March 12 Letter to Residential Students
Thursday March 12, 2020
Dear Residential Students:
Please frequently visit this SU coronavirus webpage for additional information, including any updates regarding classes/closures.
In order to assure the overall safety of campus, we request that you leave your residence (Residence Hall, Sea Gull Square, University Park and Global Village) by Saturday March 14th at noon and remain at home through the period when the University moves to online instruction. At this point students may return to campus on April 4th. Please take all essential/medical/personal items (including relevant course materials) that you will need throughout the next three weeks, as access to your room/apartment may be restricted. Note: Card access to your residence hall will be turned off during this time.
Request for Exceptions:
Should you need to request to remain in your residence due to extenuating circumstances between March 14th and April 3rd, you must complete this application form 24 hours prior to your request to return, in order to allow us to review your request in a timely fashion: https://forms.gle/CgHMzgN1b8vF6aAv8. Requests will be reviewed the following business day and a decision communicated to you. We will be communicating with the Commons Dining Hall staff to support meal accommodations should you be approved to remain in your residence beyond a brief visit to pick up personal belongings.
We encourage all students to practice standard precautions to avoid contracting or spreading communicable viruses such as COVID-19. These include:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol.
- Avoid contact with those who are ill, if possible.
- Clean high-touch surfaces in your room and/or office with anti-bacterial cleaner (bleach wipes are very good).
- Cough into your sleeve or a tissue, not directly into your hands, and wash your hands immediately.
- Avoid touching your face both when you are ill and when healthy.
- Avoid sharing food, utensils, cups and water bottles.
While most classes will be taught online March 23 - April 3, University offices will remain open in the event you need assistance.