Residential Life

Move-In for Returning Students

Spring 2021

Key things to do

  • All students: See pre-semester COVID-19 testing requirements.
  • Residence halls open at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 30. (If you need to arrive earlier, the deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 17, to complete the Early Arrival Request Form, which will be reviewed by Residential Life staff. Be sure to include your reason and the date you would like to return. The same pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements apply.)
  • You may have 1 or 2 parents, family members, or friends help you move into the residence halls. We encourage you to consider whether an individual is at high risk when selecting who will join you.
  • Review the list of what to pack and what’s prohibited: What to Bring. New for 2020-21 are recommended safety/medical supplies, listed in the Recommended Health Supplies and Health & Counseling Telehealth Recommendations sections.
  • Quarantine: If you are coming from a state or another country from which a quarantine is required, see quarantine and testing details.
  • To reduce lines at Nazareth’s Central Mail Services at the start of the semester and to support physical distancing, please consider bringing most items with you instead of having them shipped ahead of time to campus, if possible.
  • Review the move-in process details below.

Move-in Process

Before you come

  • COVID screening for helpers: Anyone coming into the residence hall with you as a move-in helper must register as a visitor at least 24 hours before arriving. On your move-in day, they will each get a link via email to complete the visitor COVID-19 screening online before arriving.
  • However, if you're getting dropped off (no visitor going inside), your driver doesn't need to register as a visitor.
  • COVID screening for you: Within two hours before you arrive, log in to complete Nazareth’s daily COVID-19 screening online for students at If you have questions about the screening, see Screening and Kiosks.

Where to go

  • Entrance: Unlike the fall, there will not be any particular traffic flow for spring move-in. You may use the entrance closest to your residence hall.
  • Getting checked in: Because you have already checked in last fall, there will not be a check-in process; you can go directly to your residence hall room. Resident assistants (RAs) will be available inside the hall over the course of the weekend to answer questions, provide guidance, and assist with any facilities issues.


  • Moving back in: Follow "entrance only" or "exit only" and other one-way signs. If a particular hallway or stairwell starts to become too crowded, we may ask you to wait outside with your belongings until we can clear the congestion and allow you to safely enter the building and resume bringing things in.
  • Parking: Once you are done unloading your car, move it to a designated parking area.


  • Fire spraying: Bringing a wall hanging or curtains to campus? Make an appointment with a member of your Residential Life staff to have those items treated with a flame-resistant fabric spray so they will be permitted in your room.
  • Other safety protocols: Face coverings continue to be required on campus, including for you and any helpers during move-in.

Key things to know

See Residential Life During COVID-19.

What if I have a physical disability and need help moving in?

Please alert us to your need using this Disability-Related Accommodations request form.

What if we need to bring siblings as well, which with parents totals more than 2 family members?

An adult can stay with children at the car while others carry in belongings.

How will Naz Dining be different this spring?

See the latest info: Naz Dining >

What to Pack

The list of What to Bring is the same for returning students and new students. It includes new health and safety recommendations for fall 2020.