Fall 2020 Update
Since APSU announced that we are going to in-person/on-ground classes starting Aug 24, 2020, I am sure you might have some questions about housing and dining on campus. We feel the best way to answer your questions and provide information to you is a question and answer (Q&A) narrative.
Living on campus is an important part of the collegiate experience that also provides you access to resources, faculty and staff, dining venues and programming on the APSU campus.
Below is a list of questions you might be thinking about and associated answers.
All public areas will be cleaned daily with proper cleaning techniques to help reduce risk of any viruses. All study rooms, elevators and other hard surfaces will be cleaned as needed.
We will be doing several things to help with this.
- All public areas will be cleaned on a daily basis or more if needed.
- Hand sanitizers will be placed in all public areas for easy access for your use.
- Our common areas such as study rooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and lobbies will remain open; however, we will be limiting occupancy to promote social distancing.
All housing staff and personnel on campus will be wearing masks at all times when in contact with students. Students will be encouraged to wear masks in common areas such as lobbies, laundry rooms, study rooms, kitchens, and hallways.
One important aspect of reducing risk will be YOUR participation. We can provide guidelines, but you as the student will have to help us out by following all social distancing and CDC recommendations. Have a heart Govs, stay six feet apart.
The student will have a choice. They can either go home or stay on campus. Our recommendation
is for the student to go home. However, we are prepared to assist if the student
chooses to stay or cannot return home. We will provide that student a quarantine room
on campus to limit the exposure to others. This room will be deep cleaned prior to
move in and immediately after they return to their original room.
If Boyd Health Services determines that a residential student is to be placed in isolation, students will be encouraged to isolate at their home; however, any residential students unable to isolate at home will be moved to an isolation room in housing, Student will remain in isolation through the duration of their isolation period. This includes refraining from using public facilities (i.e. laundry, kitchens, study rooms, etc.) as well as refraining from attending on-site classes. Additional information regarding isolation is provided below:
- Room Assignment - Students who do not have a roommate will be instructed to isolate in their assigned room. Students with a roommate will be temporarily relocated to an isolation room.
- Personal Belongings - Students will need to bring the following personal property with them if they relocate
to an isolation room:
- Clothing - Please bring enough clothing to last the duration of the isolation period.
- Textbooks/Course Materials - Please bring all textbooks, technology, and course materials. Students in isolation will continue to complete work for their courses, and they will work with their faculty members to arrange an adjusted schedule.
- Linens - Please bring enough linens to last the duration of the isolation period. This includes Twin XL bedding, towels, and wash cloths.
- Toiletry Items & Personal Medication - Please bring all toiletry items and personal medication to last the duration of the isolation period.
- Thermometer - Students in isolation will be asked to take their temperature on a regular basis. All students in isolation are required to have a thermometer.
- Daily Check In - Students will be contacted daily by Boyd Health Services and the Dean of Students Offices. This is an opportunity for students to provide an update on their well-being as well as an opportunity to share additional needs.
- Meal Delivery - Meal delivery will be arranged by the Office of Housing/Residence Life and Dining Services.
- Trash- Staff will have daily trash pickup from their isolation room. Students in isolation will receive instructions from their Area Coordinator regarding trash pickup.
We look forward to having you on campus this upcoming fall. Please remember to check your APSU email on a regular basis for any updates. We hope this information is helpful to you about housing and dining for the upcoming fall semester. Please contact us if you continue to have questions or we can provide more information.