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Housing and Dining

Housing and Dining

Modifications, restrictions, and limitations will be applied within dining facilities and residence halls to promote the health and safety of residential students and employees. Waivers of the requirement for specific student populations to live on campus will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Social distancing will be enacted throughout all residence and dining areas, including staggered move-in days to lower the number of students and families on campus at the same time, amended visitation policies in residence halls, closure of residence hall game rooms, and additional space between all tables in dining halls. Additional outdoor dining seating will also be added. Further, more restrictive modifications to both housing and dining services will be enacted if the need arises.

Hand sanitizer will be available throughout residence and dining areas. Housing and Residence Life and Chartwells staff will be required to wear face masks. Falcon Foods will become a cashless operation and more frequent cleaning and sanitation protocols will be enacted.

New Student Move-In Day (Friday, August 21)

Updated process for move-in:

The move in times will be staggered to lower the number of residents moving in at the same time.

8 am – 10 am           A – H

10 am – 12 pm         I – Q

12 pm- 2 pm              R – Z

2 pm – 3 pm              Residents who were not able to arrive during designated time

Just go to the residence hall you have been assigned during your designated time to move in and pick up your room key.

Mask/face covering:

As per the university policy, all residents are required to wear a mask/face covering when they are not in their rooms.  Due to the risk to others, we cannot accommodate a person not wearing a mask/face covering in the residence halls.  If you are not able to wear a mask/face covering, then we are not able to accommodate you to live on campus.

Please abide by your designated move in time and complete the move in as quickly as possible.  Do not start decorating your room until all personal items have been moved into the room and your vehicle is moved to the permanent parking space.

Only two personal vehicles will be allowed through the move-in process.  Moving trucks and trailers are not permitted.

Please unload and move your vehicle as quickly as possible.

All residents and guests will have their temperature checked and screening questions prior to entering the building.  If a resident is at risk for COVID-19, then she/he will not be able to move in.  We encourage everyone to check your temperature before traveling to campus. If your temperature is above 100 then you should not come to campus and make sure you are not symptomatic for COVID-19.

During this day, many streets on campus will be closed and/or turned into one-way streets. Please make every effort to follow the requested routing instructions on the map while you are finding your way around campus.

Main Hall, Hanson Hall and Ramsay Hall: From Main St. in Montevallo turn right onto Boundary St (McDonalds and Regions Bank). This will take you directly onto campus where you will be met by several UM staff for more information.

Napier Hall: From Main St. in Montevallo turn right onto Boundary St (McDonalds and Regions Bank). Just before you enter the gates to campus Napier Hall will be on your left.

Tutwiler Hall: From College Dr. turn onto Farmer St. Follow Farmer St. until you reach a stop sign. Turn right and you will be met by UM staff for more information.

Brooke Hall: From Main St. in Montevallo turn right onto Middle Street.  You will be turning right onto Bloch Street and look for sign that says Brooke Hall.

New Hall and Lund Hall: From Main St. turn right onto Middle St you will then turn onto right onto College Drive.  New Hall and Lund Hall will have designated unloading areas close to the entrance of each location.

Once you arrive at the building, report to the lobby area to receive your room key and receive further instructions.

Returning Students Move-in Days (August 22 or August 23)

Returning students can move in on August 22nd or 23rd.  Please arrive during your designated time or between 2 – 5 pm to reduce the number of residents moving in at the same time.

8 am – 10 am           A – H

10 am – 12 pm         I – Q

12 pm- 2 pm              R – Z

2 pm –  5 pm             Residents who were not able to arrive during designated time

If you have a special move-in day such as pre-season athletes, M.A.D.E. program, Honors students, and Greek organizations then information will be sent to you separately.

Our number one priority is to keep residents safe and reduce the risk of COVID-19.  We hope all residents will join us in this effort.  Below is some updated information about policies and procedures.

Updated Housing Policies for Fall 2020

After move-in no outside guest are allowed in the halls.  Visitation is only for residents who live in the same building and limited to four people in the room at the same time.

There will be extra cleaning including electrostatic sanitizing in the traditional hall community bathrooms.

Public lounges: 

Residents will not be allowed to congregate in the public lobby areas.  Pre-planned approved activities will have an allowable capacity of no more than 10 people and should practice social distance guidelines.

Elevators and stairwells:

Residents are required to wear protective mask/face covering when they are in the elevator.  Residents are encouraged to use stairs rather than sharing an elevator.  No more than one person can ride the elevator at a time.

Laundry rooms: 

Residents are required to wear protective mask/face covering when they are in the laundry rooms.  No more than two residents should be in the laundry rooms at the same time and should practice social distance guidelines.

Public kitchens:  

Residents are required to wear protective mask/face covering when they are in the public kitchens.  Public kitchens are limited to two people in the area at the same time and should practice social distancing.   Kitchen must be cleaned thoroughly after use and all surfaces must be wiped down.

Game Rooms:

All game rooms in residence halls will be closed until further notice.  Housing staff may provide limited activities in game room locations with limited capacity, social distance guidelines and all residents wearing protective face covering.

All of these guidelines are in place to help keep everyone safe living in the community.