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Building & Facilities Guidelines


  • All buildings and facilities operate in keeping with guidance for physical distancing.
  • Guidance for spacing is encouraged through the usage of signage on doors and floors.
  • CDC-approved protocols have been implemented for the cleaning and maintaining of all common facilities including frequency, use of approved cleaners, and disinfectant fogging machines.
  • Facilities has disabled all drinking fountains on campus. Bottle fillers remain functional.
  • High touch surfaces (i.e., doorknobs, keyboards, countertops, desktops) receive additional attention from CDC approved disinfectants.
  • Use of face coverings are required in all university buildings.

Food Service

  • Students, staff and guests must wear masks when entering and exiting the dining facilities and while standing in the serving lines.
  • Redesigned seating arrangements allow sufficient space between tables.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available and encouraged at each food-service line.
  • Face coverings are required for all food-service workers.
  • Buffet-style self-service has been replaced with cafeteria service for meals to eliminate patron use of serving utensils.
  • Grab & Go options have been increased by the addition of more stations on campus as well a hot Grab & Go station in the Kalmbach Room.
  • Aramark Food service employees receive daily health screenings before admittance to work.
  • Tables are sanitized between each use. Clean tables are indicated by being set with prepackaged silverware.

See Also: Dining Services Guidelines

Residence Halls

  • Residential room occupancy is limited to three students per room. The average university residential room square footage per occupant is 75. Our rooms average 275 square feet and have individual HVAC units.
  • Training in personal health practices has been provided to residence hall students.
  • No overnight guests are permitted in the residence halls.
  • No more than three people are permitted in a residence hall room at any time.
  • Students are asked to limit social visits to student rooms in residence halls other than their own.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols of high touch surfaces include common areas, study lounges and bathrooms in each residence hall.
  • All study lounges are limited in occupancy to allow for adequate physical distancing.
  • All resident assistants have received training on health practices as well as instruction on helping residents with health needs.


  • All furnishings and equipment have been rearranged or have been removed from classrooms to allow room for appropriate physical distancing.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available in each academic building and use is encouraged.