UNT Housing COVID-19 Info
UNT Housing is utilizing CDC guidance for Shared or Congregate Housing and direction from University administration to identify strategies to maintain operations as well as a healthy living and working environment. We hope our residents will join us in making COVID-19 mitigation a priority.
Student well-being and success remain our highest priority. As we all have a responsibility to help slow the spread of COVID-19 for ourselves and for each other, please utilize the CDC's best-practice strategies to protect yourself:
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to you
- Adhere to the latest UNT social distance guidelines with others that don't live with you
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces
- Wash your hands often and with recommended hand-washing techniques
- Monitor your health for COVID-19 symptoms
UNT's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates can be found at https://healthalerts.unt.edu/.
Jump directly to info on this page regarding:
- Mandatory measures implemented to keep campus safe
- Resident Quarantine/Isolation Action Plan
- Quarantine Information for Residents Following International Travel
- On-campus housing for the 2021/2022 academic year
Mandatory Measures Implemented to Keep Campus Safe
To protect the UNT community, the following measures have been implemented per the President’s Official Notice to all faculty, staff and students on August 13, 2021. These current measures and any future updates are in effect and applicable to all on-campus residents.
Further details and all forms and upload links will be available through the healthalerts.unt.edu site.
Mandatory COVID Testing
All students, faculty, and staff will be required to have a COVID-19 test at designated intervals throughout the fall semester, with the first testing interval being August 17 - September 10. Additional testing intervals will be determined and announced.
Testing will be available in the Union through Curative and the Student Health and Wellness Center. More testing information can be found on the Health Alerts - Manadtory Testing page. COVID testing completed on campus will be automatically reported to UNT.
Test results from off-campus sites must be uploaded.
Vaccinated individuals can opt-out of the mandatory testing requirement by uploading proof of vaccination.
Mandatory COVID Self-Reporting
Students, faculty, and staff will continue to be required to report symptoms and exposure to COVID@unt.edu, quarantine as necessary, and cooperate with the UNT COVID-19 Contract Tracing Team.
Disciplinary Actions for Non-Compliance
Students reported for failing to comply with the mandatory COVID-19 testing and reporting requirements case will go through the Student Conduct Process. This may result in being considered a student “not in good standing.” A status of "not in good standing" means a student is not fully eligible to participate in university activities and privileges or faces possible separation (i.e. suspension or expulsion) from the university.
Resident Quarantine/Isolation Action Plan
Per the VP for Student Affairs message regarding UNT Fall Campus Opening and COVID Safety Information on August 9, 2021 and in conjunction with the President’s Official Notice to all faculty, staff and students on August 13, 2021:
All students living in on-campus housing should develop an action plan in the event they are required to isolate or quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or close contact exposure.
Residents are be required to isolate/quarantine at an off-campus location if:
- the student tests positive for COVID-19*
- the student is not vaccinated and is confirmed as a close contact of a COVID positive individual
*Residents that are aware of their own positive COVID test result should relay information to the COVID@unt.edu inbox and can implement their off-campus isolation/quarantine plan by leaving campus immediately. The UNT Contact Tracing team will complete a follow up contact to provide further instructions, including identifying a return to campus date.
UNT is not providing a location for students to complete either quarantine or isolation and will not cover any associated expenses.
Residents required to isolate or quarantine, as identified by COVID Contact Tracing, will be contacted by Housing staff to relay instructions regarding the departure from campus to complete the quarantine period. COVID Contact Tracing will determine the return to campus date for each resident.
Quarantine Information for Residents Following International Travel
In addition to current CDC requirements regarding air travelers, UNT requires students who have not been vaccinated to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival from any international location before accessing the UNT campus. This requirement is applicable to residents that have an on-campus room assignment, including arriving International Students and domestic residents who traveled abroad, prior to checking in to their residence hall for Fall 2021.
Housing is not able to provide a room accommodation for residents to complete the quarantine requirement.
On-campus housing for the 2021/2022 academic year
UNT Housing and Residence Life is excited to deliver the full experience of on-campus living for the 2021/2022 academic year while adhering to the latest advice from public health experts and campus guidelines.
Housing plans to fully occupy all buildings and room-types to their regular capacity. Residents will have full access to shared locations including suite bathrooms, community bathrooms and common living space within their room and the residence hall community.
The University encourages all UNT community members to determine their own personal safety with regard to COVID-19, including continuing to wear masks, practice social distancing, etc. Residents are permitted to make use of personal protective measures, as long as those decisions are not imposed on others.
Residents are required to report a positive COVID test result, symptoms, possible exposure or ask COVID-19 related questions to COVID@unt.edu.
The Department of Housing and Residence Life will continue to serve our mission to provide high-quality service and transformative experiences that further the vision of the University of North Texas.