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FAQ: Residential Life

Information for students

Updated January 28, 2021

Unfortunately, no. Students will not be able to enter residential facilities other than the building in which they reside. No visitors—either from off campus or elsewhere on campus—will be allowed into your residence hall.

Yes. Anyone living in University-owned housing, regardless of where the housing is located, is required to follow the strict access policy. Graduate students living in family housing, for example, will have access to residence limited to themselves and the family members who already live there.

Yes. Students will not be able to enter residential facilities other than the building in which they reside. No visitors will be allowed to residential facilities. This means, for example, that students living in Gilbert Hall will not be permitted to visit the room of a student in Susan B. Anthony Hall.

The Goergen Athletic Center’s tennis courts, pool, fitness center and some additional exercise areas are open to full-time students. See FAQ for occupancies and hours.

Wilson Commons Student Activities is continuing to plan events and activities to engage students, and multiple sessions of events will be held to allow for maximum participation. All events will be listed on CCC and can be filtered by in-person, hybrid, and remote activities.

The beginning of the semester will feature two Rochester Traditions, Winterfest Weekend and the Activities Fair. Winterfest will include a glove/mitten giveaway, ice carving demonstration, fire pits and s’mores, curling, and a virtual comedian. Next to the tent on Wilson Quad, an outdoor ice-skating rink has been created. Skates will be available for open skate and late-night themed events.

The Eastman School has decided that performance ensembles will be offered on campus as in-person instruction. Larger ensemble groups (orchestra, wind ensembles, choral) will be sub-divided into smaller groups for rehearsals that meet physical-distancing requirements. Jazz ensembles and other smaller or instrument-specific ensembles are expected to follow the required physical distancing within assigned rehearsal spaces. Chamber music coaching will be offered with in-person coaching.

Along with the on-campus, in-person experiences, all ensembles and chamber music coachings must provide an online enrollment option for students who are electing to study online as a personal choice or because of travel restrictions.

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