Spring 2021 Arrival Communication

On January 8, students received specific arrival instructions based on where they are living on campus. The messages for each group of students is included below.

Please visit the Spring 2021 Arrival Information page for additional information.

Storrs Campus Residents

Students Living in Busby Suites, East Campus, Northwest, or Towers

Residential Life staff at UConn hope you and your family are healthy and looking forward to the spring 2021 semester. This email provides basic details about arriving on campus for the spring semester.  Due to COVID-19, the University has implemented safety protocols for the check in process. 

 

You should have received a secure message form Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) about the required pre-arrival COVID-19 testing. If you have not yet requested the test do so immediately.  As soon as you receive it, administer the test and send it in.  Test results must be received by January 14 2021 by UConn SHaW. If you have not received this or have questions contact Student Health and Wellness at shaw-covid@uconn.edu

 

You will be checking in at the Innovation Partnership Building (IPB).  Please use the Discovery Drive entrance to campus (off of route 44). IPB will be on the right side of the road before you reach the main campus intersection. Please park in the lot directly south of the building (follow signs). The student checking-in will be asked to get out of the car and proceed to the marked entry door. Students should wear a mask/face covering and line up according to physical distancing parameters. Bring your UConn ID with you and please leave family and friends in the car. You will be checked into housing, receive your room keys and your re-entry COVID test at this location. Following these steps, you will move to unload at your assigned residence hall.

 

  1. Check-in will occur on January 16 and 17.
    • In order to limit the number of people in our residence halls at a given time all students must sign up for an arrival time.
    • Sign up in your MyHousing account (found on reslife.uconn.edu) by January 12 at 11:59pm.
    • Students are expected to arrive during that selected time and may be turned away on campus if they arrive outside their selected time.
    • Students must bring a copy of their confirmation email and UConn ID card.
  2. You must be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival.
    • This testing will be done at your check-in site.
    • No student will be issued room keys or allowed to reside on campus without arrival COVID testing.
    • Please go to the COVID-19 testing/check-in site alone to help reduce the number of people in line.
    • Family members and helpers should stay in the car while students follow through with these processes.
    1. Students are permitted only one vehicle at the move-in location. Students should plan accordingly when packing.
    2. Students are permitted to have one person with them in their assigned residence hall to help with the move in process. Others that have come to campus with the student must wait outside of the building or in the vehicle.
    3. Masks must be worn at all times by students and all others while on campus. Anyone experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, should not come to campus (students or others.)
    4. Students must be mindful of time when unloading their vehicle as others need to unload as well.
      • Vehicles must be unloaded at the curb or a designated space.
      • After unloading, vehicles must be moved to the assigned parking area in order to provide spaces for others to unload.
      • Your helper should help unload and carry items in and then leave the campus at the completion; this will reduce the number of people in a building at a given time.
    5. It is important that all students and helpers are mindful of physical distancing in the hallways, stairwells, and elevators and that they pay attention to directional signage in the buildings.
    6. Students should bring their own hand truck or dolly to assist with carrying items into their residential area. UConn will not be providing carts/dollies or volunteers to help move during spring 2021 opening.
    7. Please be aware that student mailrooms will not be open until the first day of classes, January 19. Students should plan to bring what they need for the first couple of weeks on campus.
    8. Please review the Temporary Health and Safety Procedures document found at: https://reslife.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1534/2021/01/Spring-2021-THSP-revised-for-web-1.5.21.pdf
      • Some wording changed in Section II. Letters g. and J,

    Do you have questions?

    There are FAQs on the Residential Life website and well as information about living on campus in the spring please check here for answers to many questions:

    https://reslife.uconn.edu/

    Living On Campus Spring 2021 | Residential Life (uconn.edu)

     

    Living On Campus Spring 2021 Residential Life

    If you have questions about another office on campus, please see the FAQ’s by office found here: https://reopen.uconn.edu/faqs/

    If you still have any questions, please write to ResLife-Communications@uconn.edu

    Students living in Alumni, McMahon, Garrigus Suites, Hilltop Halls (Hale/Ellsworth), North Campus, South Campus, or Werth Tower

    Residential Life staff at UConn hope you and your family are healthy and looking forward to the spring 2021 semester. This email provides basic details about arriving on campus for the spring semester.  Due to COVID-19, the University has implemented safety protocols for the check in process. 

