Spring 2021 Housing Operations

fall 2020 housing operations

2020-21 Housing Operations Overview

Campus Housing at the University of Louisville identified necessary adjustments to promote student, staff, and community well-being during the 2020-2021 Academic Year. This document highlights items of importance to community members and other stakeholders.

Move-in will be scheduled, and capacity per hour will be limited to ensure physical distancing. 

  • Check-in appointments will be used to prevent gatherings of more than 50 people.
  • Campus Housing is communicating with all new Spring 2021 students regarding move-in scheduling and early arrival needs. Please monitor your university email address for full move-in details.   
  • Students may bring up to two people to assist with their move-in.
  • Each new resident will receive a face mask and thermometer during check-in. 
  • Cleaning supplies are available at all front desks for using throughout the semester, including during move-in.

Campus Housing’s facilities will be updated according to public health recommendations.

  • Room occupancy will follow standard occupancy practices.
  • The guest policy, including the number of guests permitted per resident, will be adjusted based on public health recommendations.
  • Front desks will have plexi-glass sneeze guards to reduce the spread of germs.
  • Physical distancing decals will be installed at appropriate locations to assist residents.
  • Community spaces will have altered hours of operation, available by reservation.
  • Furniture will be configured to support public health recommendations.

Community development will include in-person and virtual opportunities.

  • The first community meetings will occur virtually in order to support physical distancing.
  • Programming and events will comply with the public gathering restrictions in place.
  • Meetings in small spaces will be relocated or hosted virtually.

Cleaning and maintenance practices will be altered based on public health recommendations.

  • Community spaces will be sanitized at least three times per day.
  • Cleaning supplies will be available at hall desks for students to use in community spaces.
  • Maintenance staff will be masked while working in rooms and coming to and from.

Student health will be a partnership between Campus Housing, the university, and residents.

    • All students will be strongly encouraged to be vaccinated for the flu.
    • Wearing face coverings may be required in public spaces in the residence hall but not in private rooms.
    • Should the need arise, Campus Housing and Health Services will assist students with COVID-19 exposures, symptoms, and cases.

Message from Campus Housing

We understand that several of our students' health, financial, and other personal circumstances may have changed after assigning/receiving an assignment in Campus Housing for Fall 2020-Spring 2021. We also recognize that several students may have questions regarding their housing options and the benefits of living on campus versus residing off campus and/or at home. We welcome anyone with questions or concerns to email us at to discuss their unique situations and concerns. In addition, we have created a Cancellation FAQ to address some of the common concerns which many students may have in this regard. Select this link to access the Cancellation FAQ.