Dear UNC Students, Parents and Families:

Currently, the university has implemented various protocols, following nation-wide coronavirus recommendations, that impact the campus living environment. We’ve received many questions and concerns about checking out of the residence halls or returning to live on campus. We are working hard to address these concerns and questions.

Students who are choosing to move-out

UNC has developed a staggered check-out schedule for students who are wanting to move out of their residence halls. This process is to ensure a safe and orderly process for students to retrieve personal belongings, and to remain compliant on social distancing practices. We understand students may be eager to collect their belongings. We also recognize how difficult it may be to collect possessions with travel restrictions, shelter-in-place orders, and other state-specific actions taking place. While we want to know if you are planning to check out of your campus location, we want you to take the time you need to move your belongings. If you can’t make a decision right now, it’s ok. 

Our staggered check-out schedule allows for students to sign up for a check-out time through April. We hope this allows students and families some flexibility in planning. If you need more time beyond what is available in the sign-up, please contact your hall director to discuss your needs and plans.

What if I’m currently in a shelter-in-place ordered location?

If you’re currently in a shelter-in-place ordered location, continue to follow the safeguards and travel restrictions placed in the area. We recognize that during shelter-in-place orders you will not be able to collect your belongings, and in that case, UNC’s Housing & Residential Education Department will work with you to schedule an extended check out time when it is deemed safe. Please contact your hall director to discuss through your needs and plans.

What if I have someone near Greeley who can help collect my belongings?

We understand that some of you may have a friend or roommate who lives nearby and is willing to pack up your belongings and move them out on your behalf. If you have someone you’ve identified as someone to pick up your belongings, complete this form and email it to your hall director to discuss the steps and documentation needed to grant the individual access as a designee to serve as a check-out designee in your absence.

Will UNC be offering refunds or rebates for campus housing and dining?

The President’s cabinet is currently working on a plan and will provide additional information soon – no later than March 27. This is a very complex issue and we are gathering guidance and information from a myriad of sources including Financial Aid offices, Colorado’s Department of Higher Education, peer institutions, and the Federal Government. We know an answer is important to our students and their families/support groups. We ask for patience as we work through this issue.

Students who are staying on campus

Students who do not have an alternate place to live can remain on campus through their housing contract following the university’s coronavirus protocols. Housing will remain open for those students who do not have another option. If you are planning on staying on campus for the rest of the semester, please complete this form. Be advised that given the current circumstances, dining will provide grab-and-go food items only through Holmes Dining Hall. Learn more about other adjusted on-campus resources available here.

Please know that the guidance on the coronavirus is rapidly changing and circumstances may change.  We appreciate your continued understanding as this situation evolves.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Jenna Finley
Executive Director
University of Northern Colorado
Housing & Residential Education | Division of Student Affairs