The Office of Residential Life and Housing at the University of Missouri–St. Louis is committed to providing on-campus housing and maintaining a learning environment that encourages academic success, student engagement, personal growth and personal responsibility.
Both Oak Hall and Mansion Hill will be open and we are focused on maintaining a safe, secure and clean living environments.
COVID-19 Packing List
- Face coverings
- Hand sanitizer, alcohol-based with at least 60% alcohol
- Cleaning supplies (ie, sanitizing wipes)
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
- If applicable and possible, an extra month supply of any prescription medication
- Any resources needed to complete coursework remotely
Emphasis is being placed on cleaning common areas in residential facilities.
- Private suite-style bathrooms will not be cleaned by the university to prevent unnecessary entry into rooms.
- Residents need to take standards for hygiene and cleanliness very seriously and take steps to ensure the safety of roommates/apartment-mates, adhering to CDC cleaning guidelines.
- When possible, occupancy per suite will be assigned to limit the total number of residents in a given suite.
- Unnecessary room moves will be discouraged.
- Door access procedures may change to remove the requirement to swipe in with university ID during certain hours. Instead, residents and staff may show ID upon entry.
- Dining will provide pre-packaged, grab-and-go meal options for carryout. Locations will utilize social distancing and line queues. Face coverings will be required in all public areas of our facilities including in all dining locations, except when eating.
- Beginning in August, students residing in our residential communities will be limited to one designated guest. This temporary requirement will be reviewed by September 15.
- Find move-in information at https://www.umsl.edu/services/reslife/MoveInInfo/index.html.
Non-vaccinated students exposed or diagnosed with COVID-19 will be instructed to isolate or quarantine in designated locations. Residential Life has identified space which can be used for quarantine/isolation, if necessary. Students who test positive will be encouraged to isolate at home if it is safe and possible to do so.
A student will be released from isolation/quarantine following receipt of ‘release statement’ from Public Health and must coordinate with UMSL Health Services to gain written approval to return to on campus coursework or activities. Upon receipt of the release statement, Residential Life will work with the student on returning to their permanent housing assignment.
Because of the fluid nature of the pandemic, we are continuing to engage in conversations with our campus partners and reviewing and updating best practices and guidelines from the University of Missouri System, public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about how to continue to maintain a healthy on-campus environment in preparation for your arrival in fall.
Additional information and guidance is available on the Residential Life and Housing website.