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University of Montana "strongly encourages" students to leave dorms

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Posted at 9:54 AM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 11:54:27-04

The University of Montana is telling students to move out of residence halls as soon as possible due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

"We strongly encourage you, for your health and safety and that of our entire campus community, to make plans to move out of our residence halls as soon as possible,” Vice Provost Sarah Swager stated in a Sunday evening letter.

The letter goes on to state that “while we are strongly encouraging you to leave, no one will be evicted from our halls. We will find suitable accommodations.”

Students who feel that residence halls are their only option are urged to contact UM administrators as soon as possible. Students are asked to inform UM of their plans for the remainder of the semester, Click here for more information.

"Greatly reducing the number of students in our residence halls will help us slow the spread of COVID-19 on our campus and in our community,” the letter concludes.

Students with questions can contact UM Housing at (406) 243-2611 for more information.

UM announced earlier this month that they will be transitioning to remote learning for the remainder of the school year.