Spring 2021 Communication to Students

March 15: Guest Policy Update

Dear Residential Huskies,

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 you received your weekly Dean of Students update, which focuses on the health and status of our campus. In that email it was shared with you all that our Temporary Health and Safety Procedures were changing, specifically the guest policy. Residential Life wanted to highlight those changes for you:

 

Guests

  • Storrs residential students can have 1 Storrs residential guest
  • Stamford residential students can have 1 Stamford residential guest
  • Off-campus students or visitors are NOT allowed in the residence halls
  • There are no overnight guests permitted at this time. Your guest must leave your space by 11:59PM
  • Guests may not use any community bathrooms located on the floors where residents live
  • In addition, guests should not be exhibiting COVID-19 related symptoms
  • If your building or floor is in quarantine, you are not allowed to have guests until the quarantine is lifted

Residential students are still able to gather in common rooms, lounges, and game rooms in your building. If you plan to visit with more than 1 guest, please utilize these spaces and follow the posted lounge capacities.

We are excited that we were able to transition the status of campus to blue. If you have any questions about policy, please reach out to staff!

Be well & stay safe!

 

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March 8: Late Stay Request Information

All students who wish to stay on campus from April 12-May 10 must fill out a spring semester late stay request form.  Complete information about eligibility for a late stay and how to apply is available at https://reslife.uconn.edu/late-stay-request-process.

 

  • The Spring semester late stay request form will be available March 8 at reslife.uconn.edu/myhousing > MyHousing. The deadline to complete this form is March 26.
  • All students applying to stay on campus after April 11, 2021 must submit additional information at https://reslife.uconn.edu/spring-late-stay-request/.
  • Students who are approved to remain on-campus will not be able to leave campus for spring break and would be required to continue observing all Temporary Health and Safety Procedures for their entire stay in on-campus housing.
  • Students who are approved to remain on campus must prepare for end of semester departure on May 10, or must indicate a need for on campus housing for summer school. This preference is available on the late stay request form if students anticipate a need to remain on campus for summer months.

 

 

Meal Plan Information

  • Students approved to remain on campus past April 12 will have their current meal plan continue through May 8.
  • Students assigned to an apartment will not be assigned a meal plan. However, options are available to purchase through Dining Service’s web site.

 

Questions?

If you have questions regarding housing between April 12 and May 10 please visit our website at www.reslife.uconn.edu.  If after reviewing the website you still have questions please call (860) 486-2926 or email livingoncampus@uconn.edu. Please include your first/last name and 7 digit student ID number in your correspondence.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Department of Residential Life

University of Connecticut

Whitney Hall, Garden Level

(860) 486-2926

www.reslife.uconn.edu

livingoncampus@uconn.edu

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February 5: Living on Campus Reminders

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January 17: Welcome from Dr. Schipani, Executive Director of Residential Life

1/17/21

Dear Resident Student:

I hope you are excited the upcoming spring semester at UConn.  Whether you have already arrived on campus or will be soon I want to welcome you and wish you good health and good grades this semester.

I also want to clarify that classes being on Tuesday January 19, 2021 and that classes will be virtual through January 31.

 

Best Wishes,

Pamela Schipani

Executive Director of Residential Life

January 16: Welcome Back and Quarantine Reminders

Welcome Back 

Welcome back Huskies! Residential Life is excited to have you all back on-campus for Spring 2021. To kick the semester off on the right foot we wanted to provide some information regarding COVID-19 guidelines within the residence halls.

2-Week Residential Quarantine

Quarantine at UConn means limiting exposure beyond the UConn residential population while taking precautions of protecting yourself and others at all times.  This means staying on campus if you are a student living in a residence hall or minimizing your contact with non-UConn folks.  Be thoughtful about following recommended safe practices by wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently and maintaining 6-foot physical distancing to minimize possible of exposure of yourself and others to the virus.

Arrival/Residential Quarantine

Everyone on campus will operate under a residential quarantine until February 1, 2021.

  • All academic instruction will be online.
  • Dining services will be Take-Out only from 1/16-1/30.
  • The Rec Center will be closed to the public.
  • Common spaces will be limited to solitary use only.

Post-Quarantine Period Guidelines

Students are expected to wear a mask or face covering in all public spaces (i.e. lounges, game rooms, hallways, bathrooms, etc.); maintain at least six feet of physical distancing and limit time spent closer than six feet apart to less than 15 minutes; and wash their hands often for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer frequently. Residents will be required to submit to periodic testing for COVID-19.

