Housing Considerations & COVID-19

Frequent Housing Questions in Light of the Pandemic

Below are the most common questions Student Access Services receive from students who request housing accommodations:

  • Can I presume that I will have no roommates because of COVID?
  • Do some rooms have limited contract with communal areas shared with other residents?
  • Do some rooms have immediate or easy access to an outside open air-space?
  • Do some rooms have a short walk-up alternative, other than having to share space in elevators?
  • Do some rooms have independent ventilation systems, not shared with other rooms?
  • Do some rooms have immediate access to the outside and shared common areas (e.g. independent entry and exit)?

Housing Requests to Have No Roommates Because of COVID-19

Many students have approached SAS with a request to be approved for a single room assignment on campus.  Below offers a sample email that SAS frequently receives from students:

“I was recently assigned to a 4-person room. I originally requested to have a 2-person room with private bedroom and bathroom. I would like to change to this original rooming arrangement, or change to a single room. Because of the recent outbreaks and new ordinances from the government I feel uncomfortable with any other rooming arrangements.”

Requests for single rooms can be made directly to the office of Residential Life and Housing.  Any housing request based on a disability, to include a single room request based upon a disabling condition, requires students to register with SAS in addition to completing the regular Residential Life and Housing application process.  Students are not required to disclose confidential disability information to the Residential Life and Housing office.

Safety & Use of Elevators

Marymount has installed general protocols and procedures which align with the CDC pandemic safety guidelines.  However, Marymount cannot promise social distancing (6 feet separation) for residents using elevators.  Please be aware that should you decide to use an elevator, you do so at your own risk.

  • Elevators are frequently ridden by multiple passengers at the same time.
  • Elevator cars are frequently too small to allow for social distancing of 6 feet or more.