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Residence Hall Spring 2022 Move-In Instructions

We hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable break. Thanks to your efforts, the fall semester was a great success — let's do it again!

COVID-19 Updates

On Monday, Jan. 10, the University released a statement regarding the spring semester including updates to policies and procedures. We encourage all students to read the announcement and familiarize themselves with isolation and quarantine protocols for the spring semester.

Spring Opening Dates

K-State’s residence halls officially open at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16. Kramer Dining Center will reopen for breakfast at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17 and Derby Dining Center will reopen for dinner at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17. More information about dining center hours is available on the Dining Center Hours page.
Early arrivals into the residence halls begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 13. There is a $50 per-day rate for arriving prior to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 (e.g. arriving Saturday will be a $50 charge, while arriving Friday will result in a $100 charge). All charges will be applied to your KSIS account. These charges include housing and meals. Dining center hours for early arrivals can be found on the Dining Center Hours page.

Residence Hall Handbook and Calendar

The residence hall handbook includes important policies and procedures. Residents are responsible for adhering to the terms of the handbook, including the procedures specific to COVID-19. Each resident should review the Residence Hall Handbook in its entirety. The updated calendar with important dates is included in the handbook as well. 

Before Your Move

We’re looking forward to your return! We ask you to practice self-monitoring and prevention strategies for at least 10 days prior to returning to campus. Please avoid parties or gatherings that do not follow the CDC guidelines.
If you have COVID-19 related symptoms or have tested positive in the 10 days prior to arrival, DO NOT return to your residence hall. Please call 785-313-3404 or email hdsmoves@k-state.edu to schedule your January arrival.

Don't forget your mask! All students and guests are required to wear a mask per K-State guidelines. Read the full K-State Face Covering Policy.

  • Please bring your own masks, as we are unable to provide them.
  • Masks must be worn at all times inside the building except in your own room.
  • Face shields are only allowed as a substitute for a face mask if the student received an exemption from the face coverings policy from the Student Access Center in advance and a face shield is deemed a reasonable accommodation. 

Move-In Procedure

As the semester starts a week away, please remember that all residents must sign-up for a check-in time at least 24 hours before arrival. Please take a few moments to update your emergency contact information and select an arrival appointment.
Once an appointment has been created, an email will be sent to your @k-state.edu email address. Please print the email and place it on your dashboard for arrival.
Upon arrival on-campus, proceed to your residence hall's front desk to verify your arrival on-campus and for your door access and meals to be turned on.
Please park in the spaces closest to the building only while unloading your vehicle. After you have finished unloading, move your vehicle to a larger lot nearby. Please note: parking meters will be enforced during this time.
Family members may assist with moving items but need to be checked in at the front desk as a guest. If you have large or multiple items, please bring your own small cart or dolly to expedite your move. 
All students and guests must wear a face covering as per university COVID policy.
If you have COVID-19 related symptoms or have tested positive in the 10 days before arrival, DO NOT return to your residence hall unless your isolation/quarantine period has ended. Please call 785-313-3404 or email hdsmoves@k-state.edu to schedule your January arrival if this applies to you.

What to Expect

Housing and Dining Services continues to take measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. The fall semester was a success in minimizing cases in the residence halls thanks to the willingness of students and staff to take personal responsibility in keeping each other safe.
  • Students are required to abide by the policies put in place, including but not limited to those regarding face coverings, social distancing and capacity limits in common spaces.
  • Isolation and quarantine procedures will continue when positive COVID-19 cases occur in the residence halls to control the spread of the virus. 
  • Free asymptomatic testing will continue to be available for all students. We’re working with Lafene Health Center to have mobile testing locations added near the residence halls.
  • Lafene Health Center continues to offer COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.
Synexis Machine Reminder
As a reminder for our residents, please leave your Synexis machine on and running at all times. Synexis machines have been shown to be extremely helpful in reducing the presence of mold in addition to other benefits researchshows that they can eliminate more than 99.99% of the airborne SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant in 90 minutes. 
Learn more about what the Synexis machines do and the research behind their technology. 


Help Ensure a Safe Return to K-State
Each K-Stater has a role in illness mitigation. By taking simple steps to care for your yourself and those around you, you can do your part to support the university's efforts to begin — and maintain — an in-person spring semester. Specific actions you can take are: 
  • Wear your face covering or mask while indoors.
  • Wash your hands frequently and follow good hand hygiene practices. 
  • Follow physical distancing guidelines. 
  • Know the symptoms of COVID-19 and self-monitor for them.
  • Prepare a wellness kit with items such as hand sanitizer, a thermometer, bandages, fever reducers, cough drops, etc.
For more information on a healthy and safe return to the university, watch for announcements shared through K-State Today and visit K-State's COVID-19 webpage.