Updated: September 14

NYU student residence halls will reopen for Fall 2020.  However, to reduce density, fewer students are assigned to each residence hall floor. And in line with physical distancing guidelines, we have reduced density in our student residence halls by about 45%.

Physical Distancing

Physical barriers will be positioned to maintain social distancing at the residence hall resource centers. Clear markings will mark queue spacing that allow social distancing. Shared office spaces and resource center work areas will be re-configured to conform to social distancing guidelines

Packages

Staff handling mail and package processing will be provided appropriate PPE. Physical contact for package distribution by iPads will be reduced by using a photo of the resident’s ID in lieu of an e-signature.

Guests

The guest policy will be suspended for all residential students. Tap access will be restricted to residents of the hall, prohibiting non-NYU guests, non-residential students, and residents from other buildings from entering the residence hall.  

Gatherings

Hall programs, team meetings, and individual student meetings will be planned in compliance with University guidelines

Common-Area Seating/Kitchens/Gyms

Restrictions on the use of residence hall lounges and courtyard seating will adhere to University guidelines for student gatherings and residence hall occupancy. When necessary, furniture and other seating will be moved or disabled to maintain social distancing. Common kitchens will be locked and available only by reservation. Students will not be permitted to share utensils, dishware, or other appliances in common kitchens. Residence hall gym facilities will be locked.

Computer Terminals

Access or restriction to small computer clusters will be established consistent to University practice or policies regarding use of lounges. Terminals will be moved or disabled to maintain social distancing, as needed.

Fire Alarms

Students will be required to wear a facial covering when exiting the residence hall during fire alarms and other evacuation. Staff will establish social distancing protocols when waiting during a building evacuation or queuing to re-enter the building following an evacuation.