Auburn University Housing announced on April 28 that it will continue weekend move-out days starting May 1 following Gov. Kay Ivey's message that Alabama's stay-at-home order will expire on April 30.
Students with belongings in residence halls may enter buildings again on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day through June 28, according to University Housing.
"We are working with our Property Management staff to clean the residence halls between weekends, so please know that we are not able to accommodate requests outside of these dates," University Housing said.
Residents are advised to coordinate move-out times with roommates if others in a unit also need to return to campus because of the Centers for Disease Control's social distancing guidelines. The University asks that no more than two people are to accompany visitors for move-outs, and that visitors should spend no longer than two hours per move-out day in buildings.
Procedure is the same as move-outs before the suspension, with students required to pick up an express checkout envelope at the main entrance of their residence hall. Housing staff will collect room keys using the envelopes.
The University said it is taking all precautions necessary to ensure visitors to campus stay safe.
"We will provide a limited amount of gloves at the front desk, and there is also hand sanitizer in each residence hall," University Housing said. "We ask that you bring and wear your own mask while moving throughout the common areas of the hall."
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Housing staff will not be providing equipment such as dollies or boxes, so visitors are advised to bring these themselves to assist in the move-out process.
Campus Security will monitor traffic around each building, but the University will not be issuing parking tickets to those without permits, so visitors may park in any lot on campus during their visit.
Tiger Cards will not be needed to enter residence halls, but University Housing is asking students who have lost their room keys to contact email@example.com no later than the Wednesday before their arrival to allow them entry into their rooms. Emails should include the student's name, room number or letter and date of arrival.
Mail centers will be reopened, but students are encouraged to provide their mail forwarding address to the University as soon as possible through AU Access.
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