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Fall 2021 Campus Housing Move-In

Fall 2021 Campus Housing Move-In Requirements

Due to COVID-19 safety and testing requirements, move-in has been expanded to five (5) days, Thursday, September 16 – Monday, September 20, 2021.

No student will be permitted to move into campus housing without proof of vaccination or of an approved vaccine exemption on file in advance with UCR.

No student will be permitted to move into campus housing without a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 7 days of their assigned move-in date and uploaded at least 48 hours prior to their assigned move-in date.

Move-In times will be communicated at the time students upload their mandatory Pre-Arrival COVID-19 test results.

Move-ins prior to your assigned Move-In date and time cannot be accommodated.

Move-ins later than your assigned Move-In date and time but during Move-In weekend, 9/16 – 9/20, cannot be accommodated.

Move-ins after 9/20 can be arranged to occur, Monday – Friday (8:00am – 4:00pm) by contacting your community's Resident Services Office.

The table below summarizes the overall requirements for moving into any UCR campus housing community. Further details, deadlines and resources are provided following the summary table. Campus housing includes the following communities:

  • Aberdeen-Inverness Residence Hall
  • Dundee Residence Hall
  • Lothian Residence Hall
  • Pentland Hills Residence Hall
  • Bannockburn Village Apartments
  • Falkirk Apartments
  • Glen Mor Apartments
  • North District Apartments
  • Stonehaven Apartments
  • The Plaza Apartments
FALL 2021 CAMPUS HOUSING
MOVE-IN REQUIREMENTS
REQUIREMENT VACCINATED
Proof of Vaccine on File
NON-VACCINATED
Approved Exemption on File
COVID-19 Vaccine
OR
Approved Exception
REQUIRED
See Vaccination Guidelines Below.
REQUIRED
See Vaccination Guidelines Below.
Pre-Arrival COVID-19 Test REQUIRED
Within 7 days of move-in. See related table.
REQUIRED
Within 7 days of move-in. See related table.
Day of Arrival COVID-19 Test REQUIRED
Administered on campus at Check-In.
REQUIRED
Administered on campus at Check-In.
Move-In Day
Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPI)
Face Coverings Required by All Students & Guests At All Times.
2 Identified Guests per Student Only.
One Family per Elevator Ride.

Pre-Arrival

1. COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Effective July 15, 2021, the University of California, including the UC Riverside campus, requires that all students, faculty and staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a campus-approved exemption on file in order to attend classes, work or reside in UC-affiliated facilities, which includes campus housing. A person is considered "fully vaccinated" when they have received a complete vaccine series and 14 days have passed since the final vaccine.

All campus housing residents must fulfill this requirement.
To be clear, no student will be issued keys or be permitted to move into campus housing if this requirement is not fulfilled prior to arrival.

Current residents who are already living in campus housing must comply with this requirement or be subject to campus conduct processes, which could culminate in eviction from campus housing.

Convenient links for submitting proof of vaccination or an exemption request are included in the Vaccination Guidelines table. A COVID-19 vaccine record, which shows proof of a completed vaccine series, must be uploaded in order to be compliant with the UCR Housing vaccination requirement.

FALL 2021 CAMPUS HOUSING
VACCINATION GUIDELINES
Deadline to Submit Request for a Vaccine Exception Monday, August 16, 2021
PAST DUE. PORTAL STILL OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS.
Last Date to Receive Final Vaccine Dose Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Deadline to Upload Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Wednesday, September 1, 2021
PAST DUE. PORTAL STILL OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS.

2. Pre-Arrival COVID-19 Test Requirement

All students moving into campus housing (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) must take a COVID-19 test within seven (7) days of their assigned move-in date and upload a negative test result at least 48 hours prior to their assigned move-in date.

The COVID-19 test may be either self-administered or administered by a health professional. The test must be a molecular (PCR, RT-PCR, TMA, LAMP, or NAAT) test. An antigen or antibody test will not be accepted.

The table below indicates the timeframe for taking a COVID-19 test and uploading a negative COVID-19 test result based on your assigned community move-in date. Click the link included in the table to upload your negative test result.

Once we receive your negative COVID test result, a Move-In Pass with a QR Code will be posted on your MyHousing portal. Your Move-In Pass will indicate your assigned check-in time and your QR code will be your ticket to check in.

Due to the many necessary COVID-19 requirements and restrictions in place for your safety and the safety of our communities, including daily testing capacity limitations, students and their families will need to strictly adhere to assigned move-in dates and times.

Arrivals/move-ins prior to or later than your assigned Move-In date and time cannot be accommodated.

For questions, please contact the Resident Services Office at (951) 827-5723.

FALL 2021 CAMPUS HOUSING
PRE-ARRIVAL COVID-19 TEST GUIDELINES
MOVE-IN DATE TEST & UPLOAD NEGATIVE RESULTS
Thursday, September 16, 2021
(Bannockburn Village, Glen Mor, The Plaza, & Stonehaven Only)
September 10 - 14
Friday, September 17, 2021
(Falkirk and North District Only)
September 11 - 15
Saturday, September 18, 2021
(Aberdeen-Inverness Residence Hall Only)
September 12 - 16
Sunday, September 19, 2021
(Dundee and Lothian Residence Halls Only)
September 13 - 17
Monday, September 20, 2021
(Pentland Hills and Glen Mor "F" building Residence Hall Only)
September 14 - 18
All Other Move-In Dates Within 7 Days Prior to Move-In

To be clear, no student with any of the following conditions should come to campus to move into campus housing. Such students WILL NOT be issued keys and WILL NOT be permitted to move into campus housing:

  1. Has not uploaded proof of full vaccination or has an approved exemption request on file with UCR
  2. Has received a positive COVID-19 test result within 7 days of move-in
  3. Has failed to upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test result
  4. Wakes up on move-in day with any cold or flu symptoms

If you receive a positive pre-arrival COVID-19 test, please complete the Daily Wellness Survey to receive further guidance, or contact Student Health Services at (951) 827-3031.

