Housing and Dining

The university will continue to monitor local and national developments and rely on guidance from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa; the Iowa and Johnson County departments of public health (IDPH, JCPH); the Big Ten Conference; and the CDC. If you have any questions or concerns, our staff are available to help. 

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Health Practices

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  • All Market Places will return to a self-service mode of service for all customers.
  • In-person dining will be available, as well as, Market2Go, a program where students can take their food from the market places to-go. 
  • Touchless payment with IowaOne and credit cards will be maintained.
  • The Street Hawk food truck will resume operations.
  • Custodial procedures will continue to follow CDC guidance.
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Residence Halls

  • On-campus housing options will be provided for students in accordance with public health and university guidelines.
  • Housing professional staff, resident assistants (RAs), and on-campus students will create a living learning environment.
  • RAs will be present and available to support students. All RA floor meetings will be held in-person, with a virtual component.  
  • All Living Learning Community events and opportunities will be held in-person, with a virtual component. 
  • Residents that wish to have a one-on-one meeting with their hall coordinator will be able to choose if it is in person or virtual.  
  • Residents will not have visitor restrictions in the halls.
  • Common spaces, such as lounges, will be set up following state and federal guidance regarding gatherings.
  • Rooms will be set aside for emergency use, such as for illness, student interaction concerns, or other matters, per protocol.
  • Custodial procedures will continue to follow CDC guidance.

Self-isolation and quarantine

The university will provide isolation space for students diagnosed with COVID-19 who live in residence halls and space to quarantine close contacts.

If you live on campus in a residence hall, self-reporting your status will initiate the process for arranging your isolation/quarantine space. Please self-isolate, wear a face mask, and order your meals online until a member of the Housing & Dining team contacts you to discuss your relocation needs and next steps.

Students who live off campus and need to isolate or quarantine, should follow the latest guidance from the CDC.

Medical care will be provided virtually by Student Health, the provider who made the diagnosis, or the student’s personal primary care provider.

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