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Coronavirus Update: Housing During Temporary Remote Instruction

March 12, 2020

A Message from Jonathan Davis, Dean of Students

NVU Students,

As you are now aware, due to the COVID-19 situation, the Vermont State Colleges System will transition to remote instruction beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. Spring break has been moved to the week of March 16, 2020. We encourage all students to leave campus per Chancellor Spaulding’s instructions.

All NVU students currently in campus housing must complete this form. This also includes the Campus Apartments at NVU-Johnson. A representative of the NVU Residential Life Staff on your campus will be following up with you. This information is critical to your eligibility to remain in campus housing during the temporary campus closure period.

For those who are considering remaining on campus, please be mindful of the following conditions:

  • The NVU SHAPE facilities will be closed;
  • All campus activities and events are canceled;
  • Sodexo dining services at Stearns and Stevens will be open;
  • The Hornet’s Nest and Common Grounds Café will be closed;
  • The Libraries will be closed (online services and staff access available).

When leaving your campus, please be certain that you take everything you need, for example, medications, clothing, recreational gear, course materials, etc. You will not be permitted to return until normal campus operations resume. You are not required to remove all items from your room at this time. Your room should be prepared as it would be for a normal break period (i.e., lock windows and doors, set thermostats between 65-70 degrees, empty the trash, unplug everything besides refrigerators and fish tanks, and empty refrigerators of any foods that may spoil).

If you need transportation to local transportation hubs, please use the following links:

NVU-Johnson Link

NVU-Lyndon Link

Again, all NVU students currently in campus housing must complete this form.

I know this situation isn’t one that any of us would choose. And as President Collins mentioned in her email, it is an unfortunate pause in our spring semester. Please reach out with any questions or concerns and we will do our best to answer your questions as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this difficult transition. Please continue to check your NVU email for updates and other important notices.

Thank you.

Jonathan M. Davis

Dean of Students