March 23, 2020, 7:55 p.m.
Today, Jim Justice, the governor of West Virginia, issued a “stay-at-home” executive order for the entire state, effective Tuesday, March 24 at 8 p.m. This means that beginning on Tuesday night, any travel in West Virginia must be limited to securing essential needs such as food, fuel, medical, etc.
As a reminder, the last day for residents to be able to pick up personal items from the residence halls or apartments will be Tuesday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 5.p.m.
This means, after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24:
- If you have not already picked up your belongings, you will not have any access to them until the late April, at the earliest.
- If you have not been pre-approved by the Residence Life office, you will no longer have access to your building or space. This also applies to Dunlop and Printz residents. Students who have been approved have received an email from either Robin Hosby or Liz Sechler.
- If you are pre-approved to live on campus, there are many restrictions and expectations. The deadline to apply as Tuesday, March 24 at noon. Late applications will not be considered.
- A big change is that no residents will be permitted to have guests, which are defined as anyone other than pre-approved residents in that building. All room capacities will be lowered as well. More details about these limitations will be communicated on Tuesday to those who have been pre-approved.
- All CDC guidance must be followed.
- Violation of any of these policies will result in residents being removed within 24 hours from the residence halls, including Dunlop and Printz apartments.
- If you have already picked up your belongings, be certain to check out on the Good Living portal with the “Express Checkout” form and return your room and mailbox keys by March 30.
I understand that this again impacts your experiences, and I appreciate your ongoing understanding. I am sending this message to make sure that you are aware of this change announced by the governor so that you can make plans appropriately. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
Dr. Liz Sechler
Director of Residence Life