Housing and Residence Life

A wide range of safety precautions in our residence halls help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students. 

We are excited to welcome students back to the residence halls and plan to resume our standard policies and procedures as much as possible:

  • Additional occupancy limits in common areas of residence halls have been lifted. Gatherings are permitted in residence hall shared spaces.
  • Students will have ID card access to all residence halls from 7 a.m. to midnight, and their own residence halls at all times. This is a return to our standard ID card access practices.
  • Students may use any bathroom in any residence hall; bathrooms will not be assigned to specific individuals.
  • The college still requires residency for all students unless a student has a documented accommodation or otherwise meets the qualifications for a residency exemption. If you have a qualifying need that is not met by your current housing arrangement, contact Disability Support Services to begin the accommodation process.

To learn more, click on the arrows in the table below. 


Residence halls reopen for the winter term at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 4. When students arrive on campus, they may go directly to their residence hall with no additional check-in required. Students should complete their Daily Health Screening as usual prior to arrival.

New and re-enrolled students who are moving in for the first time will check in from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3 at the Center for Student Opportunity.

Please reach out to residencelife@alma.edu with any questions. 

Guests and Gatherings

As of Wednesday, March 9, 2022, we have returned to our standard policies regarding guests, gatherings, and events in all college-owned housing, including small houses. Standard policies can be found in the student handbook. Changes to this policy will be disseminated to students via email.


Visit the Important Dates page on the Residence Life website and the 2021-22 academic calendar on the Registar’s website for more information.