Coronavirus Updates and Resources

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Residence Halls

First-Year Students

Residence Halls will be open for check-in for first-year students on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. Check-in windows will be spread out between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. New incoming first-year students are expected to pre-register for a check-in time slot/window. The purpose of registration windows is to provide a move-in experience that reduces congestion during the move-in process and allows for students and their move-in helpers to maintain social distancing while moving in. Additional information is also available on the Residence Life webpage.

Transfer Students

Transfer student arrival is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Aug. 17, 2021.  The Transfer Orientation website provides additional information regarding Transfer Student Arrival.

Returning Students

Returning students are welcome to return to campus Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, through Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021. Returning students planning to arrive on Saturday are expected to pre-register for a check-in time slot. The purpose of registration windows is to provide an experience that reduces congestion during the move-in process and allows for students and their helpers to maintain social distance.

No Roommate Option

Students may request a double room buyout to live in a double room without a roommate. To request this option, students should contact the Residence Life Office.

Student Quarantine Arrangements

Students who live on campus and need to be quarantined will be asked to remain in their assigned residence hall room or apartment until confirmation from a health care provider indicates they are not infectious. If necessary, students may be temporarily relocated to a space that has a private bathroom. Arrangements will be made with Dining Services to prepare takeout meals for delivery to the student’s quarantine location to ensure students have access to their meal plan during this time.

Student Isolation Arrangements

Students who live on campus and who become ill and need to be isolated will be provided a single living space with a private bathroom. Arrangements will be made with Dining Services to prepare takeout meals for delivery to the student’s isolation location to ensure students have access to their meal plan during this time. Depending on the severity of symptoms, the student may also wish to return to their familial home to recuperate.

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Dining Services

All dining areas will return to typical capacities and seating. Self-service, catering and buffet service will also resume in the fall. Takeout will be available during normal meal times. Sodexo will follow all county health department regulations and is prepared to adjust services should the need arise.

Student Organizations and Extracurricular Events

Clubs and extracurriculars will be able to operate, meet and host events. Organizational leadership is responsible for ensuring the group is following all of the appropriate guidelines and parameters established by the University. Departmental student organizations should work directly with their sponsoring department to ensure appropriate compliance with University protocol.

Athletic Events

All coaches, athletics staff and student-athletes will continue to follow policies and procedures recommended by the NCAA and the GLVC, as well as state and local guidelines. Fans will be permitted at Truman sporting events in accordance with local guidelines and the recommendations of the NCAA and GLVC.

University Travel

University-sponsored domestic travel will be permitted for fall 2021. All University travel approval processes must be followed. University-sponsored international travel is not permitted at this time.

Study Abroad

All study abroad programs have been suspended for fall 2021. Students who had originally planned to participate in a program should contact the Study Abroad Office.

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Last modified: June 30, 2021