Union Where You Are: Plans for 2020-21

Life Outside the Classroom

What will campus life look like this spring?

Like the fall and winter, we will continue providing enriching, intellectual and residential experiences for our community.

As a community, we must continue to prioritize health and safety and take collective responsibility for everyone’s well-being. Whether you live on campus or off, all community members will be responsible for complying with the College's rules and regulations governing health and safety. As we work to keep the health and safety of our community a top priority, we want to make you aware of what you can expect. Please keep in mind that with continued uncertainties and evolving health and safety guidance, things could change for the remainder of the academic year.

Dining
  • Social distancing is required.
  • There is a 50% reduction in seating in dining facilities.
  • Students should wear masks at all times except while eating.
  • There are expanded grab-and-go options.
  • Pre-ordering through the GET Food app is encouraged.
  • Self-serve options are no longer be available, and there is a limited ability to customize food orders.
  • All serviceware will be disposable.
Events and activities (clubs and organizations, Minerva House programs, fraternities and sororities, Kenney Community Center volunteer programs):
  • Most events will be held virtually, socially distanced or as a combination of both.
  • Everyone should wear masks and be socially distanced at events; and programs with food are limited and must obtain approval.
  • Minerva House Council meetings take place virtually. All seven Minerva houses will continue to offer a variety of programs throughout the winter term, either virtually or socially-distant as state and local guidelines allow.
  • Chapter meetings and events for fraternities and sororities will be held remotely.
Residential life (residence halls, apartment-style housing, theme houses, Minerva Houses, fraternities and sororities)
  • Use of common areas and lounges is limited, and kitchens will have limited use and specific guidelines must be followed.
  • Most students will be assigned to single occupancy rooms, but they will have the opportunity to opt into a double occupancy room, if interested.
  • Students are permitted to gather in small groups only and must wear masks, even when studying.
  • RA programs will be virtual, socially distanced or a combination of both, and without common sources of food.
  • No guests from outside the Union community are allowed in residential spaces.
Wellness (health services, counseling)
  • Students must call upon arrival at the wellness center; they will be met and screened at the front door and escorted to an exam room.
  • Telehealth appointments are encouraged when feasible.
  • There are no walk-in appointments.
  • Same-day counseling will be conducted via telehealth, between 1-5 p.m.