State of Pennsylvania Updated Travel Guidance

Dear Students and Families,

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has just issued an updated order for travelers into the state.

Although the order officially goes into effect at midnight on Thursday, in an effort to comply with the updated state directive for travelers into Pennsylvania, effective immediately, all families will be expected to remain in their vehicles wearing face coverings for move-out. Students may pack and carry items to the curb to meet families for loading and travel home. Boxes have been provided to students in all residence hall lounges to facilitate the packing process. In an effort to limit potential virus spread and protect our campus community, campus guests are strongly requested not to have physical contact with their students until the student has fully moved out of their campus housing. Once students have made physical contact with families, they are not permitted to re-enter the buildings or to be in physical contact with other students or employees.

As a reminder, we have extended move-out time on Saturday, November 21, 2020, until 5 p.m., and there will be some limited employee helpers for larger items or for students who need extra assistance. Please pay attention to traffic officers and directional signs to make for a smooth move-out process. There are storage options in the local community, and the College is providing free transportation to the storage facilities for those who make appointments. For students who need assistance with the costs of storage, please request a Gator Success Grant to offset the costs. Ideally, students can make storage arrangements prior to move-out so families can limit possible exposure on and off campus.

If plans have changed for students, necessitating an on-campus stay through the end of fall semester (subject to restrictions and quarantine), please complete the Remote Session Housing Request form. As announced several months ago, this option is at an additional cost and is only available through December 12, 2020.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.


April Thompson
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students