Please know, we need to partner with you to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We can put all of these measures into place; however, without your compliance and cooperation, the impact of the efforts we are making will be diminished. We ask that students make smart decisions regarding wearing masks, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings such as parties, completing the required daily wellness check, and other following university guidelines.
If you are part of a group such as the band or an athletic team, your organization should be reaching out to you with specific details as to your move-in dates and instructions. You will still need to sign up for a move-in appointment.
Before you arrive at your building, you will need to report to your designated location for COVID-19 testing.
Testing will take place from 7:30 am to 4:40 pm—plan to show up approximately one hour before your scheduled move-in appointment time. Please have the testing form filled out and ready to give the tester when you arrive (the form will be emailed to you before move-in). Upon completion of the COVID-19 test, you will be provided with a wristband to show your residence hall you have completed your test. Once you have your wristband, you are now ready to proceed to your residence hall to check-in.
If you need to change your time, you can log back into the system to do so. Appointments must be changed 24 hours in advance and cannot be changed the day of. Please note if for some reason, you work with housing staff to change your room assignment after you selected a move-in appointment, you will need to log into the system to schedule a new time.
Both of my parents are coming with me. Does this mean that only one can go into the building to see my room?”]
Both of your parents will have the opportunity to see your room and assist you in moving in. However, only one can enter the building at a time. While you have a person in the building with you, the second person should wait with your car or find a nice shady spot to relax (and enjoy not having to carrying heavy items into the building).
If you live in Freshman North, Twin Towers West, Willis, or Wellman, please report to the 6th Avenue Parking Lot behind Commons Residence Halls, 1801 6th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25755.
Students housed in Holderby for quarantine will be asked to bring any items that they will need for up to two weeks with them. Linens are available if needed. Please note, rooms in Holderby are not airconditioned. Students will be provided with a fan. Don’t worry though, Holderby Hall still has cable and internet. So as long as you feel up to it, you will be able to keep up with your classes by attending remotely.
When the student checks into Holderby, they will be provided with a list of instructions for their stay and individuals to contact should they need any assistance. Students will have the opportunity to order their meals from Dining thought a special link, and a Housing and Residence Life staff member will deliver the meal at specified times.
Additionally, students will be able to find extra cleaning supplies at the residence hall front desk or in the floor’s laundry room. This will allow students to wipe down any surfaces in the restrooms should they want to clean or disinfect the facility themselves.
The room dividers are based on CDC guidance and allow for physical distancing between roommates. If you and your roommate would like one for your room, please complete this form.
If you are living in FY North or FY South, you should have received a link to a survey regarding your interest in a room divider. These will be approximately 6 foot wide by 6 foot high and will be made of thick cardboard, which can be folded up and stored if it is found to be no longer needed. If you have not yet filled out the interest survey, please complete the form as soon as possible since it may take time for dividers to be delivered.
If at any time you or your roommate are not feeling well and showing symptoms of COVID-19, please report this immediately. The sooner we are aware, the faster we can get you connected to the appropriate resources and separated if necessary.
The lobby kitchen in each building will remain available for student use. Students will be required to check out a key from the front desk when utilizing the space. Students are also expected to disinfect the area before and after use. While the floor lounges will be open for students in Buskirk to use as study space, the kitchen appliances will only be available for use on the first floor.
Community microwaves that have previously only been available in laundry rooms and floor lounges in Buskirk, Twin Towers West, and Twin Towers East are no longer available because students are now allowed to have a microwave in their rooms. A community microwave is available in the main lobby kitchen in each building.