Option 2: Return to campus

If you select this option, you will receive directions for scheduling the day and time for move out.

Move-out dates are dependent on the current status of stay-at-home orders, some dates may need to be adjusted. If this happens, we will work with students to reschedule; however, the move-out and checkout process will remain the same.

  • Phase 1: May 6-10
    Tennessee residents
  • Phase 2 May 11-May 31
    Residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.
  • Phase 3 June 11-June 21
    Residents from California, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Virginia, and West Virginia. 
Schedule for those returning to retrieve items.
  • Students will schedule the day they will move out.
  • Move-out begins each day at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. This is the only time students will have access to their room. Students will not be permitted to stay overnight in their room prior to moving out.
  • The number of students moving out per residence hall per day will be limited to 10.
  • Seniors will be given priority in scheduling their move-out.
Safe Public Health Requirements
  • Each student is asked to limit the number of individuals assisting with move-out to no more than two (preferably one) plus the student.
  • To protect the students remaining on campus, no face-to-face contact or in-room visiting between students moving out and students remaining on campus will be allowed. Electronic communications are encouraged.
  • All individuals assisting with move-outs must practice social distancing, wear a face covering (that covers both the mouth and nose), and wear gloves.
  • Where possible, residential life staff will have entrance doors propped open to prevent you from having to touch door handles.
Security Controls 
  • To assist with security and identification, we ask that all members of the move-out party wear Sewanee purple shirts or a visible name tag identifying the student they are assisting.
  • Students will have access only to their residence hall. All other campus buildings will be closed. 
  • Card-swipe access will only be granted on the scheduled day and time-frame for each student. 
  • Each residence hall will have a specific entrance door; a different entrance door will be assigned to any current residents. Having separate doors for access aims to assist in limiting contact and providing physical distancing. 
Student Athletes
  • Any spring athlete with items in the Fowler Center will need to self-identify and coordinate the retrieval of their personal belongings with Fowler Center and coaching staff on the same day.
Recycling & Trash
  • All trash must be double bagged and placed in a trash container or dumpster. No trash or other belongings should be left in the room or outside. Trash bags will not be provided.
  • Items such as microwaves, refrigerators, TVs, computers, or large furniture should not be left in rooms. 
  • The following hard-surface items can be taken to Lower Cravens for donation provided they are empty, cleaned, sanitized, and in good working condition: 
    • Bed risers
    • Dorm refrigerators
    • Microwaves
    • Lamps
    • Bookshelves
    • Hard shelving or storage materials (consisting of wood, laminate, plastic, or metal)
    • Irons
    • Hangers
    • Non-upholstered furniture (wood, metal, leather)
    • Trashcans
    • Dishes, kitchen utensils, etc
  • Items that are not accepted:
    • Clothing articles of any kind
    • Costumes
    • Bedding, Pillows, and Mattress pads
    • Headboards
    • Shoes
    • School supplies, including books
    • Posters/artwork
    • Upholstered furniture
What to Bring
  • Wear a Sewanee T-shirt or something purple, so we know you’re part of a move-out team.
  • Students must supply their own equipment for moving such as boxes and dollies.
  • Face covering and gloves
  • Bring your own trash bags
  • Note: A fee will be assessed for any items not removed.
Check-out procedures
  • Envelopes for keys are available in the social area of each residence hall. List your name and room number on the envelope, and place it on the desk in your room.
  • When items are removed from the room and the student is ready to check out, the student will take photos of the vacated room, a photo showing the location of the key, and email them to 2020moveout@sewanee.edu. Include in the subject line your residence hall and room number A staff member from the Dean of Students Office will review the photos and complete your checkout process. Once this email is sent, the student can leave campus.