Housing Information

Move-In Details

Fall move-in will occur over multiple days (September 3, 4 & 5) prior to Thunder U in order to provide a phased return to campus to support physical distancing and help facilitate safety precautions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Assigned move-in times during the course of these days will be emailed to you within the next few weeks. We encourage students and families to book flexible travel where able. Students who have existing travel plans to arrive to campus on September 5th will be accommodated. No early move-ins will be allowed without prior approval from the University Housing office. If you are required to be at the university early, please contact us at housing@suu.edu to receive approval. All individuals arriving after the September 5th move-in date will be accommodated.

Typically during move-in day the university utilizes “Green Shirt” volunteers that assist individuals in lifting boxes and personal items. Unfortunately, no volunteers will be assigned to assist this year to help minimize exposure. In addition, we ask that students limit the number of persons helping them with move-in to two extra people (family or friends).

Cleaning

Hand sanitizing stations will be available in the lobbies of every University Housing residential facility. Exterior doors will be propped open during business hours to provide additional airflow and to minimize contact with common area high-touch surfaces as much as possible. University Housing housekeeping staff will regularly be passing through the buildings during this move-in period to disinfect these surfaces as well as elevator buttons, doors, and handles. The housekeeping staff will be expected to wear face coverings and masks during move-in times and while they are in the performance of their regular cleaning duties.

In keeping with the university’s desire to provide as “normal” experience as possible for students, all common space areas within University Housing (bathrooms, lobbies, kitchens) will be kept open during Fall semester with the exception of the small gym in Founders Hall. A clear, plastic partition has been installed in the main University Housing office to provide a barrier between customer and staff as a 6-ft minimal distance is typically not observed in this space.

As you arrive on campus you will notice postings encouraging you to follow and observe CDC and regional health guidelines to prevent possible virus transmission. All residents should anticipate and are encouraged to bring cleaning supplies, face coverings and masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes.

Household Units:

Consistent with our public health guidance, all individuals living in the same suite or apartment are considered a “household”. In the event that a roommate or “household” member exhibits symptoms or tests positive for the COVID-19 virus, all members of the apartment will be expected to quarantine while the individual exhibiting signs of illness will be asked to isolate completely. University Housing has protocols prepared to assist all occupants in this process.

Protocols for Quarantine and Isolation

To fully prepare to contain potential outbreaks for students who live in on-campus housing, SUU will implement the following protocols for quarantine/isolation halls:

Isolation

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be isolated from others. 

  • SUU will utilize the Macbeth and Renaissance apartments as quarantine/isolation halls.  In these facilities there are 29 beds available for use.

Quarantine

Students who have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 will be asked to quarantine in their own apartment for ten days.

Off-Campus Housing 

All students who have signed contracts with off-campus housing entities will need to discuss their own personal situation with the landlord prior to signing any contracts. Including no face-to-face courses after Thanksgiving break. The university is not responsible for rent or fees for off-campus housing.

Campus Housing After Thanksgiving

University Housing will remain open when SUU switches to online instruction after the Thanksgiving Break. If students are not returning to campus for the Spring Semester and choose to formally check out of their residence hall at Thanksgiving, they will be able to request a reimbursement for the final 3 weeks of the fall semester. However, if students are returning in the Spring Semester, then they are welcome to leave their belongings in their residence hall room between semesters and will not receive a reimbursement of housing fees. They are also welcome to return to campus and utilize their residence hall room after Thanksgiving if they need to live in Cedar City while working or if they need access to campus technology.