Wellness and Community Health

This page contains measures and guidelines UWF Housing and Residence Life has in place in response to COVID-19 and will be updated with information as it becomes available. Check your student email account regularly for important updates from the University and Housing and Residence Life.


Health, Wellness and Safety Measures

UWF Housing and Residence Life is enhancing student health, wellness and safety measures for residents through the following protocols:

Expectations of Residents

  • Students and staff in residence halls are expected to comply with campus regulations regarding social distancing and face coverings. Details on these regulations are included in UWF's Reopening Plan.
  • Residents are expected to be mindful of their personal behaviors and accept responsibility for doing their part to maintain a healthier campus environment for themselves, their roommate(s) and others.

Personal Health and Wellness

  • Residents will be provided with welcome back kits that include a cloth face covering, no touch tool, thermometer and hand sanitizer.These will be distributed as part of the check-in process on their scheduled move-in day.
  • Consider packing these items related to COVI-19:
    • Cloth face coverings
    • Gloves
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hand soap
    • Disinfectant and cleaning products (sprays and/or wipes)
    • If applicable and possible, an extra month supply of any prescription or over-the-counter medications (i.e., acetaminophen, ibuprofen, etc.)
    • Any resources needed to complete coursework remotely

Facilities and Environmental Health

  • No more than two people are allowed in an elevator at any given time.
  • Residence hall common areas will be cleaned several times a day in compliance with enhanced CDC cleaning protocols.
  • Health, wellness and prevention promotional materials will be posted throughout each residence hall.
  • Before move-in, each residence hall will undergo an extensive deep cleaning.

Visitors and Social Interactions

  • The number of residents in the lounges and other common spaces will be limited to no more than 10 people.
  • The number of guests a resident may have at any given time will be limited to one person. This guest must be a member of the UWF community (currently enrolled student, faculty or staff).
  • All residential spaces, including common spaces, have been evaluated for maximum occupancy under social distancing. These limits are posted throughout the residence halls. Students are required to follow the new capacity numbers.
  • No gatherings are permitted in residence hall shared spaces (lobbies, study rooms, laundry rooms, etc.) that exceed stated occupancy limits.
  • Students only have ID card access to their residence hall. This minimizes cut-through traffic in residential spaces.