General Housing Information
What do I need to know about Move-In?
Students will be required to sign up for a move-in date and time.
Students will be provided a link in the online housing portal when they receive their housing assignment. Move-in is scheduled for Thursday, August 27 - Sunday, August 30 from 8am-6pm each day. Students will be expected to adhere to their move-in date and time, to achieve social distancing during the move-in process. If students coordinate move-in times with a roommate and/or suitemates, social distancing in their living space must be maintained. This means not all students, and all of their guests, are able to be present in the same space at the same time.
There will be a limit of one guest (parent, guardian, friend) for the entire move-in process allowed into the residence hall or student townhome during the move-in process. One guest per student means that guests cannot take turns, or switch off. Guests and students will be required to wear face coverings when moving in and practice social distancing.
There will be elevators and carts available to students and their guests to assist with move-in.
Students will be required to complete a health screening prior to their arrival to campus. The guest must complete a health screening when they arrive to campus before they are allowed in the residence halls/student townhomes. Please do not bring guests that are sick or have traveled recently.
- What day do I need to start my mandatory 7-day self-isolation before move-in?All SUNY students are required to self-isolate for 7 days before arriving to campus.
If you Sign Up to Move In on this Day You Must Start to Self-Isolate on this Day
Thursday, August 27
Wednesday, August 19 Friday, August 28
Thursday, August 20
Saturday, August 29
Friday, August 21
Sunday, August 30
Saturday, August 22
- I am interested in a single room. Can I request one?Yes. Students have the opportunity to request singles through the online housing portal. Singles will be used for documented medical/ADA needs first, then will be distributed to students based on application date for incoming students and credits for current students. We may not be able to accommodate all requests.
- How do I complete forms & paperwork prior to arrival?When you receive your housing assignment email in early August, you will be prompted to log into the online housing portal, to view your assignment. You will also be required to fill out a form called 2020/2021 Student Information. It is essential that this information on your form is accurate and that it is completed on time.
- How do I sign the Housing License prior to my arrival?
If you are Over the Age of 18
You will be asked to sign your housing contract through the online housing portal.
If you are Under the Age of 18
- Why should I include my parent/guardian email address in my housing information? Communication and transparency are important to us. SUNY Brockport knows parents are essential partners in student success. Messages sent to a parent/guardian email will relate to important notifications and/or updates to on campus housing. Students are required to submit an email address. This email address can be updated at any time by signing into the housing portal and clicking "Student Information" on the left-hand navigation.
- What should I bring with me while living on campus?
A complete list of suggested items to pack can be found here. However, students are encouraged to limit the amount of belongings they bring to campus. Please note that if it is determined that a student needs to isolate and/or quarantine, that student will need to go home. Students and families will need to arrange private (not public) travel back home as soon as possible.
In addition, students are required to bring:
- Hand sanitizer
- Face coverings
- Sanitizing wipes
- Personal refrigerator (not to exceed five cubic feet)
- Microwave (not to exceed 700 watts)
- A thermometer
When arriving to campus, students do not need to plug in all appliances immediately. Students should communicate with their roommate and/or suitemates in advance. Students are required to store any personal belongings in their living space, including appliances that are not plugged in.
A list of CDC approved supplies can be found here.
I live on campus and am taking online classes. Can I rely on the internet in the residence
halls and student townhomes?
Yes. The residence hall and student townhome wifi is equipped with the most modern wifi standard named wireless AC. In addition, each suite shares a single access point to ensure the fastest throughput possible. SUNY Brockport works closely with ConvergeOne who monitors the residential network 24/7/365 to ensure speed and reliability are maintained at the highest levels.
- When instruction moves online after Thanksgiving, will I be able to stay in my residence
hall or student townhome?
Students will be required to move out of on campus housing before Thanksgiving, and will be able to return when the Spring semester starts. Students do not need to move all of their items out during this period, however, their card access will be shut off.
There will be non-instructional days provided to give the students time to move out, with the last day of move out being Wednesday, November 25, 2020. If there is a need to remain on campus, Residential Life/Learning Communities will provide access via an application process that will be sent to student after September 1, 2020.
With the updated schedule of when students can live on campus for the fall 2020 semester, room rates for the fall are reduced by $400 per student. Please review the updated schedule and policy here.
- If I have a specific question, who can I reach out to? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call either (585) 395-2122 or (585) 395-2108.
Cleaning and Sanitizing
- How are on campus housing facilities being cleaned and sanitized?
