Emergency Preparedness

Spring 2021: Bringing You Back Safely

How we’ll continue approaching the COVID-19 pandemic

Marian University will welcome students back for the Spring 2021 semester on January 18, starting with two weeks of online instruction. On February 1, classes will resume on-ground, with online and hybrid course delivery options still being offered.

Face-to-face delivery will conclude April 23, with courses then continuing fully online for two weeks (one week of classes, one week for finals), beginning April 26 and concluding May 7. There is no traditional spring break but, rather, designated free days during the semester: February 22, March 23, April 21-23.

In light of the global spread of COVID-19, Marian University continues to take steps to ensure that its students, faculty, and staff are protected from this public health issue – for more information, please read the Spring 2021 Opening Guide.

How has Marian University responded to COVID-19?

We are monitoring the situation closely, and as such are proactively working with the Fond du Lac County Health Department, while also receiving guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health Services. A group has convened and has been tasked with making informed decisions and providing you timely and relevant information related to those developments here, as well as via email and on social media.

How we’re approaching the Spring 2021 semester

Marian University will begin the Spring semester on January 18 with online courses, with the exception of labs, studio classes, internships, and clinicals. On February 1, classes initially delivered virtually will resume in person. To ensure that students, faculty, and staff return to a safe and healthy campus, policies and protocols for this reopening have been established to align with orders and ordinances of the City of Fond du Lac and Fond du Lac County, as well as the State of Wisconsin’s Phased Reopening Model.

Additionally, we continue to monitor information related to the pandemic closely, and as such are proactively working with the Fond du Lac County Health Department, while also receiving guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Health Services. As our knowledge of the pandemic continues to evolve, so will our policies and plans, which will be updated accordingly here with honesty, clarity and transparency, as information becomes available.

A Note to Visitors: COVID-19 Protocols

As a guest of Marian University we ask that all visitors embrace our Core Value of Community and follow our practices to reduce the risk of possibly spreading COVID-19 to our campus. Please read this document, understand and follow the protocols listed, and check the boxes and sign accordingly.

Alert Level Status

Marian University uses a system of alerts to communicate the level of danger we face as a community from threats to our campus, including COVID-19. These alert levels guide our decisions as we determine when and if we need to take additional measures to protect safety and reduce our operations. Five alert levels mark the degree of risk on our campus, and we are currently operating at a Level 2. The parameters that make up the levels can be found here.

All undergraduate on-campus classes will take place in-person whenever possible. This plan remains contingent on several factors, including health orders from state and local authorities, and the possibility exists that the semester calendar could change as a result.

The delivery of face-to-face classes to freshmen level students is being prioritized in order to provide a solid foundation for higher education success. However, much of the Spring 2021 curriculum will be either fully online or delivered using a hybrid format (some face-to-face and some online), with labs, studios, performance, and hands-on courses offered in-person for sophomore, junior, and senior students.

Should the need arise, our faculty and staff are prepared to continue their instruction online and remotely, with students able to receive support as needed. Having already dealt with this transition once before, we are well-prepared for a smooth transition if safer-at-home orders are again put in place. As always, creating a student-focused, excellent learning experience for our students is our top priority.

Marian University’s priority is to provide students with a high-quality educational experience that enables them to continue their academic progress, with minimal delays or disruptions. We are committed to providing a robust curriculum, as well as advising and other academic supports to facilitate students’ academic success, within an environment that promotes the health and safety of our community. Creating this environment requires a number of public health behavioral guidelines that all members of the Marian University community will be required to follow.

Any commuting student with a schedule that includes prolonged breaks between in-person classes may access virtual courses or coursework during the break on a first come, first served basis. Available times and rooms may be found in this excel file, and any questions may be directed to Jennifer Farvour, Dean of Student Success, at jkfarvour37@marianuniversity.edu
At this time we do not know the rules and requirements necessary to operate in-person events like athletic events, performances, large lectures, and other activities. Health orders from state and local authorities will dictate if these can be held, and while much is still being developed, we will continue to follow their guidance. The health and safety of our students and community will always be our top priority.
Marian University continues to phase in the return of staff over time in a coordinated process to ensure appropriate physical distancing, availability of PPE and testing capabilities for COVID-19. Accordingly, several measures have been put in place, as recommended by health experts and medical authorities, and while these may be modified before students return to campus, they may also be changed at any time.

