Recent Updates: Visit our COVID-19 Community Guide for information about in-person teaching and learning this fall. 

  • Residence Halls

    In the fall 2021 semester, the university residence halls will be open for those who would like to reside on campus, and we anticipate operating near capacity. Building amenities, including gyms, music practice rooms, art studios, and lounges will be open for use.

    • Masking in the Residence Halls: Masks are required in residence hall common areas such as hallways, lounge spaces, fitness rooms, art rooms, and laundry rooms. Additionally, if you are visiting other students in a space other than your own suite, you should wear a mask at all times. If you have other students in your suite or room that are not your immediate roommates/suitemates, you and your guests should also wear a mask.

    • Suite Capacity Limits: Each student suite will be allowed to have one additional guest per person, meaning that if you live in a suite of five (i.e. a double room with two people and a triple room with three people), your maximum capacity is a total of 10.

    • Lounge Capacity: We are reducing lounge capacity by 50%. New signage has been posted in lounges detailing current limits for each space.

    • Elevator Capacity: Elevators on campus have specific capacities to limit overcrowding. Students should adhere to the signage in each residence hall. Please make every effort to plan out your day to ensure you have adequate time to leave or take the stairs when possible to minimize delays.

    • Fitness Room Access: In compliance with the guidelines outlined in New York City's Executive Order (225), only vaccinated individuals are eligible to use fitness rooms within the residence halls.

    • Guests will be limited to residential students only. Please refer to our FAQ for more information about our residence hall guest policy.

    • Masks are available at no cost from vending machines in residence halls and select other spaces.

    Guest Policies

    During move-in, one non-residential guest at a time can join each student. The guest can be interchanged with another guest to assist the resident. Non-residential guests will not be permitted to enter the residence halls other than during move-in.

    Between move-in and September 13, out of an abundance of caution, guests are not allowed in the residence halls. 

    Beginning September 13, each residential student is permitted one day/overnight guest at a time. Only current residential students will be allowed to visit other residential halls as a guest and must follow university policies regarding wearing a mask in public spaces. 

    Residential students must notify their roommates and/or suite-mates before hosting a guest in their apartment. Additionally, all residents are responsible for their guest's actions during their visit, and any policy violation made by a resident and/or their guest may result in disciplinary action.

    Please visit the Housing website for more information.

    Dining Services

    Dining services will resume full operation in fall 2021, including in-person and grab-and-go options. 

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