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WVU announces scheduling, procedure for students to retrieve belongings from residence halls

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A couple enjoys time together behind the Lair on the downtown campus on Sunday April 26, 2020 during the Coronavirus outbreak. WVU Photo/Jennifer Shephard

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West Virginia University students may return to campus to collect their belongings from residence halls and to complete the check-out process beginning May 18 and continuing through June 6. 

The move-out process was developed with guidance from public health officials and medical professionals to limit contact and expedite the process. Increased cleaning of public spaces and high-touch items, including any available moving carts, will take place throughout the day. 

Residents must schedule a time for their move-out to prioritize the health and safety of our students and staff; however, if residents experience COVID-19 symptoms in the days before their scheduled time slot, they must notify 

     Scheduling process:

          ·      Registration must be completed at least 48 hours prior to arrival. Directions for registration will be emailed to residents.

          ·      Time slots are available Monday-Saturday with the exception of Memorial Day Weekend: May 23-25. 

     Health and safety measures:

          ·      Personal protection equipment is required in all public areas. Residents and helpers should bring a mask and gloves. The CDC has guidelines on cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

          ·      Suitemates/roommates cannot select the same time slot.

     Onsite move-out process:

          ·      Only one family member/support person may accompany the resident into the building to maintain the highest possible level of health and safety.

          ·      WVU will not provide assistance in moving items between student rooms and personal vehicles.

          ·      Buildings will be minimally staffed; staff will assist with monitoring and controlling building access and managing supplies.

Additional information regarding the move-out process is available at 

Separate guidance is available for students planning a move-out from an off-campus apartment 

Move-out information for University Apartments, including College Park, University Park, University Place and Vandalia, will be provided at a later date. 



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