As of Sept. 1, the guest policy for the residence halls and Oaks apartments at Meredith College has been reevaluated by the administration. No changes to the policy have been made and they will be reevaluated again on Oct. 1. The current guest policy, which has been in place since the beginning of the fall semester, allows only one guest per resident in the residence halls and the Oaks, and all guests must be Meredith students. This includes Meredith students who are commuters, a change from the 2020-21 school year. No overnight guests are allowed at this time, regardless of whether they are Meredith students or not.
Carrie Barnhart, Director of Residence Life, stated, “Although I was not the decision-maker, I agree with keeping the guest policy the same as we continue to be cautious and keep Meredith safe.” She cited the “number of COVID-19 cases in Wake County and North Carolina continu[ing] to grow” as the main catalyst for the guest policy remaining the same.
For more information about Meredith’s Community Standards and COVID-19 procedures, visit the Staying Strong website.
By Freya Dahlgren, Staff Writer