ISU announces changes in housing, dining for fall semester amid pandemic

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Adjusting to the new normal created by the coronavirus pandemic, Indiana State University announced changes to its housing and dining procedures for the fall.

New and returning student arrival will be extended over the course of several days, to allow for social distancing. Arrival will begin Aug. 9 and will continue through Aug. 15 for new students and through Aug. 17 for returning students.

Students will be required to sign up for a check-in appointment. They will be allowed up to two guests to assist them with moving into their residence halls. All students and guests will be required to wear face masks in the parking lot and while in the residence hall building.

No volunteers will be available to assist with student arrival this year.

More than 300 single rooms have been made available for incoming first-year students. Additional single rooms will be available in the open room exchange through July 6.

Common areas such as lounges, kitchens and laundry rooms will have reduced seating and occupancy for the fall semester, and masks will be required in common areas, hallways and bathrooms.

No kitchen equipment or game room equipment will be available for check-out.

Improved sanitation procedures will be implemented in the dining halls, which will include hand sanitizing stations.

Other changes in the dining halls will include required travel patterns, adjusted seating availability and other procedures to encourage social distancing.

Students with questions or concerns are encouraged to call the Office of Residential Life at 812-237-
3993 or email at ResLife@indstate.edu.

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