We are excited to have you return to campus for the 2020-2021 Academic Year! We are committed to making your move in an enriching experience while working together to keep our campus safe and healthy. We developed a move in plan that follows guidance from federal, state, and local health officials to limit the number of people moving into campus housing at one time to maintain social distancing measures. You will be receiving an email from our office to complete a survey to select one of the two options for move in:

Option 1: Stop, Drop, and Roll

Saturday, August 8 to Tuesday, August 11 – you can request to participate in a process that we call Stop, Drop, and Roll to bring your items to campus early. During this time frame, you and your guests will first report to the Conference Center to start the check in process. Afterwards, you will be able to move your belongings into your room, set things ups, and have a look around your residence hall. Once you depart, you will be able to return to campus to officially move in on Saturday, August 15 from 2pm-6pm. We encourage students within a two-hour radius of campus to consider this option, but it is open to all residents. Below are the dates/times for this process:

All students

  • Saturday, August 8 from 10am-3pm
  • Sunday, August 9 from 1pm-5pm
  • Monday, August 10 from 1pm-5pm
  • Tuesday, August 11 from 1pm-5pm

Click here for more information on this process.

Option 2: General Move In

Friday, August 14 to Sunday, August 16 – this process differs from the Stop, Drop, and Roll because once you move in during this time frame, you will be allowed to stay and reside in the residence hall, meet your suitemate, and get ready for classes on August 17! Below are the dates/times for this process:


  • Friday, August 14 from 9am-2pm [Dinner only provided with your meal plan]
  • Saturday, August 15 from 9am-2pm [Dinner only provided with your meal plan]


  • Thursday, August 13 from 8am-5pm [No meal plan meals are provided on this day]
  • Friday, August 14 from 9am-2pm [Dinner only provided with your meal plan]
  • Saturday, August 15 from 9am-2pm [Dinner only provided with your meal plan]
  • Sunday, August 16 from 8am-5pm [Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided with your meal plan]

Click here for more information on this process.

Safety Procedures

Your safety is the utmost importance to us during move in. We are committed to providing the safest means of getting all residents and their guests through this process.

  • Face coverings are required during the move-in process and while in the hallways and common areas in the residence halls. The campus policy as of July 15, 2020 is that the College will require all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings where six feet social distancing may not always be possible. Face covering use will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing. Face coverings are not required when alone in an enclosed office or study room, in one's own residence hall room or suite, or in campus outdoor settings where social distancing requirements are met. Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or must leave the area. Repeated refusal to comply with the requirement may result in discipline through the applicable conduct code for faculty, staff, or students. Reasonable accommodations may be made for those who are unable to wear a face covering for documented health reasons.
  • Safe usage guidelines including physical distancing of 6 feet and occupancy limits for all common areas, kitchens, elevators, and laundry rooms.
  • Distancing discs on the floor will indicate where to stand if lines are required.
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection of common “high touch” areas (including elevator buttons, exterior door handles, and restrooms) throughout each day and time slot.
  • Hand sanitizing stations at entrances/exits of residence hall buildings.

Once Moved-In

  • We have developed a residence hall orientation video to help you learn everything it means to live like a Mariner! You will be required to watch a video the night that you arrive to be introduced to the Residence Life and Housing staff in addition to reviewing the policies in the Residence Halls.
  • Residence Life and Housing will work in partnership with Student Life to provide virtual programming and socially distanced programming.
  • As a reminder, face coverings will be required in the residence hall when you are not in your own residence hall room or suite.

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