Face masks or face coverings must be worn by all staff working on campus when in the presence of others and in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Marian University is providing disposable masks as needed, which are only to be worn for one day and discarded. Staff may also wear a cloth face covering, but they must only be worn for one day and properly laundered before using again.

Those working in an open environment are to maintain at least six feet distance from co-workers and, if possible have at least one workspace creating separation from another co-worker. To address open work environments and meeting rooms, visual cues will provide specific directional instructions for walking traffic.

Where feasible, meetings will be held in whole or part using the extensive range of available collaboration tools (e.g. Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, telephone, etc.). In-person meetings are limited to the restrictions of local, state, and federal orders and will not exceed 50% of a room’s capacity, assuming individuals can still maintain six feet of separation for social distancing requirements.

Housekeeping teams will clean office and work spaces based on CDC guidelines for disinfection protocols. Facilities Management will also maintain hand-sanitizer stations at major building entrances, elevator stops, and high-tra­ffic areas. Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and monitoring systems were assessed and readied prior to reopening of buildings. Building occupants will also wipe down commonly used surfaces before and after use with products that meet the EPA’s criteria for use against COVID-19 and are appropriate for the surface. This includes any shared-space location or equipment, and distribution centers with supplies will be replenished as needed.
Classrooms, offices, and other campus spaces have been reconfigured to accommodate social distancing requirements. Each building will have a designated entrance and exit, with entry and exit times established if possible to prevent overcrowding. Traffic flow and pedestrian walkways will be marked to limit congestion. No more than one person may be on an elevator at one time.

Residence halls and on-campus dining facilities have been modified. Take out dining options will be expanded, and hours may be expanded to reduce dining density. We will modify our residence hall occupancy by not offering triples for this academic year, along with implementing procedures to manage physical distance and density in public spaces.

Cleaning and sanitation of buildings, classes, and public spaces will be done frequently and according to strict protocols and health and safety guidelines.

Marian University will continuously and constantly reevaluate the procedures and protocols listed above, and changes will be reflected in a real-time basis on this page. We will do our best to keep you informed via email and social media, as a successful and safe 2020-2021 academic year depends on each one of us.
  • Students may continue to utilize Career Services and are asked to schedule an appointment via their Handshake account at joinhandshake.com
  • Once logged in to Handshake, to schedule an appointment click on Career Services → Appointments → Schedule An Appointment, and follow the prompts
  • Under ‘Choose Appointment Medium’ students may select one of the following: Email, Phone Call, or Video Call via Zoom
  • Under ‘What can I help you with?’ students should enter their cell phone number if selecting phone call as the appointment type
  • If a student selects Video Call via Zoom as the appointment type, Career Services will send the student a link for the Zoom meeting
  • Online sessions are available 9am-4pm for students seeking assistance with writing, math, and science
  • 24 hour notice is required
  • Students can make an appointment via the Microsoft Bookings online scheduling system
  • Assistance is available via phone, email, video conference (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Microsoft Teams app), and the Writing Services web page self-help links
  • Arrangements will be made between student and student assistant or staff member concerning appropriate method of contact

Writing

Terena Kleckner
Cell: 920-948-9650
Office: 920-923-8586
writingcenter@marianuniversity.edu

Merle Alix
Cell: 920-458-7875
Office: 920-923-8626
writingcenter@marianuniversity.edu

Math & Science

Kelsey Beine
Office: 920-923-8151
mathspecialist@marianuniversity.edu
sciencespecialist@marianuniversity.edu

Please reach out with any questions. Leave a voice message if no reply.

Marian University’s Dining Services have adjusted their operations in response to COVID-19. These changes will be re-evaluated every two weeks and amended or maintained based on the recommendations from our local, state and national health care partners.

Stayer Center
No catered events will be held in the Sodexo Dining Room. Catering will only be drop offs in locations for meetings, with no buffets or served meals.

Hornung Student Center (HSC) Dining Room
The hours of operation will remain normal, Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m.–7 p.m.) and Saturday/Sunday (11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m./4:30–6:30 p.m.). No dine in will be available, only to-go, with one swipe per meal trip through the line — no double swiping for multiple meals will be allowed. A tent will be set up outside HSC with limited seating, should weather permit, but only students will be allowed to enter — no outside groups. Faculty and staff are welcome to utilize this dining option. Self-serve stations will be staffed by Sodexo personnel, and menus will be collapsed to allow for safety and speed of service — options will be limited. The main doors into the dining room will be entrance only, and the fire door by the pizza station will be exit only.

