Residential Students Housing Plan 2020-2021
The Department of Residence Life at Fayetteville State University is committed to providing a safe and healthy community living environment. This document provides guidance for managing on-campus housing expectations for students and residential staff in a response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19.
The university's approach is to welcome residents in a safe and deliberate manner in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of North Carolina and The University of North Carolina System.
Welcome to Campus Housing
- Fayetteville State University Housing staff will open residence halls with assistance of the appropriate level support staff.
- All applicants must comply with the health forms and immunization requirements as communicated through Student Health Services.
- All on-campus students will have to complete the online canvas course "Living in Community". The goal is to ensure students are aware of all policies and guidelines related to campus safety, campus housing, campus dining, student conduct, forms of engagement, and most importantly, health and wellness related to COVID-19.
- Residents will receive their check-in guides and online links to schedule move-in appointments beginning January 4th.
- To maintain healthy social distancing, residents must schedule move-in appointments through the Life@FSU Housing website. Move-in appointments will also include staggered move-in times which support physical distancing guidelines and limit the density on floors and in buildings.
- Residents who need single rooms due to ADA accommodations or health related reasons will communicate these needs in advance through Student Health Services, the ADA accommodations office, and the Department of Residence Life.
- Residents occupying double occupancy rooms will be regarded as family units, therefore establishing roommate connects in advance is important.
- Housing assignments are considered conditional and contingent upon the University's operations. No prorated or full refunds will be provided if a resident moves out early.
- All residents will be expected to follow the guidelines and addendums listed in the Code of Student Conduct, Housing agreement and Guide to Residential Living
HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDANCE
If you have serious health issues prior to moving on campus, we ask that you consult with your physician. Do not report to campus if you are feeling ill.
- Residents are our partners in this process. Everyone is asked to practice good hygiene, wash hands frequently, and to regularly clean personal residential spaces.
- Residents are required to wear face coverings and other protective coverings anytime they are outside of their individual hall space. Residents who need additional face coverings can request them through their Residence Hall Office.
- After moving on campus, it is important for residents to be aware of their own health needs and to report to FSU Student Health Services as needed.
- To limit contact and exposure, in hall visitation will be suspended and monitored closely. Students who violate this policy will be subject to the Student Code of Conduct. Group gatherings will be limited in size and must follow guidance as communicated through the institution and follow local/state mandates.
- Due to increased cleaning protocols and sanitization schedules, residence hall lounges, laundry areas and shared community spaces may have limited or restricted hours of use. Please check with your specific Residence Hall Office.
- Separate residential spaces have been identified for students who may become ill or need to be quarantined or placed in isolation.
- We will post safe usage guidelines including physical distancing and occupancy limits for all common areas including lounges, lobbies, laundry rooms, and group restrooms.
- Through collaboration with environmental services, we will increase the cleaning frequency of common areas and restrooms throughout each day.
- Hand sanitizing stations will be in lobbies, community spaces, and near residence hall entrances.
- Additional hall trash containers and external dumpster pickup days will be coordinated through Facilities Maintenance.
- If a student does not comply with rules of quarantine or isolation, Student Conduct and/or Residence Life will follow the process for reporting and addressing these issues.
- Employees working in the residential sector will be provided protective equipment, as needed. Employees who present ill will not be permitted to work.
- Environmental Services and/or contracted vendors will be providing end of term cleaning and disinfecting materials to prepare for the next semester. It will be critical for all residents to promptly exit the residential facilities and to remove personal items at the end of each term