Dorm "Family Groups"
Students living on the same floor will become a “family group” that eats meals together and spends most of its on-dorm time together. Many colleges and schools are creating such groups because health experts recommend them as a prevention practice for meals and dorm life, when social distancing is more difficult and the chance of virus transmission is higher.
Family groups will be assigned to ensure a good mix of students, and the Activities team is planning games and programs to bring each group together.
After the first few weeks, students will be able to socialize with their friends outside dorms and dining during the academic day and during structured extracurricular and free-time activities.
At Episcopal, meals are an important and fun time to socialize and build community. Students and faculty will continue to eat communally, even as we add prevention measures.