The 2020 Census counts such as college dorms. The 2020 Census does not ask citizenship questions and your information is completely confidential even to other government agencies.
One person should respond for each home. This responder should:
Most households received their invitation to respond to the 2020 Census that will include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online. Please complete your census form online, by phone, or by mail when your invitation to respond arrives.
For more information, please check out the method guides:
April 1 Census Day. We use this day to determine who is counted and where in the 2020 Census. When you respond, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.
March 12 - April 30 Self-Response Operation
May 13 - July 31 Non-Response Follow-Up
July 31 Last day for households to self-respond online, by phone or by mail
If a college is temporarily closed (including on April 1), where should a college student be counted?
In general, students in colleges and universities temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 virus will still be counted as part of this process. Even if they are home on census day, April 1, they should be counted according to the residence criteria which states they should be counted where they live and sleep most of the time. We are asking schools to contact their students and remind them to respond. Per the Census Bureau’s residence criteria, in most cases students living away from home at school should be counted at school, even if they are temporarily elsewhere due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit the COVID-19 Press Kit to learn more.