 

Residential Guests

No guests are allowed in residence hall rooms, suites, or apartments. Guests are defined as anyone not assigned to that residence hall room, suite, or, apartment. This includes Storrs residential students, Stamford residential students, and all off-campus guests.

 

Storrs on-campus residents may gather with any Storrs on-campus residential student in residential building common spaces, such as lounges and residential area community centers. These students must wear masks, practice physical distancing, and comply with all posted room capacity limits.

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January 8: Arrival Instructions for Students

Students received instructions via UConn email for their specific arrival plan for Spring 2021 Opening. A comprehensive list of all messages is available, and additional information is also available on the Spring 2021 Arrival Information page.

 

 

Below are the individual arrival pages for each area:

Apartment Areas

Hilltop Apartments

Northwood Apartments

 

Suite Areas

Busby Suites

Garrigus Suites

South Campus

 

Traditional Areas

Alumni

Buckley/Shippee

East Campus

Hilltop Halls (Hale/Ellsworth)

McMahon

North Campus

Northwest

Towers

Werth Tower

West Campus

 

Stamford Campus

900 Washington Blvd.

65 Prospect

October 5: Spring 2021 Housing Information for Charter Oak Apartments Residents

October 5, 2020

 

Dear Student,

We hope that you are excited as you begin to plan for spring semester, on both the course registration and housing sides.  As you know, our primary focus in making housing assignments has been to maintain a high level of safety by maintaining the lower density of our residential population, which thus far has proved successful.

In an effort to maintain the greatest confidence in our efforts to keep student healthy and safe, we are changing your housing assignment for the spring semester.  Charter Oak Apartments will be reserved as a medical quarantine area and thus will not house students permanently for the semester.  Any student who currently lives in Charter Oak Apartments and plans to return to campus for the spring will need to choose a new assignment for the spring, and will need to move out completely on November 21.

Any Charter Oak Apartment resident returning for the spring will be part of a priority group in the spring housing selection process and will have the opportunity to choose housing before all other student groups.  You will be able to choose from all available spaces on campus, including Hilltop Apartments which can accommodate all displaced Charter Oak Apartment residents.

If you are interested in living on campus again for the spring, please submit the Spring 2021 Housing confirmation form.  Students participating in the spring housing selection process will receive selection times on November 11.

We appreciate your understanding of this change and wish you a successful completion of your fall semester.

 

Sincerely,

Residential Life

October 2: Spring 2021 Housing Notification

October 2, 2020

Dear Student,

This email seeks to inform you of our on-campus housing process for the spring semester.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will not allow the residential areas to be open at full capacity as hoped for Spring 2021.  As such, we will need to continue under a similar reduced occupancy model of around 50% occupancy.

Before beginning the process of a spring housing selection process, it is important that we confirm your interest to be living on campus in the spring.  We will continue to adhere to the additional safety measures that were implemented in the fall semester and that have helped us to remain open as a residential campus, including COVID-19 re-entry testing, quarantine, isolation, physical distancing and mask wearing.

The University is offering robust online course offerings in the spring in addition to in person learning.  Spring housing will not be available to students who are enrolled in online only classes for the spring semester, unless the student lived on campus during the fall 2020 semester.

On Monday, October 5, 2020 you will be given access to the spring 2021 Housing Confirmation form, located in your MyHousing account under “Applications.”  Please submit this form by the priority deadline of November 6, 2020 if you are interested in living on campus for the upcoming spring semester.  All students must complete this form, regardless of fall housing status, if they are interested in living on campus for the spring.  Students living on campus at the current time who do not submit this confirmation form by November 6 will have their housing cancelled for spring 2021 and will be required to move out by November 21.

Students currently living on campus for the fall and wish to return for the spring semester will have the option to remain in their same assignment and keep their belongings in that assignment over winter recess.

Your submission will be considered along with the priorities expressed by the institution and the number of available spaces on campus.  Please note a priority is not a guarantee of campus housing.  Those priorities include:

  • All students living on campus during the fall 2020 semester
  • Students with a demonstrated hardship that makes it difficult to impossible to reside anywhere except on campus
  • International students who are enrolled in online or in-person classes
  • Athletes who will be participating in athletic competition
  • Out of state students who are enrolled in in-person classes
  • In state students who are enrolled in in-person classes
  • Students newly admitted to UConn for the spring semester

If approved, you will receive a notification from livingoncampus@uconn.edu.

Students who submit the confirmation by November 6, 2020 and are approved to live on campus for the spring will receive information for participating in an online selection process. Students who submit the confirmation/application after November 6, if approved to live on campus will be assigned to on-campus housing by residential life staff.

 

Sincerely,

Department of Residential Life