Move In September 2020

Welcome Back Lions!

We will offer a phased drop-off of belongings in late August for those who are within range of driving to our campuses to minimize density during the official move-in dates to the residence halls. Families will be assigned dates/times for the drop-off.

On their designated drop-off day, families will also be permitted to spend time on campus to familiarize themselves with the facilities and resources, while observing all safety protocols.

The actual move-in process will be done quickly since belongings will be already dropped off for most students. Move-in dates will be September 5-7 and will be staggered by scheduled appointment for each resident.

We are requiring pre-testing for all resident students. We recognize that due to changing circumstances testing is not available in a timely way in all areas of the country.

1. ALL resident students will be asked to submit a negative viral (not antibody) test prior to arrival on campus if possible. The test must be taken within two weeks of the student’s assigned move-in date. Test results will be submitted to the Student Health Services via email to prior to the scheduled appointment for move-in. This pre-test will help to reduce the chances of the arrival on campus of resident students who would otherwise have tested positive on-campus.

2. Resident students who receive a positive outcome on their test MUST NOT come to campus and will remain home to receive medical care and start the semester remotely. They should submit their test results to and follow up with their academic advisor regarding their courses.

3. Resident students will be tested again during the first week of the Fall semester.

Note: Students coming from some states with higher rates of COVID-19 cases may be required to self-quarantine upon arrival.

Anyone moving onto campus from a state under Travel Advisory is not permitted to have anyone assist them with move in.

With a few limited exceptions (including students enrolled in health care education programs traveling to New York from an affected state), people who have traveled to one of the affected states must quarantine for 14 days after their arrival in New York. Click here for more information on the travel advisory

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Office of Residence Life
1000 Hempstead Avenue P.O. Box 5002 Rockville Centre, New York 11570-5002