The COVID 19 Pandemic is unprecedented. We continue to acknowledge the challenges it poses to our students and their families. We thank you in advance for your continued patience.

SPRING 2021 ON-CAMPUS HOUSING FAQS

Priority Housing will be given to students who are in the following categories: Promise Program students, proven hardship cases, academic placements (i.e. student teachers, clinical placements, and internship sites), students with in-person engagements and challenging home learning environments.

USH can accommodate a total of 620 students on-campus this spring. For the health and well-being of our students, all residents will be placed in single bedrooms at our south campus apartment communities (Village and East Village). To be considered for USH Affiliated Housing you are required to have a previously completed lease agreement and visit the USH Resident Portal to complete the USH Housing Intent Form by Monday, November 30, 2020 by 11:59PM.

We are asking all USH residents to visit the USH Resident Portal to complete a Housing Intent Form by Monday, November 30, 2020 by 11:59PM. You can choose from four options: (1) Request Spring 2021 Housing Only (2) Request Spring 2021 and Academic year 2021-2022 Housing (3) Request Housing for Academic Year 2021-2022 (4) Opt-out from On-Campus Housing.

If a student is not approved for Spring 2021 housing, they will have the option to complete a Housing Intent Form for 2021-2022 academic year or to opt out from future housing communications.

You will receive an email on or before December 18, 2020 informing you of your housing status.

Unfortunately, at this time housing is not accepting additional applications for the spring.  Please visit the Off Campus and Commuter Student section of the Student FAQ page for alternative options for housing.

All approved students living in the South Campus Apartment Complex, The Village Apartments and the East Village Apartments can apply for a semester parking pass through West Chester University Parking Services. All questions regarding parking on-campus should be directed to WCU Parking Services. WCU Parking Services will provide the specific parking passes available for Spring 2021.

West Chester University offers shuttle service for students to travel between north and south campus.

No, students residing in the apartments (Village, East Village, SCAC and College Arms) are not required to have a meal plan. Every apartment has a kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and stove. However, meal plan options are available for your convenience.

WCU and its dining services partner, Aramark, are committed to adapting our operations to ensure students who will be on campus in the Spring have safe access to a variety of dining options.

2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR HOUSING FAQ

While there are no guarantees, our goal is to accommodate as many students as possible. Current first-year students in particular, with a previously completed 2020-2021 lease agreements, will be given priority consideration for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students will be asked to complete a Housing Intent Form for the 2021-2022 academic year using the USH Resident Portal. We will review all Housing Intent forms and contact students starting in January. You will be asked to sign a new lease agreement for 2021-2022. If you resided in USH housing during any term of 2020-2021 academic year you will be required to pay non-refundable application fee for 2021-2022.

We cannot guarantee that you will receive your previous housing assignment. However, once we assign rooms, we will offer a room change period prior to the start of the fall semester.

Although we cannot guarantee roommate requests for the Fall, we will do our best to accommodate your request.

The application fee paid to USH for affiliated housing remains non-refundable. If you paid a $200 non-refundable application fee and did not live with USH during the 2020-2021 term, you will not be required to pay another $200 non-refundable application fee for the 2021-2022 academic year.

At this time we are not accepting new applications from current WCU students for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Additional information will be forthcoming in the spring regarding WCU on-campus housing.  Please visit the Off Campus and Commuter Student section of the Student FAQ page for alternative options for housing.

LIVING ON-CAMPUS SPRING 2021

Yes. Students living on campus will be required to follow the guidelines outlined by West Chester University and federal, state, county or local governmental agency. On Campus Housing– COVID Rules and Regulations

  • Face Coverings – Requirement of personal face coverings/masks in common areas for visitors and students
  • Social Distancing – Students will need to practice 6 feet of safe social distancing.
  • Amenities – Building amenities will have reduced occupancy to maintain social distancing guidelines.
  • Family unit is defined as a group of students who share an apartment, suite or bathroom.
  • Guest Privileges are suspended. After you have completed your move in, to protect the residential community, guests will not be permitted.

This means that you are not to visit any other apartment and you are to have no guests in your apartment. To ensure all have the same understanding, a guest is defined as anyone who is not officially assigned to your unit. Should any resident be documented for willingly ignoring the university’s guidelines that you signed and agreed to follow, the University reserves the right to temporarily remove you from campus housing until your conduct matter has been resolved.

Ongoing monitoring of the health and safety of the community will occur continually. We expect if guest privileges are reinstated, residents should expect strict limitations, which will be communicated at that time.

Because of the overriding concern for the health and safety of our community, WCU reserves the right to amend, modify, delete, or add new and additional rules and regulations to the use and care of the facilities in furtherance of those health and safety concerns. Such amendments will be emailed to residents and posted within the residential facilities.

If a student is symptomatic, the student will need to call Student Health Services for guidance and/or an appointment with a provider. If a student is symptomatic and is tested for COVID-19, the student should self-report by completing the designated University form. Students will be provided the option to self-isolate in University designated locations. In addition, we are asking all residents to have a quarantine ready bag. Please see link for suggested items. Also, there will be a separate charge for isolating on campus with USH. Please note, if a student must return home, they will be permitted to return to on-campus housing once being cleared from the medical provider. Chester County Health Department (CCHD) will be notified. The CCHD has been responsible for conducting contact tracing and notifying individuals who may have been exposed.

In an effort to ensure the well-being of our students, high traffic areas and touch points will be cleaned more frequently. Building common areas and amenity usage will be modified to ensure we remain in compliance with federal, state, local, and University guidelines. All students and staff will be required to follow the guidelines. These and all other guidelines will be posted throughout our communities and they must be adhered to at all times.