Policies and Protocols
Housing Policies and Protocols
- Residential Availability for 2021-2022 Academic Year
Maryville University will be at full capacity this fall with all residence halls and apartment buildings open. We will no longer house students in nearby hotels. Given this, available space to for quarantine and isolation for COVID-19 exposures and positive cases will be more limited. Residential students whose permanent residence is within 150 miles of campus may be instructed to complete their quarantine or isolation period at home.
Considering the continued evolution of the public health landscape, residential students may contact the Office Residential Life to request housing adjustments or modifications if needed. While we cannot guarantee availability of requested adjustments or modifications, our Reslife team will do our best support our residential students and their needs.
- Residence Hall Cleaning and Disinfecting
The University will clean and disinfect all rooms and bathrooms prior to students moving into residence halls and apartments. All residential students, , however, are expected to clean and maintain their own living spaces, including bathrooms and shared spaces such as kitchens, after moving in. Residential students should review Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, including such things as regular handwashing and the use of disinfectant wipes or spray on bathroom surfaces before and after use. Taking steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission is a shared responsibility, and each member of our community must do their part.
- Residence Hall Common Areas
Common spaces will be open, but access to these spaces may be limited based on social distancing guidelines and other guidance from public health officials. Public health guidance may evolve throughout the academic year and as a result access to common spaces may change and spaces could be closed for periods of time. Maximum capacity for each space will be posted. Common spaces, such as lobbies and lounges in residence halls will be disinfected and sanitized on a regular basis, paying special attention to high touch areas. Signs will be posted in common spaces outlining guidelines for access and use, including social distancing and wearing face coverings. Information will also be posted on the University’s webpage.
This document is not a contract with any employee, student, or other member of the Maryville community. The University reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret this document and/or amend it at any time.