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Notre Dame announces move out plans

| Tuesday, May 5, 2020

In a Tuesday email to students, associate vice president for Residential Life Heather Rakoczy Russell announced Notre Dame will begin the move out process May 22.

Students will have the option to retrieve their belongings through an in-person appointment or opt to have their belongings packed, stored or shipped.

“In-person move out appointments (4 hours in duration) will take place over the course of three weeks, including weekends,” Rakoczy Russell said in the email. “Appointment days for students returning in-person will be followed by appointment days for family/friend proxies. Appointment times are not yet available, but Residential Life will contact students in the coming week with further information.”

In an effort to follow public health recommendations the scheduled move out appointments will prevent students from moving out of the same room at the same time. This will also allow for each building’s high-touch surfaces to be cleaned daily.

According to the email, “All items left in residence halls after the move out process ends will be disposed of or donated, and may be subject to additional removal costs. Goodwill donation drop-off points will also be available.”

Students have the option to “employ a local moving service for assistance, but must accompany that service in-person during their scheduled appointment time.”

The University will allow Handled, a third-party vendor, to pack, store or ship belongings to students who are not able to return to campus in person.

“The cost of the packing and storage service starts at $545 per student, which includes four large boxes, three bulk items and free local storage in a non-climate-controlled container through September 30,” Rakoczy Russell said in the email.

Students have the option to purchase extra boxes, box items, extend storage and/or ship items to their homes for an additional cost.

Rakoczy Russell added in the email that “for whom a return trip to campus might present a particular financial hardship,” the Office of Student Enrichment is available for assistance.

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