On Campus Housing Winter Updates
The residence halls close on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 12 PM for winter break. Students must leave the residence halls by that time and the halls will remain closed until 8 AM on Friday, January 15, 2021. Students are not required to completely move out all belongings over the break, but University Housing is encouraging them to move completely out and return their key via the Express Checkout process if they have not yet finalized their plans for Spring 2021. Students may simply check back in when they arrive back to campus in January if necessary. No students will have access to the residence halls over the break and should pack for the break accordingly (including but limited to textbooks, electronics, passports, medication, winter items, etc.).
A Winter 2020 page was created to update students on changes to University Housing, which are effective immediately. These changes include not offering on-campus housing to newly admitted Spring students, as well as students who exempted from living on campus in the Fall 2020 semester. The Admissions Office emailed this information to affected students.
In other news, resident assistants (RAs) have wrapped up their second round of one-on-one conversations, called AppChats, with residents. They discussed academics, time management, connection to campus, self-care/stress management techniques, and also began the conversation about where students are thinking about living next year.
Also, the residence hall buildings are wrapping up campus partner programs with Wellness and Prevention Services, which centered on mindfulness, safe sex, and substance use.
Finally, RAs are conducting closing floor meetings, during which they will share closing information, from November 8-15.