Move-in Plan

ARRIVAL/MOVE-IN DATES, REQUIREMENTS, AND GUIDELINES

In order to maintain the required physical distancing within our residential areas and to decrease congestion during the move-in and COVID-19 testing processes, the University has staggered move-in for new and returning students. Students will be able to sign up for a arrival/move-in appointment on StarRez.

NEW STUDENTS

  • Move-in for students participating in transition programs (Roadmap/Endeavor, Multicultural Pre-O, International Orientation, and ROTC) will be Sunday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first floor of the Tyler Haynes Commons.
  • Move-in for first-year and transfer students who are not participating in transition programs will take place Wednesday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first floor of the Tyler Haynes Commons.
  • Additional information about the arrival, check-in, and move-in processes, including parking and other details, is here.

RETURNING STUDENTS

  • All continuing students living on or off campus must preregister to check in on one of these following days:
    • Monday, Aug. 16, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Special Programs Building.
    • Tuesday, Aug. 17, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Special Programs Building.
    • Thursday, Aug. 19, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Special Programs Building.
    • Friday, Aug. 20, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the Special Programs Building.
    • Saturday, Aug. 21 and Sunday, Aug. 22 – Only those who are fully vaccinated and have submitted their vaccination information by Aug. 1.
  • Returning students who received a vaccination exemption, failed to report their vaccination status by Aug. 1, or are unvaccinated will be required to complete arrival testing and must register for either Monday, Aug. 16, Tuesday, Aug. 17, Thursday, Aug. 19, or Friday, Aug. 20, to participate in mandatory arrival testing.
  • Returning students who have a first-year or transfer sibling may sign up for a time slot at the same time as their sibling by contacting residencelife@richmond.edu to submit a request.
  • Additional information about the arrival, check-in, and move-in processes, including parking and other details, is here.

All students, regardless of their residential or vaccination status, must sign up for an arrival/move-in time. Those who do not sign up will not be able to access their room, pick up their key, or have their SpiderCard activated.

To select a move-in/arrival time, all students must sign in to StarRez and complete the 2021 Arrival/Move-In Appointment application in the top red bar of the webpage. All students must register for a move-in arrival time slot by no later than noon on Thursday, Aug. 12.

Students will sign up for a 30-minute time slot to check in and receive an arrival COVID-19 test, if needed. Students will register for a 30-minute time slot to ensure they have adequate time to get through check-in and testing processes to ensure appropriate spacing and intervals for all of our students and families. Students may arrive only during their registered arrival time slot.