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What students can expect moving into on-campus housing this fall

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 19:02:39-04

IDAHO — As Idaho universities and colleges prepare to welcome back students next month some changes to on-campus living were made to ensure safety.

All plans and procedures put in place by the schools are subject to change based on where the state is at with COVID-19 as school begins.

Here's what you need to know:

Boise State University

  • On-campus move-in days are spread out over three days; Aug. 18-20.
  • Students moving in are required to be tested for COVID-19. The results have to be sent into housing no later than 72 hours prior to move-in.
  • If it's positive you will be asked to stay home and quarantine for ten more days.
  • On your move-in date, you'll be asked to stay in your car as the staff checks you in.
  • Everyone is required to wear masks on campus.
  • They are reducing the capacity to create single rooms for positive COVID-19 students to self-isolate during the school year. All meals will be delivered.
  • If the student plans on going home for Thanksgiving, they are asked to move out before, or come back and self-isolate for ten days.
  • No guest visitors are allowed.

Idaho State University

  • No visitors allowed in resident halls.
  • Everyone coming on to campus must wear a face covering.
  • Limiting inside spaces to ten people maximum in resident halls.
  • If a student feels ill they are asked to self-isolate. Meals will be delivered.

College of Idaho

  • Spread out move-in days.
  • Every student has to sign up for specific move-in times.
  • Freshman move-in days are Aug. 13 and 14.
  • Returning student's move-in days are Aug. 16 and 17.
  • Resident halls will close Nov. 25, before Thanksgiving Break to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Face coverings are recommended for anyone on campus.

The University of Idaho

  • Students required to sign up for a specific move-in day and time.
  • New student move-in dates are Aug. 19-21.
  • Returning student move-in dates are Aug. 21-23.
  • Face coverings required on campus.
  • Social distancing rules must be followed.
  • Each resident hall has different check-in points to reduce transmission.
  • They are reducing Tower Hall's capacity to single rooms to spread students out.
  • To-go food options will be available from dining halls.

They are following local health district recommendations as well as the CDC. Increased sanitization will occur throughout the resident halls.

We will keep you updated with any further changes to move-in dates or updated plans for on-campus living.