Sammie’s-Starbucks
To-go only, hours of operation will be 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m. for the coffeehouse and 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m. for Sammie’s, Monday through Friday. The main doors into the coffeehouse will be entrance only, and the fire door by the fireplace will be exit only. There will be no panini presses to toast sandwiches, and menus will be collapsed to allow for safety and speed of service — options will be limited. The implementation of BITE+, a phone app for ordering ahead of time for pick up that works on either meal plan flex or through credit card, is being explored.

*Campus Ministry continues to offer support to students needing access to food, groceries and assorted hygiene products. For assistance contact Sr. Edie Crews at eacrews27@marianuniversity.edu or Cathy Mathweg at cmathweg@marianuniversity.edu.

The Counseling Center remains committed to helping and being available for students, and as such will offer services in two formats — Telehealth and In-Person.

Before a student’s first appointment of the academic year, the student will need to complete paperwork that includes Informed Consent, Informed Consent for Telehealth (if using telehealth services), Intake Form, Outcome Questionnaire, and a Registration Form — each can be found on the Counseling Center’s webpage, emailed to the student ahead of time, or picked up by appointment in the Counseling Center. Students will be asked to complete this paperwork before their first appointment and either bring it with them at the time of their session or return it via email before their appointment.

Telehealth Services
This 60-minute format is being recommended as a way to decrease person-to-person contact. To begin the session, students will follow a link to a confidential online portal accessible via laptop or smartphone. Due to state licensing laws, telehealth sessions are available only to Wisconsin residents, and students should plan to hold the session in a private area void of possible interruptions. Out-of-state students can still receive supportive services through telehealth, but cannot schedule counseling sessions through the Counseling Center. For students who are ill or in quarantine, telehealth services will be the only format offered.

In-Person Services
This format will be offered to students who are not good candidates for telehealth services due to limited access to privacy, technology limitations, acute state of distress, or other circumstances determined by the counselor. In compliance with Marian University’s policies, face coverings will be required, and a Plexiglass shield will be in place between the counselor and the student throughout the session so that the student is able to remove their mask should they begin crying, experience a panic attack, or be in high distress. These sessions will last 30–45 minutes to allow for office cleaning in between sessions. Students will enter the Counseling Center through the west door in the lower level of Regina Hall at the time of their appointment. Students should check in with Becky Holl, Secretary of Wellness, Health, and Counseling, in Room 007, but should not arrive more than five minutes before their scheduled appointment time, as waiting space is limited. Students will be asked screening questions at the time of their in-person appointment, and those who are feeling ill or report symptoms such as headache, fever, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste and smell, or diarrhea will not be offered in-person services. Students who arrive for a scheduled session reporting any of the above symptoms will be asked to reschedule or conduct the scheduled appointment via telehealth instead.

The Counseling Center will not be taking non-crisis walk-in clients and all counseling services must be scheduled in advance. To limit those in the reception area, students are asked to email baholl17@marianuniversity.edu or rawilliams61@marianuniversity.edu, or call (920) 923-8799 or (920) 923-8112 to schedule appointments.

Crisis situations will be addressed on a case-by-case basis to receive the level of care required.

As a requirement of the CARES Act (HEERF) the following disclosures are provided. This information includes the allocation and criteria of student selection.

Summary – Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Report under CARES Act Sections 18004 (a) (1) and 18004 (a) (2):

