As of the beginning of April, over 93% of students who lived on campus had moved out of their residence halls as the university transitioned to online instruction and urged students to return home. The remaining dorm occupants, many of whom are international students who are unable to secure a ticket home, have since been relocated to Santa Catalina Residence Hall, where an ample supply of rooms and less shared space helps maintain social distancing.
The housing operation has adopted a number of changes in response to the ongoing pandemic, including the conversion of all dorms into single rooms, partial closure of public spaces and an unlimited, to-go only dining service.
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