Housing & Dining

Updated 1/21/2021

Residence Life and Housing Information

View the supplemental information update for residential students. (1/8/2021)

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. Resident students are expected to know and comply with all signs, regulations, and staff instructions while living on campus.

Student COVID-19 Reporting Form

Students from all three colleges (CUS, CAPS, CGS) should use this form to report COVID-19 symptoms, exposure, and/or positive test. It will go to the appropriate offices and someone will contact you regarding further steps. Employees should continue to report this information directly to Human Resources.

General Housing Operations

Residence Life and Housing staff remain committed to developing a sense of community within our resilience halls. Resident Assistants (RAs) reside on floors and are available to residents. Regular contact with resident students is maintained via alternative methods of communication such as video conferencing, socially distanced programs, and online hall meetings. Other residence life and housing operations may be modified in format to maintain health and safety. Residents will be notified of the alternative format and expectations for their compliance.

Facilities & Cleaning

Cleaning and disinfecting have been increased to lower risk of exposure and promote the health and safety of all residents. Residents are responsible for cleaning and disinfecting their personal space as well as wiping down spaces in common areas using disinfectant wipes provided.

Common Spaces

Residence Life and Housing has closed some common areas for the health and safety of residents including kitchens and small lounge space. Large common areas have been modified to accommodate social distancing guidelines. Resident students are welcome to use these spaces, but are expected not to move the furniture from its set up and to abide by maximum occupancy signage. Students are expected to use sanitizing wipes provided to wipe down any furniture and equipment after use. Residents are expected to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines in all common areas including lounges, hallways, stairwells, laundry areas and bathrooms. Large gatherings are prohibited.

Isolation & Quarantine Planning

Immaculata has developed a comprehensive plan to isolate or quarantine residents who become ill with COVID-19 or have been exposed and are unable to travel home. In addition to direct contact with student health services, each student will be assigned a care manager who will conduct health checks, emotional support, meal delivery and other support services.

Visitation Regulations

Resident students will not be permitted to have outside guests enter the residence halls. This includes parents, relatives, and commuter students. Resident students may visit other residence halls, but are expected to follow social distancing guidelines and follow all regulations. Maximum occupancy will be set for any open common areas. Each room may host 1 guest only at a time.

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.

Spring Semester Move-In Information

New Students

Students new to the University and students moving into the residence halls for the first time this academic year may move in on Sunday January 24th. Students will be assigned to an appointment according to their room location, by Residence Life and Housing via IU email in advance of arrival. Students are expected to adhere to the following move in regulations during their appointment:

  • All students will be allowed up to 2 hours to complete their move in. 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.


Returning Students

Students returning from winter break may arrive back to campus any time after 2:00pm on Sunday January 24th.Returning students returning from break are not permitted assistance from an outside guest. The first meal the dining hall will be open for is dinner on Sunday January 24th.

Move-In Recommendations

Once students are moved in, they may come and go from their residence hall as needed. There are no outside visitors allowed in the residence halls after move-in appointments have expired. In light of this, 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 and prioritize the tasks that most require their guest’s assistance, and accomplish those first, knowing that time is limited.


Check-In Information (New Students Only)

All new students (students new to the university or moving into the residence halls for the first time this academic year) must check-in before beginning the moving process. Check in will be located in the Great Hall.

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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