The College is looking forward to welcoming students back to campus housing in August and to partnering with students to make their experience in the residence halls safe and engaging. New residential safety protocols have been developed in accordance with the latest guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the DuPage County Health Department, and the American College Health Association. These protocols include:
- Regular cleaning and disinfection of common areas and community bathrooms in compliance with national standards; the College will also provide cleaning supplies in each community bathroom for students’ personal use
- Residents are expected to maintain physical distancing and wear appropriate face coverings in all community areas of the residence halls
- Wall-mounted hand sanitizer dispensers will be installed in common and high traffic areas of the residence halls
- COVID-19-related educational materials and signage will be posted within the residence halls indicating elevator capacity, stairwell usage, identification of symptoms, physical distancing guidance, and cleaning/disinfecting expectations
- The guest policy has been revised to allow each resident to host one North Central student guest within their residence hall room; no overnight guests will be permitted and non-North Central community members will only be allowed with prior approval from the Office of Residence Life
- For students who are unable to return home, in the event that they are required to isolate or quarantine due to a confirmed case or exposure to COVID-19, separate residence hall rooms have been set aside for this purpose
The Office of Residence Life will email initial room assignments to incoming first-year and transfer students by July 1. A housing packet that includes information about student residence hall assignments and move-in procedures will also be sent to each resident. A carefully scheduled housing move-in process has been organized and will be communicated to resident students by July 27. Students will be provided with an opportunity to indicate their preferred move-in time and times will be scheduled to allow for maximum physical distancing.
Key Dates for Resident Students
- Wednesday, July 1: Initial housing assignments communicated to incoming first-year and transfer students by this date
- Monday, July 27: Move-in process communicated to resident students by this date
- Sunday, August 9: Fall student-athlete move-in begins
- Tuesday, August 18 – Wednesday, August 19: New first-year and transfer student move-in
- Wednesday, August 19 – Sunday, August 23: Welcome Week activities
- Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 23: Returning student move-in
- Monday, August 24: Classes begin
Campus dining services, in partnership with Chartwells, has implemented a number of changes to best serve the campus community while following relevant health guidelines.
These changes include:
- Wellness checks for dining service employees prior to the start of each shift and the wearing of appropriate personal protective equipment, including face coverings;
- Enhanced cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting protocols;
- Buffet-style self-servicing will be discontinued until further notice; all meals will be served by Chartwells associates;
- Pre-packaged meals will be available as to-go options;
- Layout and space modifications and hours of operation modifications will be made in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines and capacity restrictions within dining locations;
- Kaufman Dining Hall will have expanded hours; The Cage, Moe’s and the Boiler House will be open with adjusted hours; Au Bon Pain and Freshens will remain closed until further notice.