The Office of University Housing, along with the University, has worked diligently on making the residence halls safe for the return of our students. The following will detail updates to our current University Housing Guidelines to reflect COVID-19 responses and share new details about keeping students safe and healthy.

GoCanvas FAQs

This section outlines our procedure and answers questions about what happens when a student presents a "Red Screen" or "Stay at Home" notification on GoCanvas.

What happens if I get a red screen?

  • A representative from the Dean of Students' Office may contact you to discuss the specifics of your red screen and provide further instructions. 
  • You may be asked to stay home for the day and it is your responsibility to connect with your instructors for that day to catch up on any missed assignments or classwork. 
  • If you get a red screen for two or more days in a row, you are required to schedule a COVID-19 PCR test at a testing site near you. If you have any trouble locating one, your representative for that day can assist you. 
  • You may be added to a meal delivery list. Meals are delivered to the lobby of your residence hall at 11am for lunch and 4pm for dinner. 
  • If you get tested for COVID-19, you may be asked to stay at home while you wait for your test results. All results should be sent to

If you test positive for COVID-19, you must report your test results to the Dean of Student's Office. 

Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to complete a 10 day quarantine period from the date of their positive test result. 

These steps are subject to change per the Dean of Student's Office and/or the Office of University Housing.

Testing Requirements

Students residing in University Housing are required to be tested for COVID-19 before they return to campus. Tests must be completed within 7 days of returning to campus. 
If a student is not able to acquire test results or get tested before move-in, they must notify University Housing as soon as possible. 

Students who receive a positive test should not report to campus until a negative test is received and sent to the Office of University Housing. They should contact the Office of the Dean of Students and the Office of University Housing to report the positive test. The Office of the Dean of Students will work with students regarding class accommodations and the Office of University Housing will work with the students on a potential move-in date and holding of their room.

Local students should review the COVID Testing Sites, which contains local, free testing sites in Oakland County. 

Students who are not local should arrange for testing at a facility nearest them. 

International students must complete a 14 day self-quarantine period. 

Safety Measures

  • Bathrooms
    • Community restrooms will have a scheduled cleaning time. Students are responsible for coordinating their bathroom usage around this cleaning time. If an emergency occurs, students may use the Emergency ADA bathroom(s) of their respective building and/or floor. 
    • In East and Reuss Halls, partitions will be placed between each sink to help with splashing. 
  • Campus Facilities will be providing the following:
    • Maintenance work order appointments for non-emergency work orders to assist with social distancing. Non-emergency work orders will be scheduled for when residents are not in the room. 
      • If an emergency work order occurs, residents may be asked to vacate the room until the work is complete to assist with social distancing. 
    • Touch points will be cleaned daily throughout the residence halls and on campus. 
    • Additional hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout the residence halls and on campus. 

Updated Policies

  • Any student found in violation of any of these policies will be subject to disciplinary action which, depending on severity, may include removal from housing, or suspension from the University. 

    • Residents must participate in completing a daily health screening on GoCanvas. University Housing Guidelines,Page 7.
    • Residents must wear a mask any time they are in a common area within the residence halls. University Housing Guidelines,Page 7.
    • Residents must not remove any personal items belonging to any other person from a common area, specifically laundry. University Housing Guidelines, Page 7.
    • Guest Policy - Please see University Housing Guidelines, Page 17 for the full Guest Policy.
      • Residents must check in their guests using the Guest Check In Form.
        • Non-LTU student guests must provide proof of vaccination to enter University Housing
        • Guests are required to show their confirmation email to University Housing staff if requested. 
      • Failure to follow any of the University Housing Guest Policy will result in removal of guest privileges for a duration, at the discretion of the Residence Hall Coordinator and the Director of University Housing.
    • The East Hall Gym, when open, is for resident use only. You must comply with all gym policies. University Housing Guidelines, Page 21.

What You Can Do

  • Mask up. Wear a mask or face covering any time you are in a common area space on campus. 
  • Do not let others use your personal items. If you live in apartment style housing, you may want to consider keeping bathroom items in your room when not in use. 
  • Social distance. Please keep at least 6 feet between you and others.
  • Disinfect common area spaces after use. Sanitation supplies will be available.
  • Complete the daily health screening form via the GoCanvas app. See the Campus Safety website for more information on the app.