Spring 2021 Check-In & Move-In

As you know, the spring 2021 term calendar has been adjusted.  All classes begin remotely on February 3, 2021, and in-person learning begins on February 15, 2021 for those who are not electing to study remotely for the entire spring term.  The changes in the academic calendar also have implications for your return to campus for spring 2021.  Please review the information below regarding spring 2021 check-in and move-in

Spring 2021 Check-In Process

All students need to sign up to check-in ahead of arriving on campus for spring 2021.  Students can arrive on campus on any of the dates and times below.  Please note that arrivals at other dates and times are not permitted.  All students will go through a check-in process as they arrive on campus for the spring 2021 semester.  Students will be able to sign up to return to campus during the days and times listed below.  We ask that all students arrive during these scheduled check-in times so we can appropriately screen all students for COVID-19 upon arrival on campus.  Students can sign up for a spring 2021 check in via the Res Life Portal.

  • Saturday, January 30 -- 9:00am-4:00pm 
  • Sunday, January 31 -- 9:00am-4:00pm  
  • Monday, February 1 -- 9:00am-4:00pm   
  • Tuesday, February 2  -- 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Friday, February 12 -- 9:00am-4:00pm  
  • Saturday, February 13 -- 9:00am-4:00pm   
  • Sunday, February 14 -- 9:00am-4:00pm    

Covid-19 Screening - Updated on 1/7/21

Last semester, we communicated that all students would be required to receive a viral test no earlier than 7 days prior to their arrival on campus.  Since then, we have been able to develop the resources to conduct rapid antigen tests for all students upon their arrival on campus, which will provide a test result in about 15 minutes.  As such, we are no longer requiring students to have a viral test completed prior to arriving on campus

We do advise you to consider getting a viral test at home before leaving for campus, though, as those who test positive could complete their isolation time off-campus in a more comfortable environment. 

Anyone who has an active infection or who is symptomatic should delay their return to campus until they are past their isolation period or are no longer symptomatic (CDC isolation guidelines are available here).

Covid-19 Screening Process

All students, including commuters, will need to complete a check-in process at the beginning of the spring 2021 semester.  All students who arrive on campus will be screened for COVID-19 during their check-in process.  Commuter students must complete this test prior to the start of in-person learning on Feb. 15. 

  • This viral test will be paid for by the University.  
  • Students will not be able to use their ID cards to access campus buildings or their campus meal plan until they have been screened for COVID-19 at Ohio Wesleyan University.  
  • For the safety of the entire campus community, it is essential that all students follow our check-in process.  
  • Commuters will also need to complete the check-in process for spring and receive a viral test before classes begin.  
  • More information will also be provided in January about how this process will work, but all students who are studying and taking classes on-campus in spring 2021 should also go ahead and select a spring check-in time above.

Spring 2021 Housing Application

If you don’t already live on campus and are planning to do so this spring, but have not submitted a spring 2021 housing application, please visit the Res Life Portal to do so now.  All students who lived away from campus in fall 2020 and want to move on to campus should fill out a spring 2021 housing application, even if they previously completed a fall 2020 housing application.  



Residential Life Office
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center 225
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3175
F 740-368-3174
E reslife@owu.edu

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