Fall 2020 Move-In Dates
The move-in process will be staggered to help keep students and those on campus safe; time slots will be capped.
Students are permitted to have two adults accompany them to campus. Only one adult will be permitted to access the residence hall to help with move-in. This adult will not be permitted to spend time in common areas. All adults will be responsible for gaining access to the residential building via their host. Both accompanying adults should not be in the residence halls at the same time.
- August 16th - On-Hall Customs Folks & International Student Resource People (ISRPs)
- August 18th - August 19th - First-Year students participating in International Student Orientation (both U.S. citizens and F1 visa holders)
- August 22nd - Horizons Student Resource People (SRPs)
- August 24th - August 25th - Returning F-1 students and students residing abroad
*Per CDC guidelines, all students traveling from residences abroad will need to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival on campus and will need to quarantine and symptom self-monitor for 14 days. Guidance regarding quarantine will be provided closer to the date of arrival. These arrival dates have been selected so that students will be finished with quarantine by the start of classes, barring any complications.
- August 25th - Horizons First-Year participants
- August 29th - Fall Pre-season athletes (pending a Centennial Conference decision; if there will be no fall sports competition, then pre-season athletes will join the schedule below for First-Year and Returning Student move-in)
- August 30th - Residential Student Liaisons and Off-Hall Customs Folks
First-Year (FY) Move-In:
August 30th–September 2nd - All First-Years not arriving for a pre-orientation / pre-season program (on a staggered basis, dates to be assigned)
Returning Student Move-In:
September 2nd - September 7th - All Upperclass students not returning for a pre-orientation / pre-season program (on a staggered basis, dates to be assigned)
- PLEASE NOTE: All students living in College housing will be assigned a specific move-in date. Please do not plan travel arrangements until you hear from Residential Life!
- Residential Life will work closely with third-party vendors to make sure deliveries are made on-time. Students should reach out to the moving company directly with any questions.
After careful deliberation and receiving the enrollment survey results, we have made the decision to move to an all single housing environment. Haverford is fortunate because it has so many singles in its housing inventory and is working diligently to construct more within, principally, the Haverford College Apartments (HCA). We are doing some renovations this summer that will increase the number of single rooms. This work is intended to help decrease the chances of spread of the virus by providing each student with a separate bedroom. It will allow each of you the space to truly “social distance” and relax in your own rooms. If you are currently in a single room, you will likely remain there. If you are in a double, Residential Life will contact you with next steps. Those next steps may include asking you to fill out a deferred waitlist application with your building preference. Some doubles in three person apartments in HCA will be converted to three single bedrooms when Facilities creates a bedroom in the common room of the apartment. With renovations, that individual will have their own separate room. When this pandemic is over, these apartments may be able to return to their former configurations.
Students can choose to move off-campus at any time, but should consults the Controllers Office regarding room & board refunds. Students may commute to campus. This includes first year students, in a fall 2020 exemption from the first year residency requirement. We will work with students who are not in residence but need to drive to campus for class and activities.
Students who do not plan to return to campus for the Spring 2021 semester due to leave, study abroad, etc. will need to move out of their rooms when they depart for Thanksgiving break. All other students planning to return to Haverford in the spring semester will likely not have to move out of their rooms when they depart for Thanksgiving break. Students seeking housing in Spring 2021 should plan on entering Mid-Year Room Draw to secure Spring housing.
Social Distancing Guidelines:
All students will be required to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines regarding 6-foot social distancing, frequent hand washing, and face coverings in all campus spaces, except in your own dorm room.
Students Residing Abroad:
Per CDC recommendations, all students residing abroad will need to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival to campus and will be quarantined until their results are available.
To minimize the potential for vectoring and to support the health of the Haverford community and those with whom our community members interact, visitors to campus will be permitted on the Haverford College campus only as authorized guests. Download the Campus Access and Guest Policy (PDF) for details.
Dorm & Building Access:
Students will have access to only their individual dorm, via the OneCard system. Students will need to utilize their OneCard to access administrative and academic buildings.
Students will be responsible for cleaning their individual rooms and apartments. Facilities will be instituting enhanced and frequent cleaning of hallways, common spaces, and community bathrooms per CDC and Pennsylvania guidelines.
All students residing on-campus for the Fall ’20 semester will be required to sign a residential agreement, outlining that they have read—and agree to—the College’s health and safety protocols.
Food Pantry & Food Deliveries:
The food pantry will be open in the fall. We are currently open for summer residents and plan on advertising the food pantry jobs once the fall semester begins. We are asking students to follow health / safety guidelines when accessing the pantry. Students can also have groceries delivered to campus in the fall.