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Fall 2020

DATE: June 18, 2020, 6:58 P.M.

All Residents Need to Complete the Fall 2020 Plans Form by June 26

The health and well-being of our Shepherd University community continues to be a top concern as we look forward to your arrival on campus for the Fall 2020 semester.  In support of this goal, the University will be converting on-campus residential space to single occupancy rooms for the Fall 2020 semester due to the continued prevalence of the COVID-19 virus.  We will further evaluate the Spring 2021 semester later this fall

All residents need to complete the “Fall 2020 plans” form that can be found on the Good Living Portal not later than Friday, June 26 by 5pm.   New housing placements will be announced on July 13 via email and on the Good Living Portal.

Students will live in a single occupancy room unless they request to have a roommate in a double occupancy room. Students living on campus will be charged at the double occupancy rates asopposed to the higher single occupancy rates during these special conditions.

Your options on the Good Living Portal are (more detail below):

  1. I am planning to enroll in the fall and will live in a single occupancy space on campus.
  2. I am planning to enroll in the fall and would like to have a roommate in the same room (decline the single occupancy opportunity).  Please note that this may be the only way to insure you are living in your current assigned space on campus.
  3. I am planning to enroll in the fall and would like to stay in a local hotel.
  4. I am planning to enroll in the fall, but will request to live off campus.
  5. Other

We recognize that these changes may cause uncertainty.  Unfortunately, we won’t be able to honor all requests, but we will try to match requests and preferences as much as possible.  New housing placement decisions will take into account student requests, class standing, and original application dates for the 2020-21 Housing Application.

While you make your decision, it is important to note that living in the residence halls will be different than it has been in the past.   To promote safer environments, the University is implementing steps such as:

Explanation of Options:

1. I am planning to enroll in the fall and will live in a single occupancy space on campus

2. I am planning to enroll in the fall and would like to have a roommate in the same room, ensuring my current on campus space if requested (decline the single occupancy opportunity

3. I am planning to enroll in the fall and would like to stay in a local hotel

4. I am planning to enroll in the fall, but will be requesting to live off campus.

5. Other (such as not returning in the fall, or another request)

We are excited to offer this opportunity as a means of supporting you.  This transition will be a major change for everyone.  Please be patient as we work through this process – we will not announce anyone’s placement until they have been finalized.

Please complete the Fall Housing Plans form by Friday, June 26 – and advise your friends, teammates, classmates, and others to do the same.  Having this information will help guide our decisions.

Please let us know if we can provide any additional information for you. We will have more information available online beginning on Friday afternoon, including Frequently Asked Questions.  Please email rhosby@shepherd.edu or call 304-876-5172 to ask more specific questions.