Residential Facilities

The COVID-19 Task Force released a Campus Protection Guide that introduced three protection phases for campus operations. Oglethorpe is currently operating under the red phase, with campus being closed with limited exceptions and delivering fully remote instruction.


  • 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

Also, refer to frequently asked questions regarding Residence Life.