We write this afternoon to provide an update on the status of move-out. We know how eager you are to come back to campus and finally collect your personal belongings, so it is our goal is to make this process as safe and organized as possible for you.
Yesterday afternoon, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf extended the commonwealth’s stay-at-home order to at least May 8. As soon as that order is lifted in Montgomery County, we’ll begin implementing our plan for a phased move-out. Until that time, you can continue contacting email@example.com if there are essential items you need from your room.
Our new move-out plan calls for students to sign-up for one, 2-hour block of time between 6:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. to return to campus. These two-hour slots will be open during a 2-to-3-week period (as of yet still unknown) so that we can accommodate all students.
To protect students’ and families’ health and to practice social distancing, limits will be placed on the number of students who can return to campus during each designated time, depending on size and occupancy of each particular residence hall. In addition, students should plan to bring along only 1-2 people to assist in move-out so we can mitigate any risk of potentially spreading COVID-19. Roommates and/or suitemates should discuss plans to come to campus at different dates and times before signing up for a time to move out, as they will not be permitted to sign up for the same timeslot.
The college will announce further details as soon as we have a clearer understanding of when you can come back to campus. Once that date is determined, the sign-up link for move-out will be sent to all students at least one week in advance. Further details and health and safety precautions will be shared in that communication.
Students who already moved out can mail their keys back to the college:
c/o Residence Life Office
601 East Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426
Thank you for understanding and for your willingness to work with our residence life staff under such unusual circumstances. Please be well and we hope to communicate more information soon.
Missy Bryant, dean of students