Spring 2021 Move-In
It will take all of us working together to keep our campus community safe and healthy. The primary way COVID-19 spreads is through person-to-person contact, so our best hope of preventing its spread is by changing the way we behave. UNCG expects students to show care for their friends, peers, colleagues, and neighbors. This means following some very important guidelines every day — Wear, Wait, Wash.
Students are required to wear a face covering in most situations on campus (indoors, outdoors when physical distancing can’t be maintained), to wash their hands often and properly, and to practice physical distancing (6 feet) wherever possible (in lines, at activities, in social situations). Before you leave for campus at either stage of this process, please check for symptoms of COVID-19 using the CDC’s Self Checker. Anyone exhibiting symptom(s) should not come to campus and should consult their health care provider.
Please choose the set of instructions that applies to your situation from the two choices below:
1) Residents who lived on campus in Fall 2020
Residents will be able to return to their hall and room beginning Sunday, January 17, 2021. Only residents will be allowed in the halls at that time. Like Fall 2020 check in, every effort should be made to limit the number of items that you bring with you.
There will be no reservation or time slot required for residents who lived on campus in Fall 2020 when they return to the halls in January.
2) New Residents who did NOT live on campus in Fall 2020
New residents will follow a procedure very similar to one that we used in Fall 2020 Move-In, in order to maximize the safety of students and their families as residents move into the residence halls. Outlined below is a look at that process, so you can begin to make plans to come to campus. Move-In will occur in two stages.
In Stage 1, you will safely move ALL of your belongings into your room, but you WILL NOT stay on campus.
In Stage 2, you will return to campus (prior to the start of spring classes) and you WILL live in your new space.
The first step is Stop, Drop, and Roll. At this stage, you will only be able to drop off items and set up your room for the fall semester during your assigned time period, but you will not occupy your room during this time. Stop, Drop, and Roll will take place Thursday, January 7 – Saturday, January 9, 2021. You will receive an email with more detailed instructions and a link to sign up for a specific date and time slot for this stage of Move-In.
Stop, Drop, and Roll
STOP - Packing, Planning, and Personal Safety
- IMPORTANT NOTE: Please bring ALL belongings that you need for the fall semester on campus and move them into your room during Stage 1. You may only bring small last-minute items that you forgot, or that can be easily carried in one trip, during Stage 2.
- FACE COVERINGS: For the move-in process, all residents and visitors should bring their own face coverings from home. Per University policy, face coverings are required to be worn during this process. It is equally important to wear face coverings properly. The University will have a small supply of disposable masks for students during the Move-In process.
- PARKING PERMIT: For any vehicle that will be parked in the loading areas, you must print and place this Parking Permit on your dashboard, on the driver's side. Be sure to add your personal info. Also to ensure that we can contact you if there is a problem with your vehicle, please complete the short "Car Tag and Contact Form." (If you have issues with the form, please follow these instructions.) Failure to do so will result in your delay at the check in desk as you will need to wait until we have checked in students with registered vehicles. The parking permit can only be used at your assigned date and time, between Thursday, January 7 – Saturday, January 9, 2021. This cannot be used during Stage 2: Stay, Live, and Learn, from January 17-18, 2021.
- Have conversations with your roommate(s) prior to arrival, to minimize purchasing or bringing duplicate items.
- To maximize physical distancing (6 feet) during this process, roommates may not check in on the same date. You should coordinate your time slot reservations together to find times that work best for each of you. All freshmen will have UNCG iSpartan email addresses of their roommate(s) and HRL will monitor conflicts to keep you from signing up for the same time slot as your roommate(s) during this process.
- Please limit the amount of belongings that you bring to campus. We must be adaptable and prepared for any curveballs COVID-19 throws our way. That means being ready for the possibility that residents may need to remove belongings quickly during the fall semester.
- Only the resident and two additional people (parents, siblings, guests) will be permitted to access the hall during the move-in process. Every person who enters the residence hall will be required to wear a face covering.
- A small number of parking spaces will be available near each residence hall during the move-in period to allow residents easier access to the hall. It is imperative that these spaces are only used during your assigned time slot.
- Please be patient and prepared for this stage to take longer than usual. The process is new in every way -- from traffic flow, to elevator use, to the check-in processes. We know there will be challenges as we go, and ask for your help as a member of our community by coming to campus with a little extra patience and understanding for our team and your fellow parents and students.
DROP - Check In and Move In
- IMPORTANT NOTE: Please bring ALL belongings that you need for the fall semester and move them into your room during Stage 1. You may only bring small, last-minute items that you forgot, or that can be easily carried in one trip, during Stage 2.
- All residents will receive their room key when they arrive. New students will receive their UNCG ID card as well, which will allow them to access their assigned hall when they return for Stage 2. Returning students should already have their Spartan ID and should bring it with them when they arrive to campus. Residents will not need to check in again when they return to campus prior to classes < see Stay, Live, Learn, below. >
- Residents should bring their own handtrucks, carts, and other assistive devices to aid in the move-in process, if possible.
