Fall 2020

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 801-626-7275 or email housing@weber.edu.

 What Will Living in Housing Be Like In Fall?

Occupancy

  • While still in the yellow risk level, we are assigning students to regular occupancy. In the case of University Village, this means that there will be four students per apartment. We will continue to assess this based on the county or university risk status through check-in. 

Common Areas

  • Per Gov. Herbert's executive order for state-owned/operated buildings, residents, staff and guests will be required to wear masks in public or common areas of our housing buildings.
  • Under the yellow risk level, students may gather in small groups and use the common areas, but they must wear masks and abide by social distancing. Under orange risk, these common or shared areas may be closed or otherwise have restrictions to use. 
  • Social distancing will be expected in all common/public situations in all of our buildings.
  • Social distancing reminders and related COVID-19 signage will be posted in common/public areas.
  • The Den, C-store, and Housing office at Stewart-Wasatch Hall is open during posted hours of operations to individuals who are utilizing dining or housing office services. Face covering and social distance protocols apply.
  • The e-Sports lab at University Village will follow the same guidelines as other computer labs on campus.

Guests

We are asking for your help in limiting exposure to COVID-19 in housing.

  • Under Yellow or Low Risk:
    • If you are sharing a living space in a bedroom, suite, or apartment with one or more other students, ALL roommates should discuss and come to an agreement concerning if and when guests will be allowed to visit in the room/suite/apartment. This is not a new expectation but takes on some added importance in light of COVID-19.
    • Residents and guests may use common or shared areas of the buildings as long as face coverings are worn and social distancing guidelines are being met. Residents or guests who are not complying with face covering or social distancing requirements may be asked to leave or comply.
  • If it becomes necessary to move to Orange or moderate risk:
    • We will need to limit guests and visitors in our facilities, including the possibility of closing common or shared areas and not allowing guests or visitors into living areas, including student rooms, suites or apartments.

Extra Supplies to Bring

  • We have ordered a reusable mask and bottle of hand sanitizer for all residents (note: our vendor was not able to deliver the thermometers we ordered, so please bring your own). Our intention is to distribute them as part of check in. Students are encouraged to also bring their own reusable or a supply of disposable masks, as they will likely need them over the course of the semester.
  • Students will be encouraged to bring any needed over the counter medications that they may need should they become sick (ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc.).

A list of suggestions for on-campus housing

Student Involvement

  • Under yellow risk, the majority of our programming and events will be virtual by way of Zoom meetings, Google Hangouts, etc. There may be some opportunities for small group activities where social distancing may be maintained. Under Orange risk, all programming will be virtual.

 

Resident Dining

  • All resident meals will be in the Shepherd Union.
  • Enter The Den @ The Union through the south side patio doors.
  • Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5-8 p.m.
  • Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • You can use a meal swipe for breakfast and lunch at our retail locations with our exclusive menu for resident diners.
  • Meal Plans for 2020-21

 

 

 Check-In

Check-in Process

  • We will be offering check-in over several days to limit the number of people gathering.  
    • Check student email for available move-in times to sign-up for.
  • We will use a low/no contact check-in process in order to limit face to face contact during check-in. 
  • Masks will be required. 
  • Students will be asked to complete a form at check-in, indicating if they currently have any COVID-19 symptoms or know that they have been exposed to someone who currently has COVID-19.  If they have symptoms or are under Health Department direction to quarantine or self-isolate, we will ask them to delay check-in until they have been medically cleared.

Sign Up for Your Check-in Time

 

University Village

Have you been assigned to University Village? Are you ready to sign up for your check-in time?

Register for Check-in Time at University Village 

Wildcat Village

Have you been assigned to Wildcat Village? Are you ready to sign up for your check-in time?

Register for Check-in Time at Wildcat Village

Not sure where you are assigned? Please contact us: 801-626-7275 or via email at housing@weber.edu.

Check-in Helpers

  • Students will be asked to bring no more than two people with them to assist with their move-in. 
  • Move-in helpers must wear a mask at all times when helping with move-in.

 Cleaning & Safety Procedures

Custodial Staff Professional Cleaning

  • Our custodial staff has continued with the enhanced COVID-19 cleaning protocols and frequencies and use of approved disinfectants in all common areas and high touch surfaces.
  • We deep cleaned and sanitized all of our buildings and individual student rooms over the summer. 

Student Expectations

  • Hand sanitizer and approved cleaning supplies will be available in lounges, large common areas, near building entries and elevators.
  • Student are encouraged to wipe down areas that they use before they use them and when they are done using them.

What if I Get Sick?

  • We have set aside some blocks of rooms as designated "self-isolation" rooms.  If a student tests positive for COVID-19 they will be asked to stay in one of these designated rooms during the self-isolation period designated by the Weber-Morgan Health Department. Weber-Morgan Health department is doing all contact tracing at this time.
  • Students must notify our office if they test positive for COVID-19 or if they have been asked by the health department to quarantine and the recommended number of days that they need to do so. 
  • Students who have been directed to self-isolate or quarantine will be expected to comply with the directions they are given by the health department.

Planning

  • We encourage students to have a plan in place if possible, of where they may go if it becomes necessary to close buildings in the direction of Weber County Health Department or University COVID-19 task force. 
  • We anticipate that just like in the spring, we will have students who are unable to leave or who don't have another safe housing option. We anticipate that we would continue to house students who do not have other options, but we reserve the right to move the student to a different room, building or floor, or cancel housing contracts if the health department or university feels it is in the best interests of health and safety to do so. If students are asked to leave housing as a result of COVID-19, there will be a refund process.
  • Students who identify as being "at higher risk" for COVID-19, are encouraged to think about delaying checking in to housing until they feel more comfortable with the risk level. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office: 801-626-7275 or via email at housing@weber.edu.