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Covid-19 Preparedness in Residence Life

Residence Life is implementing precautions that will help mitigate the risk of covid-19. Here is an abbreviated list for this fall. #ProtectTheHerd

Face Coverings 

  • Students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings over their mouth and nose, both indoors and outdoors, while on the NDSU campus. Indoors includes all common areas and public spaces (classrooms, residence halls, lounges, shared/public office spaces, etc.) when even in passing, 6ft physical distancing cannot be maintained.  When outdoors, if 6ft distancing can be maintained, you are encouraged but not required to wear a face covering. To review this information in full, visit 
  • Students should bring their own face coverings. Students will receive one in a welcome package upon arrival, but may wish to have more than one to allow for adequate laundering. 

Shared Spaces (lounges, lobbies, study spaces, etc)

  • Increased hand sanitation stations
  • Disinfectant wipes and spray available
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting by custodial team
  • Seating reduced and rearranged to comply with social distancing guidelines, along with listed occupancy limitations 
  • Disinfecting of items available for checkout in the hall offices

Residence Hall Staff

  • Covid-19 training for professional and student staff
  • Professional staff are required to take daily temperature checks before coming to work 
  • Face coverings will be required by all staff when a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained

Move-In Days

  • Move in will take place over multiple days to reduce congestion and maintain social distancing
  • Loft rentals will be preinstalled in rooms by CSI to decrease congestion during move-in 

Student Events

  • All activities will adhere to state guidelines and/or will utilize video conferencing 
  • Rooms will be set aside for on-campus students who may need to isolate at any point during the semester. Meals will be delivered and Residence Life will provide daily wellness checks. 

If you have questions or concerns, please email or call 701-231-7557.

NDSU's Fall Preliminary Plan

Learn more about NDSU's Fall 2020 Preliminary Plan, guided by the best practices and advice from state and federal public health agencies. 

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