EATING AND DRINKING IN ACADEMIC SPACES AT MEETINGS
To limit virus transmission and encourage consistent masking, there will be no food or beverages allowed in academic spaces, such as the classroom and library, or at any meetings through at least January 31.
- The Dining Hall and Food Court capacity will be within fire code. The Fish Bowl Area in the Dining Hall will remain physically distanced seating. There will be no satellite locations.
- Students will have the option to choose a to-go container upon entry to the Dining Hall to select their meal.
- Masks are required whenever not eating or drinking.
- Saint Joseph's Dining Services is offering Good Uncle, a new food delivery app, for late night and off-peak hours.
- A new mobile app Hawk Hill 2 Go, is now available for food pick up in the Food Court for the Grille and Hawk Wrap stations. The app accepts meal exchanges, dining dollars, Hawk cash, and credit cards. The app allows those to order ahead and pick up in the Food Court.
- Grab-and-go options are offered at all meals in all locations. During periods of significant transmission, the University may convert to all grab-and-go dining.
- The University’s dining provider keeps informed of requirements and adjusts operations as necessary.
- For information regarding food delivery while in isolation or quarantine please refer to the isolation/quarantine email received from Aramark. Questions about isolation food deliveries or options should be sent to DiningDelivery@sju.edu.
- Any student in isolation who meets the criteria to end isolation after day 5, must wear a well-fitted mask at all times when around others from day 6-10. This means no communal eating / shared meals. Therefore, if a student plans to frequent on-campus dining options during this time, they are only permitted to utilize grab-and-go options.
- While in quarantine, you should not frequent areas on or off campus (e.g., you are not permitted to attend classes in person; go to work; go to the Campion dining hall, or other eateries; visit the library, etc.). The only exception to frequenting the Campion dining hall for meals during quarantine is for residential students who are quarantining-in-place on campus who are only permitted to utilize grab-and-go options.
- Saint Joseph’s continues to offer students the ability to reside in regular occupancy assignments (doubles, townhouses and various apartment-style living options).
- The University maintains a two-year residency requirement, generally during a student’s first and second years on campus.
- In cases of extraordinary medical or financial need, students can request an exemption from this requirement. Requests and supporting documentation are reviewed by a review committee. Students who are granted an exemption must live at their parent/guardian’s primary residence.
- Common spaces, such as building study spaces and laundry rooms, are available for student use. Select residential fitness centers will be available for use at this time; the University will use local and industry standards to evaluate ability to remain open throughout the year.
- Non-SJU guests are currently not permitted in campus housing. The University will monitor local transmission rates, local and state recommendations, and student compliance with SJU COVID mitigation efforts, and will evaluate this policy regularly. It is our sincere intention and hope to restore pre-pandemic student visitation as soon as it is safer to do so.
- Residential students are required to wear masks in all residential spaces outside of their individual room, including common spaces and shared bathrooms.
- Professional cleaning, following current CDC recommendations, occurs in lobbies, stairwells, and high-touch surfaces four times daily. Shared, common bathrooms are cleaned twice daily.
- Plexiglas is installed at front desks of residence halls.
- Learn More about the details about isolation and quarantine housing for on campus students.
- Staff and faculty interested in hosting an event on campus should visit Infosilum.
- Student organizations interested in hosting an event should discuss their event plan with their advisor or director of student leadership and activities with at least two weeks notice.
- All events are subject to change without notice in order to prioritize health and safety.
Recreation and Activities
- Recreation and student leadership and activities are vital components of life on campus at Saint Joseph’s. These programs have been reimagined in a COVID-19 context. Campus and student leaders work together on programming that meets guidelines and requirements while enhancing wellness and the student experience.
- Students are encouraged to visit the University calendar often to take advantage of offerings.
- The University continues to offer shuttle service with a mask requirement, and regular cleaning and sanitizing of feet vehicles.
- The COVID Shuttle will take residential students who are assigned isolation/quarantine housing in Moore or Sourin Hall. This will be arranged with you by the Office of Residence Life.
- The COVID Shuttle will return residential students from isolation/quarantine housing on the following schedule:
- Moore Hall 11:15 a.m.
- Sourin Hall 11:45 a.m.
- Moore Hall 3:00 p.m.
- Sourin Hall 3:30 p.m.