Why is the university moving Clement and Goodyear Hall residents to the North Campus?

Clement and Goodyear Halls will no longer be housing residents for the Fall 2020 term. Students who had been previously assigned to these building will receive new housing assignments in properties on the North Campus and every attempt will be made to keep roommate groups together.  Once students receive their new North Campus assignments they can submit room change requests if they want to choose a different complex or building. We will do our best to accommodate as many of these requests as we can. All students housed in the Architecture First Year Interest and Special Interest Housing groups (formerly in Goodyear Hall) will be housed together in Fargo.

Many factors went into this decision:

  • Decreased demand for on-campus housing due to the modified in-person class schedule - many of our residential students are choosing to live at home this semester because many of our courses are being offered online.  
  • Need for dedicated on-campus quarantine space – South Campus dormitories will be used as 14-day quarantine space for students returning to campus from states designated as “hot spots” by Gov. Cuomo.
  • Consolidation of services and resources onto the North Campus to better serve our residents

We were unable to make this decision earlier as our housing deadline for cancellations just passed on Friday, July 31. A full picture of housing demand was needed to strategically close the right properties and only have to make one set of re-assignments.

The university recognizes the inconvenience that this may cause and sincerely appreciates the patience and understanding of residents as we strive to provide the best possible on-campus housing experience during these unprecedented times.

Updated August 5, 2020

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