Safety is our number one priority. Safety precautions include, but are not limited to:
- Additional entrances and exits to the residence halls to achieve social distancing
- Assigning stairwells to be utilized by students based on the proximity of their rooms to the stairwells (in non-emergency situations)
- Disinfecting stations with hand wipes will be located at each residence hall entrance
- Reducing the allowable occupancy in elevators to reduce capacity and to achieve social distancing
- Requiring face coverings
- Common areas and lounges will be closed to discourage large gatherings
- Am I expected to wear a face covering?Yes. As per the Governor’s Executive Order, the following campus policy provides expectations and requirements related to social distancing and face coverings. It is everyone’s responsibility to adhere to this campus policy; we each play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our community safe. Every member of our community should feel empowered to address peers, colleagues and students who may need reminding of social distancing and face covering requirements.
- Will I be able to use the elevator?Yes. Elevators will be available in most on-campus housing with reduced occupancy. Students will be required to wear face-coverings and maintain social distancing while utilizing elevators.
- How often will community bathrooms, lounges, and common spaces be cleaned and sanitized?
Frequently. Residential Life/Learning Communities, in partnership with Facilities Services, will take precautionary and ongoing measures to keep students and staff safe. Below are examples of several spaces that will be cleaned at least once per day and will undergo electrostatic disinfection of frequently touched surfaces at least four times daily:
- Public bathrooms
- Laundry rooms
- High touch areas
- Resident Assistant Offices
- Trash rooms
- If I live in a suite, who is responsible for cleaning the bathroom?The students that live within the suite are responsible to clean and sanitize their bathroom. A list of CDC approved supplies can be found here.
- Who is responsible for cleaning students' individual rooms?The student is responsible to clean and sanitize their personal space. A list of CDC approved supplies can be found here.
Can residential students have visitors or guests to campus?
Visitors or guests of residential students are able to visit residential students on campus, however, only students who are assigned to live in their residence hall or student townhome will be permitted to enter. Guests will not be allowed in the residence halls and student townhomes. Please see the Housing License and Code of Student Conduct for more details. If visitors or guests of residential students would like to visit a student, please plan to visit in a non-residential space where you can socially distance while wearing masks. Here is a campus map to easily identify an open outdoor space to visit.
Can students who live in the same residence hall or student townhome visit each other?
Yes, as long as all impacted students are comfortable and agree. If students who live within the same residence hall or student townhome visit each other they are able to do so as long as all parties are in agreement (all impacted roommates/suitemates). All students must maintain social distance and wear a face covering. Residential students are encouraged to communicate with their roommate/suitemates about their expectations of their shared living spaces and comfort level with guests from their assigned residence hall or student townhome visiting.
- What happens if a residential student gets sick with COVID-19?
If students feel sick, or suspect that they are sick with COVID-19, they need to call Hazen Health Center as soon as possible. They will be screened for Covid-19, and tested, if determined necessary by Hazen Health Center. If it is determined that they need to isolate and/or quarantine, students need to go home. Students and families will need to arrange private (not public) travel back home as soon as possible. In the rare instance that students cannot go home (for example, if they are international students) they will isolate and/or quarantine on campus.
- What happens if my roommate and/or suitemate gets sick with COVID-19?
If a student’s roommate and/or suitemate gets sick with COVID-19, they will be contacted, screened for Covid-19, and tested, if determined necessary by Hazen Health Center. Hazen Health Center will determine whether or not they need to isolate and/or quarantine. If it is determined that they need to isolate and/or quarantine, students need to go home. Students and families will need to arrange private (not public) travel back home as soon as possible. In the rare instance that students cannot go home (for example, if they are international students) they will isolate and/or quarantine on campus.
A student has moved off campus to isolate/quarantine. Can they return to their residence
hall once their isolation/quarantine period has ended, and do they need a negative
COVID-19 test to return?
Students that have left campus because of an exposure and or positive COVID-19 test may return to campus after their 10 day isolation or 14 day quarantine has ended and they met the criteria as determined by Hazen or your family physician.
A negative COVID-19 test is NOT required to return to your residential living.
There are very clear expectations for stopping isolation and or quarantine. Hazen will assist you in that process.
- What if I see someone not practicing social distancing or not wearing a face covering?
Please be responsible and supportive of our State and College’s efforts to maintain the health of our community. Failure to do so could result in disciplinary action. Reports will be referred to the appropriate supervisor and/or department for further review and/or action.
Per the Code of Student Conduct, failure to comply with the directive of a college official could result in disciplinary action, including, but not limited to removal from the residence halls and/or suspension.
- I live in a residence hall or student townhome, can I have guests visit?