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University Housing’s Fall 2020 Move-In Information

University Housing is busy preparing on-campus Housing assignments for students, and they are unable to accommodate any more roommate requests.

The priority deadline for University Housing applications was 11:59 PM on May 31. This means the roommate selection and search features in the Housing application are no longer available. At this time, all students are required per the housing application to provide lifestyle information, which is what will be used to match any new incoming student applications without a specified roommate.

All official housing assignments will be sent to each student's email address in mid- to late-July. This email will contain roommate information, as well as assigned move-in days and times.

To help ensure everyone's safety during the move-in process, University Housing will pre-schedule appointments to allow for physical distancing. Students must arrive and check into their room assignment on their assigned day and during their assigned time.  All new incoming Freshman and Transfer students will be assigned a move-in date between August 10 and August 13, 2020 and a time on their assigned day of either 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm.  Your specific check-in time will be noted on your assignment notification email. Students and families will need to remain flexible in their plans as University Housing will be unable to accommodate requests for changes to move-in dates and times unless already approved as a special population (including Marching Mountaineers, some University employees, etc.). Due to physical distancing guidelines, students cannot arrive prior to their assigned time; they will be turned away and asked to return during their scheduled time. University Housing will not have keys or access cards available at check-in if students arrive outside of their scheduled time.

Students will be limited to one family member or move-in helper. This decision is based on guidelines for physical distancing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public health, and the university's Emergency Management team. The one-helper limit will reduce the likelihood of crowded stairwells, elevators, common baths, and hallways.

Additional family members are welcome to come to campus but they cannot be in the building at the same time with the student. Once the move-in period ends for a student, only residents will be allowed in the residence halls.

Before coming to campus, all individuals should check for symptoms using the COVID-19 screening checklist provided with your assignment email. Anyone exhibiting symptom(s) should not come to campus and should consult their health care provider. You can read about screening and other resources on Appalachian's COVID-19 website.

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