Cleary University


Creating a safe housing environment for our residential students is crucial to the wellness of everyone at Cleary.

Safe Housing Environment

To create and maintain a safe housing environment for residential students, Cleary University is implementing the following steps to ensure a smooth residential experience this spring.

  • Face coverings are required in public spaces as well as six-foot physical distancing between residents wherever possible.
  • Face coverings are not required in residents’ private rooms, but six-foot physical distancing between residents is expected.
  • Required student Cleary University COVID-19 Pledge for Spring 2021 completed upon returning to housing or moving in.
  • Health and safety screening at entry doors.

All residential students will receive two reusable masks per person in their Safe Start Kit. This kit will include hand sanitizer, wipes, health and wellness information, and other items to keep us safe this spring. Cleary officials will continue to monitor public health guidance and may adjust face covering requirements as situations evolve.

Entrance Procedures

We are following guidelines from local health officials and the CDC for effective screening methods and procedures. In an effort to keep our community safe, we will maintain safe entry procedures into all residential buildings.

Entrance procedure:

  1. Residents will enter each hall through one main entrance.
    • North building – North door off the parking lot near Chrysler Hall.
    • South building – North door near the recreation area between halls. There are sidewalks leading from this door to parking areas.
  2. All other exterior doors of the lobby will serve as exits only.
  3. Each lobby (including entryways) will have signage reminding residents to wear masks, wash hands, keep a safe physical distance, and follow any additional safety measures.

Activities and Events

  • Students will take part in campus life with social distancing requirements and infection-prevention measures in place.
  • Students can access student support services in person and virtually.
  • Athletic competitions and practices will move forward in accordance with parameters set by the NAIA and the WHAC.
  • Cleary’s advising and career services teams are available in person or virtually to help with academic, personal, and professional needs.

Housing FAQs

Updates for spring 2021:
  • Specific rooms on the third floor of the South Residential Hall are reserved for students to safely quarantine, if needed.
  • Masks are required indoors but not in one’s own room.
  • There will be limited occupancy in gathering spaces.
  • Guest visitations will be suspended for the academic year to limit non-resident traffic in housing facilities. Deviations of this are a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and will result in judicial proceedings per each violation.
  • If allowed by appropriate federal, state, and/or local guidelines, roommates will be considered as a “family unit” and will self-quarantine in place if required following an identified close contact with a known COVID-19-positive individual, to prevent the risk of further transmission.

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