Housing & Dining

Residence Life and Housing Information

View the supplemental information update for residential students. (9/25/2020)

Students living on-campus must commit to high standards of personal behavior and hygiene to protect themselves and the other members of their living community. Different measures will be required in various campus residential areas, depending on the configuration of the traditional residence halls and apartments. 

Please continue below for Move-In and Dining information.

Health & Safety Checks

Professional and student staff will establish and communicate procedures for maintaining contact with residents through physical distanced, virtual or electronic means. The schedule of room inspections will be modified, with more open and regular conversation occurring regarding shared responsibility of residents for adhering to approved guidelines.

Facilities & Cleaning

Facilities and cleaning planning will be altered to lower risk of exposure and promote the health and safety of all residents.

Common Spaces

Following shared responsibility expectations, common spaces will be altered, and residents will be expected to follow approved guidelines for cleaning, wearing of masks, refraining from large events, etc.

Isolation & Quarantine Planning

Immaculata is developing a comprehensive plan to isolate or quarantine residents who become ill with COVID-19 and are unable to travel home. This includes procedures for health checks, emotional support, meal delivery and other support services.

Move-In Information

Only a few weeks more until we welcome you back to our residence halls!

Move-in weekend will take place Friday October 16th, Saturday October 17th and Sunday October 18th for both new and returning students. Please clear your calendars for these three days in preparation for your return. We have more important details to make you aware of, so please read the following carefully.

Move-in Appointments

Each resident will be assigned an appointment time to check-in on campus. These appointments are made according to your room location in order to maintain health and safety guidelines for numbers of people in one place at one time. This means that regardless of your status (new or returning student), you could be scheduled for any of the three days during move-in weekend. RLH will be assigning appointments and distributing the information on or around October 5th. At this time we are unable to take requests for appointment times in order to ensure the maximum number on each hall and in each building is not exceeded. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Early Drop-off Option

RLH is offering a range of dates leading up to move-in weekend if any resident desires to drop off belongings ahead of time. These dates are scheduled for Monday October 5th – Sunday October 11th. Specific times and request forms will be announced on or around September 25th. Residents must sign up in advance and be approved by RLH prior to receiving an early drop off appointment confirmation. All required forms must also be completed.

To let us know your availability, please fill out the Early Drop Off Request Form. Indicate all times you would be available, and you will be assigned to an appointment. You can expect a confirmation of your appointment via email.

Residents are highly encouraged to participate in the early drop-offs if travel permits. It will increase our ability to provide a safe environment for move-in weekend and limit the amount of people on campus at one time. If participating in early drop off, the regulations below will apply to your appointment. During move-in weekend, you will still be required to go through our check-in process, however you will not be given a time slot to move in more belongings or be permitted to have a guest. This is a faster process that we anticipate you will get through in less than an hour. The following regulations apply to early drop off appointments:

  • Each student may bring one guest or helper to assist with the drop off.
  • All appointments are 2 hours long (deadlines strictly enforced).
  • All individuals must wear a mask at all times while on campus, and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • Access to moving equipment such as carts is not guaranteed. Students may provide their own equipment. Assistance with personal belongings will be available.
  • Students and guests are required to adhere to all signage and instructions from IU staff.


October Move-in Calendar

Monday, October 5 – Sunday, October 11
Early drop offs (begin 10/5; end 10/11)

Monday, October 12
Nursing students move to final placements

Tuesday, October 13
RACAPAs move in

Wednesday, October 14
OLs and FYS mentors move in

Thursday, October 15
Training and prep day; Quarantine arrivals

Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18
Move-in Weekend

Required Forms

IU Pledge Form
Alternate Housing Plan

All required forms including the IU Pledge must be completed prior to your arrival on campus. Students who have not completed the pledge will not be permitted to remain on campus.

Please see additional communication regarding required forms as these may not be the only ones you are required to complete.

Move-in Regulations

If distance or other circumstances do not allow for an early drop off, you will be assigned a full move-in time during the weekend of October 16-18. The following precautions and regulations have been put in place to ensure a safe move in process:

  • All students will be allowed up to 2 hours to complete their move in. This is true for early drop offs – OR – full move-in appointments during the weekend of Oct. 16th – 18th. Specific start and end times will be communicated via individual email.
  • Students are restricted to 1 individual as a guest or “helper” to assist with their move in. This individual will be authorized to access the residence halls for the duration of the student’s move-in appointment, but will be required to leave when the appointment is over. Please note that no switching is permitted. The guest may not trade places with another individual at any time. Please select a guest or helper who you believe will be able to assist you with all the tasks related to your move-in, including heavy lifting.
  • High-touch and high-traffic areas of the residence halls will be disinfected between each appointment time block.
  • All persons authorized to enter the residence halls must wear a mask at all times, and maintain social distancing guidelines from other groups.
  • Access to moving equipment such as carts is not guaranteed. Students may provide their own equipment. Assistance with personal belongings will be available.
  • Students and guests are required to adhere to all signage and instructions from IU staff.

