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Residence Life staff continues to work to provide a safe living environment for all our residential students. We continue to follow CDC guidelines and UW-System recommendations. If you have any questions, please contact Residence Life.   

Residents are expected to wear a face covering at all times while outside of their room. Face coverings must be worn while in hallways and common areas such as kitchens, laundry rooms, restrooms and in the lobby. Face coverings are not required when it is not conducive to performing a task (i.e. brushing your teeth, showering, eating, drinking, etc.).   

No outside visitors will be permitted in residence halls during the semester.  

Custodial and Disinfection Efforts: Custodial efforts in the residence halls will be increased. This includes cleaning and disinfecting restrooms, kitchens, and lounges. We will continue to focus on disinfecting high-touch areas with an EPA-approved product per CDC guidelines. Disinfectant and disposable toweling will be made available so that students can self-disinfect common areas as needed.  

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Restrooms

Each restroom will be set up to accomplish physical distancing protocols. In addition, restrooms will follow scheduled closures for cleaning. 

Lounges

Some lounge spaces will be open for students to use but will be arranged so that social distance guidelines are observed. 

Front Desk

The hall desk will be open and will dispense garbage bags, light bulbs and check out vacuums.  It will also have study buck store items for students to purchase. All other items including cooking utensils and games will not be available for checking out. 

Kitchens

Kitchens will remain available for student use. Each kitchen will be deep cleaned daily, and spot cleaned throughout the day. Each kitchen will have a maximum occupancy and is not to exceed that occupancy. Refrigerators will be available for food prep only. If you would like to store food, we suggest purchasing a mini fridge that has a capacity that is less than five cubic feet. Unfortunately, pots, pans, and other communal items will not be available.  

Laundry

Free laundry for current residents will remain available for student use. Each laundry room will be deep cleaned daily, and spot cleaned throughout the day and will have a posted maximum occupancy. Each laundry room will have a maximum occupancy and is not to exceed that occupancy

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Spring Semester Meal Plan

The spring meal plans will begin on January 13, 2021. There are three meal plan options offered for the spring semester:

  • 1570 Points Plan: $1595
  • 1000 Points Plan: $1030
  • 500 Points Plan: $530 

Any remaining meal points from the fall semester will be rolled over and can be used over the winter break and during the spring semester.

Union Café

Union Café Hours: Spring Semester  

Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (lunch), 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (dinner)  

Hours of service may be adjusted to reduce the volume of students dining at any given time or expanded as the semester progresses. 

Offerings

  • Multiple stations including the G8 and vegetarian station   
  • Buffet and self-service style options will be replaced with daily features that will be packaged to go.
  • All customers will use disposable food service items. An entrée, starch and vegetables will be served in a three-compartment container and all desserts will be individually wrapped with a 20-ounce beverage to-go.   

Safety Measures 

Seating within the Union Café and throughout the Yellowjacket Union will be arranged to allow for necessary social distancing. Hours of service may be adjusted to reduce the volume of students dining at any given time or expanded as the semester progresses.  

All dining locations will be set to comply with social distancing guidelines. Dining staff will clean tables, chairs, and high-touch surfaces between uses. We will also expect students to follow social-distancing guidelines when ordering and waiting for food, and when disposing of to-go containers.  

Dining staff will also wear PPE, all associates will wear masks and handle all food with gloves to ensure your safety.  

 

Caribou Coffee

Caribou Coffee Hours: Spring Semester  

  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  
  • Hours of service may be adjusted to reduce the volume of students dining at any given time or expanded as the semester progresses. 

Offerings

  • Coffee, espresso, mochas and more   
  • Jack & Olive grab-and-go salads and sandwiches  

Safety Measures 

Seating throughout the Yellowjacket Union will be arranged to allow for necessary social distancing.  

All dining locations will be set to comply with social distancing guidelines. Dining staff will clean tables, chairs, and high-touch surfaces between uses. We will also expect students to follow social-distancing guidelines when ordering and waiting for food, and when disposing of to-go containers.  

Dining staff will also wear PPE, all associates will wear masks and handle all food with gloves to ensure your safety.  

Sono

Sono Hours: Spring Semester 

Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (lunch), 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (dinner) 

Hours of service may be adjusted to reduce the volume of students dining at any given time or expanded as the semester progresses. 

