University to allow students to retrieve belongings in late May, at earliest
Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, March 31, 2020
As Notre Dame extended the suspension of in-person classes until the end of the semester, the University has prepared options for the spring move out process and room picks for fall 2020, vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding said in an email to students Tuesday.
While Indiana enacted a stay-at-home order until April 7, students will be offered the opportunity to sign up for move out appointments in advance through the Home Under the Dome system. The number of appointments per day will be limited in order to follow public health guidelines, and the earliest appointments are likely to take place in late May, Hoffmann Harding said.
Student Affairs, Building Services and Maintenance staff will be unplugging refrigerators, closing windows and generally making sure that students’ belongings stay safe until move out, Hoffmann Harding said in the email.
For students who are unable to return to campus to retrieve their belongings, families may select an approved packing service, which would occur after the move out appointments. Students who may face a financial burden in returning to campus can find assistance at the Office of Student Enrichment, Hoffmann Harding said.
Room picks for fall 2020 will occur online in the Home Under the Dome system beginning in late April. The Office of Residential Life will communicate more information regarding move out procedures and room picks in the coming weeks, Hoffmann Harding said.