Spring 2021 Move-In and Quarantine Information – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \

Messages to the Community

January 5, 2021

Good afternoon,

The Offices of Campus Life and Residential Education are excited to welcome you back for the spring semester! Earlier today, you received an e-mail from the Colleges regarding the spring semester opening. As described in that message, we will begin move-in and testing as early as January 15. Arriving January 15, 16 or 17 allows you to be tested twice (once upon arrival and again on Day 4) before classes start on January 25 while also providing enough time to complete a quarantine should you test positive. As always, we will work with each student on a case-by-case basis to accommodate different schedules. If you need to arrive later, we will be testing beyond January 17 but you may need to communicate with your faculty members if your quarantine period extends into the first week of classes.

Here are some important details about your move-in experience:

Beginning today, myHousing will allow all students to sign up for a move-in date beginning January 15 – January 24.

We understand that travel plans are subject to change. If you select an arrival date and need to change it, please log back into your myHousing to update. Unless you are traveling to campus from outside the United States, we cannot accommodate a move-in date earlier than January 15.

Quarantine:

  • All students arriving from anywhere in the United States (including New York) will quarantine in their on-campus residence for five days. This includes an initial COVID-19 test and a second COVID-19 test on Day 4; students may leave quarantine after receiving negative results for their second test. Students arriving from outside the United States will quarantine for ten days with the same testing schedule.
  • Students will be permitted to leave quarantine only to pick up grab-and-go meals and use the rest room.
  • Off-campus students should plan to quarantine at their off-campus location. Off-campus students should follow the same guidelines as stated above for testing and can use grab-and-go meals starting on January 15.

Move-in and Testing Information:

  • Step One: Log into your myHousing account to select the move-in date that works for you.
  • Step Two: If you’ve had a COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to your arrival appointment, you may upload a copy of those results to myHousing. Documentation must clearly show your test results, full name, and the provider who completed the test. We recommend after having an off-campus COVID-19 test that you self-isolate until your arrival to campus. If you did not have a COVID-19 test prior to arrival, you will be required to get tested upon arrival.
  • Step Three: The updated Community Standards addendum will be available on January 12. You’ll be required to visit the Addendum and sign the Community Health Agreement form on myHousing.
  • Step Four: On the day of arrival (and every day while on-campus), you’ll complete the Daily Screening Form. This link is available on the Colleges’ website under QuickLinks. It’s recommended that you bookmark the link or save it to your mobile desktop. Similar to a mobile-app, it takes less than a minute to complete.
  • Step Five: All testing will occur at the Winn-Seely Gym from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day of the move-in period (1/15-1/24) for students who have not had a COVID-19 test within the 72 hours prior to their arrival; this includes students residing off-campus. After your initial test, you will receive your appointment day and time for your follow-up (Day 4) COVID-19 test. If you are uploading your results, we will contact you with your Day 4 test appointment day/time.
  • Step Six: Once you’ve completed your initial test (or uploaded your results), you’ll be cleared to return to your residence hall. If you are returning to campus after a remote semester, a leave from the Colleges, or have changed rooms, you will receive your key at the testing site.

Grab-and-Go Meal service is available for all students during the move-in period at no cost.

All students will quarantine and meals can be picked up at Grab-and-Go locations. Meals will not be delivered. Students are able to leave quarantine to pick up food from their assigned Grab-and-Go location on-campus. Specific locations and hours will be provided shortly.

In order to protect the health of the entire community, no visitation from residence hall/house to other residence hall/house will be permitted. Similar to the fall, face coverings will be required of all community members at all times on-campus, except in your residence room.

As always, the entire staff is here to support you. If there’s anything we can do to help, please let us know. We’re excited to have you back on-campus for a successful spring semester!

If you have questions or need assistance, please e-mail resed@hws.edu.

Best,

Shelle Basilio-Murray
Assistant Dean of Student Engagement

Brandon B. Barile, Ed.D
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

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CONTACT

General questions and comments should be directed to:

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3000

Questions regarding health issues should be directed to:

Hubbs Health Center
119 St. Clair Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: 315-781-3600
Appt. Phone: 315-781-4530
Fax: 315-781-3802