Classes Suspended Until March 30

Residence Communities Open with Limited Services

March 13, 2020 |

Spring Break has been extended to March 30th. To support the efforts to flatten the curve on the community transmission of the virus, we are continuing to encourage students in the residence communities to:

  • Stay home if you are already home. Do not return at this time.
  • If you are experiencing a housing hardship, you may remain in your residence community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Limited Service

If you have a need to stay on campus, you have access to your community and room.

  • DINING: Due to the Governor's restaurant restriction, students are not allowed to eat meals in University Dining facilities. Students will be issued a disposable to-go container that can be filled at various stations and take their meal with them. This restriction will stay in effect until the Governor lifts it. Click here for Dining Center hours.
  • FRONT DESKS: Front Desks & the Stadium Heights Office are open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
  • VEHICLES: If you have a vehicle and live on main campus, continue to park in Lot 14 or 16 green stalls.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Maverick shuttles are not running, however, regular bus service has resumed.
  • CAMPUS RECREATION: All Campus Recreation Facilities are closed through March 29.
  • CARKOSKI COMPUTER LAB: Closed until further notice.

If you're not currently on campus and wish to stop by to collect some belongings, you may do so, as your MavCARD will grant you access to your community. You do not need to notify our office if you are gathering items from your room.

Travelers Returning from CDC Level 3 Warning Countries

Travelers returning from CDC Level 3 warning countries are required to observe a 14-day period of self-quarantine and monitoring. You can learn if your country is on this list here.

During this period, you are not permitted to come to work, attend class, or participate in any other campus or community activities. The university does not have the capacity to provide self-quarantine locations on campus for students. Students needing to self-quarantine will be required to return to their permanent home residences or self-quarantine in their off-campus apartments.

Residential students who require self-quarantine and who are unable to return home:

Contact Residential Life via email or phone at 507-389-1011. We'll work with you to determine an effective self-quarantine option.

Housing Refunds & Cancellations

The University will make a fair and equitable plan to accommodate students. This is an unprecedented situation and it will take some time to finalize our process as a result of COVID-19. We will provide an update when it is available.

Students Who Wish to Check-Out

If you've decided to move out of your room, follow these steps to complete your check-out:

  1. When you arrive to your residence community, go to the Front Desk and request a Room Condition Waiver Envelope.
  2. Move all of your belongings out of your room (carts are available).
  3. Remove all trash from your room. Cleaning supplies and trash bags are available at the Front Desk. Large dumpsters are in place at Julia Sears, between Carkoski Commons and McElroy, and in Lot 14 near Crawford B/D Halls.
  4. When your room is empty and clean, return your Room Condition Waiver envelope with your key included to the Front Desk. You will be charged if you do not return your room key.

Do these things before you leave:

  • Check your mailbox and take mail/packages home.
  • Update your permanent address so that your mail is forwarded.
  • If you brought a bike to campus, take it home.
  • If you are concerned about damage charges in your room, take pictures before you leave and save them for reference.


The University does not provide storage to students, however, U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage to students who are moving due to Coronavirus. Click here for more information.

Contact Us

Residential Life Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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