Spring 2021 Move-In
To protect the health and safety of our campus community members, all students will be required to quarantine for ten days and complete a COVID-19 test before returning to campus. For more information about testing requirements, please refer to the Health and Safety section of the Coronavirus Information site.
The residence hall move-in process will occur from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on January 29, 30, and 31, 2021. Residential students must sign up for a specific date and time to return to their residence hall. The sign-up process utilizes an online software program to designate and confirm the specific date and time that students choose to arrive on campus. Area Coordinators will send a second notification by noon on January 15, 2021, that contains instructions for signing up for a move-in date and time.
Any student who returns without signing up as directed will be referred to the Student Conduct process. Any student complicit in allowing a student, including his/her roommate, into the residence halls in this fashion will also be referred to the Student Conduct process.
When students arrive at their residence hall, they should go straight to their designated check-in station and show their “approved to enter campus” email to Residence Life staff. Staff will officially check them in for Spring 2021. Checked-in students will then be permitted to go to their residence hall room. New students and those who turned in keys in November will receive all materials necessary to access their room. The designated check-in station locations for residence halls are listed below.
Designated check-in stations:
- Beard Hall Lobby – Beard, Pershing, and Springettsbury House
- Penn Hall Lobby – Penn, Codorus, and Susquehanna
- Manor North Lobby – Manor North and Manor Northeast
- Manor South Lobby – Manor South and Manor West
- Northside Commons Entranceway – Northside Commons
- Tyler Run III Mailroom – Tyler Run I, II, and III; Wenger, Curry, Kieffer, and Arnold Houses
- West Campus Community Center (WCCC) Lower Lobby – Country Club, Spring Garden, Little Run Lodge, Richland, and Brockie
- You must select one date and time for checking in (e.g., January 30 at 10 a.m.).
- You will be expected to honor the date and time you select for moving in to your residence hall.
- You are permitted to have two (2) guests help with move in. If you arrive with more than two guests, you will not be permitted to move in.
- You and your guests should take your temperatures prior to travelling to campus.
- You should not come to campus if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, have a fever, or are exhibiting symptoms of infection.
- Everyone who enters campus property must wear a face mask.
- You must follow the social distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet.
- Follow social distancing markers that show 6-foot distances, one-way traffic, max occupancy, etc.
- Pay attention to signs highlighting entrances and exits.
- Bring your own hand truck, boxes, etc. to assist with moving items into your room.
- Move-in carts will be available in Northside Commons and West Campus on a first come first served basis.
You must sign up for a time to return to the residence halls on either January 29, 30, or 31, 2021. All residential students must return between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., on one of these dates to ensure campus reopens in an orderly and safe manner. If you do not have your COVID-19 test results by the date you signed up to return to the residence halls, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us that you will not be arriving as scheduled.
For everyone’s health and safety during the 2020-2021 academic year, the only visitors you may have to your college residence, other than fellow York College students, are your parents or official guardians.
You may have only two (2) approved guests at a time.
Guests are expected to wear a face-covering in public spaces and hallways within the residential facilities. Guests should not visit the residence halls if they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days, currently have a fever, or are exhibiting symptoms of infection.
You may not have overnight guests for any reason. This includes parents and guardians.
Approved Visiting Hours
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Use of Residence Lobbies
Lobbies are open to residential students when the front desk is open.
Only residents and their approved guests are allowed in residence hall lobbies.
Additional Rules and Responsibilities
- You must stay with approved guests the entire time they are in the building.
- Approved guests must sign in and out at the front desk of the lobby, where applicable. Guests must leave photo identification (government-issued ID, driver’s license, etc.) at the front desk. It will be returned when they leave.
- You are responsible for your approved guests’ actions on campus. Make sure they follow all College policies, rules, and regulations. You will be held accountable if they violate the Code of Conduct. This may include student conduct sanctions.
- The Area Coordinator/Resident Director of each residence oversees the College’s guest policy and may suspend your guest privileges.
- You must get a guest parking permit from the Department of Campus Safety for any guest who brings a vehicle on campus. You must ensure that they use the parking permit and follow all traffic and parking rules. You and/or your guests are responsible for any citations.
This policy includes all College residences, including halls, suites, apartments, and houses.
To protect our community, all students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear face coverings that cover their mouth and nose any time they may be near other people. This includes:
- In all buildings, including campus and off-campus housing
- Outdoors, even if people are not around at the moment
- On campus and in the larger community
Residential Facilities and Cleaning
Facility adjustments will be made to residential buildings. This will include limiting the use of common rooms, lounges, and common kitchens. The custodial team will work to clean residential common spaces, including common bathrooms, on a scheduled basis consistent with CDC and other public health guidelines.
As usual, students are responsible for cleaning their own bedrooms, apartments, and other non-common spaces. Students should follow CDC recommendations when cleaning their individual spaces. Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces (e.g., tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, phones, tablets, touch screens, remote controls, keyboards, handles, desks, toilets, sinks) daily in their bedrooms and other non-common spaces. The CDC recommendations provide information for cleaning different types of surfaces, including porous surfaces, non-porous surfaces, and electronics. Students are responsible for bringing appropriate cleaning supplies.
For the 2020-21 academic year, York College Facility Services will supplement the cleaning of bathrooms within Springettsbury Hall. Students are expected to continue to maintain cleanliness of the house including bathrooms, but for the Fall 2020 semester, Facility Services will monitor and provide additional cleaning and disinfection to common bathrooms.