- A limited number of carts will be available, and can be checked out during this time.
ROLL - Leaving the Residence Hall
- You will not occupy your room at this time. You will return to campus and stay in your residence hall in Stage 2. New Students attending SOAR on Friday, January 15, may return to campus on Thursday, January 14 or Friday, January 15. < See Stay, Live, Learn, below>
- Please pay attention to the clock as you unload your belongings and move into your room. In order to provide the safest experience for everyone, we ask that you adhere to the time slot you have been assigned.
- Once your assigned time period has ended, you will need to leave the residence hall. No one may spend the night in any residence hall during Stage 1.
- Please proceed directly to your parking space and leave the parking lot as quickly as possible. Residents in the subsequent time slot will need to park in those spaces.
Your safety is of the utmost importance to us during Stop, Drop and Roll. We are committed to providing the safest means of getting all residents and their guests through this process. You will see:
- Everyone wearing a face covering. This is vital to helping stop the spread of COVID-19 on our campus.
- Safe usage guidelines including physical distancing of 6 feet, and occupancy limits for all common areas, lounges, lobbies, game rooms, parlors, and other gathering spaces.
- Distancing discs on the floors to indicate where to stand if lines are required.
- Increased cleaning and disinfection of common “high touch” areas (including elevator buttons, exterior door handles, and restrooms) throughout each day and time slot.
- The ideal furniture organization for each room to allow for maximum physical distancing. We ask you not to move any furniture as spaces have been carefully reconfigured to achieve our physical distancing goals.
- Hand sanitizing stations at entrances/exits of residence hall buildings.
Stage 2 is NOT another move-in period. All of your belongings should be in your room already. You may only bring small last-minute items that you forgot in Stage 1, or that can be easily carried in one trip, during Stage 2.
Stay, Live, and Learn
New Residents for Spring 2021On Thursday, January 14 or Friday January 15, ONLY NEW freshmen and transfer students attending the Friday, January 15, SOAR session will return to campus, head to their rooms, and prepare for classes as they get acclimated to their new campus home. All other new residents may return to campus on Sunday, January 17, head to their rooms, and prepare for classes as they get acclimated to their new campus home. Classes begin on Tuesday, January 19.
- New Freshman and Transfer residents can begin to return to campus and access their halls at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 15.
- All other New Spring 2021 Residents can begin to return to campus and access their halls at 8 a.m. on Sunday, January 17.
- Students will use their Spartan Card to access the building and the key they picked up during “Stop, Drop, and Roll” to enter their rooms.
- There are no restrictions on residents coming and going to and from the halls at the current time.
- Finally, THERE ARE NO SCHEDULED TIMES FOR STUDENTS TO RETURN.
- Remember, ONLY RESIDENTS MAY ENTER THE HALLS. You may have people assist you to bring items close to the access doors, but they are not allowed to enter the hall. If you have a big item to move, please bring your own hand truck. Residents will need to bring in any extra items unassisted. Visitors (parents, siblings, guests) will not be permitted into the residence halls with you.
- HOUSING WILL NOT HAVE SPARTAN CARDS. If you do not have a Spartan Card, you will need to go to the Spartan Card Center in Moran Commons between 9 a.m.and 4 p.m. The hall entry access system will be in full operation 24/7 when you return, so no Spartan Card equals no access to your hall. Please plan your arrival accordingly.
- Parking near the halls will not be reserved like it was for Stop, Drop, and Roll. Parking regulations will be enforced around the halls. You must have a valid permit for any parking on campus except for metered spaces where you can use quarters or the UNCG Park Mobile App
- Remember that face coverings that meet CDC guidelines will be required in most places on campus. We encourage you to bring your own supply of your preferred style of face coverings. The University also will provide a small supply of disposable masks for students who would like them once you arrive on campus to begin classes.
- Login using your iSpartan username and password
- Click on “Housing Assignment” at the bottom of the page to see if an assignment has been made for you or to see who has been assigned as your roommate. You will also find your roommate's email address.
- Go to UNCGenie
- Click on "Personal Information"
- Click on "Add/Change Fall/Spring Meal Plan" (scroll down to find it)
- Follow the instrcutions to make a change
- Students living in apartments and suites should bring their own cleaning supplies.
- No perishable items should come to campus with you during Stop, Drop and Roll, as you won’t remain on campus.
- All students should bring thermometers to campus.
- All students should bring face coverings before leaving home for UNCG's Move-In Process.
- Before you leave for campus at either stage of the Move-In Process, please check for symptoms of COVID-19 using the CDC’s Self Checker.Anyone exhibiting symptom(s) should not come to campus and should consult their health care provider.
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