The Policies provided here are for reference and are not all-inclusive of all policies at Syracuse University.
Students living in Syracuse University on-campus housing must abide by the Office of Student Living's Residential Policies. Please be sure to review these living expectations.
COVID-19 and On-campus Living
In addition, there are specific living expectations as a result of COVID-19 and the global health pandemic. Please review these expectations below.
Student Living Expectations
In this extraordinary time of a pandemic, we are responsible for ourselves and each other. We will work together. We will rise to the occasion. We will take necessary steps to keep each other safe. And we will not put ourselves or others at risk.
We all will embrace and adapt to new practices for our living, learning and working environment. At the core of these practices is protecting the health and safety of every campus community member. To do so, all members of the Orange community are expected to take an active role in promoting the safety, health and well-being of every campus community member. That means abiding by all health and safety directives from federal, state, local and University officials through fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters and beyond and encouraging others to do the same. We will all do our part to keep ourselves, our peers, our colleagues, and all Syracuse University community members safe.
How to Keep Myself Safe in the Residence Halls in Common Spaces:
- Anytime in the residence hall, besides in your residence hall room, you must be wearing a mask.
- While walking in the hallways, maintain 6 feet of distance from others.
- If you are using a multiple person use bathroom, you still need to wear a mask. You can take off your mask when you are using the shower or brushing your teeth.
- In the common lounge spaces, there are signs posted with a maximum capacity of students that are permitted in that common lounge space. Students must follow the capacity limitation of each space.
- While in the common lounge spaces, students must still maintain social distancing with 6 feet of distance from others and wear a mask.
- If students are eating a meal together, masks can be down during that time, however, they must be put back on, once the meal has concluded.
- While utilizing the elevators, there can be a maximum of 4 students at time in the elevator. While in the elevator students must wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
- Laundry rooms:
- Please practice social distancing in the laundry rooms, and limit capacity to 50% of the number of washers. Students will have to use every other machine to maintain social distancing.
Restrictions of Access/Guests to my Residence Hall room:
- Students living in residence halls can have guests from their own buildings. Occupancy cannot exceed double the number of bed spaces (i.e., a double room can have a maximum of 4 people in the room).
- Students living in South Campus apartments may have students living in the same apartment building as guests in their apartment. Occupancy cannot exceed as follows:
- 1 bedroom apartment – 4 people
- 2 bedroom apartment – 6 people
- 3 bedroom apartment – 8 people
- Students will not be able to visit or socialize in any residence hall besides the residence hall they are residing. Students will not have card access to enter any residence hall besides the residence hall they are residing in.
- Room occupancy is limited to a maximum of double the number of residents assigned to the room. For example, if a room is a double-occupancy room, the maximum number of people allowed in the room is four. This will be enforced.
- If you have a guest in your residence hall room, everyone must wear a mask, including those who live in the room.
- Tunnel access for students in Flint, Day, Sadler, and Lawrinson is restricted.
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Do Your Part.
In this extraordinary time of a pandemic, we are responsible for ourselves and each other. We will work together. We will rise to the occasion. We will take the necessary steps to keep each other safe. And we will not put ourselves or others at risk.
READ THE ENTIRE STAY SAFE PLEDGE.
In addition, students are expected to adhere to any modifications to the Stay Safe Pledge as amended through campus communication updates. These can be found in the Fall 2020 Updates.