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Vaccinated Residential Students Permitted to Have Roommates Fall Semester

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The Woods | Photo by Grace Ramsdell | The Wright State Guardian

Wright State University (WSU) recently announced vaccinated students living within the dorms will be allowed to live with a roommate in double and triple-style dorms beginning fall 2021.

Roommates and Suitemates

Students requesting to live with a roommate in the Woods for the fall 2021 semester will have that request honored so long as all parties involved are fully vaccinated by the start of the semester according to the website. 

If not vaccinated by fall, both parties will be placed in a single room with a shared bathroom, making them suite mates that regularly are tested for COVID-19 throughout the semester. 

Students residing in the Village, University Park, the College Park and Forest Lane apartments on campus will be permitted to live with their roommate(s) of choice regardless of vaccination status, so long as all students have a private bedroom.

“I’m excited to be able to room with my friends this school year, it was one of the things I had been looking forward to the most pre-covid,”  WSU sophomore Cal Kahoun said. 

Residential Life

Roommate status is not the only component of residential life returning this fall. Students will be permitted to have up to two guests at a time in their dorm, so long as all parties are asymptomatic at the time. 

“Being able to have guests over was probably the biggest thing I missed being able to do my senior year,” recent WSU graduate Julia Boyd said. “I know the university did the best they could given the circumstances, but I am a little jealous that returning students get opportunities I missed out on.”

WSU also recently announced that vaccinated students no longer need to wear masks when outdoors, and non-vaccinated students only need masks outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. 

Lounges and basketball courts will be reopened across campus with new rules, masks and distancing requirements posted for students to follow. 

The Wright State Guardian has contacted WSU Resident Life and Housing and is currently waiting for a response. 

Kaitlyn Chrosniak

News Reporter