COVID-19 Policies and Procedures for Housing and Residence Life
Stay informed of what to expect with on-campus living
We are looking forward to meeting you soon as you arrive to live on campus! This page is designed to keep you informed of what to expect with on-campus living. There are many moving parts as we take in the ever-changing information and guidance from local county health officials, but you can find the most up-to-date information on this page.
Residence Hall Community Standards
Daily Health Monitoring
Every member of the UW-Eau Claire community will be required to monitor their health symptoms, and call Student Health Services if they are not feeling well. Students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must not report to an on-campus workplace, the dining centers, or classrooms.
The measures outlined in this policy are mandatory.
This policy provides for progressive discipline in the residence halls and in the University discipline system that for repeat offenses could result in suspension/dismissal from the University.
The following policies and procedures are based upon what is known at present and may change at any time given dynamic nature of the COVID pandemic, and the recommendations and requirements of the City/County Health Department. Should the safety of residence hall students warrant updated procedures, those changes will be updated on this site.
Should the offense be referred to the Dean of Students Office, University discipline may include:
- Level 1 Violation – Warning (reported to Dean of Students Office)
- Level 2 Violation – Disciplinary Reprimand and/or Probation
- Level 3 Violation – Suspension or Expulsion from UW-Eau Claire
Symptoms Monitoring, Testing and Health Expectations
- Students who develop symptoms should contact Student Health Services during normal business hours or the local health care system on evenings and weekends.
Quarantine and Isolation Spaces
- Isolation spaces are used for students who have tested positive. These students must isolate for 10 days from the date of exposure, and remain in isolation until released by Student Health Services or Eau Claire City-County Health Department. In the new CDC guidelines, students may be released to non-congregate housing starting on Day 6. Students may not return to congregate housing until Day 11. Congregate housing includes all traditional residence hall rooms, or any location in which the bedroom is shared. Non-congregate housing includes single bedrooms in apartments or suites.
- Quarantine and isolation spaces are limited for Fall 2022 to only those with an on-campus housing contract.
- UWEC Student Health Services or County Health (or in rare cases students themselves) will notify the Housing Office at 715-836-3674 that a student needs isolation or quarantine.
- The student will then be assigned a room in the designated location on upper campus.
- The Housing Office will provide instructions regarding how to check in.
- Within the rooms Housing will furnish:
- Basic Furniture (bed, dresser, desk, chair)
- Bath Tissue
- Linens: pillow(1), blanket (1), sheets (2), towels (2), washcloths (2)
- Refrigerator upon request but students are highly encouraged to bring their own units
- Students are advised to bring:
- Comfortable clothing (10 day's worth)
- Personal toiletries (comb/hairbrush, soap, deodorant, etc.)
- Eyeglasses/contact lenses
- Cell phone, laptop, earbuds/headphones, chargers, etc.
- All academic coursework materials
- Meal and Incidental Delivery
- For students with a meal plan, students will be provided with a form to give to a friend who may pick up meals from Hilltop Center on their behalf.
- Students who wish to order from local restaurants may do so, and may meet their vendor at the front door, but must remain masked and may only travel to the front door, and may not use lounge space outside of their room.
- Mail and Packages
- Students who want to have mail or packages delivered to their isolation, bunker or quarantine space, should fill out the Mail Form at My Housing Portal, Misc, Mail Delivery. Housing staff will deliver those items to your door.
- Completion of Time
- Students should work with Student Health Services regarding when the transition back to the general population will occur. Students must notify your Hall Director when you have left COVID assignment.
- Need Assistance/Check-Ins
- Students should contact the RA Duty phone posted in the building if they need assistance.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
- Student rooms were cleaned over the summer with Oxivir, a fast-acting, broad-spectrum disinfectant. All surfaces of each piece of furniture will be disinfected prior to the student’s arrival.
- Students are expected to clean and disinfect their rooms on a regular basis. Disinfecting supplies will be available within each hall.
- Students are encouraged to bring additional cleaning supplies to keep their personal spaces clean and may want to consider disinfecting wipes to clean fixtures prior to and after use.