Student Housing Update (3-20-20)

Housing Closure: Urgent Update

The APU administration has been closely monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation and made the decision to close all university apartments and residence halls. Since then, Governor Newsom issued a statewide “Safer at Home” order, and people are now strongly encouraged to remain at home and leave only for essential reasons.

This does not mean that you must now remain on campus, if you were preparing to leave the university housing. In fact, because of this order, we expect that you vacate your housing by Sunday, March 22. This will also allow you to fully prepare to engage in remote learning starting Monday. We have also changed the final deadline for apartment residents to move out to Tuesday, March 24.

Students approved to remain on campus for emergency campus housing are now encouraged to stay in their residence and only leave for essential reasons. We understand our students’ desire to spend quality time with their peers; however, this serious situation calls for all of us to heed public health agencies’ guidance. We will ask students who are congregating to immediately disperse and also not visit each other in their residences. Social distancing is vital to the effort to control the spread of the virus.

We will continue to provide email updates and information as we monitor the COVID-19 situation closely. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your move out plan, please contact the Office of Residence Life at housing@apu.edu.

Thank you.

Shino Simons, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs

Charlie Moore, Director of Residence Life