UD releases ‘phased’ plan for students to retrieve items from campus

Franchesca Hackworth
Asst. Online Editor 

The University of Dayton announced its plan for how students will begin moving their belongings out of their campus residences in an email Wednesday morning.

Starting May 15, the university will begin what they call a phased approach that has been approved by Dayton & Montgomery County Public Health.

Students will be signing up for four hour blocks determining when they can arrive on campus and begin the move-out process.

Students who live within 60 miles of campus will be moving out between May 15 and May 24. All other Ohio residents will move out between May 25 and May 31. Any student who lives outside of Ohio will move out between June 1 and June 21.

Once students sign up, they will receive preliminary instructions, but 24 hours before their scheduled move-out time they will be receiving further details.

Details now available are below:

  • Only one student is permitted in a unit (apartment, house or room in residence facility) at a time. They can be accompanied by no more than two additional people.

  • Everyone must wear a face covering at all times on campus and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Please bring a face covering as the University will not be able to provide them. Here is information from CDC on how to make, wear and care for face coverings.

  • Only the student and their guest(s) are allowed on the elevator and in trash closets at a time.

  • The University will provide a limited number of blue bins for students moving out of residence facilities. Students will have to bring their own dolly and/or cart, if you need one.

  • No dining services or overnight accommodations on campus are available.

  • Students must not return to campus before their scheduled time. All buildings are secured and door access will be restricted until 15 minutes before a student’s scheduled time. Housing and Residence Life staff will be on hand to check in students and verify the number of people accompanying the student.

  • Housing and Residence Life is working to learn how students can retrieve items from lockers. They are also working to set up possible collection points for students to return/drop off items at the bookstore.

  • Anyone sick with confirmed or presumed COVID-19 cannot return to campus until they are symptom-free without medication for 72 hours and it has been at least 7 days since symptoms began.

    • Those who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should self-quarantine for 14 days and self-monitor for symptoms; they may return to campus after the quarantine if they remain without symptoms. Notify Housing and Residence Life at housing@udayton.edu if you are sick and can no longer make your arranged time.

If anyone is unable to retrieve their belongings, cannot return to their home residences or countries or does not have another living arrangement they can email housing@udayton.edu to arrange a time to discuss their situation.

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