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With fewer than 200 students currently living in the residence halls on S&T’s campus, the remaining Thomas Jefferson and Residential Commons students will move into University Commons apartments with private bedrooms and private bathrooms. Following the move, each student resident will have a private bedroom, a private bathroom, and will share a full kitchen with one other student in the apartment.
The main reasons for this change are:
- This move will allow residents to have a private bathroom and a private bedroom, which aids in social distancing.
- Food service options will be further reduced on campus. Living in an apartment with a kitchen will provide residents access to prepare food. Residents will continue to have access to Avenue C and Miner Munchies convenience stores. These spaces will be stocked with additional grab-and-go meals and items.
- In the event that S&T facilities are needed for health care workers, this will allow a quick turnaround with Residential Commons and Thomas Jefferson Hall.
- At an occupancy of fewer than 200 students, sustaining basic services becomes impractical when spread over multiple buildings that can house 2,300 students.
Staff are working quickly to get spaces cleaned and ready for new residents. Moving will start this weekend.