Spring Move-in Information & Sign-up Form
As with fall move-in, you will have the opportunity to choose your move-in time. Note: The Move-In Application will close on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST.
Thank you for your patience as we once again navigate our move-in process in the current pandemic climate.
As with fall move-in, you will have the opportunity to choose your move-in time. If you are a first year student who has not lived on campus, you will be arriving on Friday, January 22nd during one of the 1.5-hour time slots. If you are a returning or transfer student, you will be arriving on January 23rd, 25th, 26th, 27th, and 28th during one of the 1-hour time slots. All time slots are capped to prevent a high volume of people coming into and leaving the residence halls at one time. Once a time slot is full, it will be removed from the form. If you have been approved to stay on campus over Winter Break, you do not need to fill out this form.
The form must be completed using your Haverford email address. Please make sure to fill it out completely and then follow the form prompts to choose your return date/time. Your move-in choice cannot be changed once submitted, so please discuss travel plans with the appropriate parties as you choose your move-in date. The form will automatically send you a confirmation email of your selection, which is how you will know that we have received your information. Please do not email Residential Life to request verification - your response receipt (the email you receive after completing the form) is your verification that we have your response. If you do not receive the email, we do not have a record of your selection, so you will need to complete the form again. Forms can "expire" when left open for too long without submission, so to make sure your form is completed and received, do not leave your form open unless you intend to complete it immediately. The form will close on Friday, December 18th at 5pm EST.
Information regarding move-in for ALL students coming to campus:
- Arrive at campus at the start of your time slot, not within the time frame.
- To minimize volume, you may not have more than 2 (two) adults accompany you to campus; only 1 (one) adult may be in the building and in your room with you at one time. Everyone must be wearing a mask or face-covering at all times. You are also encouraged to bring and frequently use hand sanitizer, especially when touching doors, knobs, or handles.
- In the best interest of everyone's safety, we highly recommend that small children not be brought to campus. However, if there is no other alternative, children who are coming to campus must also wear a face covering - as age appropriate - and should stay in the car, or otherwise outside the residence hall with an accompanying adult.
- No one accompanying you to campus needs to be tested in order to accompany you, but we do ask that anyone who has shown symptoms of COVID-19 during the week leading up to your arrival day not join you on campus.
- Testing will take place in Founders Hall. Please have a valid ID and your insurance card with you. You will not be permitted to begin moving into your designated hall until you have been tested and receive your sticker/stamp from Health Services.
- If you need a moving cart the day you arrive, one can be checked out at Central Services, located in the Whitehead Campus Center. Carts are limited, so out of respect to your peers, please return the cart when you are finished with it so the next person may use it.
- If you would like to help your friend move their items into their room, as long as the number of adults does not exceed 2, you're welcome to do so. Please make sure everyone is wearing masks and distancing appropriately.
- During your designated move-in window, you are expected to receive clearance from Health Services, pick up your OneCard and room key (if applicable), and drop off everything into your room. Once your items have been dropped off, please say your goodbyes to anyone who accompanied you. Students are expected to stay, unpack, and set up their room. Adults will be expected to vacate campus so the next cohort of students/families can safety access campus and the residence halls.
- If you had items stored with College Butler, your items will be delivered to your room prior to your arrival - you need to confirm with College Butler that you are returning to campus in January and that you would like your items delivered. If you have things stored and do not need your items delivered to campus for the spring semester, please also confirm this with College Butler so that your items are not brought to campus. All arrangements, agreements, contracts, and responsibilities of packing, storage, and delivery is strictly between you and College Butler. Haverford College does not bear responsibility in any part of any process.
- Please be on campus at the start of your move-in time slot. We understand that sometimes travel circumstances occur outside of our control, so if you will not be arriving to campus during your designated time slot due to traffic, an accident, dangerous weather conditions, or cancelled transportation, please email email@example.com as soon as possible.
Information regarding move-in for FIRST YEAR students coming to campus for the first time:
- Please see the First Year Residence Hall Guide for information about the building in which you live, what to bring, building layouts, mattress and furniture details, and much more - you're also encouraged to ask your Customs team already on campus for other useful information!
- When arriving on campus, after you get your COVID-19 test at Founders Hall, report to the GIAC (Gardner Integrated Athletics Center) for your room key and OneCard. From there, you may report to your hall and begin moving-in. Please park in the South Lot for testing and key pickup. You may then park by your residence hall to move in. Please see the Campus Map for various locations.
- While we wish we could show off our beautiful campus, your family will be unable to explore the campus grounds or buildings. As previously stated, anyone accompanying you must leave campus after the move-in window.
- If you need furniture, supplies, groceries, toiletries, or anything else for your room, please make sure you either get these items BEFORE coming to campus or have the items delivered directly to campus. Several grocery stores in the area will deliver groceries in a designated time slot. If you have questions about sending packages to campus, please contact Central Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You will not be permitted to leave campus after you've been tested - leaving campus after testing defeats the purpose of the testing and the quarantine period. This includes leaving to get lunch with your family or going to the store for any last-minute item. We understand this is not ideal, but we must think about the safety of our entire community.
Information regarding COVID-19 testing and quranatine for ALL students coming to campus:
Please note that this is limited information. More information from Health Services and Dean Bylander will be forthcoming closer to move-in. After that information is sent, all other questions about quarantine and testing should be emailed to Health Services at email@example.com.
- You must upload a negative COVID-19 test on your HaverHealth Portal before arriving on campus. Health Services promotes the LabCorp Pixel test, however a test from your primary care physician or a retail pharmacy (i.e. CVS, Walgreens) is acceptable.
- You must take the test at least 7-10 days before your arrival date. For example, if you signed up to arrive on January 26th, you must take your COVID-19 test no later than January 19th.
- ALL domestic and international students coming to campus - regardless of "quarantine state" status - will immediately be on campus quarantine until the first day of in-person classes - this means students cannot leave campus after being tested on campus until in-person classes begin. Classes will be remote for the first two weeks to account for this quarantine period, so no quarantine period is needed prior to arriving on campus unless you have tested positive for COVID-19.
Move-in dates and times were designed around the required COVID-19 Screening conducted by Main Line Health and Health Services. Because of this, we cannot accommodate any student prior to their scheduled move-in date or outside a time frame that is not listed. Students must move-in during their designated time slot. No exceptions.
Please contact any of the following for questions you may have:
- Central Services (firstname.lastname@example.org): questions related to shipping items to campus prior to arrival
- Health Services (email@example.com): questions about quarantine, testing, or any other COVID-19-related information
- Dean Katrina Glanzer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Michelle Leao (email@example.com): for first year students, questions about Customs teams
- Facilities, Joe Hudgins (firstname.lastname@example.org): for first year students, questions about the size or dimensions of student rooms
- Residential Life (email@example.com): questions related to this email or any other questions about move-in
Thank you, good luck with the reminder of your semester, and have a wonderful break!
Nate Diehl, Dean of Residential and Community Life
Kristin Vitacco, Assistant Director of Housing Operations