March 20, 2020
To clarify what President DePerro indicated in his message yesterday:
Students unable to come to campus to remove their belongings by 8 p.m. on Monday, March 23, should email email@example.com. This includes students who would prefer to come at a later date.
Residence Life staff will be developing a move-out schedule for later in the semester for those rooms not emptied by Monday evening. That can’t be done until the university’s essential personnel-only directives have been lifted.
With the university’s decision today to extend online learning through the remainder of the spring 2020 semester, the Residence Life Staff has devised a process for you to remove your belongings from campus. (NOTE: This option may be revoked if the government mandates a shelter-in-place order.)
Students must be out their residential facilities by Monday, March 23, at 8 p.m. This includes students currently on campus and those that have returned home. Key envelopes will be slid under each room/apartment/townhouse door and all key envelopes should be returned to the key drop box outside Hopkins Hall (please look for signage). PLEASE put your name and building/room # on the envelope. DO NOT leave your key in your room with another student or slide it under any door.
We are working with local health officials and emergency managers to create a scheduled process that permits students to return to campus for their belongings while minimizing exposure risks. You need to follow the staggered scheduled provided below. By following this schedule, we can minimize large numbers of students present/arriving on campus at the same time and practice social distancing.
Students on campus can depart with their belongings as soon as possible before Monday at 8 p.m.
For those students returning to campus to pick up their belongings, please follow this schedule:
Last Name Starts With: Pick up Your Belongings At:
A-F 8-11 a.m., March 20-23
G-M 11 a.m.-2 p.m., March 20-23
N-S 2-5 p.m., March 20-23
T-Z 5-8 p.m., March 20-23
Students should NOT return to campus outside their designated time unless they have been granted permission due to special circumstances. Anyone showing up at campus unexpectedly will not be allowed to retrieve their belongings. This is necessary to limit the number of people gathering on campus and in individual buildings.
If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or ANY other illness, we ask that you please not come to campus.
If you have lost your key or your swipe do not come to campus: RESIDENCE LIFE STAFF ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE YOU ACCESS TO YOUR BUILDING OR ROOM at this time. You will need to pick your items up at a later date as determined by the University.
If you have already chosen to leave campus and taken all of your items home and have not returned your room key, please mail it back ASAP to:
Attn: Residence Life Department
PO Box V
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778
We recommend sending the key via the mail with delivery confirmation.
Only you are allowed to pick up your items. Campus Safety and/or Residence Life staff will not give anyone else access to your room for any reason.
If you need help you can bring one other person with you to help you move your belongings out. Do not leave unwanted items, food or trash in your room or the building. Take them to the trash room or dumpsters outside of the buildings.
Once your key is returned, anything left in the room will be discarded.
If you are not able to travel to campus to retrieve your belongings by Monday at 8 p.m., please email Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The only students allowed to remain on campus are:
Students who meet one of the above scenarios need to fill out this survey to apply for approval to remain on campus. Students must complete the form by Friday at 5 p.m. Students will be notified if they have been approved to remain on campus within 24 hours.
Students are reminded that the Code of Conduct remains in full effect. Students documented in incidents involving policy violations are subject to summary suspension, pending a judicial hearing (via Zoom).
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