Student Housing and Campus Dining

Move-In Week

Move-in day will be expanded to a week-long event for fall 2020. This is intended to limit the number of individuals in on-campus living facilities at any one point in time. Move-in week will be held from Aug. 15 through Aug. 23, 2020. Residents will be limited to two guests to assist with move-ins. We will not have volunteer groups at move-in to help. Bring your dollie and carts as we will not have any available.

To limit the number of individuals in each building, residents will select an appointment time to move-in their assigned residence facility.

Housing Updates

In an effort to follow CDC recommendations, each resident on campus will have their own bedroom space. Common areas and bathrooms may be shared depending on the assignment space. This will reduce overall occupancy to approximately 1,000 residents and allow available spaces for self-quarantine and isolation cases.

Campus Living will implement an enhanced cleaning protocol for high-touch areas, including door handles, lavatories, trash receptacles, light switches, and more.

Campus Dining

Campus Dining will implement several health and safety measures for all locations. These measures include, but are not limited to, the following: decrease capacity in all locations to observe social distancing guidelines, removal of self-service items/options, increase Grab-n-Go (e.g. to-go meals) at all locations, increase signage promoting guidance from federal and state health officials, and requiring face coverings (e.g. masks and additional personal protective equipment (PPE) for all Sodexo employees as part of their uniform policy.) Trojan Café Dining hours in the Trojan Café will be adjusted throughout the semester to help with continued service and cleaning. For the fall term, the adjusted hours of operation will be the following: 7  to 9 a.m. (Breakfast); 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Lunch); 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Dinner).

All checkout registers will have customer-facing card swiping devices, and the use of Trojan ID cards, bank debit, and credit cards will be encouraged to minimize cash handling. Additionally, plexiglass will be installed at each cash area. Use of floor decals and consistent signage will be used to reinforce traffic patterns and social distancing.

Additional hand sanitizer dispensers and stations will be available for increased access as well as additional trash receptacles.

Retail Venues

Dining hours in retail venues such as Trojan Bistro, Tres Habaneros, Subconnection, Business Brew, Starbucks, and Trojan Grill will be modified to allow full cleaning and sanitizing of the facility in between traffic meal periods. These hours of operation will be announced at a later date. Seating will be reduced to follow guidelines currently recommended by the Arkansas Department of Health to ensure proper social distancing.