Fall 2020 Communication to Students

Message sent to all resident students on June 25, 2020

Dear student,

I know you share with us an excitement to return to campus in the fall.  This email seeks to inform you of our process for reassignment of residential spaces for the fall.

As you know, our ongoing concerns regarding student safety and the risks associated with the COVID-19 virus have required us to reduce our available beds for the fall of 2020.  This decision currently only applies to the fall and is our greatest hope that we can resume full occupancy for the spring of 2021.

Before beginning the process of reassigning beds, it is important that we confirm your interest to be living on campus in the fall.  We also want to share with you the additional safety measures you will need to follow including COVID-19 testing, quarantine, social distancing and mask wearing.

The University is offering robust online course offerings in the fall in addition to in person learning.  Additional information will be shared with you by the Registrar early in July.  We also fully understand that your individual needs may not allow for you to return to residential living in the fall.  Students choosing not to remain on campus for the fall will not be charged the cancellation fee and will be welcomed back into on-campus housing in the spring if the university is able to return to full occupancy.

You have been given access to the Fall 2020 Housing Confirmation form, located in your MyHousing account under “Applications”.  Please submit this form by July 6, 2020 if you are interested in living on campus for the upcoming fall semester.

Your submission will be considered along with the priorities expressed by the institution and the number of available spaces on campus.  Those priorities include areas such as academic areas of study, class year, and distance from campus.  If approved, you will receive a notification from livingoncampus@uconn.edu in mid-July.

We understand that we are asking a great deal of one another to ensure the safest fall possible.  Thank you for helping us in this important work.

 

Sincerely,

Department of Residential Life