Arrival & Check-In

1. REMINDERS

DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS if you have not uploaded your proof of vaccination records or have a vaccine exemption on file with UCR.

DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS if you have not uploaded a negative COVID-19 test result within 7 days of your move-in date.

DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS if you test positive for COVID-19 or wake up on move-in day with any cold or flu-like symptoms. Stay home until your symptoms have disappeared for 72 continuous hours. We will hold your campus housing space for you until you are feeling better.

Be sure your Move-In or Check-In Pass is printed or will be accessible on your smartphone when you arrive to campus.

Plan to arrive no earlier or later than your assigned move-in date and time as indicated on your Move-In or Check-In Pass.

Up to two (2) guests may accompany you throughout your move-in process. Your guest(s) must wear a guest badge at all times.

Students & guests must wear a face-covering throughout the move-in process.

2. PREPARE FOR YOUR ONSITE COVID-19 TEST

a. If you are a new UCR student, complete the COVID-19 Testing Consent Form.

b. Do not eat, drink, smoke or vape for 30 minutes prior to your test.

c. Bring a smartphone to access a QR code to print a label for your saliva collection tube.

3. BEGIN YOUR CHECK-IN AT UCR LOT 30

From 60/215 freeway east or west:
Exit Martin Luther King Blvd & proceed west.
Turn right at signal light labelled UCR Lot 30.
Follow signs to COVID-19 testing lines.

4. The Onsite COVID-19 Testing Process

a. Check in using your smartphone.

b. Receive your testing kit & follow instructions to collect a saliva specimen.

c. At end of testing line, use QR code on your smartphone to produce a label for your saliva collection tube.

d. Label tube & place in zip-lock bag.

e. Drop zip-lock bag into collection bin.

f. You will be given a “testing verification” postcard to take to the next station.

g. Sanitize your hands.

h. Your test results will be emailed to you within 2-4 days.
Students who receive a positive test result will be asked to quarantine in a designated campus quarantine space according to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Meals, Wi-Fi, and bath linens will be provided during quarantine.

5. Proceed in Your Vehicle to Housing Check-In Station

a. Hand in your “testing verification” postcard to the Housing representative.

b. Be ready to show your Move-In or Check-In Pass with QR code.

c. Your vaccine/exemption status will be verified.

d. You will be given your room keys, a small gift, up to two (2) guest badges & a map to your community with parking options.

6. Additional Helpful Links

a. Essential Tips and Tricks

b. Checklist of what to bring (and what you might want to leave home)

c. Map to nearby shopping areas

d. Map to Check-In & Your Community

e. Map to Check-In & Aberdeen-Inverness Residence Hall

After Move-In

REQUIREMENT VACCINATED
Proof of Vaccine on File
NON-VACCINATED
Approved Exemption on File
7-Day Sequester OPTIONAL REQUIRED
Asymptomatic
COVID-19 Testing Program
RANDOM ONLY
1-2 times per month.
Student will be notified.
REQUIRED
1x per week
according to published schedule.
Symptom Monitoring REQUIRED
Self-report thru Daily Wellness Survey
OR
Contact Student Health Services at (951) 827-3031.
REQUIRED
Identified thru Asymptomatic Testing Program
OR
Self-report thru Daily Wellness Survey
OR
Contact Student Health Services at (951) 827-3031.

1. Seven-Day Self-Sequester Requirement

All non-vaccinated residents are required to begin a 7-day sequester following their move-in to campus housing.

Non-vaccinated residents are those students who have been granted a vaccine exemption, waiver, or deferral.

Essentially, with a sequester the University is requesting that you “play it safe” for a short time period following your arrival. This time period will also give us all a safe time in which to respond to the results of your arrival day COVID-19 test, if necessary.

During your sequester, you will minimize in-person interactions whether in campus housing or in other campus locations where people congregate. Please leave your assigned campus housing space only to participate in essential activities, which include to purchase and eat food, to attend class or work, to participate in low-risk outdoor recreational activities, or to obtain health care services.

Leaving campus during your sequester is not permitted. So it is important that you bring all necessary items with you from home.

Unless you receive notification that your arrival day COVID-19 test result is positive, you may resume normal activities following current COVID protocol once your 7-day sequester period has expired. You will not need special approval to do so.

2. Daily Symptom Monitoring

Being on campus means playing it safe with your health. Continue to monitor the way you feel on a daily basis. We recommend using the UCR Daily Wellness Survey to assist with monitoring your health. We especially recommend using the Daily Wellness Survey to receive appropriate guidance regarding symptoms you may feel. You can also contact UCR Student Health Services at (951) 827-3031.

If you have any cold or flu symptoms, it is critical that you note your condition honestly in the Daily Wellness Survey so that UCR Student Health Services can ensure that you receive the help you need to get well and that your condition does not have an adverse effect on the campus community.

3. Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Program

All vaccinated residents are required to take part in random COVID-19 testing 1-2 times per month. You will be notified when testing is required.

All non-vaccinated residents (i.e. all students with vaccine exemptions, waivers or deferrals) are required to take part in COVID-19 testing once a week according to a posted schedule. The testing location will be located within the campus housing area.

If you do become ill or test positive, we’ve got your back. We have already set aside rooms for just this purpose and we have made plans to provide for your basic needs until you are feeling better or have completed a mandatory quarantine, if necessary.