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Wright State University (WSU) housing planned an easy, centralized spring semester move-out process despite the ongoing pandemic.
The second spring move-out in the pandemic brings a mix of pre-pandemic policies, and improved policies from last spring.
In pre-pandemic times, students signed up for a time slot and coordinated with their RAs to move out. This year, according to pamphlets distributed by the WSU housing office, students may move out on any day during finals week, April 26- April 30, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Final move-out for students not in the Wright Path or summer programs will be April 30 at 8 p.m.
WSU Associate Director of Residence Life Jennifer Attenweiler expressed that there will be no pre-move-out room inspections and that instead of leaving keys with RA’s, they will need to be dropped off at the housing office.
“This year we are moving to a centralized model… I think it’s going to be a little bit easier because students don’t have to guess when they’ll be ready to go,” Attenweiler said.
Policies enforcing masking and the allowance for up to two moving helpers remain in place.
Attenweiler also encourages students to find building-specific cleaning policies on WSU’s housing website.
Those living on campus three years or more experienced different versions of arrival and departure during their time as residential students. The pandemic complicates these processes. While WSU aims for a seamless transition this semester, student concerns remain.
“I think it’s going to be a little bit more stressful than what it would be before we had the pandemic,” Brianna Fedak, a junior living on campus for three years, said.
Fedak expresses the university shut down in March 2020 due to the pandemic caused move-out to be abrupt and frustrating. Hoping for a smoother process than last year, Fedak still recognizes the unique challenges of the global situation.