On-Campus Quarantine

Spring 2021: Jan. 30- Feb. 4

New York State mandates a specific quarantine and testing protocol for international travelers and those from noncontiguous states. This quarantine is mandated based on an Executive Order issued by the Governor of New York State, and is enforceable by the New York State Department of Health. Syracuse University has no authority to grant exceptions to this requirement.

Working with the local health department, Syracuse University has arranged for on-campus students subject to the New York State quarantine requirement, to complete the mandatory quarantine in their current residence hall room or apartment. Only students subject to the quarantine requirement will be permitted to move into on-campus housing on Jan. 30 and Jan. 31.

What This Means For You

It is important that you fully comply with the quarantine guidelines and expectations outlined below. Failure to do so may constitute a violation of the New York State quarantine order as well as the Code of Student Conduct. Please direct any questions you may have to your resident director.

  • After you arrive on campus for your scheduled move-in day (Jan. 30 or Jan. 31) and complete all check-in procedures, you will begin quarantine in your on-campus housing.
  • On Feb. 3, all quarantined students will be tested again at the Stadium Testing Center.
  • Upon receiving a negative test result, you will be released from quarantine on Feb. 4.
  • During the quarantine period, students will generally be restricted to their residence halls, and asked to abide by strict social distancing protocols. Students will be allowed outside for exercise and to obtain grab-and-go food service in the dining halls, under limited and controlled circumstances.

What Can I Expect During Quarantine?

Please know we are here to help you along the way. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the Office of Student Living.

Living

  • You will quarantine in your assigned residence hall room or South Campus apartment. During this short period, you should stay in your room, suite or apartment as much as possible.

  • You must wear a mask when outside your room, including in the hallways and bathrooms, and maintain six feet of distance from other residents.
  • For students in residence halls, you may not travel between floors except for when you need to exit the building or to do laundry. Students in South Campus apartments may not enter apartments outside of their apartment block.
  • Floor lounges and building lounges are closed.
  • You may receive packages and retrieve them at the main desk during this period.
  • The Office of Student Living will conduct regular rounds throughout the building to ensure that safety is maintained and that the quarantine guidelines are being followed.
  • Residential Community Safety Officers will be at the main entrance of residence halls 24 hours a day to monitor building access.
  • Campus buildings, other than residence halls and dining facilities, will be closed during this period. Exceptions will be made for the Barnes Center (e.g., pharmacy and medical appointments) and for COVID-19 testing.

  • You must wear a mask when outside your room, including in the hallways and bathrooms, and maintain six feet of distance from other residents.
  • You may gather with other students in your residence hall room or apartment only if they live on your floor or in your apartment block. If a guest is in your room or apartment, masks must be worn and six feet of distance must be maintained. Occupancy rules apply to residence hall rooms and apartments.
  • Virtual engagement and recreational activities will be provided. Please consult the University Events Calendar.

Eating

Grab-and-go food will be available in on-campus dining facilities during the quarantine period. You should only access on-campus dining at your assigned dining location. See below:

  • Brockway Dining Center: Brewster, Boland and Brockway Halls
  • Ernie Davis Dining Center: Booth, Dellplain, Ernie Davis, Haven, Kimmel, Marion, Walnut and Washington Arms Halls
  • Graham Dining Center: Day and Flint Halls
  • Sadler Dining Center: Lawrinson and Sadler Halls
  • Shaw Dining Center: Oren Lyons, Shaw and Watson Halls
  • Goldstein Food Court: South Campus Apartments

You can order meal or grocery delivery from outside vendors. Please pay and tip online, so there is no contact with the delivery person. When the food arrives, you can meet the delivery person at the entrance of the residence hall (or outside of your South Campus apartment). You should maintain six feet of distance from the delivery person and wear a mask for the whole transaction. If there are other students in the lobby waiting for food to be delivered, please always remain six feet away.

Leaving the Residence Hall or Apartment

  • You may leave your residence hall or South Campus apartment to exercise, get fresh air, or grab food at your designated location. You will need to sign in and out with the Residential Community Safety Officer who is stationed at the entry of your hall. Students on South Campus do not need to sign in or out, but must comply with all required guidance and protocols.
  • When outside of your residence hall or apartment, you may only be with one other person and that person should be from your residence hall floor or apartment block.
  • You must wear a mask and maintain six feet of distance from others at all times.
  • There is a 10 p.m. curfew for students in the on-campus quarantine who are outside of their hall or apartment for an approved purpose. Please make sure that you are back in your residence by 10 p.m. every night.

There is a 10 p.m. curfew for students in the on-campus quarantine who are outside of their hall or apartment for an approved purpose. Please make sure that you are back in your residence by 10 p.m. every night.

During the quarantine period, you may not leave campus property at any time. The only exception is if you must use a city street to access a dining facility. Marshall Street, Walnut Park, Thornden Park, and the University neighborhood are not campus property. Exceptions will be made for medical emergencies.

You may not enter a place of business during this period (i.e., grocery store, restaurant, convenience store, retail store, etc.).