Residential Facilities

Oglethorpe is operating in the orange phase of its Campus Protection Guide in Spring 2021. Campus will be open only to on-campus residents, commuter students attending classes on campus, and authorized personnel. These individuals are known as Petrels Authorized for Campus Access (PACAs).


Although all our residential facilities will be in a low volume model, access to these buildings will remain as they always have for our residential students. Doors will remain locked 24/7 and access is only given to the residents of a specific building. 

  • Disinfecting protocols be added to the daily cleaning routine of all public spaces in the residence hall buildings
  • Addition of hand-sanitizing stations in every residence hall common space and entries
  • In-suite cleaning conducted by facilities staff on a routine basis (currently no in-suite cleaning is conducted in private residence rooms)
  • Prioritize shared bathrooms over single bathroom suites
  • Reconfigure seating in common areas to maintain recommended social distance
  • Signage placed throughout all residence hall areas promoting CDC recommended practices of personal hygiene and prevention of spread
  • Establish maximum allowed occupancy in common spaces/lounge areas according to CDC guidelines
  • Update Facilities and Security staff procedures and train employees according to CDC standards in the following areas affecting residence life
  • Trash and recycling removal from residence halls
  • Maintenance staff entering private residence rooms for general repairs
  • Maintenance staff entering private residence rooms for emergency/after-hours repairs
  • Housekeeping procedures for cleaning and disinfecting private resident spaces
  • Incident Response inside the residence halls
  • Residence Life staff will establish procedures for exposure and/or confirmed cases in the residence halls and alert designated personnel/departments for appropriate action
  • Keep number of strategically located rooms off-line for occupancy to act as an isolation space if needed for students who are asked to self-isolate