     

    You should have received a secure message form Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) about the required pre-arrival COVID-19 testing. If you have not yet requested the test do so immediately.  As soon as you receive it, administer the test and send it in.  Test results must be received by January 14 2021 by UConn SHaW. If you have not received this or have questions contact Student Health and Wellness at shaw-covid@uconn.edu

     

    You will be checking in at Greer Gym inside the Field House.  Please park in the North Parking Garage near Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. The student checking-in will be asked to get out of the car, follow signs to the Greer Gym/Field House entrance and proceed through the marked entry door. Students should wear a mask/face covering and line up according to physical distancing parameters. Bring your UConn ID with you and please leave family and friends in the car. You will be checked into housing, receive your room keys and your re-entry COVID test at this location. Following these steps, you will return to the garage to retrieve your vehicle and move to unload at your assigned residence hall.

     

    1. Check-in will occur on January 16 and 17.
      • In order to limit the number of people in our residence halls at a given time all students must sign up for an arrival time.
      • Sign up in your MyHousing account (found on reslife.uconn.edu) by January 12 at 11:59pm.
      • Students are expected to arrive during that selected time and may be turned away on campus if they arrive outside their selected time.
      • Students must bring a copy of their confirmation email and UConn ID card.
    2. You must be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival.
      • This testing will be done at your check-in site.
      • No student will be issued room keys or allowed to reside on campus without arrival COVID testing.
      • Please go to the COVID-19 testing/check-in site alone to help reduce the number of people in line.
      • Family members and helpers should stay in the car while students follow through with these processes.
      1. Students are permitted only one vehicle at the move-in location. Students should plan accordingly when packing.
      2. Students are permitted to have one person with them in their assigned residence hall to help with the move in process. Others that have come to campus with the student must wait outside of the building or in the vehicle.
      3. Masks must be worn at all times by students and all others while on campus. Anyone experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, should not come to campus (students or others.)
      4. Students must be mindful of time when unloading their vehicle as others need to unload as well.
        • Vehicles must be unloaded at the curb or a designated space.
        • After unloading, vehicles must be moved to the assigned parking area in order to provide spaces for others to unload.
        • Your helper should help unload and carry items in and then leave the campus at the completion; this will reduce the number of people in a building at a given time.
      5. It is important that all students and helpers are mindful of physical distancing in the hallways, stairwells, and elevators and that they pay attention to directional signage in the buildings.
      6. Students should bring their own hand truck or dolly to assist with carrying items into their residential area. UConn will not be providing carts/dollies or volunteers to help move during spring 2021 opening.
      7. Please be aware that student mailrooms will not be open until the first day of classes, January 19. Students should plan to bring what they need for the first couple of weeks on campus.
      8. Please review the Temporary Health and Safety Procedures document found at: https://reslife.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1534/2021/01/Spring-2021-THSP-revised-for-web-1.5.21.pdf
        • Some wording changed in Section II. Letters g. and J,

       

      Do you have questions?

      There are FAQs on the Residential Life website and well as information about living on campus in the spring please check here for answers to many questions:

      https://reslife.uconn.edu/

      Living On Campus Spring 2021 | Residential Life (uconn.edu)

       

      Living On Campus Spring 2021 Residential Life

      If you have questions about another office on campus, please see the FAQ’s by office found here: https://reopen.uconn.edu/faqs/

      If you still have any questions, please write to ResLife-Communications@uconn.edu

      Students Living in Buckley/Shippee, Hilltop Apartments, Northwood Apartments, or West Campus

      Residential Life staff at UConn hope you and your family are healthy and looking forward to the spring 2021 semester. This email provides basic details about arriving on campus for the spring semester.  Due to COVID-19, the University has implemented safety protocols for the check in process. 

       

      You should have received a secure message form Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) about the required pre-arrival COVID-19 testing. If you have not yet requested the test do so immediately.  As soon as you receive it, administer the test and send it in.  Test results must be received by January 14 2021 by UConn SHaW. If you have not received this or have questions contact Student Health and Wellness at shaw-covid@uconn.edu

       

      You will be checking in at the UConn Athletics Ticket Office Breezeway adjacent to the Natatorium.  Please park in the South Campus Parking Garage near Gampel Pavilion. The student checking-in will be asked to get out of the car, follow signs to the breezeway entrance and proceed through the marked entry door. Students should wear a mask/face covering and line up according to physical distancing parameters. Bring your UConn ID with you and please leave family and friends in the car. You will be checked into housing, receive your room keys and your re-entry COVID test at this location. Following these steps, you will return to the garage to retrieve your vehicle and move to unload at your assigned residence hall.

