Students on Campus | Photo by Harminder Singh Langri | The Wright State Guardian
As the start of fall semester approaches, here is everything Wright State University students should know about campus this semester.
Housing is returning to some pre-COVID pandemic measures.
According to Jennifer Attenweiler, associate director for resident life, residential halls are no longer offering single units unless students select the single room options. Floors are returning to full capacity with Residential Assistants on each floor.
Additionally, the guest policy has been reinstated and masks are no longer required, but highly encouraged in the residential buildings along with campus buildings.
Despite the decrease in COVID restrictions, residential students are required to complete a COVID test before moving in on Aug. 17, 18 and 20, according to a campus-wide housing communication.
“We are requiring all residential students to test for COVID-19 prior to moving in for Fall Semester, regardless of vaccination status,” the email states.
The email explains how residential students can either take an at-home COVID test and submit results to the Universities Med Proctor platform or complete an on-site test during move-in.
The fully digital, license plate-based, parking pass system is also seeing some changes this fall.
According to a campus-wide communication, students can still purchase semesterly and yearly permits at $95 and $160, respectively. A new parking permit, ‘Raider Permits,’ are also available.
These permits are year-round student parking permits that allow students to park in specially marked spaces that are closest to campus buildings. These $300 permits were previously only open to staff and faculty.
Another area undergoing changes is dining services, run by Chartwells, WSU’s current food service provider.
According to Nicholas Paige, marketing director for Chartwells, SushiDo, a sushi restaurant in Union Market, swapped places with Bowl Life. The quick-service bowl stand featuring açai bowls, smoothies and tea will now be in the Student Union dining area while SushiDo moved to a quick-service restaurant in the Hanger.
Paige further introduced a new cooking class, where students can learn how to cook from the campus chef via provided materials. This will be offered in the fall along with expanded value menu options.
Paige did not venture if the class would be included in the meal plans or cost extra, nor is it clear if any operational hours of dining facilities will change for the fall semester.
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