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Res Life Releases Housing Assignments, Move-in Appointments; Extends Cancelation Deadline

By Maryland Today Staff

The Department of Resident Life will release appointments for moving into residence halls tomorrow, and has extended the deadline for canceling an On-Campus Housing and Dining Agreement for the 2020-21 academic year through noon on Wednesday.

In an email sent this afternoon to all on-campus Fall 2020 residents, Valronica Scales, director of resident life, said that residence halls will open as scheduled. Campus housing assignments are available now by logging into the Campus Housing Portal.

Residents will be able to schedule one of two options for a move-in appointment: “set up and go” or traditional. Scales strongly encouraged students to select the former, if possible. Details are available on the move-in options website.

All students must provide confirmation of a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within 14 days prior to moving in Aug. 26-30. Those who test positive will be required to stay at home, follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, and be cleared by a health care provider before coming to campus. More information is forthcoming from the University Health Center. Students will be allowed to make a “set up and go” move-in appointment before that confirmation is provided.

Resident Life will also accommodate a late check-in for those who want to delay arriving at their residence hall until after Aug. 31. Send an email to with your name, UID and preferred or expected arrival date. It will hold your space and notify you of new move-in instructions after Sept. 1.

Students who wish to cancel their On-Campus Housing and Dining Agreement can send an email to with their name, UID and reason for cancellation by noon on Wednesday, and will have their cancellation fee waived. They have the option to complete a new housing agreement for Spring 2021 housing and will be placed on a waiting list.

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