Safety Procedures for Residential Life
Housing and Residential Life has carefully organized an extended, de-densified move-in process beginning on August 17 to follow public health safety guidelines. Students will be assigned time slots based on room assignment and will have two hours to complete the move-in process.
Testing Regarding Student Move-in
- Students who have test results in hand at move-in MUST go to Donnelly to upload results, prior to getting a key.
- Students who have taken tests at MidHudson Regional Hospital and have results in hand (or in possession) MUST go to Donnelly to upload results, prior to getting a key.
- Students who were tested before 8/17/2020 and do not have results MUST be sent to MidHudson Regional Hospital to obtain a new test.
- Students who were tested at MidHudson Regional Hospital after 8/17/20 and do not have test results MUST be mandated for quarantine-like behavior until results are received.
- Students who were tested at an alternate site after 8/17/20 but do not have test results MUST be required to quarantine off campus or get a new test at MidHudson Regional Hospital.
Quarantine Move-In (applies to new and returning students who are required to quarantine upon arrival)
Students will be permitted to drop off their belongings into their assigned room prior to moving into quarantine housing. We strongly encourage you to have these items shipped and delivered to campus no later than Monday, August 17 if you want them prior to the start of classes. Any packages shipped to campus must contain your first and last name, housing assignment, and MSC (Marist post office) number. Your MSC number will be provided to you in early August. If you do not have your MSC number by the time you need to ship your packages, you can ship with just your name and housing assignment.
Students may quarantine in New York or another non-restricted state for 14 days. Marist will require proof of flight arrivals to New York or other non-restricted state.
Parents may not quarantine with their child in Marist facilities. If parents want to quarantine with their child, they may do so in a hotel.
Upperclassmen will be able to schedule a drop off time for August 10-16. In addition, they will need to schedule a time for their August 17-23 move in time. More details will be provided to upperclassmen.
Freshman Move-In (student and a maximum of 2 guests may join on any of these activities)
Freshman drop off dates are extended to August 10-18; parents and students will be able to schedule their arrival during this time.
This drop off time can be utilized to set up rooms (make the bed, put the carpet down, hang wall decor, etc.) Marist does not recommend expensive items (high-end electronics, jewelry, expensive handbags, etc.) to be left in the room during this time.
Student drop off will be available between August 19-23; parents and students will be assigned an arrival time. If the assigned time is not suitable due to extenuating circumstances, we will work to find a time that is. When arriving for student drop off, parents will have a 2-hour window to stay on campus. During this time, students and parents should be able to carry most of their items to their room.
In order to provide an on-campus living experience that promotes public health and safety, Marist housing will restrict the number of students living on campus to standard occupancy. In most cases, this means no more than two people per room.
Building access for residential halls will be restricted to students who live in each residence hall.
Students are allowed to have a maximum of one (1) guest above the occupancy of their room. The maximum number of students allowed in a common space at any given time is equal to the occupancy of that room/apartment/townhouse.
Marist students living in campus residence facilities are required to adhere to specific policies related to visitation. These policies are in place to reduce risk to your health and safety as well as others in the campus community.
Freshmen Residence halls (Leo, Sheahan, Marian, Champagnat, and Midrise):
Students residing in these freshmen residence halls are not permitted to have guests from outside of their building visit with them. Students are allowed to have a maximum of 1 guest above the occupancy of their room. For example, if two students share a room, then a maximum of one guest is allowed for a total of three in the room.
For building common lounges, each lounge will be posted with a maximum occupancy granted that students are masked and at least six feet apart.
Midrise Residence hall:
Students residing in this building (freshmen, transfer, and sophomore) are not permitted to have guests from outside of their building visit with them. Students are allowed to have a maximum of 1 guest (from within the building) above the occupancy of their room. For example, if two students share a room, then a maximum of 1 guest is allowed for a total of three in the room. Since Midrise offers suite accommodations, the maximum number of students allowed in a suite at any given time is equal to the occupancy of the entire suite. For example, if a Midrise suite has three bedrooms, each with two students per bedroom, the maximum number of students allowed in the suite common area, masked and distanced at six feet apart, is six.
Townhouse and apartments for sophomores, juniors, and seniors (Lower & Upper New Townhouses, Foy Townhouses, Lower & Upper West Cedar, Lower & Upper Fulton, North End Housing and Conklin Hall):
Students residing in these areas are permitted to have guests from outside of their apartment/townhouse visit with them. Students are allowed to have a maximum of 1 guest above the occupancy of their room. For example, if two students share a room, then a maximum of 1 guest is allowed for a total of three in the room. Since these facilities offer common spaces, the maximum number of students allowed in a common space at any given time is equal to the occupancy of that apartment/townhouse. For example, if a Foy Townhouse houses 10 students, then the maximum number of students allowed in the common area, masked and distanced at six feet apart, is 10.
For North End housing common lounges, each lounge will be posted with a maximum occupancy granted that students are masked and at least six feet apart.
We understand this is an added expense for students and families brought on by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and you may be eligible for a grant in accordance with the Department of Education guidelines through the CARES Act for students who meet the eligibility criteria. If you have further questions on the CARES Act, Tiffanie Karcher from The Office of Student Financial Services at Tiffanie.Karcher@marist.edu.