Back to School: Wright State begins first of 4 move-in days today

Back to School: Wright State begins first of 4 move-in days today
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FAIRBORN — The first of four move-in days at Wright State University starts Thursday, ahead of the school’s first day of classes next week.

“Operation Move-In” will be a phased approach, with students moving into resident halls and on-campus apartments over a four-day period, instead of the traditional two, according to the university. Over 1,260 new and returning students will move into WSU’s residence halls and apartments.

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Students have scheduled a specific date and time when they will move their belongings into their housing, to avoid overcrowding inside the resident halls.

“Move-In will be different this year than it has been for the past 25 years as a result of accommodating safety considerations for COVID-19,” Dan Bertsos, WSU director of Residence Life and Housing said in a statement.

Students will be welcomed to campus through a touchless dive-through process, where volunteers will be on hand to give directions, answer questions, and sanitize carts used for moving belongings after they are used.

All on-campus housing has been limited to single-bedroom arrangements and special housing considerations were given to those with underlying health conditions.

“Residential living plans include protocols for capacity; enhanced cleaning and disinfection; appropriate physical distancing; and required use of acceptable face coverings in common areas. Guests and visitors are not permitted in residential housing. Common areas will be closed,” school officials said.

As a part of the university’s restart plan, separate housing facilities have been established for students who are in quarantine or isolation because of illness. Also, students who arrived to campus from areas deemed by the state of Ohio as “high-prevalence” for COVID-19, are asked to self-quarantine for two weeks.

The semester will begin Monday, Aug. 24 with a hybrid approach to classes, with a mixture of remote, flexible delivery, and socially distanced in-person classes.