Residence life has created new social norms and policies for living on campus to mitigate risk while still providing a robust on-campus living community.
Though we hope to be able to loosen restrictions at some point, there will be no visitors in the residence halls. Only residents of a room are allowed in their room and only residents of the building are allowed in the building (or authorized Hood employees, e.g., housekeeping, facilities, campus safety, etc.). Visitors to campus are allowed in Whitaker Campus Center or any outside area, following the behavioral protocols.
Use of Residence Hall Spaces
To promote social distancing in each bedroom, each bed must be positioned at least 6 feet apart and students must position their bodies head to toe when sleeping. Per usual, students are responsible for cleaning their own rooms. Cleaning guidelines and instructions will be posted on the inside of each room door. Roommates are encouraged to wear a face covering during the first 14 days in their room.
Facilities is committed to maintaining a clean environment for the Hood College community. Students are required to maintain personal and common space in accordance with safety guidelines. Resident assistants (RAs) will work with residents to develop a shower schedule based on the daily cleaning schedule, the residents' class schedules and time of day preferences.
Each building will have an online sign-up form for blocks of time to do laundry. Students must not linger in the laundry rooms and should take their clothing to their rooms to fold.