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Fall 2021 Student Move-in Information

Health Clearance to Move In
All students will need to meet the following requirements to be cleared to move into campus housing:

  • Submission of their completed Health Forms
    • AND
  • Submission of proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    • OR
  • Receive an approved exemption AND provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test obtained no earlier then 72 hours prior to their assigned move-in day.
    • PCR testing can be performed on the day of move-in by Health Services, however students that are tested the day of move-in will need to quarantine in designated quarantine housing until test results are obtained.
    • To facilitate a smooth move-in process, students are encouraged to send their negative PCR tests to Health Services within 24 hours of move-in by scanning the results and sending them to covidvac@wne.edu.

Health Services will be on-site to assist in resolving any outstanding health clearance issues.


New First-Year and Transfer Students:
New first-year and transfer students will check in on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Keys will be distributed at Rivers Memorial Hall. First-Year and Transfer Orientation events will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Check-in Schedule:

  • Students with last names starting A–L should arrive between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Students with last names starting M–Z should arrive between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Returning Sophomore Students:
Returning sophomore students will check in on Friday, August 27, 2021 between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Keys will be distributed at Rivers Memorial Hall. Sophomore Orientation events will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Check-in Schedule:

  • Students with last names starting A–L should arrive between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Students with last names starting M–Z should arrive between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

All Other Returning Students:
All other returning students will check in on Saturday, August 28, 2021 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Keys will be distributed at Rivers Memorial Hall.

Early Arrivals:
Early arrivals must be part of an approved early arrival group (i.e. fall athletic team, Peer or Resident Advisor staff, U&Me Mentoring Program, Music/Theater Camp, etc). If you are part of an early arrival group, your coach/supervisor/advisor will communicate with you regarding your group’s early arrival date and time. Keys for early arrivals will be available at the Campus Center, first floor, on the specified day and time for your group.


What if I need to arrive early but am not part of a group?
Students who are not part of an approved early arrival group but who wish to request an early arrival for some other reason must submit that request to Residence Life at residencelife@wne.edu. We cannot guarantee that will we be able to approve a given request, so students should not make travel plans until their request has been approved in writing. For any student who is not part of an approved early arrival group but has an early arrival request approved, the cost for early arrival will be $25 per night until the regularly scheduled move-in date (August 25 for FY/Transfers; August 27 for Sophomores, and August 28 for all returning students).

The best residential experience is not just about where you live, but how you connect. It’s the difference between a house and a home, or a street versus a neighborhood. It’s all about the relationships within the community and how you choose to get involved. That's why our living environments change as you progress in your studies, from traditional halls to more independent living in our suites and apartments. Through programs and services designed for each of these areas, you are encouraged to become an active part of our community. So connect, settle in, and enjoy this very special time in your life living on our beautiful campus.

Living on Campus

  • Residence Areas

    Take a tour of each residence area on campus. Find all of the need-to-know information for new, returning, and graduate students including details on break housing.

  • Leadership Opportunities

    Interested in getting involved? Opportunities are available with the Residence Hall Association (RHA), National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), or as a Resident Advisor (RA)!

Residence Life News and Events

  • Premium Single Options Available

    A limited number of double rooms are available on a first come, first served basis for first year students to request as a Premium Single. Premium Singles afford more privacy and are furnished with two sets of furniture that students can rearrange to their liking. Additionally, a limited number of double rooms are available for returning students on a first come, first served basis.

    First year students who want to request a premium single will see that question on their housing application in THD, and can request a premium single by answering that question indicating that they would like a premium single.  As space for premium singles is limited, a request for a premium single does not guarantee that a student will be assigned to a premium single.  

    If you have any questions about the Premium Single option, or are interested as a returning student, please email Residence Life at residencelife@wne.edu.

  • Summer Housing for MBA and MSA Students

    Since MBA and MSA classes begin prior to August; residency is available in the undergraduate summer housing, at a weekly rate of $150.00, until relocation into graduate housing can occur in August.

  • Get Psyched for Opening Weekend!

    Do you have questions about Opening Weekend? We've got answers from residence hall check-in times to where to get your key, and everything between.

    Opening Weekend

What is the Freshman & Sophomore Residency Requirement?

Studies show that living on campus can help students to feel more engaged in student life and that can help you to be more successful in the classroom. Beginning with students enrolling in fall 2019, Western New England University requires all freshman and sophomores to live on campus for their first two years. Exceptions to this policy will be made for students living at home with a parent or legal guardian within a 50-mile radius of the University (determined by GPS). Other circumstances may qualify for exception. Learn more on our Living on Campus page and review the Residency Requirement.