As a resident of the college community, you must abide by all rules and regulations outlined in the Residence Life Policies and Procedures. Be sure to familiarize yourself with proper check-out procedures before leaving for winter and summer breaks, as outlined below.

January 2021 Move-In

Move-in for returning students will be on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24, 2021, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.  You may choose which of the two days you wish to return and you do not have to tell us in advance which date you will arrive.  However, you must arrive between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the arrival dates in the effort to confirm your negative COVID-19 test results.  Students may not move in prior to this date. If flying back to campus, do not choose a flight arriving prior to January 23 as the halls will not be open. 

Due to testing limitations, students must arrive before 5 p.m. on each date.  Students who believe they cannot arrive prior to 5 p.m. must email Dean Jason Shaffer ( For now, those students must plan to remain off-campus for the night and check-in the next morning. 

Students who are a part of an early arrival group have received notification from their coaches or sponsors regarding the date their groups will return. All communication about early arrivals is conveyed to participants through their sponsoring organization, please contact your organization or coach directly with questions. 

Each year RLO receives early arrival requests from residents who are not part of an approved early arrival group. Though we understand students can have circumstances that warrant a request to arrive earlier than the January 23, 2021 arrival date, we are not approving these early arrival requests for the spring 2021 semester. Students will have to arrive at the established arrival dates and adhere to all check-in processes. 

Students moving into a new residential space for spring 2021 may bring up to two assistants to help at move-in. The assistants may only be in the halls while bringing belongings to the room and must leave the hall once everything is moved in to minimize the amount of non-resident contact.  We ask students and families to understand that we are working to meet expectations that will allow us to be residential in the spring and request their understanding at this time. Please contact the Residence Life Office by emailing with any questions. 

As stated in the email sent on January 8, 2021, you must complete and mail your COVID-19 test on Monday, January 18, 2021.  Tests are shipped by FedEx, which still operates on the holiday. As contained in the January 8th email, “Your test kit directions include a different timeline, but please send it on the 18th, as that allows for the current transit and processing time. If you did not pick up a test kit or you lost your kit, you MUST get tested and provide us with the test result BEFORE arriving on campus." Please email for details on how to get those results to us or if you have other questions or concerns.”

Please contact the Residence Life Office with any questions or concerns.