April 24, 2020

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Residents of University Housing,

Governor Pritzker has altered the stay at home order so that effective May 1, 2020, educational institutions may establish procedures for pick-up of necessary supplies or student belongings during the stay-at-home order. Residence Hall move-outs must follow public health guidelines, including social distancing.

The spring 2020 semester will end on May 9, 2020. All residents of University Housing residence halls and Wall & Grand apartments must utilize the express checkout process to remove all personal belongings from their rooms by 2 p.m. Saturday May 9.

Current residence hall students and students who are not currently on campus may move out between May 1 and May 9. This process will begin on Friday May 1, at 9 a.m. and continue daily through 2 p.m. May 9. In order to allow for a safe and organized move-out that promotes the social distancing guidelines of the CDC and the Governor’s order, we have assigned times for residents to check out based on the first letter of their last names. SIU requests that students bring only one additional person to help them move.

Check-out will occur daily between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m., utilizing the express checkout method, according to this schedule:

Hour Last Name
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. A-B
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. C-D
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. E-G
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. H-J
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. K-L
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. M-N
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. O-R
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. S
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. T-V
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. W-Z
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Those who could not make their assigned times

This schedule provides for an average of no more than 8-10 students checking out of any one building at a time. Please note the hours of 7 to 10 p.m. are set aside each day to accommodate those who could not make their assigned time slots earlier in the day.

State guidelines require that as of May 1, all persons must wear masks in public when it is possible they may come within 6 feet of others. The move-out process will bring many people together. The university asks all persons entering our residential facilities to provide and wear masks. Students and family members must provide their own masks.

Grey moving bins will be available for residents’ use. University Housing staff will disinfect bins as well as provide disinfectant and towels for additional cleaning of bins between uses. Facilities staff will be cleaning all public surfaces on a regular schedule. All residents and family members must remain in their rooms with the doors closed while packing. When moving out, please minimize the number of people in stairwells and do not share an elevator with non-family members to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Proper Check Out: For the safety of university students and staff, all students will check out of their room via express check out. Envelopes with check out instructions printed on them are available at the entrance to each building. Residents should remove all personal belongings from their rooms, clean the room to the extent possible, seal trash bags, take all trash to the dumpsters outside the hall, donate unwanted bicycles and other items to local charities (details posted in building lobbies), and lock their bathroom and hallway room doors. Students will place their key and key fob in the envelope and drop off the sealed envelope in the bin at the front door.

Loft Kits & Rental Fridges: Students who had checked out SIU lofting kits may leave the kits in the room. Similarly, students who rented refrigerators from Campus Fridges may leave the refrigerators in their room. Students are strongly encouraged to contact Campus Fridges for specific return instructions.

University Housing thanks all of our students and family members for their cooperation in keeping everyone safe as we close out the year. Go! Southern, Go!

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