This is a message from Dean Fran Koerting, Director of Residential Life.
One part of the current testing plan is for all undergraduate students to be tested upon arriving to campus, followed by a self-quarantine in their student residence until they meet the following criteria: Students who are from New York, New Jersey and New England until they receive a negative test result, and all other students, including those coming from another country, until they receive two negative test results (which will likely mean a seven day quarantine). These students can shorten their quarantine period by having a test done on their own within 72 hours prior to coming to campus and bringing proof of the negative result to campus, which will be considered their first of two negative results.
Therefore, Residential Life is adapting its arrival and move in plan as follows: All undergraduate students may sign up for a day and timeslot between August 24 through August 30. The number of timeslots is limited by hour and location in order to facilitate physical distancing as students are moving in. We ask that students who will only require one negative test result sign up for the latter half of the week, leaving the earlier days for students who need two rounds of testing. Students living in program houses, wood frame houses and apartments (other than Fauver, Low and High Rise) do not need to sign up for a day and timeslot, but should plan to arrive between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on one of those days. Any student whose travel plans have them arriving after 7:00 p.m. should email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will leave their keys at Public Safety for them.
We are hosting a webinar on Tuesday, July 21 at noon to review the move-in process and answer questions students might have related to housing. The link is listed below. The platform for move-in sign-ups will be available on Tuesday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m., following the webinar. If flight arrangements need to be made prior to this time, students may email email@example.com with the day and time they anticipate arriving on campus and we will reserve that timeslot for them.
Since the sign-ups are based on residence, we hope to have housing assignments for first year and transfer students completed by Wednesday, July 22, so that they may begin making their travel plans. We are working on assignments for students who do not yet have one and for those who have requested changes. These students will be able to see their assignment in their WesPortal on August 7, and should wait to sign up for a timeslot until then.
Students who live within a few hours driving distance of campus may drop off their belongings the weekend of August 22-23. They will be given access to their residence, but will not receive their key until they return the following weekend. More details regarding this option will be sent next month.
Webinar information: Residential Life: Move in and Reactivation of Campus
Jul 21, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
We hope you are able to join us next Tuesday. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns. We look forward to welcoming those of you who are able to be on campus this fall. If you are not able to be on campus this fall, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can finalize housing assignments for those who do not yet have one.
Associate Dean/Director of Residential Life