How will residential spaces accommodate safe physical distancing? (Added May 28)

Residential spaces in Purdue residence halls will ensure each residential room will either have:

  • Enough square footage per person that will allow for a radius of 6 feet per person.
  • Bed placement that will allow for at least 10 feet head-to-head, when measured one foot from the headboard. Furniture placement cannot create any egress or code issues.

If at least one of these conditions does not exist, the space will be dedensified. Following these guidelines, residential spaces in Purdue residence halls will be reduced by 838 spaces to 14,582.

Additional guidelines are being developed for residential communities to include cleaning and sanitation protocols, room assignment plans — particularly for those who have health considerations — and overall hygiene practice.