Should a student pack up all of their belongings and return to their permanent home?
Yes, if possible. Students who are able to do so should return home with all of their personal belongings. Residential students are asked to leave their rooms “broom clean,” with all trash and items from the refrigerator removed and disposed of appropriately. Remove personal belongings, lock the room and apartment doors, and return keys to the Residence Life Office in Building 6, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. After hours or on the weekend, please return your keys to University Safety.
Will I be able to get a refund for my room and board on campus since I moved out before the end of the semester?
In recognition of the impact students may be facing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, all residential students who have returned home and are no longer living on campus will receive a $400 credit, which will be applied in the form of a grant toward their balance owed for Spring or their Fall Semester student account if their current account has a zero balance. For graduating seniors, this credit will be applied toward their balance owed for the Spring Semester or will be issued as a refund if the account has a positive balance.
To qualify for the credit, students must have vacated their rooms on campus, returned to their permanent residence, and officially registered their departure with Residence Life (even if their belongings still remain). Credits will be applied in the form of a grant and will be reflected on the student account in eLion by the end of April. Students who have not yet registered their status with Residence Life (http:www.saintleo.edu/residence) will have until April 3 to do so in order to be eligible for this credit. Please remember that all belongings must be removed, rooms cleaned, and keys returned by June 1. Commuter students will receive a separate communication pertaining to credits for meal plans. For more information, see the March 31 update at saintleo.edu/coronavirus.
What should a student do if they would like to return home immediately but are unable to remove all of their belongings from their room on campus?
Students who are able to return home but can’t remove their belongings yet may leave their belongings in place until June 1. If students choose to do this, they are asked to empty all trash and food items from the room. Notify Residence Life at (352) 588-8268 or via email to email@example.com.
For those students who wish to store their belongings until the start of school in the fall, look for an email from Residence Life about packing supplies and storage for rent from a local company that will pick up everything on campus this week.
What should students do to prepare to move out?
Residential students are asked to leave their rooms “broom clean,” with all trash and items from the refrigerator removed and disposed of appropriately. Remove personal belongings, lock the room and apartment doors, and return keys to the Residence Life Office in Building 6, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. After hours or on the weekend, please return your keys to University Safety.
What if a student is unable to return home at this time? Can they stay in the residence halls?
Yes, we understand not all students may be able to travel at this time. The university remains open and will continue to provide essential services to all students who remain in our residence halls for as long as we are able. In some cases, state health departments have issued orders for the complete evacuation of student residence halls. While this has not been a recommendation here, it is something we have to be prepared to do if required.
Please register your intent to stay with Residence Live at www.saintleo.edu/residence and update plans as they change.
Do students need to tell the university their plans?
Yes, we are asking all residential students to register with Residence Life at www.saintleo.edu/residence and to update plans as they change.
If a student staying on campus has fever, cough, or shortness of breath, what should they do?
The student should contact our University Health Services. The Student Health Center is in DeChantal Hall and is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students should call the Health Center instead of going to DeChantal so that staff can determine next steps. Please call (352) 588-8347. If afterhours, students should call University Safety at (352) 588-8432 for the on call nurse.
What will be available to students who must stay on campus?
Essential functions will remain in place. However, extracurricular activities will be limited as social distancing is being strongly encouraged.
Will students be able to eat in the Dining Hall if they stay on campus?
Dining Services will remain open to serve students but will be providing grab-n-go/take-out meals only in accordance with guidance provided by the state of Florida and in line with the practices of other Florida universities and colleges.
What measures has Dining Services taken to protect the community from illness?
Dining Services has implemented additional cleaning regimens in accordance with CDC guidelines. Utensils are plastic and disposable. No personally owned cups or food carriers are allowed. Dining Services is working within their national association and CDC guidelines for food preparation and service.
What will there be to do on campus during this time period?
All trips, group events, indoor recreational facilities, and student organization meetings are canceled. Student Activities staff will be providing virtual activities for students at home or on campus.
What should students do if they left food, plants, or fish in their residence hall and they are not coming back to campus until after the semester?
Please contact Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 588-8268 to let us know the circumstances so that we can try and help.
When can I expect to receive my credit for room and board?
All residential students who have vacated their rooms on campus and officially registered their departure with Residence Life can expect to see the credit reflected on their accounts by the end of April. Note, students who have not yet registered their status with Residence Life will have until April 3 to do so in order to be eligible for this credit.
Where can I check to see that the room and board credit was applied?
Log in to my.saintleo.edu and click the link for eLion from the menu on the right. There, you will be able to click on additional links to view your account information.