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PACKing Tips: Week of July 26-30

University Housing shares a checklist for what incoming students and their families should be doing this week to ensure a smooth fall move-in.

Aerial view of brick housing buildings on campus

Leading up to the fall 2021 move-in days (August 12-15), University Housing is sharing weekly checklists to help students and their families prepare for a smooth move-in process. 

This week (July 26-30), we encourage all of our students and families to review our COVID-19 policies. Although the university is not requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 this fall, it is highly recommended that students get vaccinated before arriving on campus. 

For Students

  • Review our COVID-19 Community Standards. Although many aspects of life on campus will return to normal this fall, we are still taking precautions to keep our communities safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Complete your attestation form regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. You must acknowledge that you have either received a COVID-19 vaccine, that you have not received a vaccine, or that you choose not to answer. If you have not been vaccinated or decide not to disclose your vaccination status, you are required to participate in weekly surveillance testing.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, please upload your vaccination record in the HealthyPack Portal. If you are fully vaccinated prior to arrival and have updated your COVID-19 vaccination record to your HealthyPack Portal, you are not required to take a COVID-19 test upon move-in.
  • If you plan to be vaccinated: Student Health Services offers COVID-19 vaccination appointments through the PackVax clinic. The clinic is open all summer and fall in Student Health Services. Appointments are available for anyone 12 years and older, including immediate family members of students, faculty and staff.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated before you arrive, you should plan to get tested. Students living in university-owned housing (including Greek Village) who have not provided proof of vaccination will be required to provide results from a PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours before or after their move-in appointment. In addition to move-in testing, students living in university-owned housing who have not provided proof of vaccination will be required to participate in weekly surveillance testing on campus.

For Families

  • Family members who are helping their student move in are not required to disclose their vaccination status or provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test; however, masks are required when inside any buildings or residence halls.
  • In order to minimize the number of people on campus and in residence halls at any given time, residents are allowed to bring no more than two helpers when they move in. Additionally, in order to maintain an efficient unloading process, we ask that residents and their families keep the number of vehicles they drive to campus to a minimum as well.
  • Determine how long you’ll stay with your student on move-in day. Although the check-in window is only one hour long, families can stay with their student throughout the day. The check-in time is only used for checking in, unloading vehicles and moving vehicles into long-term parking. 
  • If you and your family are unable to arrive during your scheduled check-in time, you may change your check-in appointment up to 24 hours in advance of arrival. In the event of a travel delay on the day of your arrival, you are welcome to check in between 5 – 8 p.m. at your community’s service desk

If you have other questions, please email