As of Date Institution Portion Student Portion
9/30/2020 (cumulative expenditures through 9/30/2020) Click here See discussion below
12/31/2020 Click here (For future use)
3/31/2021 Click here (For future use)
6/30/2021 Click here (For future use)
Final Report (For future use) (For future use)
  1. Marian University acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Student.
    • Marian University, as part of the CARES Act (HEERF), has received $1,147,099 dollars for student emergency grants. 50% of these funds ($573,550) have or will be given to students directly in cash payment either via direct deposit or paper checks.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).
    • As of 06/11/2020, $438,100 dollars have been scheduled to be distributed to 463 students via paper check on 6/17/2020.
    • As of 3/31/2021, $135,450 dollars have been distributed to 312 students via paper check on 3/31/2021.
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • The Department of Education has stated that eligibility for this grant includes students who are Title IV eligible and were not completely online as of March 13th, 2020. Counting students who completed a valid and official FAFSA and are otherwise Title IV aid eligible and were not completely online as of March 13th, 2020, the total number of students at Marian who meet these criteria is 1,000.
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • Total number of students awarded CARES Act grants as of 06/09/2020 is 463.
    • The total number of students awarded CARES Act grants as of 3/30/2021 is 775
  6. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
    • Marian University is pleased to be able to distribute Emergency Student Grants funded by the CARES Act (HEERF). The university follows all federal guidelines with the methodology of distribution. All students must be eligible as described in item 4 above. Below is listed the four ascending criteria for student distribution.
      • The Department of Education has stated that the grant should first go to students who were most impacted by the disruption of campus operations caused by COVID-19 and in addition preference should go to students who exhibit the highest levels of financial need. Given these guidelines, all traditional undergraduate students as of March 13th, 2020, with the highest federal Pell Grant eligibility (an EFC of 0) received a CARES Act Grant in the amount of $1,000.
      • Second, all other traditional undergraduate students with Federal Pell Grant eligibility as of March 13th, 2020, received $900.
      • Last, all excess CARES Act (HEERF) resources, will be provided to students that meet all eligibility requirements in the amount of $500 for students with an EFC equal to zero. Students with an EFC in federal pell grant range for 2020-2021, received $373.93 each.
  7. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
    • Students are not required to complete any application to receive these funds. All students who are receiving a CARES Act grant will be emailed a certification notice that will clarify what their grant allocation is and reminders on how the Department of Education has instructed these funds to be used. This certification will also instruct students what these funds are intended to be used for and to return these dollars if the student does not have need. For additional questions please contact the financial aid office at finaid@marianuniversity.edu

Under Section 4 (e) of the Recipient’s Funding Certificate and Agreement for the Institutional Portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund signed by Marian University (OPEID Number 00386100) on May 14, 2020, a first quarterly and final report to the Secretary of Education with regard to the grant funds in the amount of $573,549 was filed in late July 2020.

This grant fund of $573,549 was used fully to reimburse Marian University for costs related to refunds made to students for housing and food services that the university no longer provided for the eight-week period, beginning on March 14, 2020 through the end of the semester. Partial refunds were made to those students who decided to stay on campus during portion of this eight-week period. The refunds were calculated by the Student Engagement Office based on contract and as well as the number of weeks that students were not on campus. The calculation was reviewed by the Business Office before any refunds were made to students. On May 21, 2020 checks were issued and mailed to students’ home address on record.

No payments were made to pre-enrollment recruitment contractors; endowments; or capital outlays associated with athletic facilities, sectarian instruction, or religious worship.

Last updated 12/11/2020

As a requirement of the CRRSA Act (HEERF II) the following disclosures are provided. This information includes the allocation and criteria of student selection.
  1. Marian University acknowledges that it has used no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 314(d)(5) of the CRRSAA for emergency grants to students.  CRRSSAA requires Marian University to provide at least the same amount of funding in financial aid grants to students as was required to be provided under sections 18004(a)(1) and (c) of division B of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Pub. L. 116–136). The amount of funds made available by this supplemental award under CFDA 84.425E represents the minimum amount that Recipient must use for financial aid grants to students.
  2. Under section 314(c)(3) of the CRRSAA, Marian University must make financial aid grants to students (including students exclusively enrolled in distance education), which may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care. Marian University acknowledges that it retains discretion to determine the amount and availability of each individual financial aid grant consistent with all applicable laws, including nondiscrimination laws. Recipient further acknowledges that under section 314(c)(3), it must prioritize grants to students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants. However, students do not need to be Pell recipients or students who are eligible for Pell grants in order to receive a financial aid grant.
  3. The total amount of funds that Marian University has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Student.Marian University, as part of the CRRSA (HEERF II), has received $573,550 dollars for student emergency grants. All of these funds ($573,550) have been given to students directly in cash payment via paper checks.
  4. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 314(d)(5) of the CRRSAA as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).As of 3/30/2021, $573,550.00 dollars have been distributed to 886 students via paper check on 3/30/2021.
  5. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under 314(d)(5) of the CRRSAA.The Department of Education has stated that eligibility for this grant includes students who are Title IV eligible. Counting students who completed a valid and official FAFSA and are otherwise Title IV aid eligible and were not completely online as of March 15th, 2021, the total number of students at Marian who meet these criteria is 959.
  6. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 314(d)(5) of the CRRSAA.Total number of students awarded CRRSAA (HEERF II) grants as of 03/30/2021 is 886.
  7. The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under 314(d)(5) of the CRRSAA.
      •  Marian University is pleased to be able to distribute Emergency Student Grants funded by the CARES Act (HEERF). The university follows all federal guidelines with the methodology of distribution. All students must be eligible as described in item 4 above. Below is listed the ascending criteria for student distribution.   The Department of Education has stated that the grant should first go to students who exhibit the highest levels of financial need.

Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program and registered for the Spring 2021 semester in 12 or more credits, who are Title IV aid eligible, and fall in the following Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) ranges are eligible for the following amounts:

EFC of less than or equal to $5,711                                                                            $924.00

EFC of greater than or equal to $5,712 and less than or equal to $20,000      $531.00

EFC of greater than or equal to $20,001 and less than or equal to $35,000   $361.00

Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program and registered for the Spring 2021 semester in 6-11 credits, who are Title IV aid eligible, and fall in the following Estimated Family Contribution ranges are eligible for the following amounts:

EFC of less than or equal to $5,711                                                                      $509.00

EFC greater than or equal to $5,712 and less than or equal to $20,000     $343.34

Graduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program and registered for the Spring 2021 semester in 3-5  credits, who are Title IV aid eligible, and fall in the following Estimated Family Contribution ranges are eligible for the following amount:

EFC of less than or equal to $20,000                                                   $331.00

Students must meet Title IV eligibility requirements in order to receive HEERF-II emergency grants (international and undocumented students are not eligible). Title IV eligible students must:

  1. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program.
  2. Not be enrolled in elementary or secondary school.
  3. For currently enrolled students, be making satisfactory academic progress.
  4. Not owe an overpayment on Title IV grants or loans.
  5. Not be in default on a Title IV loan.
  6. File “as part of the original financial aid application process” a certification that includes
    1. A statement of educational purpose.
    2. Student’s SSN.
  7. Be a U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident, or other eligible noncitizen.
  8. Have returned fraudulently obtained Title IV funds if convicted of or pled guilty or no contest to charges.
  9. Not have fraudulently received Title IV loans in excess of annual or aggregate limits.
  10. Have repaid Title IV loan amounts in excess of annual or aggregate limits if obtained inadvertently.
  11. Have Selective Service registration verified.
  12. Have Social Security Number verified.
  13. Not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale, with certain time limitations.8. Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.Students are not required to complete any application to receive these funds. All students who are receiving a CRRSAA grant will be emailed a certification notice that will clarify what their grant allocation is and reminders on how the Department of Education has instructed these funds to be used. This certification will also instruct students what these funds are intended to be used for and to return these dollars if the student does not have need. For additional questions please contact the financial aid office at finaid@marianuniversity.edu
Our students may arrive on campus with challenges that arise from their lack of educational preparation, discomfort in an academic community, complications related to unique life situations, constant economic stresses, and problems managing the services that are available. To alleviate some of these issues, Marian will use the $57,077 funding we were awarded under the HEERF – Strengthening Institutions Program CFDA Number 84.425M.  This will be accomplished by expanding the remote learning program to traditional student population, and building the IT capacity to support students, faculty and staff to operate effectively in a remote learning environment. Funds will also be used to cover and subsidize other allowable Covid-19 related expenses for the institution. Through December 31, 2020, Marian has spent $57,077.

Under Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (CRRSAA), Marian received an additional award of $83,453 in early 2021. During the quarter ended March 31, 2021, $20,100 were spent. During the quarter ended June 30, 2021, $6,494 were spent.

Residence Life

Residence Life, in consultation with local, state and national health care experts, has created plans to help ensure students living on-campus have the best possible chance at staying healthy and safe during the Fall semester. As Marian University looks to give students a positive on-campus experience, it will abide by all local, state, and national mandates, and those plans may change as the recommendations and guidelines determined by local and state health officials change.

