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US accommodation: frequently asked questions

Our university partners are committed to keeping you healthy and happy while you’re living in the USA. As life on campus is a little bit different right now, our US university partners have created a range of resources to help answer some of your questions. We’ve compiled these resources for you below.

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Arizona State University housing

  • How is ASU keeping me safe?

    ASU have introduced a range of safety measures in their on-campus housing for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. These include a ban on visitors entering the building after the move-in period, floor markings to aid with social distancing, and strict rules on mask wearing in indoor communal areas.

    Sanitising stations are available for you to use, and high-touch points are being disinfected regularly. ASU has also kept a number of rooms empty so they can be used as isolation spaces if necessary.

    You will receive your own “Community of Care” kit too, with face coverings, hand sanitiser and other useful items when you arrive on campus.

    To enhance your experience, the University has created specially designated areas for dining and socialising outdoors, where it is safer, so you can still enjoy spending time with your new friends.

  • Where can I find out more?
    • You can read ASU’s comprehensive housing FAQs here.
    • More information on staying healthy on campus can be found here.
    • You can watch a video all about ASU’s face mask policy here.
    • If you’d like to watch an informative webinar all about life on campus at ASU, you can do so here (skip to 16:12 in the video for housing-specific information).


Pace University

Pace University housing

  • How is Pace keeping me safe?

    Pace University has implemented a variety of social distancing measures at its residence halls to keep you safe while you in enjoy your life in New York this Fall or next Spring.

    There is currently reduced capacity in all residence halls, and entry to shared areas such as laundry facilities, bathrooms and kitchens is staggered to enable social distancing. In residence halls with a number of different community bathrooms, you will be assigned a specific bathroom to use.

    Staff will be on hand to regularly disinfect shared spaces and frequently touched surfaces throughout the building. Students are also asked to wear a face covering in communal areas of the buildings, however, the students living in your shared unit will be viewed as a “Family Unit”, meaning you do not have to observe social distancing or wear a face mask while inside your own shared living space. You will also be responsible for thoroughly cleaning your own living areas.

    No guests will be permitted into Pace’s residence halls for the foreseeable future.

  • Where can I find out more?
    • You can find more information on how Pace is making its residence halls safe for all students here.
    • If you’d like to learn more about how on-campus dining will work, you can read all about it here.
    • Alternatively, click here to watch a video by a Pace student about living on campus, and how Pace is keeping residents safe and happy.

Other US housing FAQs

  • Simmons University in Boston

    How is Simmons keeping me safe?

    In order to keep students safe, Simmons has adopted a fully digital learning model. All courses will run online, meaning you will study from your home country for this semester. Very limited exceptions will be made for students on field or clinical placements etc — the University will contact you directly if this applies to you.

    Where can I find out more?

    Simmons has written its own comprehensive FAQs explaining more about why it has decided to move classes online this year. You can read them here.

Still have questions? Get in touch

If you have any further questions about your US university housing options, feel free to contact us at any time, or get in touch with your Kaplan representative, who will be happy to help.