SINGLE ROOM-ONLY FLOORS
REDUCED OCCUPANCY PLANNING 2020/21
STAYING HEALTHY TOGETHER @ NAISMITH
With the global outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 we know many are concerned about the health and safety of our community. Naismith Hall is committed to following all CDC and State guidelines, and is optimistically looking forward to 2020/21. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we are receiving, as well as a few exciting updates coming to Naismith for 2020/21, that will help to safeguard and protect the health and safety of our community.
As we all continue to plan for fall semester, we know many families want to know more about the health and safety precautions we will be taking to protect our Naismith Hall community. We will continue to be vigilant in our housekeeping and maintenance efforts throughout the building both in the rooms and in our community spaces, and will also increase cleaning efforts wherever necessary to adapt to any new CDC or State guidelines.
We will also be modifying our building occupancy for 2020/21. While we believe social connection and development to be a vital part of the university experience, we are keenly aware of the importance of maintaining physical distancing to safeguard community and resident health. Our goal is to provide a residential experience that allows physical distancing for health and safety, and also maximizes responsible and safe social interaction to minimize emotional distancing. Given that our building is already set up in semi-private and private suites, we believe we are already uniquely positioned to provide a healthy amount of distancing and safe social interaction. That said, we also know that there are many residents that could require or prefer an even higher level of physical distancing. To achieve this, we are restructuring our resident room occupancy to provide another level of distancing.
For 2020/21 we will be shifting a majority of our floors to single occupancy rooms so we can have Reduced Occupancy Floors that allow for increased physical distancing. The suite options will be as follows on these floors:
Semi-private Suites – only 1 resident per room and a semi-private bathroom that will be shared with only 1 other resident.
Private Suites– offer even more physical distancing and will have only 1 resident in the suite and include its own private bathroom.
Ultimately, we want to facilitate a reduction in the overall occupancy of the Naismith, but more importantly, increase the accessibility of residence hall housing options that allows for both enhanced physical distancing as well as a supportive, safe social experience.
NEW SINGLE ROOM RATES
We are also aware that many families are experiencing financial stress as a result of this pandemic, and want to offer financial relief wherever possible. As such, we are endeavoring to make single room housing as accessible to our residents as possible, sowe are now offering our single rooms at a reduced rate for 2020/21. Below are the new rates for our single rooms on our Reduced Occupancy Floors
2020/21 Reduced Occupancy Floor Single Room Rates:
1-person Semi-Private Suite: $7,000
1-person DELUXE Semi-Private Suite: $8,200
1-person STUDIO Semi-Private Suite: $12,000
1-person Private Suite: $11,000