Residence Life amid COVID-19


SPEARFISH, S.D. (Jacket Journal) – Black Hills State University found itself with very few students living on campus. Since the extended break is officially ending, students without the option to travel back home can still have dorm access.

Residential Assistant, Sebastian Escudero is living on campus as flying back home isn’t an option for him. He says everyone must keep their distance even when dining at the cafeteria. All meals are take-out only.

“Everyone getting food is given a to-go box.” Escudero said.

Several hand sanitizing stations are installed throughout the dining area and may be used as needed. The dining hall schedule is moved to a weekend schedule, Brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Facility Services have been disinfecting all high touch area on campus. Fae Marshall, a custodian of BHSU’s Residence Halls says she’s staying busy during the extended break.

“We spent a couple days disinfecting all high touch area on campus.” Marshall continues, “This included all maintenance and grounds crew – they were amazing help.”

Marshall feels grateful to work with a great group while she misses having the students around.

BHSU students will continue to have access to dorms during this pandemic but are urged to contact Residence Life at (605) 642- 6086.