Move Out

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Residence Hall Move-Out: Spring 2020

Dear Residents,

As promised in our residence hall communication to you on Friday, March 20, this announcement will provide details of residence hall move out.  Move out will be a staggered process with a priority of maintaining proper social distancing.  You will need to sign up for a move out time.  Each move out time slot provides a 3-hour window to arrive back to campus, pack up and move out your belongings, return your room key, and leave campus. In the email sent out on Monday, March 23 is a link that will take you to you assigned hall's move-out schedule. The schedule runs from Tuesday, March 24 through Saturday, 28 for move-out. It is imperative for the health and wellness of our campus community that you abide by the time you selected and confirmed.  If you show up outside of the time you selected, you may be turned away.  All exterior doors will be locked without resident access and includes Roddey and Courtyard residents.

Important things to note:

  • You may ONLY bring with you two people to assist with your move-out. This is to ensure we are reducing exposure risks and promoting social distancing. Individuals who are sick, autoimmune compromised or the elderly should not assist with move-out.
  • You are strongly encouraged to bring your own moving dollies/carts and boxes. Moving bins will not be available, in order to reduce the possibility of exposure to the virus.
  • Upon arrival to campus, check in at your hall office and then proceed to your room. You will then need to collect and pack up your belongings, empty your refrigerator, dispose of trash in the dumpsters outside the building, and return your key to a designated area in each residence hall. Residents CANNOT leave any belongings behind in any case.
  • Residents who are currently quarantined, sick, or autoimmune compromised may designate one person to collect their belongings and return their key. Residents who elect to do this must email the name, contact information, and relationship to from their Winthrop email. If you do not have a designee, please email the Department of Residence Life to make alternate arrangements.
  • To forward your mail, go to Wingspan and update your local address. The Winthrop University Post Office will forward mail to that address.
  • Lofts: If you leased or rented a loft from Timbernest, leave it assembled in your room. Look out for an email from Timbernest for details.  If you purchased a loft from Timbernest, you are expected to move it out along with your other possessions.

If you live a substantial distance from campus, you are under quarantine, and/or you live in a state which has instituted “Shelter in Place Orders” and cannot get back to campus within the timeframe given, please email the Department of Residence Life at to make alternate arrangements.

Thank you for your flexibility and understanding throughout this process and stay safe!


Department of Residence Life

Last Updated: 3/24/20