Housing & Dining
Life on campus will be different, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun, share mealtimes with friends (properly distanced), and make the most of the residential college experience.
Self-care is community care
You will find many of the same campus opportunities and experiences that you are used to — just with a few changes. We have to work together to keep our community safe.
When you first arrive on campus, we’ll share protocols for protective practices, cleaning in rooms and public spaces (e.g. bathrooms), and daily personal health checks. We expect you to take these seriously and follow through.
To help support these efforts, a student committee led by BSG co-presidents Pathik Rupwate and Saad Ahsan is developing a new Student Statement of Culture and an accompanying set of behavioral expectations.
As much as possible, students will live in single rooms. You will have the option to live with a roommate in a double room if desired. First-year and continuing students will get their room assignments in July.
If a student becomes ill, they will move into an isolation area that has access to a private bathroom. All meals will be delivered.
In Commons for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you’ll be able to choose from a selection of offerings in-person (while maintaining physical distancing) that you can take elsewhere to eat. There will also be options for grab-and-go in Commons and in Hamiltons. An app on your phone will let you order a hot meal and have it prepared just for you. While you won’t be able to sit in Commons, multiple locations across campus will allow students to eat together observing all physical distancing requirements. DK’s will be open for lunch offering pre-prepared and packaged food.
Residence hall kitchens will be available with guidelines about distancing and keeping it clean. Students will be responsible for maintaining continual cleanliness in their kitchens.
You can have a refrigerator and microwave in your res hall room — please pick a low-wattage microwave.