The Office of Residence Life looks forward to welcoming new and continuing students back to the residence halls for the Fall 2020 semester. Since classes will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 26, the arrival and move-in process has been moved accordingly.
It is important that all students and guests who come on campus do a self-check for COVID-19 symptoms. If anyone has a fever or symptoms or has been around anyone with symptoms, please do not come to campus.
Students and guests are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer and personal protective equipment (PPE) such as facial coverings for move-in. Facial coverings are required since it will be challenging to maintain physical distance.
We strongly encourage students bring only minimal items to the residence halls and not to bring in large furniture. Moving trucks and box trucks will not be permitted. Move-in assistance will not be provided this fall, and a limited number of move-in carts will be available for student use in each residence hall.
The arrival process has been extended to provide students and families more flexibility and reduce congestion on campus. For Fall 2020, students will select their own move-in appointment time during an extended move-in process. Students have been emailed appointment setting instructions.
- Early move-in appointments will be offered beginning Sunday, Aug. 16.
- Although early arrival appointments will begin on Aug 16, please note, the University meal plan and Week of Welcome (WOW!) activities will begin on Aug. 21.
- New international student check in and move-in day is Aug. 20. However, international students need to arrive by Aug. 12 to complete the required 14-day quarantine prior to the start of fall classes.
- New student move-in appointments will be offered Friday, Aug. 21—Sunday, Aug 23.
- Continuing student move-in appointments will be offered Friday, Aug. 21—Tuesday, Aug. 25.
We strongly encourage that students do not arrange their travel until they have a confirmed move-in appointment time. It is important that families and students arrive on the day and time assigned to them to prevent excessive traffic and congestion on campus and improve the move-in experience for the thousands of students and guests arriving on campus.
Additionally, we must limit the number of family members or friends to two per student. More information regarding residential arrival and assignments has been communicated to the student’s Spartan email address from the Office of Residence Life.
The countdown to move-in has started, with Instagram pics and Twitter posts, by new UT students who are #UTampaBound.