3.13.20: Housing Services message

Information from Housing Services regarding access to rooms, move-out options and procedures. 

To our campus residential community:

As a follow-up to President Simon’s message today regarding the impact of COVID-19 and the University’s transition to remote instruction for the remainder of the semester, we are providing additional instructions for those who need to pick up belongings to continue their academic coursework. 

To be clear, students are not required to fully move out at this time, but for those students who were already making a trip to gather personal items and academic materials, you have the option to move completely out of your residence at this time. For those who choose to do so, we will be providing students with the opportunity to pick up their items until Monday, March 16, at 5:00 p.m.

We recognize that given the extended length of time for remote instruction, additional students may also choose to pick up academic and other items. If you did not fill out the form previously, you have the option to do so now. For those who do not choose to, or are unable to, move out at this time, your items can remain in your room and we will be following up at a later date with additional instructions. 

Your check-out options are as follows:

  • Students who are able to completely move out of their residence space by Monday, March 16, at 5 p.m.
  • Students who are unable to move out by Monday, March 16, but can plan to move out of their residence space by Sunday, March 22, at 5 p.m. These students will register for a day and time to return to campus, move out their belongings, and leave campus on the same day. 
  • Students who are unable to come to campus to move out of their residence space by Sunday, March 22, at 5pm. Students in this category will be able to leave their belongings in their assigned space. The University will be in touch in the coming weeks with a move-out plan for later in the semester. 

ACTION: For each option, every residential student must complete a move-out form to inform us of their intentions regarding checking out of student housing. The form is located on the Housing and Dining Self-Service Page here. Click on applications on the left side of the screen, then click on move-out form.


  • Those returning to campus should limit the number of people who accompany them and make sure they are not experiencing symptoms of illness, including fever, cough, or difficulty breathing. 
  • In addition, to mitigate the risk of bringing the virus to campus, all faculty, staff, students, and visitors who traveled to countries designated by the CDC as a “Warning Level 3” country should self-monitor for 14 days and be symptom-free before coming to campus:
    • Warning Level 3 countries as of today now include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City
    • Please remember this list is changing frequently: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices
    • At this time the CDC has designated the Alert Level 2 globally. 

Campus housing will remain an option for a very limited number of students who are unable to return home. Students can request permission by completing the same move-out form located on the Housing and Dining Self-Service Page here. Click on applications on the left side of the screen, then click on move-out form.  Unless you have received written permission from the University to remain in your residence hall, you are not permitted to live on campus. 

If you filled out the COVID-19 Housing request yesterday, please go into the move-out form ASAP to review/update your information based on today’s new information.

We continue to thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work to keep all members of our community safe and healthy.


The Office of Residence Life, Housing Services, and the Dean of Students Office