Spring 2021 Move-In Process
Haverford will continue to be an all singles environment for the Spring 2021 semester. This choice is intended to help decrease the chances of spread of the virus by providing each student with a separate bedroom and opportunity to social distance.
Please refer to the December 5, 2020 move-in email sent by Residential Life to all students. This provides information specifically for first year and returning students regarding move-in dates, packing, planning for arrival, families accompanying students to campus, COVID-19 testing requirements, campus quarantine specifications, College Butler details, and more.
Please be advised that as in the fall, students may only bring two (2) adults to campus with them, and only one (1) adult may accompany the student into their room at one time. For everyone’s safety, we ask that small children are not brought to campus, but in the event that children must come to campus, they may not enter the residence hall at any time. All family members coming to campus must be masked at all times. If any family member is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms the week leading up to their student’s move-in date, we ask that they do not accompany their student to campus. After the designated time slot is over, all family members/friends must leave campus – students are not permitted to leave campus after arriving due to the required campus quarantine.
All students are responsible for completing the Move-in Form sent to them in the email before December 18, 2020 to sign up for a move-in day and time for the Spring 2021 semester.
- First-Year (FY) Move-In:
January 22, 2021: Arrival for all first-year students who have not previously lived on campus.
- Returning Student Move-In:
January 23, 2021; January 25–January 28, 2021: Arrival for all upper-class students who had previously lived on campus OR for any transfer student.
PLEASE NOTE: Any student who used College Butler for packing and storage will have their items delivered to their room prior to move-in. Any student who used their services must confirm with College Butler that they are returning to campus and need their items delivered. All arrangements, agreements, contracts, and responsibilities of packing, storage, and delivery is strictly between the student and College Butler. Haverford College does not bear responsibility in any part of any process.
Haverford will continue to be an all singles environment for the Spring 2021 semester. This choice is intended to help decrease the chances of spread of the virus by providing each student with a separate bedroom and opportunity to social distance. The College will evaluate the decision to revert to double-rooms for the fall and communicate that decision with students before the Fall 2021 Room Draw held at the end of the spring semester.
Students can choose to move off-campus at any time, but should consult the Controller’s 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.
Residence halls will remain open through this period.
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.
Food Pantry & Food Deliveries
The food pantry will be open. We are asking students to follow health/safety guidelines when accessing the pantry. Students can also have groceries and other necessities delivered to campus.