University Housing COVID-19 Updates
The residence halls and SOU Dining will remain open during the Spring Term, where classes are being delivered remotely online. We are dedicated to continuing to provide a positive and healthy living experience for our students. Please see below initatives we are taking, along with some of the frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enhanced cleaning has been taking place in all of the SOU residence halls since Monday, March 16.
High-touchpoint areas in residence halls include:
- crash-bars on exit doors
- door knobs and handles
- faucet handles
- elevator buttons
- soap dispenser levers
- paper towel dispenser controls
- light switches
- handrails in stairwells
The Hawk will remain open and provide essential services.
All food is being served in single-use takeout containers so that students may take their food to-go and eat in the location of their choosing.
Extra hand sanitizer stations have been added to The Hawk, along with designated social-distancing locations.
SOU Dining is also extending Community Meal Plans that have been purchased until August 31, 2020.
University Housing staff will continue ensuring that residence halls are secure and promoting a healthy environment for students to focus on their academics. Student staff will continue to complete nightly rounds through the building, as well as Professional Staff are still on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In observance of social distancing, we will not be hosting in person events/ programs. Students should expect small activities, digital activities, and more personal interactions with their RA’s. Students may be texted more than usual from Housing staff.
Residence Halls - Frequently Asked Questions
Is my residence hall remaining open, or do I have to leave campus? Can I stay for spring break?
Yes, the residence halls are open during spring break and spring term, even while campus has moved all of the classes to be online.
Student Apartments & Family Housing - Frequently Asked Questions
Is rent being reduced or frozen?
No, rent for SAFH will not be reduced or frozen. However, our staff are happy to assist in the creation of a flexible payment plan to help individual students navigate the financial impact of COVID-19. University Housing will also not issue any late fees for the months of April and May of this year to support students changing needs.