As we did in the fall, OSU is requiring COVID testing for all students who live on campus (including Greek housing) see details here:
Housing and Residential Life are taking extra steps to sanitize and disinfect the residence halls, and are outlined in this guide below. While these times can cause added stress, the University community is here to assist you. There are many online campus resources available, so please visit the OSU website for more details. We want to reassure the Cowboy Family that we remain committed to providing safe and comfortable housing for all of our residents.
Our number one goal is your safety and security, and we remain vigilant in that objective. As we all know, the situation is constantly evolving. If we need to change or alter our plans in order to maintain resident and campus safety, we will communicate that via email to your okstate email address, so please check often for updates. We are the Cowboy Family and together we can: we can be healthy, we can be safe!
Safety Measures Being Taken
- All of the residence halls are being disinfected and sanitized using hospital-grade disinfection, applied by a professional cleaning company.
- The frequency of the cleaning is being increased for all community and public bathrooms, community spaces, and touch points.
- ABM, our housekeeping partner, will ensure adequate supplies of hand soap and hand sanitizer are available in all halls.
- Synexis hydrogen peroxide vapor machines can be used in small spaces to kill viruses.
- Designated isolation spaces have been identified if a resident were to test positive for the coronavirus.
- Signage is being installed throughout housing to reinforce safe practices and behaviors.
- Plexiglass shields are being installed on all service desks and staff desks, and masks are provided for all full-time and student staff.
- Lounges will be locked, unless there is a kitchen or laundry room attached to them. All other gathering spaces will require individuals to wear a mask, socially distance, and limit the number of people in the space to less than 10.
- Hall programs are being redesigned to be provided virtually.
How can you keep your community safe?
All residents are encouraged to read and follow all CDC guidelines, and which includes:
- Maintaining social distancing practices around people you don’t live with.
- Wearing face coverings in public spaces outside of your living space.
- Washing and sanitizing your hands regularly.
- Coughing and sneezing into a tissue or the crook of your arm.
- If you are feeling ill, seek medical attention immediately and limit your interactions with others.
For housing-related questions, please visit our FAQ page.