Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response

Residential Living

Updated: June 8, 2021

Information on this site may change frequently and without notice. Please check back often.

Welcome home, Raiders!

2021–22 Academic Year

Beginning Fall Semester 2021, Wright State is excited to announce several changes to enhance your campus experience.

Roommates and testing:

  • Residence hall roommate requests will be honored if both students are vaccinated. If both are not vaccinated, we will assign them as suitemates into private rooms that share a bathroom. Hamilton Hall will be all singles, and students will only be billed for the double-occupancy rate.
  • Apartment roommate requests will be honored whether vaccinated or not, so long as each resident has a private bedroom.
  • Residents who have not been vaccinated will be required to participate in periodic testing, beginning at the time of move-in.

Social:

  • Guests allowed, as long as both resident and guests are asymptomatic.
  • Have casual gatherings in indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • Lounges and basketball courts will reopen.
  • To protect themselves from the virus, unvaccinated residents should continue to wear a mask/face covering and practice physical distancing indoors anytime they leave their room.

Upgrades:

  • Free laundry facilites in each residential community.
  • Updated lounges in The Woods and Honors Communities
  • New fitness trail features a walk/run path with various outdoor exercise stations running through our housing communities.
  • New dance and yoga studio and updated theater and gaming room in the Honors Community.

More information will be available soon. Please revisit this site often and also check your Wright State email regularly.

    Please contact Residence Life and Housing with questions at 937-775-4172 or housing@wright.edu.

    Housing applications are available on the apply for housing webpage.

    More information and a virtual tour of campus housing can be found on the Residence Life and Housing website.


    The rest of this page pertains to the academic year that ends after Summer Semester 2021. Some of this information may be applicable to the upcoming academic year, pending public health guidance.


    2020–21 Academic Year

    Residence Life and Housing is taking extra precautions during the 2020–21 academic year to ensure the health and safety of all of our campus residents.

    On this page:

    Vaccines

    Wright State Physicians (WSP) on the Dayton Campus is an approved COVID-19 vaccination site. Please visit the vaccine page for more information on how to schedule an appointment to get your COVID-19 vaccine.

    Resident Terms and Conditions

    As a condition to living in on-campus student housing, all residents agree to comply with the following:

    Safety

    • Individuals will promptly wash their hands or apply hand sanitizer upon entering any university buildings.
    • If a student is feeling ill or believes they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they should contact their primary care provider or call 9-1-1. Students may call Student Health at Wright State Physicians, 937-560-2223 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Outside of those hours, the nearest hospital is the Soin Medical Center, 937-702-4000.
    • If a student is referred for COVID testing and/or receives a positive COVID test result, they must fill out an Incident Report on the Environmental Health and Safety website.
    • Students will clean the bathroom within their unit on a weekly basis. Hamilton Hall residents are welcome to sanitize prior to using facilities; housing staff will clean the community bathrooms and showers in Hamilton Hall at least twice daily.
    • Personal hygiene is of the utmost importance, and students are expected to practice frequent hand washing, wiping down of surfaces, and other hygiene practices.

    COVID-19 Exposure

    • Students will cooperate with contact tracing efforts should they receive a positive COVID-19 test.
    • The university is taking active steps to prevent and/or mitigate illnesses. However, the university cannot guarantee that the campus will be completely germ-free, or that community members will not be exposed to COVID-19.

    Special Requests

    • No room changes will be permitted, unless the request is for the health and safety of a resident.
    • No bed reconfigurations—including bunking, raising, and lowering—will be permitted, unless necessary for medical reasons.

    Failure to abide by any of the conditions above may result in a student conduct process hearing. In addition, Residence Life and Housing has the right to terminate any housing contract should a student not abide by any of the aforementioned terms and conditions.


    Housing Protocol for Positive Cases of COVID-19

    The university has designated separate housing facilities for use by students who are in quarantine or isolation. Residential students who test or are presumed positive will be temporarily re-assigned. While in student housing quarantine or isolation, the university will provide the following additional services:

    • The rooms will provide a private bathroom and supplies to assist the resident, which may include items such as thermometers, cleaning and disinfectant cleaning supplies, soap, etc.
    • The remote daily health assessment may be coordinated with Wright State Physicians or similar providers.
    • For students on the campus meal plan, Hospitality Services will arrange food delivery. Students who are not on a campus dining plan, who need meal assistance, will have an opportunity to purchase meals that will be delivered.
    • RaiderCares and Counseling and Wellness Services will be available remotely to students in isolation or quarantine as needed. RaiderCares is Counseling and Wellness Services’ 24-hour phone line providing emotional support, assistance, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention to current Wright State students. Call RaiderCares at 833-848-1765 (TTY: 314-485-4345).
    • To the degree possible, students should continue academic activities remotely or request medical accommodations through the Office of Disability Services.
    • Wright State will coordinate responses to positive cases with the local Public Health Department, which may direct or affect scope of services.

    General Information

    Housing applications are available on the apply for housing webpage.

    More information and a virtual tour of campus housing can be found on the Residence Life and Housing website.


    Parking

    Valid parking permits are required to park on campus. Students may order a permit at wright.edu/parking


    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Will residents be allowed to have roommates?

      Residence hall roommate requests will be honored if both students are vaccinated. If both are not vaccinated, we will assign them as suitemates into private rooms that share a bathroom. Hamilton Hall will be all singles, and students will only be billed for the double-occupancy rate.

    • If I am living in a residence hall by myself, how will this be reflected on my bill?

      Residents will be billed at the double rate for the residence hall community in which they reside.

    • What if I have changed my mind about living on campus due to COVID-19 or all my classes moving to virtual learning? What is the latest date on which I can cancel my housing agreement?

      Please contact Residence Life and Housing at housing@wright.edu or 937-775-4172 for details on how to make this request.

    • How would food work if I stay on campus?

      Please visit wright.edu/dining to learn more about the changes to dining plans and hours of operations.

    • Will students be allowed to host guests?

      Residents are allowed two guests, as long as both resident and guests are asymptomatic. Personal assistants are not considered guests and will be permitted in housing while working.

    • What precautions is Residence Life and Housing taking to ensure safety?

      Staff will be regularly sanitizing and cleaning common points of contact, such as doorknobs, laundry rooms, stairwell handles, computer labs, etc.

    • Can I change my room assignment?

      There will be no room changes, unless for health and safety reasons.

    • Can students gather outdoors?

      Yes. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to wear face masks and practice physical distancing to protect themselves from the virus.

    • Is COVID-19 testing required before arriving to campus?

      We are not requiring testing to be done before students arrive to campus.

    • Are there any medical/shot records required to live in campus housing?

      The university is changing to a new record system and will require students to report their medical history at a later time. Students will be notified when the system is active and ready to accept information well in advance of the deadline for the information to be submitted.