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FAMU encouraging students still in residence halls to go home with-in 10 days

Posted at 9:49 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 22:11:56-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WXL) — Florida A&M University announced it is closing on-campus housing to students in 10 days, dividing residential students into two categories: Those who are physically present on campus currently, and those who are not physically present on campus.

All residents currently residing (physically present) on-campus must vacate their room by noon on Monday, April 6, 2020, unless they fall into one of the categories below and obtain approval from University Housing:
• International students unable to travel or concerned about not being able to return to FAMU when in person classes resume
• Residents without permanent housing or who are unable to return home
• Residents whose guardians are considered higher risk (compromised immunity, pre-existing conditions, positive COVID-19 test or self-isolating, or high-risk communities)
• Residents with other hardships (to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

Requests for exceptions must be received by email to no later than 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31.

Students will be notified via email from University Housing if they are granted an exception.

At noon on Monday, April 6 , all student card access to residential buildings and meal plans will be deactivated unless the student has been approved to stay for the remainder of the semester.

With the exception of those approved to stay, FAMU will end all residents’ current housing agreements and issue a credit to their iRattler account for rent from Monday, March 23, through the remainder of their housing agreement.

Those residents approved to remain on-campus may need to relocate from their current room to another building or area of campus later in the semester, to be determined; however, their current housing rate will be adjusted to the new facility rate.