Countdown to Fall Part Two

As we get closer to move-in, our excitement is growing and I am sure more questions are surfacing. Students should have received more information in an email from my office. Below, I wanted to post some of the highlights, but please continue to check out the COVID-19 page for additional information. As always, feel free to contact us at your convenience if your questions are not covered.

Reopening Updates

Campus Activities

Clubs will be able to use non-residential university spaces like the Den, JCA, MC House, and Spiritual Life House. All meetings and activities are limited to 10 or fewer people. Face masks and social distancing are required.

Out-of-state Residents
As of now, there is no quarantine requirement for out-of-state residents unless a person has COVID-19 symptoms. ​However, guidance on this from the state of Oregon may change. We are asking that all out-of-state students take all prescribed precautions like face masks, hand-washing, and physical distancing, especially during airport travel.

Students are allowed up to two guests to help them move in. These two guests will be required to wear masks, maintain physical distancing, and exit the campus as soon as possible to ensure limited contact.

You are allowed to have roommates in all residence halls except for Ambassador due to room size. Roommate requests need to be emailed by August 15, 2020.

There will be occupancy signs posted in the bathrooms. Every other sink and toilet will be unavailable to implement physical distancing.

Residential Areas
Furniture in these halls will be re-arranged to ensure distancing, and occupancy and guidelines will be posted in their corresponding areas. Face masks required where distancing cannot be maintained like in other shared spaces.

A maximum occupancy sign will be posted in each kitchen, and residents will need to cooperate to not exceed that limit. Cleaning supplies will be provided for each resident to disinfect the areas they use. Campus Support will also be cleanly regularly per safety guidelines.


I understand that this is a trying time for us all, which means that we have a new opportunity to put our faith into practice. I invite you to join me in praying for an increase in the fruit of the Holy Spirit – especially love and patience – as we continue to face these new challenges.


May God keep you all,

G. Craig Williford, Ph.D.

President, Multnomah University