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 and/or booster
- 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:
- Measures Implemented to Keep Campus Safe
- Resident Quarantine/Isolation Action Plan
- Instructions for Residents Required to Quarantine/Isolate Off Campus
- Quarantine Information for Residents Following International Travel
- On-campus Housing for the 2021/2022 Academic Year
Measures Implemented to Keep Campus Safe
To protect the UNT community, the following measures included in the Spring 2022 start amid COVID-19 — An Official Notice from the President on January 12, 2022 are available to the UNT campus community. These current measures and any future updates are in effect and applicable to all on-campus residents.
Further details are available through the healthalerts.unt.edu site.
Get vaccinated or boosted
On-campus COVID Testing
All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to get tested before returning to campus from the Winter Break and as needed during the spring 2022 term.
Testing will be available in the Student Health and Wellness Center and University Union through Curative. Testing information can be found on the Health Alerts testing program and Student Health and Wellness Center pages. COVID testing completed on campus will be automatically reported to UNT.
Mandatory COVID Self-Reporting
Students, faculty, and staff will continue are required to:
- report COVID -19 positive test results through the COVID-19 Positive Reporting Form
- report symptoms and exposure to COVID@unt.edu
- quarantine/isolate as necessary, per UNT Guidelines
- cooperate and comply with instructions provided by the UNT COVID Contract Tracing Team and COVID Response 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.
Per UNT Health Alerts COVID Guidelines, residents are required to isolate/quarantine at an off-campus location if:
- the student tests positive for COVID-19*
- the student is not vaccinated and is a close contact of a COVID-19 positive individual
*Residents that are aware of their own positive COVID test result should relay information to the COVID-19 Positive Reporting Form and implement their off-campus isolation/quarantine plan by leaving campus immediately. The UNT Contact Tracing team will relay pertinent instructions to students by email.
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 required by UNT COVID Guidelines, will be notified by email from UNT COVID Contact Tracing and are expected to use the provided guidelines to determine the appropriate length of their isolation/quarantine period.
Instructions for Residents Required to Quarantine/Isolation Off Campus
Students required to leave on-campus housing for quarantine/isolation, based on UNT Guidelines and/or as advised by email communication from UNT COVID Contact Tracing, are expected to take the following steps:
- Pack and take all personal items from your room that will be needed for the full length of the quarantine period
- Turn in your room key to the residence hall's front desk as you leave the building to begin the off-campus quarantine
- The room key will be provided back upon return to campus following the quarantine period
In the event that a student has already initiated an off-campus quarantine for themselves without completing the above instructions, they should remain off campus until their quarantine period ends.
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 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 the start of the semester.
Housing is not able to provide a room accommodation for residents to complete the quarantine requirement.
Additional information regarding travel is available through the UNT Health Alerts site.
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 results through the COVID-19 Positive Reporting Form. Reporting symptoms, possible exposure or COVID-19 related questions can be sent 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.