Important Updates about COVID-19

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Residential Students

UPDATE: Fall 2020 Move-In Information

Dear UNCP Residential Student:

Recently we shared with you the fall 2020 Move-in Schedule. As we get closer to your move-in day, we will be sharing updates related to changes we are making in the residence halls to make your experience safer during the fall semester.

All these messages will also be posted under the Residential Student section of the COVID-19 Updates on our website.

Today, we are sharing some important information related to the move-in process. To minimize the risk of virus transmission during the move-in process, the following measures will be implemented:

  • masks will be REQUIRED (please arrive already wearing your mask before stepping out of your vehicle);
  • only two (2) helpers per student will be allowed;
  • only one (1) vehicle per student;
  • NO volunteers will be present to assist moving in belongings (you will need to move your own belongings);
  • one-way flow of traffic into and out of each residence hall (there will be only one entrance and one exit per building);
  • stairwells will be one way (buildings will have an “up” stairwell and “down” stairwell);
  • elevators will only be used to go up (you will need to walk back down); and
  • please consider limiting, as best able, the number of belongings you bring to campus.

Within two weeks of your move-in date, please sign into your BraveWeb account and fill out the medical questionnaire that pops up after you log in. It is MANDATORY that all students moving into a residential facility fill out this form prior to arriving on campus. It must be filled out within the two-week window prior to you moving in.

When you arrive on campus on your selected move-in day, you will be filling out another questionnaire and everyone will have their temperature checked. At that time, if you have any symptoms, you will not be allowed to move into your residence hall.

NEW STUDENTS – You will need to pick up your BravesCard (student ID Card) the day you move in at the Braves Card Office (Auxiliary Services Building). We ask that you do this within the hour after your moveiin window expires (example–if you have the 8-9:30 a.m. move-in time, then you would pick up your Braves Card between 9:30-10:30 a.m.).

Finally, and perhaps the most important, housing assignments will be sent to you via your UNCP email address in late June. Following room assignment notification in early July, you will receive the link to sign up for your move-in date and time.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

PAUL D. POSENER

DIRECTOR, HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE


Dear UNCP Residential Student:   

We are happy you will be joining us this upcoming fall semester! As you already know, the academic year will be starting a little earlier as classes begin on August 5, 2020. This adjustment, along with safety and health protocols we are putting in place during the move-in process, will change how you will be moving into your residence hall this fall. 

 We are planning a safe, coordinated and organized residence hall move-in process. While this process is different than what our returning students have experienced in the past, we planned this process with the first thought being safety for everyone.   

 Each student will sign up for a 90-minute block of time to arrive on campus. *In early July, you will receive an email with a link to sign up for a move-in time based on the schedule below.  Returning and transfer students will be able to choose from one of the returning/transfer students move-in dates. Freshmen will be able to choose from one of the freshmen move-in dates. Only a select number of blocks of time will be available each day. Once a block is filled it will no longer be available and you will need to choose another block. 

 July 28 and 29 - Returning Students/Transfer Students (phase 1) move-in 

July 31 and August 1 - Freshmen move-in 

August 3 and 4 - Returning Students/Transfer Students (phase 2) move-in 

August 5 - Classes begin 

We will be putting some safety measures in place which we will advise you of throughout the summer via email. Please be on the lookout for these emails. 

*Students involved in a program that involves a separate move-in day and time (Resident Advisors, Orientation Leaders, Fall Athletic Teams, Freshmen Athletes, Honors College, Living Learning Communities) will be contacted by their leader/supervisor/coach with their specific move-in date and time. You will NOT have to sign up for a move-in date and time through this process. If you have not heard from your leader/supervisor/coach regarding your move-in date and time by June 26, please contact them directly for instructions. 

PAUL D. POSENER

DIRECTOR, HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE


UPDATE: Retrieving Personal Belongings/Move-Out Process

**Message from Paul Posener, Director of Housing and Residence Life on April 24, 2020

Dear Residential Students,

We hope you are doing well as you complete the semester online. We certainly miss having you on campus and once it is safe, we look forward to having you all back on campus again!

In the meantime, we wanted to make you aware of our plans for a coordinated, organized, safe residence hall move-out process. While this process is different than what we have completed in the past, we planned this process with the first thought being safety for everyone.

Move out will take place from May 11-22, 2020. Each student will be asked to sign up for one 4-hour block, which will be used to pick up all belongings, lightly clean the room, and return your key. Students currently living on campus will be asked to move out first during the first three days (May 11-13).

You will only be able to move out during the 4-hour block of time for which you signed up. Each student may have one other person assist with the move. Please bring your own mask, gloves, sanitizer, wipes, handcarts (already disinfected), and anything else you need to move out. For your safety and others, we ask that you please come prepared.

If you, or the person assisting you move out, are sick, have a fever or a cough, are experiencing shortness of breath, or have been in contact with any person, within the last two weeks, who has a confirmed case of COVID-19, please do not come onto campus at this time. Please contact the Housing and Residence Life Office, once you are healthy enough to come onto campus, to arrange an alternate time.

You will receive a separate email with a link to sign up for a 4-hour block of time for the residential facility in which you currently reside.  Please expect that email soon.

Thank you for your cooperation and please be safe. We look forward to seeing you again in the fall!

PAUL D. POSENER

DIRECTOR, HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE

 


Residential Student Exception to Stay Application Process

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately all students are instructed to remain at, or return to, their permanent residences unless granted an exception by the university.

Exceptions will be made in extraordinary cases, including where students may not have safe and suitable alternative living arrangements, or where they have prohibitive travel restrictions. Students who have no other option than to be on campus are permitted to remain but must complete a Special Circumstance Permission Form which will be distributed to all on-campus residential students by Housing and Residence Life.

We have developed the following criteria for students who will be allowed to remain in university housing:

  • International students who are unable to travel to their home country. 
  • Students for whom returning home will present significant barriers to the completion of coursework (i.e. students who could not access their coursework online due to insufficient technology and internet capabilities).
  • Students whose presence is required for in-person instruction deemed essential.
  • Students who have personal circumstances preventing her/him from returning home, examples may include: 
    • The student/student's family does not have a permanent address. 
    • The student's home community is quarantined.
    • Returning to home represents a health/safety threat to the student or those at home.
    • A family member or individual residing in the students’ home has tested positive for or come into contact with someone who has COVID-19.
    • Other extenuating circumstances.

Special Circumstances Form Access

If you have not done so already, please log into your BraveWeb account and fill out the survey that appears after you sign in.  The survey will inform us of your needs during this time. 


Timeline

Special Circumstance Exception Form Deadline: Thursday, March 19 at 5 p.m.  

Exception Student Notification: Friday, March 20 at 5 p.m. (Students will receive an email with their status from Housing & Residence Life.)

 

 

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