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Students Guide to Classrooms

Last Updated: June 12, 2020

Face Coverings

Face coverings will be required in the following areas:

  • Hallways
  • Common spaces
  • Elevators
  • Front desks
  • Office suites (masks not required in individual offices when guests are not present)
  • Classrooms
  • Study rooms
  • Open and closed lounges

Face coverings will not be required in the following areas:

  • Personal offices
  • Personal suite living areas
  • Private bedrooms
  • Suite bathroom facilities
  • Parking lots

Classroom Density

Tape and covered chairs indicate which seats and portions of a table are unavailable to students in a socially distanced lecture hall.

The following changes to each classroom on campus will ensure a distance of 6 feet or more is maintained by faculty, staff and students.

Classroom Diagrams

A diagram of a social distance classroom shows which seats are open for students to use during a lecture.

Each classroom has been reconfigured to encourage social distancing by reducing the rooms’ seating capacities. CAD diagrams have been printed, laminated and posted in each classroom for clear instruction.

Identifying Useable Areas

Tape will be used to identify useable sitting areas in classrooms with permanent, unmovable furniture. Unmovable chairs may be covered with bags to limit use.

Classrooms with moveable furniture will be reconfigured to place useable furniture at appropriate distances.


Classrooms will be fully sanitized daily upon the conclusion of each day’s class scheduling.

  • Research labs will be cleaned at the direction of the principal investigator per current standards.
  • Class labs will be cleaned daily.
A member of the cleaning crew wears a mask and gloves as she wipes down the surface of a table with sanitizing spray and a towel.