College & COVID-19: Everything you need to know before you move on-campus

Posted at 12:08 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 12:08:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Move-in day is quickly approaching for college students in the Big Bend and South Georgia region.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, move-in procedures are going to look different at Florida State, Florida A&M and Valdosta State.

All three universities are limiting the number of people allowed to help the student move-in on campus. At all three schools, only two guests will be allowed to help students with the move-in process.

Face coverings will be required for guests and volunteers will not be be available at any of the three universities for assistance.

FAMU, FSU and VSU will also be using an appointment system for move-in.

At FAMU, students will be able to sign up for time slots via their university email starting on Friday, July 17. To book your move-in time slot at VSU, click here. For information on how to schedule your move-in time at FSU, click here.

Move-in dates are as follows:

  • FSU: Move-in times will be occur August 12–23
  • FAMU: All residents will move in during their assigned time block between Aug. 14-22.
  • VSU: Begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 10, and continues through Friday, August 14 at 8 p.m. Students who can't make the available timeslots will need to make arrangements to move in during open move-in, which will be on Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16.

Each university also has certain steps students must complete prior to checking in.

At FSU, all students living on campus will take a COVID-19 test as they arrive for move-in. Students will start at the Tucker Civic Center to take a mandated COVID-19 test prior to arriving at the residence hall to move in.

At VSU, check-in for all of the halls (except Centennial) will be in the University Center Parking Lot. You will need to have your timeslot confirmation with you in order to begin the process.

At FAMU, make sure to watch your email for your assigned check-in day and time. Also, students should be sure to bring their Rattler Card to complete the check-in process.

For more information on each university's move-in plans, click here: FAMU / FSU / VSU