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COVID Testing and Housing Move-In Directions & Parking

Scheduled COVID testing and corresponding residence hall check-in will occur on Monday, January 18th and Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 7:30 – 11a.m. and 1 – 5 p.m. There will be a strict adherence to this schedule in order to manage the flow of students arriving on campus, so late arrivals cannot be accommodated. If you have not already, please review the procedures for the Spring 2021 Move-In: Testing & Process. You must schedule a time for Monday or Tuesday.

Health Services Testing Location & Parking

  • Make your way to Millersville University coming on North George Street and turn left onto East Frederick street at the stop light.
  • Travel 260 feet, and then turn left onto Highschool Avenue.
  • Susan P. Luek Hall and its parking lot are located on the right.
  • Enter for testing from the rear entrance.
  • Handicapped accessible entrance is located on the opposite side of the building by the front parking lot.
  • Family should wait in the vehicle while the student enters for testing or to show verification of a previous result.

Result Wait Lot

  • After being tested, the student should return to the vehicle and travel to the Result Wait Lot, which is the Creek Drive parking lot.
  • From Luek Hall, take a right onto Pucillo Drive and continue through campus past the academic buildings and down a large hill to Creek Drive.
  • Turn right onto Creek Drive and another right at the next stop sign (Creek Drive).
  • The Creek Drive parking lot is on the right where you should park and wait until you receive your result on the NAVICA app.

Residence Hall Move-In

  • Those with a negative result can make their way to their prospective residence hall to check in. You will need to show your negative result in order to be able to receive your keys.
  • Family should remain with the vehicle until the student returns with their keys to move in.
  • Those who may have a positive result will be called by Health Services and be given further instructions at that time.

Late Arrivals

To reiterate, there will be a strict adherence to this schedule in order to manage the flow of students arriving on campus, so late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

Spring 2021 Move-In Information: Testing & Process

In an effort to provide you with information related to moving into your residence hall, we wanted to remind you of the new requirement. As announced to students via email on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by Vice President Hazlett, students living in the residence halls will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as part of the Spring 2021 move-in process. Health Services will be on campus to administer the rapid COVID-19 test (free of charge) in Susan P. Luek Hall (24 Pucillo Dr., Millersville, PA 17551) before students receive their room keys. Students living in the residence halls will need to present to Housing staff proof that they have tested negative before they can receive their room key.

If a student has proof of receiving a negative test that was administered within 48-hours prior to arriving on campus, they may present this to Health Services in lieu of on-campus testing. We do understand this may cause various logistical hardships, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work through this process, which is designed to keep you and our campus community healthy and safe.

MOVE-IN / TESTING SCHEDULE – NOW OPEN

Students will schedule concurrently for a move-in / testing date and time through their University MAX account. Go to MAX-Student Services >> Housing & Dining >> MyHousing. The check in times available are below your assignment. These will be limited to available slots on Monday, January 18, 2021 and Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 7:30 – 11a.m. and 1 – 5 p.m. There will be a strict adherence to this schedule in order to manage the flow of students arriving on campus, so late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

When you schedule your appointment for testing, you are acknowledging that you understand your HIPPA privacy rights as outlined below and authorize the release of COVID-19 test results. Consent / Release form (CLICK to review) and a HIPAA notification (CLICK to review)

Any late arrivals will have to reschedule and will not be able to move into the residence halls. Additionally, any special accommodations for scheduling will need to be coordinated and approved through the Health Services.

COVID RESULTS APP

Before arriving for testing, please download the NAVICA App and create an account to receive your results.

Receiving your test results:

  • You MUST install the NAVICA App on your phone and create an account to receive your test results.

The NAVICA App is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

TESTING & MOVE-IN PROCESS

  • Please report to Susan P. Luek Hall at 24 Pucillo Dr., Millersville, PA 17551 on your scheduled day and time where you will receive your COVID-19 rapid test. There are numerous legal parking spots located near the building which may be used. Students should remain in their vehicle until their scheduled appointment time to avoid crowding at the entrance of the building.  Only the student should enter the building to receive the test to eliminate crowding and to help with social distancing. 
  • After receiving the test, the student should return to their vehicle and drive to the Creek Drive parking lot. Within approximately 15 minutes, you should see your test results on the NAVICA app.
  • Those with a negative result can park in their designated residence hall parking lot and proceed to their residence hall front desk to check-in. You MUST present the cell phone screen from the NAVICA app displaying the negative COVID result to the residence hall staff to be permitted to check-in.
  • Those with a positive result will receive a phone call from Health Services staff and will be given additional instructions. If able, a student may return home to isolate for the required 10 days before returning to campus. Students testing positive who are not able to return home, will be required to temporarily move into isolation housing in a Marauder Suite “pod” unit in East or West Village for 10 days. These are 10 single bed units in one suite with two common bathrooms and a living room/ kitchenette area. More complete instructions will be given at that time.

This testing is NOT for students with symptoms. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have had significant contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, you should not report to campus. Please contact your primary care provider. Once you are asymptomatic, contact Health Services to be tested for admittance to the residence halls.

MOVE-IN LOGISTICS

  • Once you have parked and have received a negative result through the NAVICA App, the student should go directly to the front desk of their residence hall. Signage will be posted outside the residence halls directing you to the main entrance. All guests should remain outside and begin unloading items until the student returns.
  • No more than two (2) guests may accompany the student inside the residence hall during the move-in process.
  • Masks must be worn at all times while inside the residence halls.
  • We strongly encourage students to bring their own handcarts and / or carts as there will be none available to assist with moving-in. There will be no volunteers assisting with carrying student belongings to the rooms.
  • You are required to bring your own personal protection equipment, such as masks and gloves to use inside the residence hall along with any disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer. Please note, the use of facial masks are required while on the Millersville University campus.
  • Students should also bring with them a personal thermometer for daily self-screening.
  • Dumpsters will be located outside of the residence halls so that you are able to dispose of any trash. Please breakdown all boxes before disposing.

We are working under federal, state and PASSHE guidance. Please continue to view the University’s Coronavirus page for updates as well as checking your student email account for ongoing information.

We appreciate your help and compliance with this process as we want everyone in the residence halls to be healthy and safe. Students should check their email daily as well as follow our Twitter and Instagram account for important updates.

Sincerely,

Health Services

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Housing & Residential Programs

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Important COVID-19 Move-Out Update for Residential Students

The residence halls will be open on a scheduled appointment basis slated to start May 18, 2020 and continue into June 2020.  The appointment schedule is required to accommodate restrictions for social distancing mandated by the Office of the Governor of Pennsylvania and so that we can provide the safest possible checkout process for our students and their family members who accompany them to campus.  Please read and carefully follow these instructions:

Prepare to travel to campus for final checkout:

  • Review the instructions sent in the e-mail announcing the residence hall checkout schedule.
  • Follow the instructions to access the Sign-up Genius link for your particular residence hall and select an available checkout appointment day and time.
  • Each person traveling with you must bring and wear a face mask throughout the checkout process.
  • Each person traveling with you is encouraged to bring and wear gloves.
  • Do not bring pets with you to the checkout.
  • Limit the number of people with you to only those necessary to assist with removing your belongings from the residence hall.
  • Allow enough travel time to arrive at your designated appointment time.
  • Remember to bring your room key and Millersville University ID card.
  • Access to moving carts will be limited. Please bring your own carts and moving devices if possible.
  • Storage on campus is NOT available. Consult local storage rental agents if you choose to not take everything home.

Once You Arrive On Campus For Final Checkout:

We are using an express checkout to limit face to face contact.  You will not need to have a staff member check your room. You are only expected to remove your belongings, return your room furniture to the proper location and height, and remove any trash or unwanted items.

  • Access your residence hall using your Millersville University ID card. Doors will be locked to limit foot traffic.
  • Remove all belongings from the residence hall.
  • Remove all trash from your room/suite and take it to the trash dumpsters in the parking lot for proper disposal. There is no trash disposal inside the residence hall.
  • Check behind doors and in the shower cubby areas to be certain you have collected all belongings.
  • Check electrical outlets for forgotten charger plugs.
  • Pull out all drawers to check for items in the back.
  • Check under the bed for forgotten items.
  • Return beds that have been lofted or lowered to the appropriate height (usually the 3rd and 4th slots).
  • Close and lock your room window.
  • Lower the window blind and leave them open.
  • Set the thermostat to 70 degrees.
  • Turn off all lights.
  • Lock your room door and suite door.
  • Bring your room key to the lobby area and follow the instructions for automatic key return using the return envelope system there.
  • Complete the information on the envelope, place the key in the envelope and seal it.
  • Deposit the envelope in the designated express checkout box.
  • Have a safe trip home.

Check these websites for updates on travel advisories, notices, recommendations and restrictions due to the prevalence of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Millersville University Coronavirus update webpage https://www.millersville.edu/coronavirus/index.php

Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travelers Health https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services https://www.hhs.gov/

Travel.State.Gov https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/

PA Department of Health (PA-DOH) https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

World Health Organization (WHO) https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/getting-workplace-ready-for-covid-19.pdf

American College Health Association (ACHA) https://www.acha.org/ACHA/Resources/Topics/2019_Novel_Coronavirus_2019-nCoV.aspx

Have a safe and successful summer.  We’ll see you for the Fall Semester!