COVID 19: Housing FAQs
We look forward to welcoming undergraduate students who are granted exceptions to live in on-campus housing through the Resource Support Application. Here are some frequently asked questions with answers:
Your housing contract will be canceled by the university and no charges will be posted to your account.
First-and-second year students will sign a housing contract for both the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semester; third-and-fourth year students will sign Fall 2020-only housing contracts.
Unfortunately, because of the tight timeline, we cannot accommodate requests at this time. However, as rooms become available, we will work with students.
Students should expect to receive their room assignment on or before August 21.
Move in will take place on Saturday, August 29th. More information will be provided when housing assignments are sent as soon as the housing assignments process concludes on August 21.
Plans are still being developed based on public health guidelines to offer screening and/or testing to students when they arrive to move in. More details to follow.
Residents will not be allowed to have guests in their assigned housing space. Students will only be permitted to access their own residential building and assigned space and will not be permitted to access other residential buildings. Students are also not permitted to provide access to JHU buildings to anyone else.
The University encourages residents to limit travel to the immediate, Baltimore area only, and to minimize close contact with others when utilizing public transportation or ride sharing services. Any students who decide to return home for Thanksgiving break will not be allowed to return to campus until the spring semester.
Nolan’s will be open each day and offer to-go options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Snack and breakfast items will also be available for students to take with them.
Students may be required to self-quarantine or to self-isolate in an alternative University housing location that will be provided by the University. In those situations, students will be required to remain in alternative University housing until cleared by medical personnel from the Student Health and Wellness Center. Temporary housing assignments to isolate or quarantine do not replace a student’s housing assignment.
What if I am traveling from a location that the state of Maryland requires me to quarantine upon arrival?
Depending on your housing assignment, you may be able to quarantine in your assigned room. If not, you will temporarily move into a designated quarantine space with meals provided.
The university will continue to store your belongings until a return to campus is permitted. For those in Baltimore, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and the Housing team will work with you on a case-by-case basis to retrieve your belongings.
We encourage students to pack lightly. You may also ship belongings to an address that will be provided with your room assignment. More specific information will be posted on the Housing website.
We encourage you to the complete Resource Support Form which is due on Wednesday, August 12 at 9am.