HRL and COVID-19

Housing and Residential Life is committed to providing a safe living environment. As the global pandemic continues to evolve, we will make necessary updates to the information provided below.

Our Commitment to Cleanliness

Working with the Facilities and Operations Planning team, we have established best practices for cleaning our spaces. Our increased cleaning efforts include:

Hand sanitizer stations are located at all building entrances, elevator lobbies, offices, and desk entrances.
Cleaning staff uses CDC-directed cleaning methods and EPA-registered disinfectants to wipe surfaces and clean high-traffic areas.
Plexiglass panels are placed at all reception desks and security posts.
All lobby and communal bathrooms are equipped with hands-free devices such as faucets, soap dispensers, and paper towel dispensers.

Additionally, our staff is trained to provide the best experience possible throughout this evolving situation. We are here to provide you with assistance while maintaining safe practices.

Dining Services

UM Dining provides safe dining options to residents. The dining halls are located outside of Stanford Residential College and Mahoney and Pearson Residential Colleges.

Help Us Slow the Spread

As resident students, there are a number of expectations while living on campus. We have put together a guide to help roommates maintain a clean and safe living environment and students can report concerns about unsafe behaviors of others to 'Canes Care for 'Canes.

The University strongly encourages all students to be immunized against COVID-19. If you have not yet been vaccinated, please visit to find a vaccination location near you.

Everyone must wear a face covering while in any indoor public space on campus, including any communal spaces of your residential community such as reception areas. 
Residents are permitted to host guests within their rooms/apartments by invitation only and with the express permission of their roommate(s). All guests will be expected to show their ’Cane Card or government-issued ID upon entering the building or by request. Guests must be accompanied by a resident of that building at all times.
The front doors of residential area lobbies are locked 24/7 and require a valid 'Cane Card to access.
Students who host or attend any on-campus gatherings that exceed occupancy and/or violate guest policies will face disciplinary action and be subject to a housing contract review, even on the first offense. 
Residents are expected to regularly clean and sanitize their living spaces with their own cleaning supplies.
Any courier service (Postmates, Uber Eats, Instacart, flower delivery, etc.) must meet the resident outside of the buildings. 
The University reserves the right to notify parents or families without a student’s prior consent in health or safety emergencies. If you are found in violation of these policies, your ability to continue to live in housing will be reviewed and your parent/guardian will be notified of the outcome of that review. 

Fall 2021 Testing

Any student who is not fully vaccinated or who has not provided proof of vaccination will be required to take an on-campus COVID-19 test twice per week. Individuals required to participate in testing will receive email and/or text message scheduling alerts and reminders.

Testing Site Hours of Operation

Pavia Garage: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Lakeside Village: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

University Village: Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Isolation and Quarantine

Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Isolation is used to separate people infected with COVID-19 from people who are not infected. For clinical assistance, please follow the instructions on the Student Health Service website.

Students who test positive for COVID-19, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate or self-quarantine.

  • Affected students will receive specific instructions to their University email address.
  • Once assigned to quarantine or isolation space, a flag will be placed on the student's ‘Cane Card to alert appropriate staff if any attempts are made to access other on-campus spaces.
  • Students in University-coordinated quarantine or isolation space will be provided with a pre-paid debit card to order their own meals for delivery

Open All Tabs
  • Quarantine or Isolation Off Campus

    For students required to quarantine or isolate off campus, the University has reserved a limited number of off-campus spaces.

    • Residents who choose to make their own off-campus quarantine or isolation arrangements are required to update their quarantine or isolation location information on CaneLink
    • Once directed, residents must leave their on-campus room/apartment as soon as possible, wear a face covering at all times, and limit in-person contact with others while gathering their belongings.

  • Quarantine or Isolation On Campus

    Students living in single-occupancy apartments in University Village or Lakeside Village (with a private bathroom and kitchen/kitchenette) are eligible to quarantine or isolate in their rooms so long as they remain inside their space and observe all required protocols.