Residential Hall Health and Safety

In the interests of our students and the staff members who serve them, North Carolina A&T strongly encourages practices to ensure the cleanliness and sanitization of our residence halls and other on-campus living environments. That includes frequent handwashing and the use of protective masks in indoor common areas as best practices for preventing the spread of the virus. 

Occupancy standards and modifications

North Carolina A&T residence halls will operate in 2021-22 at full capacity. This is a marked change from 2020-21, when capacity was diminished to accommodate social distancing. Facilities and Housekeeping will continue to practice thorough, daily cleaning practices in all Housing and Residential Life spaces. 

Prior to move-in for the fall term, those spaces are being deeply cleaned and sanitized to ensure they are pristine for student residents. 

Cleaning services will be provided throughout the week. Cleaning supplies have been purchased for sanitation with special attention to the need for multiple daily common area cleanings, including, but not limited to, such places as community kitchens, doors, laundry rooms and computer labs.

In the event that any residence hall student becomes infected with coronavirus, electrostatic cleaning will be used to thoroughly and completely sanitize their residence. 

Expectations of students living in on-campus housing

Students will take an active role in maintaining cleanliness of residence halls and A&T apartments, including keeping their individual living areas clean, such as cleaning surfaces with sterile wipes and practicing frequent hand washing. Students will be expected to bring a thermometer and cleaning supplies for their rooms.

Students will be required to wear masks indoors when not in their rooms. A face covering will be provided to any student who does not have one.

All resident adviser interactions with students will be done under recommended social distancing policies, and, as much as possible, virtually.

Compliance and enforcement

Students will be required to adapt their behaviors to the established health and safety measures. The university’s student conduct protocols will be used to review the behavior of students who flagrantly disregard these requirements. Sanctions will escalate in intensity if a student’s behaviors do not change, if a student is disruptive or does not follow campus public-health expectations, including for  mask-wearing.