On April 10, Samford Residence Life announced student move-out plans for all students still residing on campus and for those that need to retrieve belongings. At the time of press, students will have the opportunity to schedule a date and time to move out beginning on May 1.
“The specific details of the move-out plan are being finalized and should be available the week of April 13. Students with on-campus housing will receive an email from the Office of Residence Life with detailed move-out instructions,” Lauren Taylor stated in an email sent to all Samford students living on campus.
Students must schedule a specific date and time to move out and each student will have three-hour move out window. Students will not be allowed to stay on campus overnight and they must move out during their scheduled date and time. They are also limiting the number of students and family members allowed on campus during move-out.
“No more than two family members may accompany the student. Students and families will be asked to follow CDC guidelines. Anyone with a compromised immune system or anyone who has been exposed to or is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should not come to campus for the health and safety of themselves and others,” Taylor said.
For those who cannot move out, Residence Life will provide more information for these students in an email next week.
“We understand all residents may not be able to return to campus for their belongings during the move-out period. If this applies to you, additional information will be provided in next week’s email,” Taylor stated.
There is also an opportunity for students to remain in the same room for the next academic year, but Residence Life cannot guarantee that will be possible depending on restrictions on housing policies.
“If a resident is interested in discussing options to remain in his/her same room for the upcoming year without moving their belongings, he/she will need to email email@example.com by Friday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m.” the email stated.
This comes in response to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s shelter-in-place order which was put in place on April 4. At the time of press, this order will be lifted on April 30. Samford’s campus remains closed and currently has limited visitor access.