Learn more about our ongoing COVID-19 response

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Student Services and Programming

Although living in the midst of a pandemic may feel overwhelming, we are here to support you as we all adjust to our new normal.

It’s important to take care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally and engage in activities that bring you joy.

Fitness and Recreation

The Student Fitness Center and Recreation Gym have been reconfigured to maintain a safe distance. Students interested in using the Student Fitness Center can sign up for a time slot that best fits their schedule.

If you have any questions, contact Meredith Nash, administrative assistant for athletics, fitness and recreation, at meredith.nash@uhsp.edu.

International Student Support

International students with questions, concerns or those who would like to schedule a remote appointment should contact Jessica Hylton, coordinator of International Student and Scholar Support, at jessica.hylton@uhsp.edu.

Residence Life

For the 2020-21 academic year, rooms are single-occupancy only. Students can sign up for a move-in time slot that best fits their schedule.

If you have any questions, contact Maryam Ouechani, coordinator of residential life, at maryam.ouechani@uhsp.edu or 314.446.8164.

Student Organizations and Events

The policy for events on campus has been updated for spring 2021. With this update, some in-person events will be allowed within the following guidlines:

  • Virtual events should be encouraged at this time.
  • All events still need to be booked through Institutional Events (Beth Casagrand). No personal reservations will be accepted currently.
  • End times for events may need to be imposed in order to plan for appropriate cleaning of areas/classrooms. End times of events will be communicated to event organizers in advance.
  • Professional organization events such as inductions and ceremonies may have attendance no greater than room capacity.
    • No outside guests allowed to attend.
  • No sit-down meal events will be permitted. “To-Go” options permitted with emphasis that food should be consumed after the event.
  • Grab-and-Go events:
    • Food items should be individually wrapped to reduce contamination.
    • Items for purchase should be purchased in advance so pickup occurs without money exchange.
    • No money exchanging:
      • Prevents congestion of lines and therefore congregation of people.
      • Prevents additional handling of items between individuals.
  • Religious services, with public health guidelines in place, will be permitted.
  • Indoor In-person events (e.g., indoor movie nights) will be permitted (see stipulations below).
  • Outdoor in-person events will be permitted (see stipulations below). Weather permitting. Cannot be moved inside if weather is not conducive to event.

In-Person Event Stipulations

  • All events will be reviewed individually for space reservation. Events are not guaranteed if resources are not available such as housekeeping services.
  • Masks must be worn by all individuals while inside any University building.
  • Physical distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained between attendees.
  • Food should be limited at events. Any food served should be offered “to-go” option only. No sit-down meals among event attendees. Events office or cafe may cancel food reservations if unable to meet request.
  • All event organizers should assign someone to fulfill the following requirements:
    • Attendance list to assist in contact tracing efforts later, if necessary. This list should be shared with Beth Casagrand and the organization advisor.
    • Person in charge of enforcing and maintaining physical distancing and mask wearing among attendees.
    • Person(s) assigned to ensure proper sanitation of commonly touched items.
  • Indoor, in-person events attendance may not exceed covid-19-adjusted room capacity or capacity of space allowing for 6’ between attendees.

Outdoor In-Person Event Stipulations

  • Masks must be worn by all individuals while inside any University building.
  • Physical distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained between attendees.
  • Food should be limited at events, if possible. Any food served should be offered “to-go” option only. No space should be offered for guests to sit down and eat together.
  • If food is offered, self-serve grab-and-go options only should be used.
  • All event organizers should assign someone to fulfill the following requirements:
    • Attendance list to assist in contact tracing efforts later if necessary. This list should be shared with Beth Casagrand and the organization advisor.
    • Person in charge of enforcing and maintaining physical distancing and mask wearing among attendees.
    • Person(s) assigned to ensure proper sanitation of commonly touched items.
  • Outdoor events that cannot occur due to inclement weather must be rescheduled and cannot be moved indoors.

 

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