Smooth residence hall move out underway at WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Over the next 10 days or so, about 10,000 students and their families will move out of residence halls on the WVU campus.

To adhere to social distancing guidelines, the university policy only allows about five move outs per floor at one time, all people in the buildings must wear masks and gloves and students have about three hours to move out.

By local health guidelines visiting students and families are asked to leave the area with in 24-hours or voluntarily quarantine for 14 days in Morgantown.

Dean of Students Dr. Corey Farris, says it’s been an orderly process with few issues.

“Families and students coming into town have been following our guidance,” Dr. Farris said,”Which is wearing masks, pack up and move out quickly.”

Farris says in order to maintain social distancing the move process for thousands of students has become a long task.

“It is still a long, slow, drawn-out process to minimize students and their helpers and others from interacting while they’re doing the same thing,” Dr. Farris said.

School officials are working with students living on the west coast, foreign countries, serving in the military or have travel limitations, so every situation is different.

“Some of them we’re packing them up and we’ll mail things,” Dr. Farris said,”For other, we’re going to figure out how we can store it here in Morgantown until the students moves into the next years’ residence.”