Campus Life & Housing
With your cooperation regarding vaccinations and other protocols, our campus will return most of the normal activities and experiences for students, faculty, and staff. As we renew our relationships and build new ones, we will work together to reimagine our interactions and traditions in the safest way possible.
Housing assignments have been made for the Fall 2022 semester with normal density in all residence halls.
Students who have not been approved to live off campus for the 2022-23 academic year should be prepared to participate in housing selection to secure a housing assignment for the fall of 2022.
- Move-in for residential students in fall 2022 will resume to normal capacity and processes. All students, faculty, staff, vendors or guests participating in move-in will be required to properly wear face masks while on-campus (both indoors and outside) and to follow physical distancing of at least six feet apart.
- Many students will join campus from areas of the country and the world where substantial health inequities exist, and the availability of vaccines is limited (or U.S.-approved/EUA vaccines are not available). To reduce the incidence of disease importation to campus, these students will be required to have both a COVID-19 vaccination and routine testing after arrival to campus.
The 2022-23 fall move-in schedule is as follows:
- August 10 – Head Resident Assistants and International students who require to quarantine
- August 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Early arrival athletes, Resident Assistants, Thrive Mentors
- August 19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Thrive Participants
- August 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – ROAR / CUB / SGA
- August 24, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. – International students attending orientation
- August 26, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Entering Freshmen and transfer students
- August 28, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Returning Students
WHAT TO BRING
In addition to commonly recommended items to bring to campus, we encourage students to be prepared in the unlikely event that they are asked to isolate after testing positive for COVID-19. These items include:
- A personal thermometer
- A set of regular twin sheets as well as a personal pillow, blanket, or other bedding
- Towels and washcloths
- Enough clothing for two weeks
- Prescription medication
- Personal hygiene supplies including hand soap
- Important documents such as a passport or medical documents
- Cell phone/charger, laptop/charger, textbooks, and anything you need for coursework
The following safety precautions will be in effect for all residential students to help protect against the spread of COVID-19. Students are expected to adhere to them under the Queens Honor Code.
- Personal Hygiene - Students should maintain personal hygiene such as frequent handwashing, sanitizing spaces, and sneezing into arms or hands (and immediately washing afterward) to decrease the spread of COVID-19.
- Bathrooms - Students assigned to suite-style housing are expected to clean suite bathrooms once per week and follow the guidelines of the CDC.
- Visitors - It is highly recommended that all visitors on campus be vaccinated. Guests on campus will be required to properly wear face masks outside of private residence hall rooms or offices, including outdoors when around others, and to follow physical distancing – stay at least six feet apart and avoid large gatherings.
- Sanitizer stations - Hands-free hand sanitizer stations will be provided by the institution and placed in all high traffic and common areas.
- Alcohol consumption - Students who meet the legal drinking age and follow alcohol policies outlined in the Queens Honor Code are once again eligible to responsibly drink on-campus.
It is highly recommended that all visitors on campus be vaccinated. Guests on campus will be required to follow our current campus mask policy.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES – CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Student Engagement will continue normal in-person activities and processes for 2022-2023. Please see the Student Engagement MyQueens webpage for information on participating in clubs, organizations, or hosting an event with Student Engagement per usual procedures.