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Badgers Back 2021 - Spring Hill College's COVID-19 health and safety planning.  Click here for more

Student Life on Campus

Student Involvement and Leadership

  • SHC recognized student clubs may conduct in-person meetings. Meetings must be conducted with masks and social distancing must be maintained throughout the meeting. If the proper guidelines cannot be maintained, student organizations risk losing their recognition.
  • Student organization meetings must be held in rooms that can accommodate the expected maximum number of people. Adjusted room capacities are listed in the School Dude scheduling software or by contacting the Center for Student Involvement. The maximum number of program attendees should not exceed 100 for any indoor or outdoor program unless groups are granted an exception from the Vice President of Student Affairs.
  • SHC recognized student clubs and organizations can begin hosting limited events on campus under the following guidelines:
    • All events must be approved by the Center for Student Involvement using this Program Registration form. All events must be registered and approved.
    • All events and programs must comply with the predetermined attendance capacity for each room. The Center for Student Involvement will communicate the adjusted capacity for each room.
    • Clubs and organizations must use the new SHC Guidebook App to register and track attendance at the event. Event attendance must be submitted to CSI after the event.
    • Limited off-campus events (service projects, organization leadership team retreats, etc.) may be approved. Event leaders should contact the Center for Student Involvement for approval. Events must require masks and maintain appropriate social distancing.
    • Events must require masks and maintain appropriate social distancing.
    • Food is strongly discouraged and should not be the main focus of the event in order to promote mask-wearing and distancing.
    • Failure to abide by these guidelines or additional guidelines by the Center for Student will result in organizational consequences and may be processed as a community standards violation.
    • The Center for Student Involvement will provide required training on hosting an event with COVID-19 guidelines and using the SHC Guidebook App.

Dining Services

  • Limited in-person seating will be offered in the dining hall. The maximum number of chairs at each table will be limited to three. Tables must be kept 6-ft apart.
  • To-go containers will be available to students for additional dining options.
  • Limited seating will be offered in Einstein Brother Bagels and McKinney’s on The Hill.
  • Drink machines will be available in the dining hall for self-serve options. Only use the glasses or cups provided and not personal water bottles, coffee cups, or other containers.
  • Made-to-order omelettes, deli station, and full-serve salad bar will be available at the appropriate meal times.
  • Food will still not be permitted in the study rooms in the Barter Student Center. Masks must be worn in these areas.
  • Masks must be worn once students are finished eating.

Residence Life

  • Students will be able to check into the residence halls beginning at 12:00 PM on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
    Face coverings are not required when a student is in their bedroom. Students should use a mask in any residence hall common or bathroom space.
  • Students who share bathrooms with more than one student will be assigned stalls and bathroom areas to help reduce COVID-19 exposure.
  • Laundry facilities are available for student use. Laundry facilities will only be available to students in quarantine or isolation on Wednesdays until 4:00 p.m. Laundry facilities will be cleaned and sterilized after this time for general student use.
  • Spring Hill College housekeeping will clean all community bathroom areas at least once per day for shared bathroom spaces. We are taking extra precautions and have purchased additional equipment to help us sanitize common spaces on campus. Despite these precautions, we are encouraging students to take responsibility for their own space and hygiene in their rooms and in the common spaces of the residence halls. We encourage students to wipe down any high-touch spaces in their living spaces including sinks, door handles, light switches, appliances, etc. to reduce the risk of surface contamination.
  • It is necessary for Spring Hill College to take all necessary precautions to limit COVID-19 exposure within the campus community and for our residential students. As a result no guests, with the exception of approved vendors, from outside of Spring Hill College will be allowed in the residence halls.
  • In addition, students will not be permitted to access any other residence hall building other than the building to which they have been assigned. Room occupancy limits will be enforced this coming Fall semester.

Campus Gatherings & Socialization

  • Students may socialize with other students in groups of 8 or less. Every precaution should be taken to ensure that masks are worn and social distancing takes place when students socialize inside buildings or outside.
  • Students may have 8 or less guests from the same building inside their room or apartment provided that masks are worn and appropriate distancing can be maintained.
  • Any gathering inside buildings or outside with 8 or more people needs to be sponsored by an official SHC organization and must be registered with the Center for Student Involvement.

Athletics

  • The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has pushed back Spring semester sports start date to March 1, 2021.
  • Spring Hill Athletics is working on a plan to play a non-conference schedule in February.
  • Fans will not be allowed at home games for the Spring semester.
  • We will follow the NCAA return-to-play protocols, including testing of our student-athletes.

Outlaw Recreation Center

  • The Outlaw Recreation Center will reopen January 19, 2021 following the same health and safety COVID-19 protocols as were outlined for the Fall semester.
  • The protocols will be monitored during operating hours for the Center, including showing your HealthCheck Passport to gain entry into the Outlaw Recreation Center.

Medical Concerns and Accommodations: Students, Faculty and Staff

  • Students with underlying medical conditions that increase their risk of severe COVID-19 illness are encouraged to contact Center for Advising and Academic Support (casa@shc.edu) to discuss necessary accommodations for the course work.
  • Faculty and staff with underlying medical conditions that increase their risks of severe COVID-19 illness are encouraged to contact Human Resources at 251-380-3063 or speak with your supervisor.
  • The CDC has identified the following specific conditions that can negatively impact the severity of COVID-19 illness:
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Obesity (BMI of 30 or higher)
    • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
    • Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Type 2 diabetes
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