Can I move in on a different date than the ones the College is offering?
Everyone is going to be tested prior to move-in and we have to stagger schedules to maximize safety. As a result, there are limited days and times on each day. If you have an extenuating circumstance, you can email email@example.com and discuss with a staff member.
Will you add more people to time slots?
Unfortunately, we cannot add more people. The number of people allowed to arrive in each time block is limited to how many tests we can perform in an hour.
I cannot arrive to campus until after hours (I have a flight that arrives late or am driving a farther distance) - can I move in after hours?
Since everyone needs to be tested before moving in, we are not allowing any move-ins after hours when the testing center is not open. You will need to make alternative arrangements for the night (hotel, airbnb, etc.) and plan to arrive during the next available testing day.
I signed up for a move in time and can no longer make it. Can I switch my date and time?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will assist you. If there are time blocks available when you are seeking to move in, you can switch.
What is the difference between the 14-day quarantine and the 48-72 hour quarantine?
Students traveling from states on the NY State Travel Advisory list and those traveling from other countries are subject to the 14-day quarantine requirements. These students will arrive, get their initial COVID-19 test, move their belongings into their on-campus residence and then move to a quarantine hotel locally for the 14 day period.
All other students, who are not part of the NY State Travel Advisory or traveling from another country, will move into their room and self-quarantine in their room until their initial test results come back negative, which we expect will take 48-72 hours.
- What do I need to do if I’m traveling from another country or one of the states on the restricted list?
Can I quarantine somewhere other than a hotel?
Students and families can make their own arrangements to quarantine in New York, or in a state that is not on the restricted list. These arrangements could include staying with friends and family, staying at a hotel or booking a short-term rental. Please note: The restricted state list changes on a regular basis. If the state you are quarantining in shows up on the restricted list before your arrival to N.Y., you will need to begin a new 14-day required quarantine in a state not on the list.
Can I quarantine for 14 days in my on-campus housing?
In most cases, no. NY State regulations for quarantine dictate one person per room/bathroom. Therefore only students living in single rooms in College Park Hall will be permitted to quarantine in their room on campus. Students living anywhere else on campus (including Seward/Roger Hull apartments, Garnet Commons or Washington Square) are not permitted to serve the 14-day quarantine in their room/apartment and must go to the hotel.
Can I bring a negative COVID-19 test result with me and opt out of the 14-day quarantine?
No, we cannot accept any prior testing. You need to either quarantine in a non-restricted state prior to arrival on campus, or you need to quarantine for 14-days upon arrival.
What do I do about food during my 14-day quarantine?
Students who are subject to the 14-day quarantine will need to make their own arrangements for food. You can use Grub Hub, Mealeo, Instacart or many other delivery service options.
What if my state becomes a restricted state a few days before move-in?
You should contact Residential Life to make arrangements to arrive on campus and coordinate a 14-day quarantine. You will also need to be in communication with your professors if the 14-days will overlap with the start of classes.
How does quarantine work? Can I leave my room?
Quarantine means you need to stay in your room. For the 48-72 hour pre-test result quarantine, you may leave your room to use the restroom since you will be staying in your on-campus room.
If my test results come back in 48 hours, am I good to leave my room or do I need to wait the full 72 hours?
Once your negative test results are back, you no longer need to quarantine.
If I already had a COVID-19 infection and I have a positive antibody test, do I need to test on arrival and quarantine?
Yes, the protection provided by antibodies is unknown at this time. You will need to quarantine for the 72 hours or 14 days as indicated.