       

      1. Check-in will occur on January 16 and 17.
        • In order to limit the number of people in our residence halls at a given time all students must sign up for an arrival time.
        • Sign up in your MyHousing account (found on reslife.uconn.edu) by January 12 at 11:59pm.
        • Students are expected to arrive during that selected time and may be turned away on campus if they arrive outside their selected time.
        • Students must bring a copy of their confirmation email and UConn ID card.
      2. You must be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival.
        • This testing will be done at your check-in site.
        • No student will be issued room keys or allowed to reside on campus without arrival COVID testing.
        • Please go to the COVID-19 testing/check-in site alone to help reduce the number of people in line.
        • Family members and helpers should stay in the car while students follow through with these processes.
        1. Students are permitted only one vehicle at the move-in location. Students should plan accordingly when packing.
        2. Students are permitted to have one person with them in their assigned residence hall to help with the move in process. Others that have come to campus with the student must wait outside of the building or in the vehicle.
        3. Masks must be worn at all times by students and all others while on campus. Anyone experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, should not come to campus (students or others.)
        4. Students must be mindful of time when unloading their vehicle as others need to unload as well.
          • Vehicles must be unloaded at the curb or a designated space.
          • After unloading, vehicles must be moved to the assigned parking area in order to provide spaces for others to unload.
          • Your helper should help unload and carry items in and then leave the campus at the completion; this will reduce the number of people in a building at a given time.
        5. It is important that all students and helpers are mindful of physical distancing in the hallways, stairwells, and elevators and that they pay attention to directional signage in the buildings.
        6. Students should bring their own hand truck or dolly to assist with carrying items into their residential area. UConn will not be providing carts/dollies or volunteers to help move during spring 2021 opening.
        7. Please be aware that student mailrooms will not be open until the first day of classes, January 19. Students should plan to bring what they need for the first couple of weeks on campus.
        8. Please review the Temporary Health and Safety Procedures document found at: https://reslife.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1534/2021/01/Spring-2021-THSP-revised-for-web-1.5.21.pdf

        Some wording changed in Section II. Letters g. and J.

         

        Do you have questions?

        There are FAQs on the Residential Life website and well as information about living on campus in the spring please check here for answers to many questions:

        https://reslife.uconn.edu/

        Living On Campus Spring 2021 | Residential Life (uconn.edu)

         

        Living On Campus Spring 2021 Residential Life

        If you have questions about another office on campus, please see the FAQ’s by office found here: https://reopen.uconn.edu/faqs/

        If you still have any questions, please write to ResLife-Communications@uconn.edu

        Stamford Campus Residents

        Students Living at 900 Washington Blvd.

        We hope that you are looking forward to the spring semester at UConn! This email provides you with information about your arrival at UConn, and contains links to your room assignment information, the check-in schedule, directions to campus, and other important information.

         

        The Housing Contract:

        Read the 2020-2021 On-Campus Housing Contract and Temporary Health and Safety Procedures and familiarize yourself with its contents. These documents outline the standards of community living for the residential facilities at UConn and is available at https://reslife.uconn.edu/housing-contract-forms/.

         

        Assignment Information - MyHousing:

        Log-in to MyHousing to view your room assignment and your roommate’s name and email address: www.reslife.uconn.edu/myhousing

         

        If you are unfamiliar with community living at a university, you can learn some valuable tips that can help make the upcoming year successful by reading the material found at http://reslife.uconn.edu/community-living/.

         

        It is strongly recommended that you also complete Sharing Spaces before moving into the residence hall. More information can be found here: http://reslife.uconn.edu/sharing-spaces/.

         

        Mail Services:

        The Stamford Residence Hall mailroom services will not be available until Monday, February 1st. Therefore, we will not be able to accept packages until February 1st. In order to receive mail/packages please use the following address:

         

        Student Name

        900 Washington Blvd. Apt #

        Stamford CT 06901

         

        Please do not send mail to anyone except students. If packages are delivered and have parent/sibling’s names, they will be returned to sender. Failure to include all of this information could result in this package being returned to sender.

