FALL 2020 ON-CAMPUS HOUSING INFORMATION

On-campus residence halls and apartments will be open and fully operational for fall 2020. We can’t wait to Welcome you Home!

Move-In

To allow a more phased approach to Move-In, with respect to greater physical distancing in the interest of the health and safety for residents, families, and staff, Check-In will be by appointment only (Corps residents excluded) and scheduled over the course of several days between August 8-18 for residence halls and White Creek Apartments and between August 1-18 for the Gardens Apartments. There will be no fee-based “early” move-in option this fall. Detailed move-in procedures are still being finalized and will be shared as the information becomes available.

SCHEDULE YOUR MOVE-IN CHECK-IN APPOINTMENT
As of JULY 1 you can schedule your Check-In Appointment by logging into myHousing Portal. Please complete the Annual Housing Orientation, also accessed in myHousing Portal PRIOR to scheduling your Check-In Appointment. At your Check-In Appointment you will get your room key and other items. After you have successfully checked in, you may use as much time as you need to actually move in.


Committed to your Health & Safety

Your safety is our #1 priority! Here is more information outlining the steps we are taking to maintain your health and safety while you live on campus.


Face Coverings In Residence Halls and Apartments

Per University Rule, face coverings must be worn in all public spaces on-campus. In the residence halls and apartments, a public space is any indoor space other than your own  residence hall room or apartment. Public spaces include all commons spaces in residence halls and apartments such as lobbies, public restrooms, shared kitchens and television lounges. Face coverings should be worn in any enclosed public space, even if you are by yourself.

Students are not required to wear a face covering while in their personal room, suite or apartment, but face coverings are recommended when students are walking down hallways, when visitors are in a student’s room or when residents are visiting in each other’s room.


Revised Visitation Policy

Residents in all Residential Halls, Corps Dorms, and White Creek Apartments are permitted to have one visitor at a time, and no overnight visitors. For Gardens, overnight visitors must be approved by Gardens staff. Please find this and other important information in the updated Handbooks.


If an On-Campus Resident Tests Positive for Covid-19 or is Considered a “Close Contact”

On-campus residents should inform their hall or apartment staff as soon as they are aware they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are considered a “close contact” and are required to self-isolate. On-campus residents should also self report their health status using the COVID-19 Report Form.

On-campus residents will follow the same healthcare guidelines as published by the University including any requirements to self-isolate for a designated period of time per CDC and Brazos County Health Department guidance.

On-campus residents who test positive for Covid-19 must complete required self-isolation at one of the following:

  • an off-campus location
  • at home with parents/guardians
  • a temporary designated isolation room on campus (or hotel if on-campus space is full)

Non-infected “close contact” roommate(s) of an on-campus resident who tests positive for Covid-19 must complete required self-isolation at one of the following:

  • their permanent assigned on-campus room (only an option for residents who do not live in a facility with a communal/shared bathroom)
  • an off-campus location
  • at home with parents/guardians
  • a temporary designated isolation room on campus (or hotel if on-campus space is full)

On-campus residents determined to be a “close contact” by healthcare providers or a contact tracing team must complete required self-isolation at one of the following:

  • their permanent assigned on-campus room (only an option for residents who do not have a roommate or live in a facility with a communal/shared bathroom)
  • an off-campus location
  • at home with parents/guardians
  • a temporary designated isolation room on campus (or hotel if on-campus space is full)

Residents who live in a private residence hall room with a private bath or live in an apartment with a private bedroom and private bathroom or live at The Gardens should consult with their hall or apartment staff as their isolation options may be different than what is described above.

SSC will clean and disinfect the permanent room assignment where a student testing positive for COVID-19 has been living unless the residents of the room/suite/apartment object to SSC entering the space to clean and disinfect.

Students who self‐isolate on campus can acquire most over the counter and prescription medications from the SHS pharmacy. The SHS pharmacy can deliver those to the self-isolating student if needed or arrange for pick up by another individual.

Texas A&M University Dining is able to provide food delivery as needed to students who are self-isolating.

Residence Life staff will conduct daily welfare checks on isolating students during their entire isolation period and provide information and assistance where needed.


If the University Closes or Moves to Online-only Instruction

Please refer to the Policy and Procedure for Termination or Suspension of University Housing Contracts due to Emergency Events.