Policies and Protocols
Housing Policies and Protocols
Published October 16, 2020
- Residential Availability for 2020-2021 Academic Year
Maryville University is limiting the number of students living in on-campus residential facilities. Specific buildings, such as Mouton Hall, Cove and the Ranch house, will be reserved for students to quarantine, if necessary. Saints Hall, Potter Hall, and Hilltop Apartments will continue to be available for on-campus residential living, but some spaces will have modified capacity. Although on-campus residential living is limited, additional space has been secured at area hotels including the Marriott West and the Drury Plaza Chesterfield to accommodate residential students.
With on-campus instruction concluding on Friday, November 20, residential students must move out of University housing by 5:00 PM Sunday, November 22, and will not be allowed to return until the start of the spring semester. Students will not be required to remove their belongings but will not be allowed to re-occupy residential housing until the start of the spring semester.
Division II student athletes with competition after Thanksgiving Break will continue to live in their residential space. Division II student athletes should contact the athletic department for more information at email@example.com.
Residential Students who would like to cancel their housing contract should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-529-6737. There is no cancellation fee as long as students cancel their contract by July 15, 2020 for the fall 2020 semester. Students who choose to start living on campus for the Spring 2021 semester only, will not have a cancellation fee if they cancel their contract by December 1, 2020.
- Residence Hall Cleaning and Disinfecting
The University will clean and disinfect all rooms and bathrooms prior to students moving into residence halls and apartments. For students living in hotels, the hotel will clean and disinfect all rooms and bathrooms prior to students moving into the hotel. All residential students, including those living in hotels, 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.