         

        Move-In/Check-In Appointment:

        In order to make your check-in process positive, Residential Life appreciates adherence to the specific check-in schedule and require students to make a check-in appointment. Log in to MyHousing to schedule your check-in appointment. Directions for Stamford move-in are found here: http://reslife.uconn.edu/ then click ‘Arriving to Campus’ and select ‘Specific Area Move In Information’ to find your Stamford Residence Hall move-in details.

         

        Saturday, January 16th- Sunday, January 17th, 9:00AM to 3:00PM - Undergraduate Students, Transfers, and Campus Change Students move-in. Students are required to stick to appointment time frame as an effort to limit traffic during move-in and comply with CDC and Governor’s guidelines.

         

        Pre-Arrival COVID 19 Test Requirement:

        • You should have received a secure message from Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) about the REQUIRED pre-arrival COVID-19 testing. If you have not received this or have questions contact Student Health and Wellness at shaw-covid@uconn.edu.
        • Students will need to provide a NEGATIVE COVID-19 test result prior to arriving to campus for check-in.

         

        Arriving to Campus:

        1. Park at Government Center Garage, 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT.
        2. Proceed to 900 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT check-in location for room assignment, keys, and COVID testing. COVID test will be required for all residential students.
        3. After check-in, proceed to the drop off area for your residence hall:
          • 900 Washington Blvd residents- stay parked at the Government Center Garage, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06901 and proceed to residence hall-900 Washington Blvd to unload student belongings.
          • Students will have 60 minutes to unload their belongings.
          • Staff will be at residence hall and directing students to entrances.
        4. Students will only be allowed one guest and vehicle to assist with moving in student belongings.
        5. Masks must be worn at all times. Anyone experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, should not come to campus (students or others.)
        6. Bring your UConn ID or photo ID and your student ID number (PeopleSoft number) with you.  Residential Life will need this information to distribute keys and other check-in materials.

         

        Parking Services:

        Any student who has paid for a parking pass for the Stamford Residence Hall will need to follow the above instructions and can later move their cars into the Residence Hall parking garage. It is important that when purchasing your parking permit, to include your on-campus address in order to receive your parking permit quicker. If you do not change your address, the parking pass will be sent to your permanent address. This will delay delivery of your parking permit, which may result in a parking fine. For more information about the parking pass please visit: https://park.uconn.edu/stamford-campus/.

         

        Card Access:

        Your University student ID card gives you access to your residential area. Please make sure to have your ID card with you at check-in. If you have not received your ID card, please have another photo ID available to provide identification for check-in. If you still need to obtain an ID card, please submit a photo for your student ID at http://onecard.uconn.edu/the-one-card/online-photo-submission/. ID’s will be created at Storrs and mailed to students prior to move-in. If you have not requested your UConn One Card ID, please have it mailed to your on-campus address, as you will need it for access to ResHalls and academic building. For more information about UConn One Card please visit: https://onecard.uconn.edu/.

         

        Move-In Bins & Elevator Access:

        Unfortunately, ResLife will not be assisting students with move-in bins due to safety and health restrictions. Elevator access will be limited and students will be required to use stairwells to move in belongings. Students should plan accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience.

         

         

        We want you to know that we are eagerly awaiting your arrival!  Enjoy the remainder of your winter break.

         

        Sincerely,

         

        Department of Residential Life

        University of Connecticut

        livingoncampus@uconn.edu

        stamfordreslife@uconn.edu

        www.reslife.uconn.edu

        www.facebook.com/UConnResLife

         

        Follow us on Twitter @UConnStamford for any updates regarding move-in weekend and campus updates.

        Students Living at 65 Prospect

        We hope that you are looking forward to the spring semester at UConn!  This email provides you with information about your arrival at UConn, and contains links to your room assignment information, the check-in schedule, directions to campus, and other important information.

         

        The Housing Contract

        Read the 2020-2021 On-Campus Housing Contract and Temporary Health and Safety Procedures and familiarize yourself with its contents. These documents outline the standards of community living for the residential facilities at UConn and is available at https://reslife.uconn.edu/housing-contract-forms/. Additionally, as a resident at 65 Prospect Park you will need to review and agree to the On-Campus Housing Contract Addendum as this applies to this location.

         

        As a Prospect Park resident, you will have access to the gym located in your building. To utilize this facility you will need to review and sign the Fitness Center Waiver and agree to the terms and conditions. We have attached this document for your review.

