What Stage 3 Means For On-Campus Housing

What Stage 3 Means For On-Campus Housing

The following information was shared Monday, March 29 with current on-campus residents. Please refer to the University's main Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page regularly for important campus information.

Thanks to your continued efforts and resilience this semester, the University is transitioning to Stage 3 Instruction, which allows for larger in-person classes, starting today. With this change, we are happy to share that we are reducing more restrictions in the dorms.


  • Each student assigned to a room or apartment can have ONE (1) guest who currently lives in University housing in their assigned living space. 
  • An overnight guest is permitted so long as they are currently living in University housing and have completed a COVID-19 test in the last 7 days. 
  • Residents are permitted to host up to TWO (2) University students as guests, but only in common areas. These guests are not permitted to stay overnight.
  • You are allowed to be with other residents of your dorm in the common areas.
  • All guests must wear a face covering in public areas, must be escorted by their host at all times, and must abide by all posted regulations.
  • Students who have been asked to self-isolate or quarantine are not permitted to host any guests. 


  • Exercise rooms are open. 
  • We continue to have limited occupancy in community spaces. Occupancy varies depending on space; please refer to signage to determine maximum occupancy.


  • We will start offering additional dorm programming for residents. You may only attend programming in your dorm.  
  • A maximum of 60 people will be allowed at a time at an indoor event (100 people outdoors).

Our policies promote practices in the dorms that are consistent with CDC guidelines for COVID-19 risk reduction. The existing policies, including COVID-19 Face Coverings and COVID-19 Signs, are still in place, and social distancing and other preventive practices should continue to be practiced. All policies and programming will continue to be evaluated on an ongoing basis and may be adjusted in response to changing public health conditions. Please ask your RA or CD if you have questions about these updates. Your CD may have more building-specific information to share with you soon.  

Thank you for your hard work and dedication in keeping our campus community safe!

Housing & Residential Life

We ask that you continue to follow the hierarchy of controls framework used in public health for effective controls to minimize the spread of disease, the most important of which are the routine use of face masks and physical distancing.