Update on building access and guidance on eating for the remainder of the semester

Posted on November 3, 2020. Note that some information or advice may have changed since then.

Dear all,
A quick note to share information about building access and guidance on eating for the remainder of the semester.  Reach out if you have any questions. 
Take care,
Effective immediately, graduate students and postdocs are permitted to dine in offices at their individually assigned desks, as long as they are not within ten feet of another occupied desk and sanitize their desks before and after a meal.  We are looking into whether something is possible for students who share desks, and are also looking into what is possible for Dec and Jan, and into the spring semester.   We'll share more as soon as we can.
With the increase in campus cases,  indoor dining will NOT be expanded at this time to the student centers. 
Dining is possible in heated tents provided throughout campus.
Finals Study Spaces:
  • Academic Buildings will remain open for normal hours during the reading day of Friday, 11/13.
  • DeBartolo Classroom Building will also be available from 6:00 am - 2:00 am 11/12 through 11/19 and 6:00 am - 5:00 pm on Friday, 11/20
  • Coleman-Morse will be available 7:00 am-1am Thursday 11/12 thru Thursday 11/19 and 7:00 am - 5:00 pm on Friday, 11/20 
  • Hesburgh Library hours are posted here: https://library.nd.edu/hours
  • The following spaces are also available:  Duncan Student Center (including Rasmus Club), LaFortune Student Center 
  • Buildings will be disinfected each morning; additional disinfectant will be available for students to use throughout the day
  • Ambassadors will be present to monitor the spaces and encourage health and safety protocol
  • No food is permitted inside buildings
  • Decals are available to indicate where students should sit
  • Please be cognizant of your environment and spread out to ensure physical distancing
  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • This information will also provided on the HERE website.

Laura Carlson

Vice President and Associate Provost

Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Psychology