Staggered Move-In Days
Move-in will begin on Monday, August 10, at Noon and go through Thursday, August 13, until 4 p.m. The schedule is listed below. Move-in for dorms has been staggered to be in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
- Barber Hall—Monday, August 10, from Noon to 4 p.m.
- Jackson Hall—Monday, August 10, from Noon to 4 p.m.
- Stewart Hall—Tuesday, August 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Winston Hall—Tuesday, August, 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Neshoba Hall—Wednesday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Newsome Hall—Wednesday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Leake Hall—Thursday, August 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Scott Hall—Thursday, August 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Todd Hall—Thursday, August 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Each student will come and pick up their key at their respective dorm. We will not be allowing people to move into dorms other than the dates listed to keep the amount of people on campus at one time to a minimum. There will be a make-up move-in day, Sunday, August 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. Students will not be allowed to stay in the dorms overnight until Sunday night, August 16. Only one person will be allowed to come with the student to help with move-in. Masks will be required inside the dorms during move-in. Lobbies, study areas, laundry rooms, and kitchens will be closed until further notice.
Basic infection prevention measures are being implemented on our campus(es) at all times. Students, employees, and visitors are being instructed to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water frequently throughout the day, but especially at the beginning and end of their time on campus, prior to any mealtimes, and after using the restroom. All visitors to campus facilities will be required to wash their hands prior to or immediately upon entering the facility. All work and classroom places have hand-sanitizer dispensers at each entrance and hand sanitizer is available through office services for anyone wishing to have it. (Sanitizers must be of greater than 60% alcohol).
Respiratory Etiquette: Cover Your Cough or Sneeze
Students, employees, and visitors are being instructed to cover their mouth and nose with their sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing and to avoid touching their face, in particular their mouth, nose and eyes, with their hands. They should dispose of tissues in the trash and wash or sanitize their hands immediately afterward. Respiratory etiquette will be demonstrated on posters and supported by making tissues and trash receptacles available in work and classroom places.
Masks or cloth face coverings can be worn to help control infection from people who may be infected but are asymptomatic. They may provide some limited protection from being infected if exposed. Students, employees, and visitors are encouraged to wear a mask or cloth face covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Here are a few important things to keep in mind:
- Masks or cloth face coverings can help with preventing your germs from infecting others—especially in situations where you may spread the virus without symptoms.
- Wearing a mask or cloth face covering does not protect you from others who may spread the virus. So, whether or not you wear a mask or cloth face covering, you still need to wash your hands frequently, cover your cough, and practice social distancing by keeping at least 6 feet of space between people.
- People who are sick should still stay home. Wearing a mask or cloth face covering does not mean people who are sick should go out into the community. If you are sick and need to go to the doctor, call your health care provider before going in and wear a mask or cloth face covering to the clinic.
Social distancing is being implemented on campus:
- Students, employees, and visitors are asked to maintain 6 feet of distance between other students, colleagues, and visitors.
- Be aware of and avoid crowded spaces including lunchrooms, elevators, and restrooms.
- Meetings or gatherings of greater than 10 should be done virtually and in-person meetings should be extremely limited. Study areas and lobbies will be closed in the dormitories until further notice.
- Masks or cloth face coverings are recommended for spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.
- Staff and students are prohibited from gathering in groups and confined areas, including elevators, and from using other workers’ personal protective equipment, phones, computer equipment, desks, cubicles, workstations, offices, or other personal work tools and equipment.