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. If you have individual questions or concerns about returning to campus, please contact Abby McGuire, Director of Academic Support.
To learn more, click on the arrows in the table below.
For the safety of our students, guests and staff, winter 2020 move in looks significantly different than past move in processes.
|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.
The following Phase I policies regarding Alma College student visitors are in place through at least March 1, 2021, in all college-owned residences including residence halls, apartments and houses:
After March 1, the college may enter Phase II of the Phased Guest Policy if specific criteria are met and maintained. Under Phase II, the following policies will be enacted:
The college is committed to reviewing these polices and making adjustments if and when it is safe to do so.