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 firstname.lastname@example.org and discuss with a staff member.
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 testing/move in time and can no longer make it. Can I switch my date and time?
Email email@example.com and someone will assist you. If there are time blocks available when you are seeking to move in, you can switch.
What do I need to do if I’m traveling from another country or a state that is not contiguous to NY?
You need to do two things:
- Inform us of your quarantine plan by Dec. 15 using this Union College form.
- Obtain a COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival in NY with documentation of a negative result, which you will show at check-in.
Can I quarantine somewhere other than a hotel?
Students and families can make their own arrangements to quarantine in New York, or in a contiguous state (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts). These arrangements could include staying with friends and family, staying at a hotel or booking a short-term rental. Please note: The state travel restrictions are always subject to change. If the state you are quarantining in becomes 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.
What do I do about food during my quarantine?
Students who are quarantining on campus awaiting test results will have meals delivered to central dropoff locations by Campus Dining Services. Students who are subject to the travel quarantine will need to make their own arrangements for food. You will be provided with a Grubhub account if you use college-sponsored quarantine housing.
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 as indicated.