Residential Facilities

The COVID-19 Task Force is currently reviewing updated CDC guidance for vaccinated individuals. Oglethorpe is operating in the yellow phase of the campus protection guide in summer 2021. Masks are still required in most group settings on campus.


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