Changes to Our Residential Neighborhoods
There is no doubt that life in our residential neighborhoods has been different this year. We all have a role to play in maintaining the strictest health and safety standards to keep each other safe.
We have a no-visitor/no-guest policy within our residence halls. That means only students living in a specific housing unit (room, apartment, or suite) are allowed inside that space. Residential buildings are open only to those students who live in that building (other than the first floor classroom of Hawk Hall).
In consultation with the State of Connecticut and the Department of Public Health, we are adjusting campus move-in to take place from January 27-30.
Mandatory Arrival Quarantine
All residential students, regardless of advisory state residency, will be required to quarantine on campus. We will maintain a full campus quarantine until February 7, with classes being offered only in a remote format for the first week of class.
This arrival quarantine is different from the typical quarantine period you would enter into for medical reasons. During this first week, you can treat most of campus as your home, but should not leave campus. And all health safety guidelines (masks, social distancing, no visitors or guests in residential spaces, etc.) will be in effect.
During this time you can:
- Go outdoors for fresh air and walks around campus
- Grab take out from Commons and GSU
- Pick up food deliver from a designated spot on campus
- Visit the mailroom
- Go to the bookstore (learn more about the process for books)
- Visit the library (by appointment)
- Go to Health Services (by appointment)
- Go to Public Safety
- Participate in virtual activities
Some student workers will be permitted to perform essential job functions on campus; we are asking supervisors to communicate with these students directly.
Arrival Quarantine Restrictions
- You will need to eat your food in your room.
- All general common areas will be off-limits until Feb. 8.
- Students cannot access academic buildings.
- Do not leave campus. We recognize there have to be some exceptions, such as vaccine or medical appointments, and that some of you need to report to work off campus.
All students are required to provide documentation of a negative PCR COVID-19 test that was taken within seven days of moving in or, for commuters, within seven days prior to attending your first class on campus. Students living off campus who are traveling back to CT from a state that falls under the CT Travel Advisory must follow additional requirements from the state.
For instructions on submitting your test results and to learn more about our move-in and arrival quarantine testing requirement, please visiting our Testing website.
Health and Safety Guidelines
As always, social distancing and masks will be required throughout the spring move-in process and we will have additional cleaning of high touch areas taking place during these times. As a reminder, no guests are allowed in any of the campus residence halls or buildings. If you have someone coming to campus to pick you up and/or dropping you off, they must fill out the LiveSafe health survey prior to arriving via the app or online. They must also remain outside your residence hall at all times.
Dining Services is enhancing its safety protocols to keep Hawks healthy. See how they are working to protect you.