         

        Both the Addendum and the Fitness Center Waiver for 65 Prospect Park will need to be submitted by January 15th.

         

        Assignment Information - MyHousing

        Log-in to MyHousing to view your room assignment and your roommate’s name and email address: www.reslife.uconn.edu/myhousing

         

        If you are unfamiliar with community living at a university, you can learn some valuable tips that can help make the upcoming year successful by reading the material found at http://reslife.uconn.edu/community-living/.

         

        It is strongly recommended that you also complete Sharing Spaces before moving into the residence hall. More information can be found here: http://reslife.uconn.edu/sharing-spaces/.

         

        Mail Services

        In order to receive mail/packages please use the following address:

        Student Name

        65 Prospect Street, Apt #

        Stamford, CT 06901

         

        Move-In/Check-In Appointment:

        In order to make your check-in process positive, Residential Life appreciates adherence to the specific check-in schedule and require students to make a check-in appointment. Log in to MyHousing to schedule your check-in appointment. Directions for Stamford move-in are found here: http://reslife.uconn.edu/ then click ‘Arriving to Campus’ and select ‘Specific Area Move In Information’ to find your Stamford Residence Hall move-in details.

         

        Saturday, January 16th- Sunday, January 17th, 9:00AM to 3:00PM - Undergraduate Students, Transfers, and Campus Change Students move-in. Students are required to stick to appointment time frame as an effort to limit traffic during move-in and comply with CDC and Governor’s guidelines.

         

        Pre-Arrival COVID 19 Test Requirement:

        • You should have received a secure message from Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) about the REQUIRED pre-arrival COVID-19 testing. If you have not received this or have questions contact Student Health and Wellness at shaw-covid@uconn.edu.
        • Students will need to provide a NEGATIVE COVID-19 test result prior to arriving to campus for check-in.

         

        Arriving to Campus:

        1. Park at Government Center Garage, 888 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT.
        2. Proceed to 900 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT check-in location for room assignment, keys, and COVID testing. COVID test will be required for all residential students.
        3. After check-in, proceed to the drop off area for your residence hall:
          • 65 Prospect Street residents- Go to drop off area adjacent to 65 Prospect Street, Stamford CT to unload student belongings.
          • Students will have 60 minutes to unload their belongings.
          • Staff will be at residence hall and directing students to entrances.
        4. Students will only be allowed one guest and vehicle to assist with moving in student belongings.
        5. Masks must be worn at all times. Anyone experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, should not come to campus (students or others.)
        6. Bring your UConn ID or photo ID and your student ID number (PeopleSoft number) with you.  Residential Life will need this information to distribute keys and other check-in materials.

         

        Parking Services:

        Any student who has paid for a parking pass for the Stamford Residence Hall will need to follow the above instructions and can later move their cars into the Residence Hall parking garage. For more information about the parking pass please visit: https://park.uconn.edu/stamford-campus/.

         

        Card Access:

        Your University student ID card gives you access to your residential area. Please make sure to have your ID card with you at check-in. If you have not received your ID card, please have another photo ID available to provide identification for check-in. If you still need to obtain an ID card, please submit a photo for your student ID at http://onecard.uconn.edu/the-one-card/online-photo-submission/. ID’s will be created at Storrs and mailed to students prior to move-in. If you have not requested your UConn One Card ID, please have it mailed to your on-campus address, as you will need it for access to ResHalls and academic building. For more information about UConn One Card please visit: https://onecard.uconn.edu/.

         

        Move-In Bins & Elevator Access:

        Unfortunately, ResLife will not be assisting students with move-in bins due to safety and health restrictions. Elevator access will be limited and students will be required to use stairwells to move in belongings. Students should plan accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience.

         

         

        We want you to know that we are eagerly awaiting your arrival!  Enjoy the remainder of your winter break.

         

        Sincerely,

         

        Department of Residential Life

        University of Connecticut

        livingoncampus@uconn.edu

        stamfordreslife@uconn.edu

        www.reslife.uconn.edu

        www.facebook.com/UConnResLife

         

        *The drop off location is adjacent to 65 Prospect Street. UConn staff will be present to direct and assist you with your move-in.

         

        Follow us on Twitter @UConnStamford for any updates regarding move-in weekend and campus updates.