Face coverings or masks will be required in Residence Halls when outside the individual’s room/suite/apartment. This expectation is for all students and staff. PPE-related items are available for purchase in the bookstore. It is highly recommended that students bring 5-7 of their own masks (disposal or cloth) to campus.
Common areas will be cleaned and disinfected regularly, and hand sanitizer will be available. Use of these common areas will be limited, and physical distancing will be observed. We will increase the cleaning and disinfection frequency of common “high touch” areas, including elevator buttons, exterior door handles, and community restrooms throughout each day. We will place signage in public areas, including elevators and floor lounges, limiting occupancy to a specific standard. Shared community spaces such as laundry rooms and floor lobbies will be equipped, via Residence Life staff, with cleaning supplies and instructions for students to disinfect the space or equipment before and after every use.
Quarantine areas will be created to accommodate students who test positive for COVID-19 or display symptoms.

Vaccinated persons with an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)
  • Are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series
  • Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure

Persons who do not meet all 3 of the above criteria should continue to follow current quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

Due to COVID-19, we have modified our guest policy to encourage compliance with physical distancing guidelines as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Guests in the residence hall common spaces should be limited to one Marian student per resident, except on move-in day, when each student is allowed to have two family members or friends assist them. It is the responsibility of Marian residents to ensure that they and their guest(s) maintain proper physical social distancing guidelines and obey public space occupancy maximums while in the Residence Halls. Signs will be posted throughout public spaces in Naber Hall and Courtyard with the maximum occupancy of that space. Marian students are expected to abide by these occupancy guidelines and residents are responsible for monitoring their guests while in these public spaces.

Inviting guests into your room increases the risk of infection to you, your roommate, and your suitemates. For that reason, guests should be limited to public/common student spaces and lounges where social distancing and room capacity guidelines can be maintained.  It is not recommended that residents invite guests to their residence hall room or on-campus apartment.

Students will still have the choice to live with their selected roommates or areas. Roommates will be treated as a single household and, for this reason, will not be required to wear a mask inside their room or apartments.
Although most single occupancy rooms are full, a limited number have been reserved for first year students. Priority for these spaces will go to residents who require a single room because of documented pre-existing medical conditions that have been approved by Residence Life. Because of building configurations, singles are not available in every community. If you are immuno-compromised, please contact the Office of Residence Life at 920-923-8091.
Health Services is making changes to accommodate sick students. More information to come. If students have COVID-19 symptoms, health services will have tests available. If you have questions on COVID-19 or would like more information on Health Services, please contact Jodi Schrauth at jsschrauth11@marianuniversity.edu or 920-923-7615.
A limited number of rooms are being set aside in Marian Housing in order to provide quarantine and isolation space to residents who are being tested for or are already confirmed positive for COVID-19. The use of appropriate physical separation will be as directed by Health Services or other health authorities in Fond du Lac County. We highly recommend students stay on campus during the academic year to help reduce the possibility of coming in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
Students will be responsible for bringing personal cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, and other disinfectant products for use within their room. Additionally, we will increase the cleaning and disinfection frequency of common “high touch” areas, including elevator buttons, exterior door handles, and community restrooms throughout each day. Shared community spaces such as laundry rooms and floor lobbies will be equipped, via the Residence Life staff, with cleaning supplies and instructions for students to disinfect the space or equipment before and after every use.
You will have an awesome Resident Assistant to welcome you and to be a resource if you need assistance. They will connect with you and support you throughout the academic year. Resident Assistants will provide on-call duty response if you have an emergency in the hall. Resident Assistants will be fully trained in all the new health, safety, cleaning, and physical distancing policies and procedures we have adopted, and are there to help make sure we keep these standards in place at all times. You will have a Residence Hall Director to welcome you and be a resource for you.
Programs and community engagement will still occur in your community. How this is handled may be different this year, but we still want you to engage and connect with us, and with your residence hall community. A great experience awaits you where you will live, grow and learn!
The Marian University Code of Conduct policies apply to all behaviors that occur on-campus and in the community that violate our COVID-19 Student Safe Sabre guidelines. Marian University may take whatever action it deems appropriate to respond to a particular situation, as outlined here.