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Important 2021 Move-in Information


 

To all students living on campus:

It’s almost time! We are ready to welcome you to campus and have some great things planned for the school year.

To ensure a smooth move-in process, we’d like to remind you to visit our Move-in 2021 page for driving directions and other information you may need for move-in. And just a reminder, everyone is required to wear a mask while indoors in public spaces or in close proximity to others.

A new step this year involves documentation for the COVID-19 vaccine or Student Assumption of Risk Waiver and Entry Testing, so here is how that process will work. When you arrive at check-in:

  • If you have received confirmation that your documentation for the COVID-19 vaccine was verified, you will continue the move-in process.
  • If you submitted a Student Assumption of Risk Waiver, you will be asked at that time to electronically upload verification of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test performed within 24 hours of arrival on campus, or a negative PCR test obtained within 48 hours of arriving on campus. Once you have done that, you will continue the move-in process.
  • If you did not provide either documentation for the COVID-19 vaccine or a Student Assumption of Risk Waiver, you must do so before you can move into your residence hall. If you submitted either of these after Aug. 9, please also bring a copy with you in case they have not been processed by the time you move in.
    • If you have completed the vaccination and have not uploaded it, you will have the opportunity to electronically submit your vaccination card prior to move-in. You must be two weeks past the time of your second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or your single dose if you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If it has been less than two weeks, you must complete the Student Assumption of Risk Waiver and entry testing.
    • If you do not provide documentation of having completed the vaccine, you will need to complete the Student Assumption of Risk Waiver (paper copies will be at the check-in table for you to fill out) and you will be directed to a site for rapid testing.
    • This will delay your move-in so you are strongly advised to have this information with you when you arrive.

If you test positive for COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms, you should not come to move-in at this time. Please contact Residence Life at res-life@jmu.edu and we will help you schedule a different move-in day and time.

These measures are important to help us get the semester started safely and we are optimistic that they will help contain the spread of COVID-19. Students living off campus are also required to provide their vaccination record or Student Assumption of Risk and a negative COVID-19 test prior to returning to campus. Any student who does not do so will have their JACard access deactivated on Aug. 24 at 3 p.m.

For additional information regarding COVID-19, please visit the following pages:

Stop the Spread

Student Vaccine FAQs

Student Testing FAQs

Student Mask FAQs

Thanks for your attention to these details, we’re looking forward to seeing you very soon!

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Published: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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