Students will receive information during the week of January 11 with information about returning to campus and instructions to sign up for a move-in time and access spring assignment information. In the meantime, we encourage you to review our Spring Move-In guide to answer many common questions our office is receiving.
Students will receive information during the week of January 11 with information about returning to campus and instructions to sign up for a move-in time and access spring assignment information. New spring residents should not plan to arrive on campus before Thursday, January 21; residents who lived with us in the fall should not plan to return before Saturday, January 23. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept early arrival requests for dates before those listed above. In the meantime, we encourage you to review our Spring Move-In guide to answer many common questions our office is receiving.
You will be able to select a move-in time between January 21 (new spring residents) or January 23 (fall residents returning for spring) and February 8, which is the scheduled date for the start of in-person classes. This will allow you the flexibility to make travel plans that work for you and to adjust depending on your needs. Please refer to the latest University guidance for testing requirements and important information for your return to campus.
If you lived with us in the fall semester, you are considered a “returning student” for the spring, regardless of your academic standing, and can move in beginning Saturday, January 23. Likewise, if you did not live with us in the fall, you are considered a “new to housing” spring resident and can move in beginning Thursday, January 21.
Student appointments are available in one hour increments and are limited to certain numbers per building and community in order to assist in physical distancing. Students are expected to have their move-in completed within 3 hours.
There are no restrictions on your ability to leave and return to campus once you have returned for the spring semester. However, all University community members are expected to abide by the university guidelines in place for the spring semester, and any changes enacted as the pandemic situation evolves.
Your ability to choose your move-in appointment means that you should choose a time that you anticipate to work best for you and anyone helping you arrive on campus. To abide by the 4Maryland guidelines and to support physical distancing and managing traffic on campus, you should arrive during the time you have selected to move back to campus.
You have the flexibility to select a move-in time anytime through February 8. Should you choose to arrive on campus after that date; we kindly ask that you notify us of your intended arrival date so that we know to expect you a little later in the semester.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide early arrival options before January 21 (new spring residents) or January 23 (fall residents returning for spring). However, you can move in after your scheduled appointment time if there is a conflict. Move-in appointments are available until February 8, which is the first day of scheduled in-person classes.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide discounts for students who choose to delay moving into their spring residence hall room. The residence halls will be open beginning January 21 (new spring residents) or January 23 (fall residents returning for spring). Spring semester fees will begin on these move-in days.
Yes. We ask that no more than two helpers assist students during their move-in appointment. All students and helpers need to abide by all the health and safety guidelines established by the university.
It is important to us that we provide students with the information available to help evaluate all factors in making an informed decision about living in the residence halls for the spring semester. The Resident Life Housing Addendum aims to provide transparency and reminders to students regarding the continued fluidity of this on-going pandemic. Our University community will need to continue to work together this spring to keep all Terps healthy by following campus expectations such as wearing face coverings, frequent hand washing, practicing physical distancing, self-monitoring for symptoms, and staying home when feeling sick to help ensure that each community member stays healthy.
The intent of the Housing Addendum is to be clear and transparent with students and families. As a self-support unit, nearly all of the operating budget for Resident Life and Residential Facilities is derived from student housing fees and we must operate in a fiscally responsible manner while also supporting our students and maintaining our facilities and operations.
The Addendum states, "In the event of such temporary closures, restrictions, and/or adjustments to the housing services schedule, the University shall not be obligated to issue refunds or credits, whether partial or full, for such interruptions or adjustments." We want students to know that a range of possibilities exist regarding the completion of the spring semester and that by deciding to live in the residence halls there is no guarantee of a refund should our halls close due to the pandemic. The Addendum does not automatically preclude us from providing a refund given extenuating circumstances. It allows us to follow guidance and policies provided by the campus and the University System of Maryland (USM) and also provides us the flexibility to determine how to effectively manage our financial responsibilities given the circumstances at that specific moment in time.
Testing remains a critical component of COVID-19 mitigation. For spring semester, all residence hall students will be required to: