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Campus Life for Residence Students

Our campus will still be open to residence students for the winter semester. Even in the critical code red and/or restricted code orange, where most of our courses are offered online, we are excited to have you on our campus. Residence students will be welcomed back into our buildings upon their return from Christmas break, and any need for quarantine should be discussed with the Residence Life Coordinator. We will continue to offer a meal plan for students who’ve signed up to eat in our cafeteria.

Our residences are nestled on 100-acres in the heart of beautiful prairie land with a tree-lined river that runs along the property. It is the perfect spot for outdoor activity and quiet times of study. Read below for more details about campus living during the winter semester at Providence:

  • Students will continue to have single rooms for the 2020-2021 academic year. (There will be no extra charge for a single room.) Residences will run at 50% capacity.
  • We’re working with our meal provider, Sodexo, to provide a clean and safe eat-in environment. There will be a limit on the number of people in the dining room at one time, and buffet/salad bar options will no longer be available.
  • Most residents will have to share their bathroom with one or two other people. Residents in Muriel Taylor Hall will be required to share multi-stalled bathrooms with all other students on their floor.
  • Staggered, touchless move-ins will be carefully organized by your Residence Life Director.
  • There will be no open lounge/residence hours or overnight guests allowed. The communal area (otherwise known as the Hub) in Muriel Taylor Hall will remain open for students as long as Public Health guidelines for physical distancing and limitation on group sizes are carefully followed.
  • We’re committed to increased cleaning and sanitization efforts in shared bathrooms and common spaces. Hand sanitizing stations and cleaning supplies will be available for student use.

Students who require self-isolation can stay on campus in designated residences, permitting there is available space to do so.