Spring Term 2021 Residential Expectations

If you will live on campus during Spring Term, please read and closely follow guidelines below.

Residential Policies & Expectations March 29 – April 8, 2021 

  • No indoor social gatherings.  All common areas in residence halls (kitchens, lounges, laundry rooms, etc.) will have a capacity of one person. Masks are required at all times.
  • Student may not have guests or gatherings in their room at any time. Rooms are only for those living in that space during this time.  
  • Meals will be Grab n Go in Warch(Andrew Commons, Kafe and Corner Store) with mask on.  
  1. Meals can be eaten outdoors or in rooms, but not in indoor common spaces.  
  2. Wash hands before leaving room and after returning to room 
  • All credit bearing activities are all virtual through April 5.
  • Masks must be worn in all public areas or when gathering in a group both indoors and outdoors.  All areas of residence halls and houses including hallways, lounges, laundry rooms, and bathrooms when not showering or brushing teeth are considered interior public areas and thus require masks to be worn. 
  • Students will have ID card access to their assigned hall/house only. 
  • Visitors from off campus (including off-campus students) will not be allowed into the residence halls.  
  • Residence hall kitchens will be available for individual use but will not allow for the use of any shared items (this includes common sponges, cleaning rags, etc. so plan accordingly) or for any items to be stored in the kitchens. No eating allowed in kitchens. 
  • Students who travel will follow the travel recommendations from the university. Travel should be for essential reasons only. 
  • Students may go for walks with their roommates and floor mates or gather in outdoor spaces to be with each other while being mindful of masking and physical distancing. 
  • Students may use the Wellness Center space with a reservation.  
  • Classrooms and campus rooms can be reserved for quiet study space with 1 person capacities. 
  • Students must monitor symptoms daily using the Daily COVID-19 Self-Observation Questionnaire and take symptoms seriously. Contact Wellness Services during business hours or campus safety immediately if you observe any of the symptoms identified by the CDC.3  Do not wait for a positive test and self-isolate to protect others. 

Guidelines starting April 9 through the end of term 

  • For any indoor social gathering students will be masked and remain six feet apart.  All common areas in residence halls (kitchens, lounges, laundry rooms, etc.) and classrooms will have posted capacities that will need to be adhered to, often limiting the number of students able to gather even further.  

    (Masks may be removed for eating only in the designated lounge for your residential space. All other residential spaces (kitchens, etc.) masks are required which prevents any eating from occurring in those spaces.) 
  • Brengel Dining Room, Somerset, Meade Witter and the designated lounge in each residence hall may be open for eating based on the Lawrence Dashboard. Room capacities must be adhered to and will be posted for each designated space.
  • Student room capacity for gatherings will be restricted to the number of room occupants plus one (ex. Double rooms will allow for a maximum of three people at any time). If all students in the student room are fully vaccinated, no masks are required. 
  • In person classes will resume if designated as In-Person or Hybrid. If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, do not attend classes in person. 
  • In person social activities are allowed wearing masks, maintaining physical distancing of at least 6 feet, and adhering to all capacity limits. 
  • Students will have ID card access to their assigned hall/house only.  
  • Visitors from off campus (including off-campus students) will not be allowed into the residence halls.  
  • Residence hall kitchens will be available for use but will not allow for the use of any shared items (this includes common sponges, cleaning rags, etc. so plan accordingly) or for any items to be stored in the kitchens. No eating allowed in kitchens. 
  • Students who travel will follow the travel recommendations for the university. Travel should be considered when it can be done safely and responsibly. 
  • Students must continue to monitor symptoms daily using the Daily COVID-19 Self-Observation Questionnaire and take symptoms seriously. Contact Wellness Services during business hours or campus safety immediately if you observe any of the symptoms identified by the CDC.3  Do not wait for a positive test and self-isolate to protect others.