Campus Housing

We are hopeful that your Fall Semester has gone well; as we near the end of the semester, the Housing and Residence Life Office wanted to remind you of the closing schedule and procedures necessary to check out successfully.

The College announced on the Back With Blinn page this summer that after Thanksgiving, campus housing and food services will close; however, campus computer labs, libraries, and other academic resources and student services will remain open.  

We’d like to answer some questions regarding campus housing in light of these changes. 

Campus Housing

Is student housing available?

Yes, the Blinn-Brenham Campus is offering on-campus housing. If you are interested in student housing for an upcoming semester, please contact the Housing Department.
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What guidelines are in place for move-in day?

Students must check in at their assigned time, and can bring just one friend or family member to assist them. Both the student and their friend or family member must undergo screening before moving in. Students should not come to campus if they or anyone in their household has experienced COVID-19 symptoms within the previous two weeks. 

Students will receive their ID card and prepaid parking permit from their hall director during check-in.


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How is Blinn ensuring social distancing within student housing?

Advanced cleaning protocols and social distancing guidelines are in effect in all student housing facilities and students living in the residence halls are prohibited from hosting visitors. Common seating and gathering locations within the residence halls are closed and occupancy limitations are in place in common restrooms and laundry room spaces. Outdoor seating is open but social distancing guidelines apply.


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Should I wear a face mask or covering on campus?

Blinn requires all individuals on campus - including employees, students, visitors, and contractors - to wear face masks or face coverings when in the presence of others. Please note that face masks are not a substitute for proper social distancing.
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Am I required to wear a face covering while in my on-campus room or apartment?

Face coverings are not required when students are in their personal on-campus residence hall rooms/suites or apartments (including private and suite-style bathrooms). Blinn encourages its campus residents to discuss their expectations regarding face coverings at the start of the semester. If one of you should develop COVID-19 symptoms, face coverings should be worn until a healthcare professional can be consulted.


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Do I need to wear a face covering in the hallways and other areas of my residence hall?

Face coverings are required while in common areas and community bathrooms except while showering. Residents should perform activities that require touching of the face, such as brushing your teeth or washing your face) at the sinks in their rooms instead of in the community bathrooms.


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What happens if a student in campus housing tests positive for COVID-19?

Residence hall students who test positive for COVID-19 and are unable to relocate to their permanent residence will be moved to a separate facility the College has established specifically designated for self-isolation. Students requiring medical care will be treated as appropriate by medical professionals.


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Can I live in campus housing after Thanksgiving?

After Thanksgiving, almost all Blinn courses, with the exception of select Health Sciences and Technical and Community Education programs, will convert to an online format for the final two weeks of the semester. At that time, campus housing and food services will close; however, campus computer labs, libraries, and other academic resources and student services will remain open.
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If campus housing must be closed before Thanksgiving, can students receive refunds?

Should COVID-19 require Blinn to close campus housing prior to the Thanksgiving break, the College will provide pro-rated refunds.
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When do the residence halls close for the Fall 2020 semester?

Campus residence halls and apartments will close on Tuesday, November 24, at 5:30 p.m. for the Fall semester. Students may begin to check out of their residence halls and apartments starting November 16; simply put your key in the envelope provided by your Hall Director, and drop off the envelope in the box near his or her office in your building. For the residents living in BCPA, take your envelope over to the Club House where the RHD offices are located.


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How do I prepare my room for check out?

If you are returning to your same residence hall room for Spring 2021, remember to take everything that you will need during winter break with you when you check out.  You will not have access to your room again until the week of January 11, 2021.

If you are checking out of your residence hall room and not returning to Blinn College for the Spring 2021, make an appointment with your Resident Assistant or Residence Hall Director and set up a time to check out permanently from your room.


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What is the Housing Returning Survey?

When you receive an email from Housing and you are asked to complete the returning survey, please submit your responses so the staff is aware of your future plans. This information helps Housing to make arrangements for future students.


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What happens to my classes after Thanksgiving?

After Thanksgiving, almost all Blinn courses, with the exception of select Health Sciences and Technical and Community Education programs, will convert to an online format for the final two weeks of the semester.


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What if I think I have extenuating circumstances and have nowhere to move on Tuesday, November 24?

Students may request to remain in housing after November 24 by completing this form. Requests must be submitted no later than Friday, November 6. During the submission process, students are encouraged to find alternative housing arrangements in case the request is denied. Please note that filling out this form is not a guarantee that you will be allowed to remain in your space after Thanksgiving.


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What are the move in dates for Spring 2021 check-in?

Students will be permitted to move into the halls the week of January 11, 2021. Starting on January 4, students will be able to make appointments to move into their rooms. Students will receive emails from Housing after January 4, 2021, when the appointments will be open. Spring move-in will be similar to the Fall.


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