COVID-19 Update Housing Information

Greetings future Blazer Residents 

We know that many of you have questions about the fall semester and returning to campus. There are a lot of unknowns at this point, but Housing and Residence Life is doing everything that we can to provide you, your families, your fellow hall mates, and our staff a safe and healthy learning environment. This page will serve as the latest update to all things housing including our strategies for sanitizing, social distancing, engagement, safety, and move-in. As we continue to have updates through working with our campus partners, guidance from the Board of Regents, and the CDC, we will push them out to you through your VSU email and post them on this page.

Housing and Residence Life would like to share some of the processes we are taking in preparation for the Fall Semester: 

  • Installing decals on the floor near each front desk to remind people to keep their distance.
  • Posting signage with tips on staying safe in each of our common areas.
  • Installing sneeze guards to each desk.August
  • Installing hand sanitizers in each lobby.
  • Increasing number of trash receptacles.
  • Providing resources for students to self-clean or wipe down bathrooms and common areas.
  • No overnight guests
  • Relocating any affected students to another room, hall or other location in the event of a required self-quarantine or isolation as determined by the University Health Center Our latest announcement from VSU around COVID-19 updates can be found here including the following:
    • Updated pre-existing conditions for high risk populations
    • A cloth mask will need to be worn at all times while inside of any campus facility or building 
    • If you are in your residence hall room, suite, or apartment, you do not have to wear a mask
    • If you are studying in a residential space by yourself, you do not have to wear a mask
  • When classes move to online the week of Thanksgiving Break, the residence halls will still be open for the remainder of the semester
  • Please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have a temperature of 101.3 or higher, or identify as a person of high risk for exposure
  • Pack only what you need as you will have time over Labor Day to bring more belongings if desired
  • We recommend only essentials and that you limit the number of boxes/items as you will have a limited time to move-in and we will not be able to provide any volunteers to assist with carrying your belongings
  • We will only be allowing 2 cars per student and only 2 guests to assist with move-in
  • All individuals must wear a face mask during the move-in process
  • Download the What to Bring Checklist
  • COVID-19 Housing Addendum