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 social distancing, frequent handwashing and the use of protective items (gloves, masks) as best practices for preventing the spread of the virus. 

Occupancy standards and modifications

Density has been decreased in A&T housing to allow for acceptable standards of social distancing. In addition, Facilities and Housekeeping will practice thorough, daily cleaning practices in all Housing and Residential Life spaces. 

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

The Budd Group will provide cleaning services seven days per 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. Occupancy of such commons areas will be limited to provide for social distancing.

Housing staff will have students sign up and schedule showering in community residence hall bathrooms.

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.

No outside visitors will be permitted in residential halls during the fall term, including family members. This requirement will hold true during move-in dates.

Students will be required to wear masks when not in their rooms. A face covering will be provided to any student who does not have one. Students will participate in social distancing by remaining six feet away from one another outside of their rooms. This will require:

  • Extra care in passing one another in hallways.
  • Creating distance from one another in common areas
  • Keeping all areas clean
  • Refraining from touching roommates’ belongings/surfaces in shared residential rooms
  • Common areas signage will clearly express their capacity. If students violate those limits, common areas will be locked.
All resident adviser interactions with students will be done under recommended social distancing policies, and, as much as possible, virtually. Hall meetings will transition to Zoom and social media (live streaming – Facebook Live, Instagram Live, or chats in GroupMe).

Residence hall entrance and exit protocols

Students will only be allowed to enter the residence hall or aparment building where they have a room assignment.

In large, multi-access residence halls, students will enter the building through the established “Main Entrance.” This entrance will be the only swipe- or key-access entrance for students.

In large, multi-access residence halls, students will exit through side doors only, where no entrance is permitted.

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 social-distancing and mask-wearing.