Guidelines and Expectations for the Move Out Process 

Due to the ongoing public health crisis presented by the COVID-19 outbreak, it is imperative that the following guidelines and expectations be followed.  These have been put in place to help protect the health and safety of our students and our campus community.

When to Come to Campus

Students should only return to campus on the date assigned to them by Residential Life.  This date is selected and assigned based on the availability that students provided to ResLife using the following form:

Move Out Form

Students should plan to spend no more time than absolutely necessary and must complete their move out within the allotted time assigned to them.  This is important to limit the amount of physical interaction and potential exposure to others.

Before Coming to Campus

Before coming to campus, students should thoughtfully prepare and plan for completing the move out process:

  • Complete and submit your availability using the form no later than May 7th
  • Think about your packing plan and what you might need to complete your move out
  • Ensure that you and anyone coming to campus to assist you is healthy and free of symptoms
  • Limit the number of people you are bringing to campus to 1-2 individuals.
  • Bring packing supplies/materials: boxes, containers, tape, etc.

While on Campus

Once you are on campus, you must ensure that you are engaging in healthy practices including social distancing, recommendations from the CDC, and guidelines provided by university medical staff.

  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others and avoid physical contact with others.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Avoid sharing drinks, foods, or other ingested products.
  • Wear a face mask/covering.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Do not visit your friends on campus.  You are only permitted to be on campus for a limited time to retrieve your belongings

 

You are not permitted to remain on campus overnight.

After your assigned date/time, Public Safety will be checking your room to ensure that you are no longer present and to lock/secure the building.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

The following are a collection of frequently asked questions about the move out process and answers to provide insight and clarity to the process.  If you have questions that are not covered on this page, please reach out to reslife@wesleyan.edu to inquire! 

Do I need to remove all of my belongings?

Yes- you need to remove all of your belongings to complete the move out process.  The state of the room should be as close as possible to the condition it was when you arrived to campus to move into it.

I returned my key earlier in the semester, how do I get into my room?

Keys are being loaned out to students for their assigned spaces to provide access to the room only on their assigned date and only for the duration of their assigned time.  Students will need to bring their student ID in order to identify themselves and access their building.  The key must be returned prior to departing campus, and within the provided timeline.  Any student that does not return their key within the allotted time will be assess a judicial point against them.

During ResLife Office hours, keys can be picked up and returned in North College.  Outside of ResLife Office Hours, keys can be picked up and returned at Public Safety.

ResLife Hours:

Monday – Friday, 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

What do I do with my key?

You will need to return your key in order to complete the move out process. Failure to comply with the process will result in a judicial point.

What should I do to complete my move-out process?

Do the following:

  • Remove all of your personal belongings and clean the space
  • Close and lock all windows
  • Remove all garbage from your room and dispose in appropriate receptacles
  • Turn off lights
  • Close and lock your room door
  • Close and lock your house/apartment entry door(s) (where applicable)
  • Return your key

 

I don’t feel safe traveling right now, I am ill, or I have other extenuating circumstances that prevent me from coming to campus; Can I select a move out date that is later than my assigned date?

See the section below title “Options for Students Unable to Return to Campus” if you are not able to return to campus to complete the move out.

I still have my key, can I use it to access my room when I return to campus?

No. Buildings with alarms have been set on for locations where keys have not yet been returned and locks have been changed, therefore you will not be able to access your residence on campus without submitting the form regarding your availability and receiving an assigned date.  You will need to pick up a key on your assigned date, and should return any key(s) you may still have.

Will any packing materials be provided to help during the move out process?

Not at this time.  You should plan ahead to bring any packing materials- boxes, containers, tape, etc. in order to complete your move out.

Options for Students Unable to Return to Campus:

For students that are unable to return to campus during the 5/22 – 5/30 period to complete their move out, please refer to the following options and choose one that best meets your needs:

 

Identify a friend/family member to pack and store/ship your belongings

Email reslife@wesleyan.edu from your student account and include your name, your room/housing assignment and identifying information of the person that you are granting permission to access your space as well as the date and times they are available.  ResLife and Public Safety will coordinate to verify their identity when they arrive to campus and confirm that you have granted permission to retrieve your belongings.

 

Hire a local company to pack and store/ship your belongings

Email reslife@wesleyan.edu from your student account and include your name, your room/housing assignment and identifying information of the company that you have contracted to grant permission to access your space.  ResLife and Public Safety will coordinate to verify their identity when they arrive to campus and confirm that you have granted permission to retrieve your belongings.