Student Information

Updates specific to Central students will be posted below as they are available. In addition to these updates, please review the following information prior to returning to campus:

JULY 23, 2020 — Move-In Details

This spring was an experience we certainly would like to avoid again.  “We are ALL Central” and it will take all of us to care for each other to keep all of us safe. As we continue to negotiate the COVID-19 pandemic, the college has instituted a number of protocols and procedures to limit the possibility of exposure to our community. A more complete listing of the protocols and procedures is here. Please read through these very carefully.

  • Self-quarantine for 14 days prior to arriving on campus.
  • If you or someone you have been in close contact with begin experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or aren’t feeling well, please do not come to campus for move-in. Reach out to reslife@central.edu for advice on how to proceed.
  • You may have one to two outside guests with you in the building during move-in. The precaution of limiting the amount of people coming with you and specifying the move-in time is to help with congestion in our halls during move-in to keep you safe.
  • Everyone must wear face coverings while in the residence building except within your individual room.
  • You will have an hour to move in your belongings. At the end of that time, you and your move in crew must leave the building to allow others to move in. Please, pack light and be thoughtful about what you need to bring to start the year.
  • Do not visit other rooms or residential buildings in order to limit potential exposure.
  • Pack a thermometer, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and extra face coverings.

Early move-in for athletes

By now you should have heard from your coach regarding when you will be moving to campus. Residence Life will send team-wide emails with specifics on move-in, check-in times, consolidated housing and COVID related procedures shortly and updates/reminders until you move in.

Move-in

Returning students will move back to campus Sunday, Aug. 23, Monday, Aug. 24 and the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 25. This change has been made to make it easier to social distance while moving into your room. Each student will be assigned a check-in day and time. Next week, Residence Life will ask students to indicate preferences for move-in dates and times. I will continue to share specifics on move-in, check-in times, and COVID related procedures and updates/reminders until you move in.

PARKING

If you plan on having a car on campus for the 2020-21 school year and have not registered your vehicle please do so! To register: https://web.central.edu/studentlife/ or my.central.edu, student services, student safety/parking and register.

QUESTIONS????

Let me know if you have any questions and keep checking your Central email — thanks!

Melissa Sharkey
Assistant Dean of Students

JULY 20, 2020 — Important Housing and Parking Info | EXPAND

On Friday I sent a shortened version of this email out and now I can send it all out, so half is a repeat but a lot of the move-in information is new, so please review (and share with parents)!With registration finished for most of you, it is now time to start thinking about move-in and more fall-related information. Please read this email carefully and watch for follow-ups next week.

Move-In

This spring was an experience we certainly would like to avoid again. “We are ALL Central” and it will take all of us to care for each other to keep all of us safe. As we continue to negotiate the COVID-19 pandemic, the college has instituted a number of protocols and procedures to limit the possibility of exposure to our community. A more complete listing of the protocols and procedures can be accessed here. Please read through these very carefully.

  • Each student is asked to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to arriving on campus.
  • If you or someone you have been in close contact with begin experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or aren’t feeling well, please do not come to campus for move-in. Reach out to reslife@central.edu for advice on how to proceed.
  • You may elect to have one to two outside guests with you in the building at a time during move-in. The precaution of limiting the number of people coming with you and specifying the move-in time is to help with congestion in our halls during move-in to keep you safe.
  • Everyone must wear face coverings while in the residence building with the exception of within your individual room.
  • You will have an hour to move in your belongings. At the end of that time, your move-in crew is asked to leave the building to allow others to move in. Please pack light and be thoughtful about what you need to bring to start the year.
  • At the start of the semester, you will not be able to visit other rooms or residential buildings.
  • A few additional things to pack this year: thermometer, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and extra face coverings.

Early Move-In for Athletes

By now you should have heard from your coach regarding when you will be moving on to campus. Residence Life will be sending out team-wide emails with specifics on move-in, check-in times, consolidated housing and COVID-19 related procedures next week and updates/reminders until you move in.

Move-In for New Students

New-to-Central student move-in will be on Friday, Aug. 21 AND Saturday, Aug. 22. Each student will be assigned a check-in day and time. Later this week Residence Life will be sending out emails with specifics on move-in, check-in times and COVID related procedures and updates/reminders until you move in.

Lofting

Lofting your bed is a great way to provide more floor space within your room. Be sure to discuss this option with your roommate but it remains an individual decision/choice as to whether or not to loft your bed.

  • Lofting supplies are free and available for student use. Having your bed lofted before you arrive is a convenience that many appreciate. We work with student groups to loft the beds as a fundraiser.
  • If you want your bed pre-lofted, please contact me by email before Aug. 1! Pre-lofting costs $20 and the cost is assessed to your student account after move-in.

Parking

If you plan on having a car on campus for the 2020-21 school year, please register your vehicle. Please note: All first-year students will be assigned to the green lot by the Kuyper Athletics Complex. Through the online form, you will be asked for the following information:

  • Your car’s make, model, color, year and license plate information.
  • As you do not yet have your campus Box PO number, please enter 0000.

To register, visit https://web.central.edu/studentlife/, or log on to my.central.edu > student services > student safety/parking and register.

Questions?

Let me know if you have any questions and keep checking your Central email – thanks!

Melissa Sharkey
Assistant Dean of Students

 

For archived student updates, see COVID-19 archive.


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