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Residence Hall Move-out to Start May 23

Appointments Required; Other Measures Outlined to Ensure Social Distancing

By Maryland Today Staff

Dorms on south campus

Photo by Justin Derato

The university has outlined its plans for Maryland students to safely remove their belongings and check out from residence halls.

The Department of Resident Life yesterday outlined its plans for Maryland students who haven’t yet done so to safely remove their belongings and check out from residence halls.

To ensure that everyone can socially distance during the coronavirus pandemic, department officials explained in an email, they will significantly limit the number of people who can be in any one residence hall at one time. Students have three options:

  1. Complete move-out themselves by scheduling an appointment between May 23 and June 7.
  2. Authorize a friend or family member to retrieve their belongings between May 23 and June 7.
  3. Contract (at the student’s expense) with an authorized company to pack and ship their belongings to them. These moves will take place from June 8 to 15.

Students coming to campus to move out are encouraged to bring one other person (but no more than two) to help. Per directive from state officials, all individuals must wear face masks or other face coverings during the move-out process.

They must bring their room key and UMD student ID card and should have all the materials needed to complete the move-out, such as suitcases, boxes, protective gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. (While Resident Life staff will be cleaning high-touch areas, they also recommend bringing disinfectant as you would to in any public place.)

A limited number of UMD yellow moving carts will be available in each community. Please be aware that with limited staff available, we will not be able to sanitize these carts between uses. Those who wish to use the laundry-style carts should come prepared with the supplies to do so.

Details about scheduling an appointment and other information is available here. If you have any questions about move-out, please email drl-adops@umd.edu.

Schools & Departments:

Department of Resident Life

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