Once students are moved in, they may come and go from their residence hall as needed. Visitor policies apply as outlined above. In addition, RLH recommends the following:

  • Should a parent or other individual need to drop off additional items after the appointment time has expired, students should plan to meet them outside to pick up the item and transport it into the residence hall. The student only will be granted access to the building after the appointment time has expired.
  • Students may gather with a family member on the campus grounds if more time is needed for goodbyes.
  • Students should pre-plan which tasks are crucial to accomplish with their selected guest in their room, knowing time is limited to get them accomplished.


Check-In Information

All students must check-in before beginning the moving process.

A check-in table will be located at DeChantal Hall just inside the entrance. Please make this your first stop on campus. When your appointment is over, or you have finished your move, please check-out at this table as well.

Please note: Students participating in early drop off are still required to check-in during move-in weekend (Oct. 16th – 18th) and will be assigned an appointment time to do so. Please keep an eye out for this information to be distributed on October 5th.

Check-in will be located in the Great Hall. Please arrive at your scheduled time (announced on or around October 5th via email).

Dining Information

Immaculata Dining Services is looking forward to welcoming you back into our dining facilities in the coming months. We are committed to the health and safety of our guests and are working hard to ensure you the same excellent service you have come to expect in a more controlled manner.

Our dining team will be undergoing extensive training upon return to campus, including new cleaning schedules of all high-touch points utilizing an approved antimicrobial disinfectant. Team members will still be smiling but behind a mask and Plexiglas barrier.

Hours of Operation

Hours of all dining locations remain unchanged from the previous year. Menus may be slightly adjusted and customization limited initially to allow for speed of service and everyone on campus to become comfortable with our new safety measures.

Safety Measures

Social Distancing: Social distancing signage and directional signage will be throughout all dining facilities, we ask you maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart at all times and follow our in and out directional arrows to aid with flow of guest traffic. To ensure social distancing, seating space will be limited in Nazareth Dining Hall. To accommodate all our student diners, we are asking for faculty and staff to take their meals to go during the coming months. Guests will have the ability to swipe their own meal card or credit card at all registers, to limit physical interactions we would like to ask if at all possible to limit cash transactions. 

Nazareth Dining Hall

At Nazareth Dining Hall, guest favorites such as cheeseburgers and fries, cheesesteaks, deli favorites, pizza and soup will all still be available daily however all stations will now be served by a dining services team member. Breakfast will still offer popular breakfast sandwiches and a full hot breakfast with traditional cold items. Salad bar will move to the current deli station and pre made, pre-packaged deli sandwiches will be available in the existing salad bar space at lunch. Dinner will offer a wide variety of freshly made and packaged salads and deli sandwiches at the current salad bar so we may continue to offer our popular made to order Bravo Station to our guests. Gluten Free, vegetarian, vegan and other dietary accommodations will continue to be built into our menus or be available upon request with one of our team members. The grill station will initially have limited customization to ensure we are able to continue offering everyone’s favorite options. At peak dining periods your meal will be ready made and plated hot for you. Pepperazzi, Spoon and Fork and Bravo will have the same variety and quality you have come to love at Nazareth. Ice cream will be available and scooped by a dining services team member. 

We understand guests may want to limit their time in our dining facilities and we will have grab and go meals available for the community at Nazareth Dining Hall. Breakfast will be available to grab at dinner the previous evening and lunch/dinner replacements will be available throughout the day starting at breakfast. 

Grill on the Hill and Immaculatte

Our retail outlets, Grill on the Hill and Immaculatte will be open the same hours as in the past with enhanced On the Go! Offerings. Assorted beverages, soft pretzels, snacks and freshly baked pastries and desserts will continue to be available daily along with NEW! Combo meals and Specials at Grill on the Hill to give added value to our guests. 

Beverage stations will be in compliance with local health department and state guidelines and unfortunately at this time reusable mugs will not be permitted in any dining location. Single-use disposable plates, silverware, cups and portion controlled condiments will be utilized this fall. 

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