Offerings

  • Lunch - Latin bowl, burritos and taco options   
  • Dinner - sub sandwiches

Safety Measures 

Seating throughout the Yellowjacket Union will be arranged to allow for necessary social distancing. Hours of service may be adjusted to reduce the volume of students dining at any given time or expanded as the semester progresses.  

All dining locations will be set to comply with social distancing guidelines. Dining staff will clean tables, chairs, and high-touch surfaces between uses. We will also expect students to follow social-distancing guidelines when ordering and waiting for food, and when disposing of to-go containers.  

Dining staff will also wear PPE, all associates will wear masks and handle all food with gloves to ensure your safety.  

 

Brick Oven Grille

Brick Oven Grille Hours: Spring Semester 

  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  

Hours of service may be adjusted to reduce the volume of students dining at any given time or expanded as the semester progresses. 

Offerings

  • Breakfast items in the morning
  • Grill, pizza and appetizers during lunch and dinner

Safety Measures 

Seating throughout the Yellowjacket Union will be arranged to allow for necessary social distancing. Hours of service may be adjusted to reduce the volume of students dining at any given time or expanded as the semester progresses.  

All dining locations will be set to comply with social distancing guidelines. Dining staff will clean tables, chairs, and high-touch surfaces between uses. We will also expect students to follow social-distancing guidelines when ordering and waiting for food, and when disposing of to-go containers.  

Dining staff will also wear PPE, all associates will wear masks and handle all food with gloves to ensure your safety.  

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When do we need face coverings? Will they be provided by the university?

Face coverings are required in all buildings on campus and outdoors when social distancing cannot be accomplished. One exception is in student rooms. Every on-campus student will be issued five masks at move-in check in.

Are we allowed to have guests?

To begin the semester, no guests are allowed on campus after move-in.

Can we go from hall to hall?

To begin the semester, students are not allowed to visit students in different halls. We suggest utilizing one of the other many beautiful locations on campus or a technology-based solution to connect. This interim policy will be evaluated on a constant basis and may be relaxed if we can do so safely.  

Are computer labs in the halls still going to be 24/7?

Yes. Computers have been spread out to maintain distancing, and disinfecting wipes will be available to clean the workstation prior to your use.

Can we still rent games and cleaning supplies, etc.?

Unfortunately, due to cleaning and disinfecting requirements, only vacuum rentals will be available at your hall’s front desk.

Can parts/dressers be stored?

Unfortunately, due to disinfecting protocols and limited storage, no furniture storage will be available this year.

Will students still be able to rent cabinets in Ross-Hawkes and use the refrigerator in the kitchen?

Yes. The refrigerator located in the kitchen will only be available for food preparation. Any food left in the fridge at the end of the night will be removed and disposed of. Students are allowed to have one mini-fridge per resident in their room if they so choose. 

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How will the living communities work in Curran-McNeil-Ostrander? Will specialized programs still be offered and how would they be held?

Residence Life staff is currently developing ways to engage each floor in programming. Please note, campus programming will be held virtually with some in-person programming opportunities available.

If I don't use my meal plan/use a lot of my meal plan from fall semester and it rolls over to spring semester will I have to buy a second meal plan?

The housing and meal plan requirement is in effect for the academic year. If you are required to have a meal plan for the fall semester you will be required to have one for the spring semester.

What steps is Residence Life taking to maintain a safe and healthy community within the residence halls?

Please visit the Health and Safety Measures page to learn more about Residence Life’s efforts to promote a safe and healthy campus. 

Although the word “expected” has been used regarding wearing face coverings, will there be any repercussions if a fellow resident doesn’t follow the rules?

In accordance with UW System recommendations and the City of Superior, face coverings (such as masks or face shields for those who need an accommodation) are required in all indoor public spaces with limited exceptions and strongly encouraged outside when physical distancing is not possible.

We recognize that the requirement of wearing a face covering will be a cultural shift for our campus community, but we also know that wearing one is among the most important ways we can help keep each other safe and healthy. The Dean of Students Office will be enforcing compliance with these recommendations/orders and may issue sanctions up to removing students from housing.

If the semester ends early will I get a refund for housing and meals?

Meal service and housing will be offered throughout the semester. No refunds are planned at this time.