Resident Student Updates

March 19, 2020 5:00 PM EST

A Message to Resident Students Regarding Campus Access

A Message to Resident Students Regarding Campus Access

As the situation nationwide and here in South Florida is changing rapidly, the Miami-Dade County Mayor today signed an emergency order closing all nonessential retail and commercial establishments. 

It is critical that we all strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines as outlined by multiple public health agencies and the White HouseLeading public health experts continue to stress that young adults are key to stopping the spread of this virus.   

Due to these changes within the county, I write to you today with two updates regarding accessing campus.

  • Effective immediately, resident students are asked to only leave campus in the event of an emergency, or for essential needs (medication, food, work at an essential business, etc.). 
  • Additionally, no visitors will be permitted anywhere on campus. We are restricting access to campus in order to best protect community health. Only resident students authorized to remain and faculty and staff supporting essential basic University functions will be allowed on campus. 

These two measures are intended to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus disease 2019 on campus and are in alignment with guidance from public health officials.   

For more information about coronavirus disease 2019 and the University response, visit