Residence Life and Dining

The aim of Residence Life is to create a healthy, living and learning environment in order to make UMO your home away from home. The Student Affairs Office is working create new social norms for residential students, with educational programs and support for community members based on their housing assignment.

Residence Hall Guest Policy

Griffin, Hart, King, and Grantham
For health and safety reasons related to the pandemic, access to residential buildings will be restricted. Only persons living in the assigned residence hall will have access to that hall or apartment. This means that students assigned to Hart Hall will only be able to visit with others in Hart Hall, King Hall will only be able to visit others in King Hall, Griffin Hall will only be able to visit others in Griffin Hall, and Grantham Hall residents will only be able to visit with others in Grantham Hall. Additionally, there will be a four person limit in each of those residence hall rooms in effort to further assist with social distancing guidelines. Once a visitor enters a room, everyone in the room must wear a mask and practice social distancing guidelines.

The Inn and Apartment Guest Policies
Students assigned to The Inn, Byrd Apt Complex, Kerstetter Commons, Whitfield, Herring, A and B Apartments will only be able to access their assigned room or apartment.

Off-Campus Visitors
Students living off-campus will not be permitted to enter any residential facilities. Additionally, No overnight or off-campus guests will be allowed in the residential spaces.

Students are encouraged to socialize outdoors or in common spaces with guests or friends who live in other residence halls. Students are asked to follow face covering and social distancing guidelines.

Our hope is that we can relax these policies as the semester progresses, based on CDC and governmental guidelines as we continue to monitor the progression of the pandemic.

Face Masks

While students are not required to wear masks in their own rooms, face coverings are expected in other indoor locations including common areas and the hallways of residence halls, per the university face covering policy.

48 Hour Closure

In the event that fall semester classes move online, all students will need to be prepared and have a plan to leave campus within 48 hours of that notification.