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Campus Life Policies

Residence Life & Move In

Our goal is to accommodate as many students on campus as we can within the recommended guidelines while implementing practices that will prioritize safety.

The University will be moving forward with traditional roommate/suitemate housing configurations in our residence halls, and all residential buildings will undergo enhanced and frequent cleaning protocols to aid in preventing disease transmission. In addition to the information below, please review the Res Life COVID-19 FAQ page for additional details about residential living, including information on visitation, events and social distancing.

  • Isolation/Quarantine Locations
  • Common Areas

Campus Dining

Belmont’s Dining Services provider, Sodexo, is a worldwide leader in food services and facilities operation. Sodexo is taking a cautious, measured approach that gives students the confidence to enjoy meals on campus, as well as the flexibility to choose the dining options that make them feel most comfortable.

Belmont Dining Services has implemented a number of measures to keep Belmont community members safe. 

  • Employees will wear personal protective equipment (masks and gloves)
  • Self-service options will be eliminated, replaced with staff service
  • High touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently with professional-grade products
  • Dining areas will have updated configurations, expanded hours, new floor markers and reduced seating capacities to encourage social distancing
  • Additional grab-and-go options and outlets will be provided
  • Additional Plexiglas will be installed in needed areas to discourage droplet contacts
  • Contactless payment/card swiping will be implemented in all locations
  • Protocols will be in place to ensure service for those who need to isolate or quarantine
  • Staff will continue to wash hands frequently and regularly report on their health, including temperature checks

Spiritual Life

University Ministries will continue to provide a variety of resources and opportunities for students to grow in their faith or explore the Christian faith. We will host a wide range of virtual Chapels with engaging Christian speakers this semester through the online WELL Core program. Other WELL Core events will be co-sponsored with various Belmont colleges to engage with Christian perspectives on topics such as politics, healthcare, music, filmmaking, science and law. We have worked with our 21 Faith Development Organizations to ensure students have the opportunity to connect with a Christian community or small group on campus. 

All University Ministries programming will follow the gathering guidelines established by state and local officials as well as any additional University guidelines.

You can sign up for more information if you are interested in learning more about these or other opportunities to get connected to spiritual life on campus!

University Ministries will also continue to provide pastoral care for students. If you are in need of prayer or just need someone to talk to, let us know here and someone will be in touch with you. Please refer to our website for the most up to date information about programming and other opportunities!

Student Success & Support

A new “front porch” portal has been created to help connect Belmont students to a variety of support services across campus while also providing answers to many frequently asked questions: Ask BU.

In addition, the sites below may also be helpful for students looking for specific services.

  • Health Services & Pharmacy
  • Counseling Services
  • GPS: Growth & Purpose for Students
  • Multicultural Learning & Experience

Student Organizations & Events

To mitigate the spread of the virus and prevent cases on Belmont's campus, all Student Life programming and Student Clubs and Organizations must adhere to the following policies:

  • Student Clubs and Organizations will not be permitted to meet in person or host in-person events on or off campus until further notice.
  • Student Clubs and Organizations will not be permitted to table in person until further notice.
  • Student Clubs and Organizations will not be permitted to travel until further notice.
  • Faculty/Staff advisors of Clubs and Organizations will not need to be present at virtual meetings and events.(Advisors will need to be present at in-person events and meetings as soon as they start back up.)

Belmont will work with student organizations to ensure campus events can move forward virtually. These policies and campus practices will frequently be reevaluated and modified based on campus data and city-wide recommendations.

Fitness & Recreation

We all know the importance of exercise to our physical and mental health, and Belmont’s Fitness & Recreation team is working on innovative approaches to support our Be Well BU philosophies. While the Rec Gym, Fitness area, Group Fitness room, Tall Hall studio gym and the climbing wall are currently closed, FitRec staff are providing a number of online resources and videos, including free personal training, for all Belmont community members. Details can be found here.

University Travel

To prevent unnecessary risks, there will be no University-sponsored student or employee travel, either international or domestic, until further notice unless specifically approved by senior leaders.