Students are going to be asked to do things a little bit differently, but we have a lot in place to keep them safe. Living on campus is a new experience for many of our students, and this year is no exception. The normal things are all still in place. They're going to have to learn how to share space with someone that they've just met and how to shower on a schedule, but we'll have some additional things in place to help keep them safe.
We’re not bunking beds or lofting beds. If there's going to be multiple people in a room, we don't want beds to be on top of one another. Capacity has been reduced. There are no four-person units. Those units were reduced down to three or two students, depending on the structure of the building and the room. And all three-person units were reduced down to two. So we've reduced occupancy. Two-person rooms remain at that occupancy. Apartments and suites remain as they are designed because those students have individual private bedrooms in many of the spaces. Some students have their own bedroom and bathroom.
While our students are transitioning to this new experience in this time of COVID-19, we've added some recommendations and some guidance for them to help continue to be safe and make that transition. Some of that's going to be the very simple things that we all know: the social distancing, wearing facial coverings. We'll have reminders about how to use the elevator safely, how to be in the laundry room, how to traverse across campus. There'll be some additional information about eating on campus, using the rec centers and the other facilities that are open to support them. There'll be additional guidance for the library and those academic support areas that'll be available to them throughout their time here on campus. But our goal is to make sure that they transition here, are able to feel supported, continue to feel supported and find success in the Bearcat community.