A wide range of safety precautions in our residence halls help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students.
We have taken the following steps to ensure your safety in the residence halls:
- Students and staff in residence halls are expected to comply with campus regulations regarding social distancing and face coverings.
- All residential spaces, including common spaces, have been evaluated for maximum occupancy under social distancing. These limits are posted throughout the residence halls.
- No gatherings are permitted in residence hall shared spaces (lobbies, study rooms, laundry rooms, etc.) that exceed stated occupancy limits.
- Students only have ID card access to their own residence hall. This minimizes cut through traffic in residential spaces.
- 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.
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For the safety of our students, guests and staff, winter 2020 move in looks significantly different than past move in processes.
Move-out deadlines for Winter and Spring terms are:
You are welcome to move out before these dates if your on-campus commitments conclude earlier. Check out and key return instructions for your area have been shared with you by email. Please email email@example.com or contact your RA with any questions about checkout procedures.
Due to the current COVID-19 case increases on campus and in Michigan, we will be taking extra precautions during move out this year. We know that many of you will need help moving out, so we will allow limited guests to come to campus for the purpose of move out, within specific safety guidelines:
|A Tailored Response by Housing Type|
We have also taken actions that are tailored to each building type:
Traditional Residence Halls (Gelston, Bruske, Newberry, and Mitchell)
Suite- and Apartment-Style Halls
|Guests and Gatherings|
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and our need to ensure the health and safety of all students, faculty, and staff, housing and residence life policies have been amended.
This calendar includes all relevant dates for re-opening the residence halls.
Please note that if you are a winter athlete, your move-in date will be provided by your coach. If you are a new or international student, you should continue to work with your admissions representative or Carla Jensen to plan your arrival.
|Winter 2021 Guest Policy|
Due to ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, guests and visitation on campus are limited. No non-student guests are permitted in any residential space, including student rooms, hallways and common areas.
Alma has adopted a Phased Guest Policy, which is guided by factors like student positivity rate, isolation and quarantine capacity, and overall trends in positive cases.
On March 1, the college entered Phase II of the Phased Guest Policy, due to low levels of COVID-19 detected following all-campus testing. Under Phase II, the following policies are in place:
The following Phase I policies regarding Alma College student visitors will be implemented, in all college-owned residences including residence halls, apartments and houses, should COVID-19 levels on campus increase to the point of necessity:
The college is committed to reviewing these polices and making adjustments if and when it is safe to do so.