the last several months, Residential Life and Dining Services have been developing strategies to reduce the risk of COVID-19 on campus. This section will provide or link to information about housing and dining as more information about winter term becomes available in the coming weeks. 

Summer Housing

As we prepare for the final term of the academic year, we also look ahead to the summer. After reviewing campus resources, requirements imposed by the pandemic, and the historical need for summer housing, we have made the decision not to house students on campus for the summer. We believe this is the most responsible decision in…

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Community Safety Commitments

Responsible, other-centered individual decisions aligned with public health guidance are the single-best way to “Protect the Hive” and the larger community from the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In order to ensure the safest possible environment, the following list of Community Safety Commitments applies equally to every member of the campus community (students, faculty and…

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Quarantine and Isolation Plans for Winter Term

As we look toward the limited resumption of in-person learning in January, we write to provide some detailed information about the College’s quarantine and isolation (QI) plans. As with all of our COVID-19-related practices, QI housing plans are aligned with public health guidance and may change if/as recommendations change.The College has set aside space in campus housing to quarantine and…

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COVID-19 Go Bag

We recommend that every residential student bring items needed to assemble a Go Bag in the event you need to go into a quarantine/isolation room. You should consider what you might need if you’re out of your room for several days.  Suggested items include: Personal medicationsFever-reducing medication such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen.ThermometerTissuesTowels, bed linens,…

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Ventilation Plan

Strategy As scientists learn more about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, it is clear aerosolized virus from exhalation plays a primary role in transmission.  The operation of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems can help reduce the concentration of virus, thereby reducing the risk of transmission.  This is done primarily through increasing the amount…

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