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Procedures for Moving out of Residence Halls

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 1:13 p.m.

Dear Residents:

Yesterday afternoon, Dr. Mary J. C. Hendrix, Shepherd University President, announced that the University will be changing to a distance model for instruction for the remainder of the semester.  This means that no classes will meet in person this semester and living on campus will be restricted.

We understand that some residents may wish to retrieve personal belongings soon, especially as national and local guidance are increasingly addressing social distancing and discretionary travel.

All residents, including those living in Dunlop or Printz apartments, have four options at this time.  All residents must log into the Good Living portal by Tuesday, March 24 to indicate one of these four options on the “Spring 2020 Plans” form.

1. Not return to campus this semester and check-out of your room electronically via the Good Living portal if you have already removed all your belongings.

2. Return to campus to remove your belongings on March 22, 23, or 24 and then check out of your room via the Good Living Portal.

3. Not return to campus at this time, but remove your belongings later at a predesignated time before Friday, April 24.

4. Apply to remain in the residence halls or apartments for the remainder of the semester.

More details about these options:

1. Not return to campus this semester and check-out of your room electronically via the Good Living portal if you have already removed all your belongings.

2. Return to campus to remove your belongings on March 22, 23, or 24 and then check out of the hall via the Good Living Portal.

  1.  Residents in odd-numbered rooms (such as 121, 213, and 305) between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on any of the days.
  2. Residents in even-numbered rooms (such as 122, 214, and 306) between 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on any of the days.

3. Not return to campus at this time, but remove your belongings later at a predesignated time before Friday, April 24.

4. Apply to remain in the residence halls or apartments for the remainder of the semester

We understand that housing and dining fees are a concern for many people and the University is reviewing this issue.  Right now, our primary focus is on promoting student well-being and academic success and we are coordinating the logistics to support this.  We will continue to review this issue and will update residents in the coming weeks.

I appreciate your flexibility – there are many changes occurring and this impacts your plans and your life as well.  This email is intended to give you some options as you are looking toward the remainder of the semester.  Please let me know if I can answer any questions for you or provide additional information.

Elizabeth J. Sechler, Ph.D.
Director of Residence Life