March 18, 4:00pm: Student Check Out Procedure
Posted March 18th, 2020
Our hearts ache with you as we transition from the traditional undergraduate experience to virtual learning environment. This transition will be a time of challenge, grieving and hopefully growth. Please keep in mind that while we may be “isolated,” we are still going through this historic time together. God is still upon His throne and His ways will not be thwarted.
Your Student Development staff has created procedures for you to transition off campus that we hope are easily understood, and – if carefully followed – will make this time of temporary “goodbyes” a little easier. Always remember that our decisions have your best interests and health as our top priority.
In response to the decision of the Crown College COVID-19 task force to close the residence halls for the remainder of the semester, we have developed a plan for residential students to move out and check out. Here are the guidelines that you must follow as you arrive on campus:
- You must arrive on campus between 10 am – 4 pm
- Thursday, March 19
- Friday, March 20
- Saturday, March 21
- Sunday, March 22
- Monday, March 23
- Tuesday, March 24
- Using this online screening form, within 24 hours prior to your arrival, you will need to:
- Communicate your expected arrival date and time.
- Answer health questions for you and any guests traveling to campus with you.
- When you arrive on campus, you must check in at the drive thru of the front entrance of the main building at which point you will receive check out instructions.
- You will need to check out with a Residence Life staff member. This includes removing all belongings, moving items into storage, disposing of trash and unwanted items, and cleaning your room.
Here are the specifics that you need to be aware of as you make your plans:
- “Summer Storage” guidelines (designed for students more than 300 miles from campus)
- Containers must be closed and labeled.
- Students are limited to 8 containers/suitcases.
- Notify Residence Life staff if you have items for storage.
- As you move out, please adhere to the recommended social distancing guidelines by keeping your distance to those around you. Avoid giving personal touch in giving hugs, shaking hands, or offering a high five. We will have a limited supply of personal protection equipment available.
- We discourage students from overnight stays, however, if travel plans require you to do so, we can accommodate that. Overnight guests, including parents, will not be allowed to stay on campus.
We recognize that it is not going to be possible for all students to return to campus within this timeframe due to limitations on domestic travel, inability to leave your current circumstances, facing difficulties in traveling long distances, etc. Please complete this form if you are requesting an exception to the move out deadline of 5 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Thank you for your cooperation during this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns to any of the Student Development staff. Our job is to serve you and we want to do that to the best of our ability.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16