Updated on Tuesday, July 7, 2020
All residents will be provides an enhanced wellness Welcome Home packet. Contents includes hand sanitizer, UofSC face coverings, Carolina Card Lanyard and card sleeve, thermometer, I Pledge Columbia Card, RHA draw string bag and more.
Housing will ofter virtual assistance throughout Move In days. Additional information will be available in early August.
Move in carts and volunteer assistance have been suspended this year to allow for additional physical distancing.
Residents will be limited to two guests to assist with moving them into University Housing on Move In days.
All guests and residents will be required to wear face coverings during the move in experience.
Traditional style buildings will have a mix of double and single occupancy rooms to lower the total occupancy of our residence halls for the fall.
Residential visitation will be limited to residents and students of South Carolina during the Fall semester to limit contact with individuals in a high density area.
- Visitation is limited to UofSC students only in residence halls after the first day of classes
- Carolina Cards will be needed to access buidlings (additional information will be available during floor meetings)
To limit interaction with new populations, all room changes have been suspended until further notice.
In the event the a resident tests positive or asked to quarantine while on campus this fall they may be asked to move to another residence hall as a temporary assignment until their quarantine time is complete.
Face coverings are required in all common spaces in University Housing owned residence halls. This includes lobbies, laundry rooms, lounges, residential meeting rooms, elevators, offices and community kitchens. (Some exceptions may apply in Luxury Apartment Living. Please consult building supervisor for additional information at move in.)
Face coverings are optional in personal and shared room situations in University Housing.
- Fully cover an individual’s nose and mouth and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
- Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- Be secured with ties or ear loops
- Be made of breathable material, either disposable or reusable
Physical Distancing Signs & Barriers
Please follow directional signage and ground markings, which have been installed throughout University Housing to help residents and staff better navigate common areas while practicing physical distancing.
Physical barriers have been added in select places where it is difficult to maintain strict physical distancing guidelines. These may be visible in areas around offices or community gathering areas.
Plexiglass dividers will be installed at all customer service areas within University Housing.
In an effort to limit contact with residents personal space, and to promote proper distancing, University Housing will indefinitely suspend suite and apartment style monthly bathroom cleanings. Traditional style bathrooms will be cleaned in accordance with recommended University guidelines.
Facility Operations teams will schedule appointments to complete in room maintenance when residents are not in their living space. Only emergency repairs will take place when a resident has not been notified in advance.
Common gathering spaces in residence halls will routinely be disinfected to provide optimal living conditions.
Shared bathrooms in traditional style buildings will be cleaned multiple times per day.
Some experiences—including hall meetings and community functions—may be modified or unavailable to allow for physical distancing and limited contact
Our residence life team will utilize helpful technology to make the most of your experience living at Carolina
RSVP’s will be required for certain Residence Hall events to ensure events maintain no more than 50 residents.
Game rooms within residence halls will be closed until further notice a physical distancing measure.
Building evacuations will be altered to provide for safety and physical distancing when appropriate.