Frequently Asked Questions Spring 2021
General FAQs Spring 2021
No, TCU will still have double rooms and some triple rooms. All of our rooms will be occupied as they were designed to be used. Students may submit a room change request if they wish to live in a different room and our staff will do our best to accommodate those requests.
Our housekeeping team will continue to clean all common areas daily, including extra cleaning of the high touch areas. In addition, there will be extra disinfecting this year in all halls.
No, suite bathrooms are still the responsibility of the students. Housekeeping will clean all suite bathrooms over Winter Break.
TCU will ask the positive student to isolate for the recommended number of days. If that student lives in a double occupancy room, we will move them to a room where they can isolate. Students who live in a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom unit will isolate in their room, and one of the bathrooms will be designated for the positive student. Roommates and others who have been in close contact with the sick student will be asked quarantine and monitor for symptoms for a period of 14 days. Visit the Health Center’s website for more information.
TCU Housing will provide meals delivered to the student room, assist with laundry and any other needs during the isolation time period. Students will work with a Care Coordinator to help them inform professors and arrange for virtual classwork while in isolation.
Yes, we are still planning to do all of the fun community-building activities we always do, but following TCU guidelines related to physical distancing and other precautions.
Yes, there will be limits on how many students can be in a room at one time, and guests will need to wait outside the residence hall for students or in the lobby.
We have provided extra training for housekeepers related to COVID-19. All of our student staff, Resident Assistants and Desk Assistants, will receive training on COVID-19 as well. Furniture layout in all lounges and study rooms have been evaluated and will be set up to promote physical distancing. Students will be required to wear face coverings when outside of their rooms. Hand sanitizing stations will be placed in all halls, and students will be supplied with disinfecting wipes in order to wipe down surfaces in their rooms. There are other measures for our internal operations, and we will regularly seek to keep students educated on what we know about preventing the spread of COVID-19. TCU’s guidance and protocols are subject to change based on local and state guidelines and recommendations from the CDC.
We hope this will not happen, but if it does, students will receive a pro-rated credit after they move items completely out of their room.
No, rooms will stay set as designed. Facility occupancy remains 25 for the fraternity halls and 35 for the sorority halls, with the exception of Delta Delta Delta with 37 beds.
We are working with Housing and Residence Life and Facilities staff to determine the workflow for cleaning and sanitizing spaces. Students will be responsible for maintaining their own bedroom and suite spaces, including suite/apartment style bathrooms and kitchens.
Yes, face coverings are currently required when outside of your private residence hall room.
You should contact the TCU COVID-19 hotline to process your next steps. The number is 817-257-2684.
For any additional questions, please visit http://housing.tcu.edu, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-257-7865. For questions about fraternity or sorority housing, please contact Fraternity & Sorority Life at 817-257-7281 or email email@example.com. As more information becomes available, we will update our website, social media, and the FAQs.
We’d recommend as few as possible; one to two people is ideal, to help ensure social distancing. If you truly need more people, we understand.
Yes, and it is important for you to unload them quickly and return them so they are available for other families. Fraternity & Sorority Housing has one cart available per chapter. Please work with your RA to coordinate use.
We will not have movers, nor will we allow any movers access to our halls this year. In order to minimize the number of people on campus to provide a safe and comfortable experience for all, please plan to move things in yourself.
You may check-in to your spring room on Wednesday, January 13 between 9:00am–12:00pm. Please go straight to your residence hall to check-in. Students living in a Fraternity or Sorority Facility may check in on January 15 at 9:00am.