COVID-19 Housing Questions

As the University shifts to new guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols on campus including more face-to-face instruction, having events at full capacity and masks no longer being required for students, faculty, staff, and guests who are fully vaccinated, we want to keep the residential community updated with how those guidelines impact students living on campus. Our policies and plans are updated as appropriate to conform with the latest public health guidance and the health and safety of our campus community remains paramount.

If you have any questions, please consult with your Resident Assistant or contact University Housing at universityhousing@southeastern.edu or 985-549-2118. 

Are COVID-19 vaccines available on campus?

Yes.  The vaccine is available at no cost through the University Health Center, and all eligible members of the campus community, including resident students, are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated.  Continuing to increase the vaccination rate of our Southeastern Family is of paramount importance as we seek to ensure the health and safety of our campus community and a return to a more normal academic year.

Students can contact the University Health Center at 985-549-2242 to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination.

Are COVID-19 tests available on campus?

Yes.  Students can contact the University Health Center at 985-549-2242 to schedule a COVID-19 test.

What other personal safety practices should I be following?

All members of the campus community must adhere to the following preventative actions:

  • If not fully vaccinated, residents should wear face masks in buildings and confined spaces if you are with at least one other person.

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if no soap or water is available.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces, handles, knobs, and other places that are touched often.

  • If you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of smell or taste, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea contact the University Health Center at 985-549-2242. In case of emergency, contact University Police at 985-549-2222.

What is the Student COVID-19 Protocol?

In order to help ensure a safe campus, it is imperative that all residents participate in this process including assisting with informing the University Health Center and University Housing of any potential health concerns associated with COVID-19.

All residents should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. Residents who develop any of these symptoms should notify the University Health Center at 985-549-2242 or health@southeastern.edu.

For more information, view the complete Student COVID-19 Protocol.

What happens if a resident exhibits symptoms for COVID-19?

If you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of smell or taste, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea contact the University Health Center or your health care provider and follow the guidance provided. Residents should also notify University Housing and follow guidance provided. For more information, view the complete Student COVID-19 Protocol.

What happens if a resident tests positive for COVID-19?

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you should contact the University Health Center and University Housing for guidance. Resident students who are unable to return home to recover from the virus will be accommodated in spaces specifically designated for students who need to be isolated in accordance with guidance from the University Health Center. If it is determined that a student needs to be moved to one of these spaces, Housing staff will assist with the move and arrange for meal deliveries to the new room. Isolated students will be able to access their courses remotely during the isolation period. At the end of the isolation period and/or after symptoms have fully subsided, the student will complete an evaluation with the University Health Center to ensure that he or she is ready to reenter the residential community. The resident student will be cleared to return to his/her assigned room if all these criteria are met: 1) no fever, 100.4 or greater, for 3 days without taking any fever-reducing medication, 2) other symptoms have improved, and 3) at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared or the student has received two negative tests in a row at least 24 hours apart. For more information, view the complete Student COVID-19 Protocol.

What is the current guest policy?

Residents will be allowed one guest per resident and there can be no more than three people in a room at a time.  Roommates should continue to coordinate visitor schedules so that this guideline can be followed.  Overnight guests are currently prohibited.

What if I don't want to observe the university guidelines?

The health and safety of our students is our highest priority. Therefore, we take COVID-19 guidelines seriously. Violation of these standards may be treated as formal conduct violations and repeated offenses will constitute a formal violation of your housing agreement, which could result in removal from on-campus housing. We want to be up-front with students about these expectations so they can make informed decisions about committing to living on-campus this year.

 
University Housing reserves the right to make changes in campus housing occupancy limits, to be either more or less restrictive, based upon prevailing public health guidance and other pertinent information available at the time.