Authorities on Sunday reopened the residential halls Rajshahi University (RU) after closure for long 18 months due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The students started to enter their respective halls at 10 am amid much enthusiasm showing their ID cards and vaccination cards.
The university administration decided to reopen the halls at a meeting of the university's academic council on September 30.
The university administration has issued some instructions including wearing masks for the students to enter the halls.
Basins have been installed in front of the dormitories to wash their hands. However, most of the 16 residential halls have not been renovated.
Students who have not yet been vaccinated yet but got registered on the Surokkha app have been asked to get vaccinated at the Shaheed Sukhranjan Samaddar Student-Teacher Cultural Center (TSCC) from October 18 to 22.
University Public Relations office administrator professor Ajijur Rahman said students need to get at least one dose of corona vaccine to enter the halls. Two copies of the vaccination certificate, hall identity card and stamp size picture of them have to be shown at the entrance.
All the residential halls of Rajshahi University remained closed since March 16 last year. Academic activities will resume on October 20.