Move-in

Spring 2021 Move-In

In order to de-densify the campus and residence halls, returning residents must register for a specific date and time to arrive and move in. Registration forms will be sent to all residents via CNU email in late December.

Please read and follow the instructions below to help ensure a smooth and successful move-in process for everyone.

Due to the COVID-19 testing requirements, all students, regardless of their room location, must schedule a date and time to return to campus that aligns with the schedule below.

  • 10- and 12-month units
    • Plan to arrive January 8, 9 or 10 (a limited number of times will be available the following two weekends)
    • Includes CNU Landing, Greek Village, Harrison, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Presidents, Rappahannock River, Taylor, Tyler, Washington and Wilson
  • 9-month units
    • Plan to arrive January 15, 16 or 17 (a limited number of times will be available the following weekend)
    • Includes James River, Potomac River, Santoro Hall, Warwick River and York River
  • We are unable to accommodate arrivals outside of these dates.
  • Registration forms will be sent to all residents via CNU email in late December. There are daily and hourly limits as to the number of residents who may register to return. As time blocks fill, they will be removed from the selectable options. Registration will close on the day prior to arrival.
  • We do not recommend that students return to campus outside of the dates and times provided for registration. Students residing in 10- and 12-month units who require such arrival must provide the negative results of a COVID-19 test to the Office of Student Affairs prior to their admittance to the residence hall. Tests must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior the student’s return to campus.
  • NOTE: if there is a further delay to the start of in-person classes, the last two dates (Jan. 23 & 24) may change to coincide with the weekend prior to that start date.

  • Because students were not required to vacate their rooms for the winter break, re-entry should be smooth and easy.
  • Helpers will not be permitted into the buildings to assist with the return of students who lived on campus in fall 2020.
  • Students who did not reside on campus in fall 2020 may have up to three hours to move in. These residents may bring no more than two helpers to assist with their arrival. Those helpers must participate in a health screening in order to enter the building and must leave the building after the end of the three-hour move-in time.

  • All residents must provide a negative COVID-19 test result that was administered no more than 48 hours prior to their selected arrival time. Students who test positive, are symptomatic or do not have a negative test result will not be permitted to move into the residence halls.
  • Students may obtain this test at any location and must bring documentation from the test administrator that clearly indicates the student’s identity and negative results when they arrive on campus.
  • Students who are unable to provide a negative COVID-19 test result within the 48-hour window must participate in the on-campus testing clinic, which will be held on all scheduled arrival days.
  • Students participating in the on-campus testing clinic must download the NAVICA app (Abbott BinaxNOW) to a mobile device and complete the set up prior to arrival.
  • Residents and families must adhere to the arrival schedule. Students should arrive on campus during the first hour selected on the registration form. Follow the directions for arriving on campus below.

  • Students should arrive on campus near the start of their scheduled time block.
  • Students who have a confirmed negative test from an off campus location:
    • Follow signs for "prior test parking" and "prior test check-in"
    • Bring negative test result to the ticket window by Diamonstein Concert Hall
    • Show negative test result and ID to the staff member to be verified
    • Receive written documentation verifying negative results
    • Proceed to your residence hall, show your written documentation and check in at the front desk or hall office
  • Students who need to get tested on campus:
    • Proceed to the field house in the Freeman Center
    • Follow instructions from staff to check in for the on-campus testing clinic
    • Receive written documentation verifying negative results
    • Proceed to your residence hall, show verification of your negative test result and check in at the front desk or hall office

  • Park near your residence hall and proceed to the front desk or hall office.
  • Provide the desk staff with your CNU ID card and COVID-19 test documentation.
    • If you need a new or replacement ID card, please contact the Welcome Desk weekdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at (757) 594-7000 or email captainscard@cnu.edu for instructions.
  • Each time you enter the building, you will be asked to show your ID card, which will verify your checked-in status.
  • Bring personal disinfecting and cleaning supplies and protective equipment.
  • Everyone entering the residence halls must wear a face covering.

  • CNU Apartments (Harrison, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Washington): Presidents Hall lobby nearest to CNU Landing
  • CNU Landing: Tyler first-floor lobby nearest to CNU Landing
  • CNU Village (Taylor, Tyler, Wilson): Tyler first-floor lobby nearest to CNU Landing
  • Greek Village 1 & 3: Rappahannock River Hall Room 1006
  • Greek Village 2 & 4: Rappahannock River Hall Room 2006
  • Presidents Hall: Presidents Hall lobby nearest to CNU Landing
  • Rappahannock River first & third floors: Rappahannock River Hall Room 1006
  • Rappahannock River second & fourth floors: Rappahannock River Hall Room 2006
  • Warwick River Hall Rooms 1000-1040, 2001-2034, 3001-3034, 4001-4034: Warwick west lobby
  • Warwick River Hall Rooms 1043-1088, 2036-2069, 3036-3069, 4036-4069: Warwick east lobby
  • All other locations should report to the front desk of their respective residence hall for check-in

  • Residents should bring their own hand carts and dollies.
  • After unpacking, break down boxes, bag trash and place all debris in designated trash locations. Do not leave trash in hallways, lounges, stairwells or parking lots.
  • Unload vehicles quickly and move them away from the building to allow others the benefit of parking nearby.

  • Campus traffic and parking during move-in will be congested, so please be patient.
  • Drive carefully and watch for pedestrians.
  • Do not park on the grass, in front of fire hydrants or along yellow curbs.
  • Display DMV-issued permit to park in handicapped spaces.
  • Once unloaded, move vehicles away from the building to make space for others to unload.
  • For more information about parking on campus, contact Parking Services at (757) 594–7129.
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