In keeping with state health and safety guidelines, CCSU is operating six residence halls during the spring 2021 semester at reduced occupancy. Students who reside in our residence halls are identified as a family unit and are limited to suites with an occupancy of one to four students. In addition to the six residence halls for the general student population, two additional residence halls have been converted to isolation and quarantine areas.
Students will be held accountable for non-compliance of CCSU’s health and safety protocols, and we will continue to enforce them for the health and safety of the entire Central family. Read more about non-compliance violations here.
Residence Hall Protocols
Following the State of Connecticut's guidelines for reopening university campuses, CCSU has opened its residence halls with significant modifications in occupancy rates and health and safety precautions, including new equipment and resources.
COVID-19 Testing Requirements
The State of Connecticut requires all resident students to show proof of a COVID-19 RT-PCR test no more than 14 days before move-in.
Drop-off & Move-In
We have made significant changes to move-in procedures and our residence hall operations to ensure compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines. If additional revisions are required due to changing pandemic conditions, this web page will be updated. Please check back regularly for the latest information.
Instead of the traditional “move-in weekend,” the Residence Life team created a two-phase residence hall reopening plan to minimize the number of people on site in accordance with State of Connecticut guidelines.
Programming & Events
We have developed some great and safe programs! Due to social distancing guidelines, many residence hall programs are held virtually, and those that are held in person have a maximum attendance cap based on the size/social distancing capacity of the programming space.
The University also has designaated several “open” outdoor spaces for group socialization and “areas of expression” that provide enough space to maintain social distancing. We also have identified spaces on campus that safely accommodate 40-plus students; among them, the Elihu Burritt Library, the Willard-DiLoreto atrium, Founders Hall, Alumni Hall, the Student Center, Kaiser Gymnasium, and Devil’s Den.
Visitor Access to Campus
No family or guests are permitted within residence halls. We recognize that resident-students will want (and need) to have visitors from time to time during the semester. The University has developed a family living room in Hilltop Cafe, where safety precautions can be observed and scheduled visits can take place. That room is deep cleaned between visits. In addition, CCSU has established an outdoor tented space on the Vance Green to support somewhat larger, socially distanced opportunities. Visits in either location must be scheduled in advance through Residence Life.
Conclusion of Spring Semester
Please keep in mind that all resident-students are required to move out of their residence halls at the end of the semester. (Those with special circumstances may work out alternate plans with Residence Life staff.) The last day of classes is May 9, 2021, and final exams will take place from May 10 to 16.