Residence Hall Move In

UPDATED - January 11, 2021

Updates are in bold.

Given the need for physical distancing and no physical contact between people and personal belongings, move-in will be “no-touch, self-service.” Spring move-in will be spread out over the course of a week (January 19-24). Students received their move-in date and time in the spring semester housing assignment email, sent in December.

In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as people arrive on campus, we ask that everyone be especially vigilant about physical distancing for the two weeks prior to your move in day. Rather than asking students to isolate on arrival, we ask that you take this important precaution to keep our community healthy.

On the day of your arrival to campus, each person in your move-in party should take their temperature and do a symptom self-assessment. If anyone in your move-in party is experiencing symptoms, they should not come to campus. If you are experiencing symptoms, please contact ResidenceLife@MiamiOH.edu to delay your move-in date until you are symptom free.

Arrival Testing and Screening

As a student living on campus this spring semester, you play a key part in keeping your neighbors and fellow community members healthy. The first essential step is to be tested for COVID-19 on campus before you move into your residence hall or on-campus apartment. The test will be administered by TriHealth, our healthcare partner, and will be free of charge.

Complete at home before leaving for campus:

  • Print, complete and bring the required Millett testing forms to the testing site.

  • If you have already had COVID-19 and recovered, upload your medical documentation to MedProctor. You will still need to check in with us at the testing site before you will be able to enter your residence hall or on-campus apartment, but you will be exempted from testing if your previous diagnosis was less than 90 days prior to the test and was confirmed by a PCR test.

  • Although not required, you are encouraged to be tested for COVID-19 at home a few days before your arrival date, even if you have no symptoms. If you test negative, you are still required to be tested again upon arrival. If you have a positive test you should delay your move in for two weeks until you are recovered.

Complete on the morning of your arrival, before you depart for campus:

  • All members of your move-in party should take their temperatures and do a COVID-19 symptom assessment. If anyone helping you move is experiencing symptoms, they should not come to campus. If you are experiencing symptoms, please contact us at ResidenceLife@MiamiOH.edu to delay your move-in date until you are symptom free.

When you arrive to campus (Tuesday, January 19 - Sunday, January 24):

  • Your first stop will be Millett Hall. Testing will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will not be prepared to begin testing until 8:00 am. If you have an afternoon move-in time, you can arrive for testing anytime after 11:00 am.
  • Please enter the driveway for the west parking lot from Sycamore Street where you will enter the screening station and be greeted by someone from the TriHealth team. They will perform a symptom assessment and take the temperature of everyone in your move-in party, and check that you have completed the required forms in advance.  

Millet Hall Screening and Testing Map
This map was used for move-in testing in the fall. An updated map will be available soon.

This figure is a satellite map of Millett Hall, the adjacent parking lot, and surrounding streets, showing set-up for Arrival screening and testing, January 2021. Millett Hall is on the top right, with the Bonham Road entrance marked as do not enter. Also marked as do not enter is the north Weeb Ewbank Way entrance (from SR 732) and the University Avenue Entrance. Arrows direct all traffic to the Sycamore Street/Weeb Ewbank Way entrance to the West Millett Lot. Within the lot, arrows direct all traffick north towards the "screening and testing area." Traffic is directed to turn west into the screening and testing area where six parallel testing lanes are indicated, with traffic travelling from east to west through the lanes. Exit traffic after the testing lanes is directed south, passing a Q&A booth, then exiting the lot onto University Avenue.

  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, you will be referred to a local medical practitioner to determine if you should move into your regular room, move into isolation housing on campus, or return to move in on a different day.

  • If you do not have your forms, a copy will be given to you to complete on site; it may delay your process. 

  • After completing the screening station, you will pull your car into line for one of the testing stations. A TriHealth provider will obtain a COVID test sample, using a nasal swab that is self-administered by the student. All Miami students in your car will need to have the COVID test. After the test you will be given a non-transferable wristband to present at your residence hall or on-campus apartment to demonstrate that you are clear to move in. You need to wear your wristband until January 25. 

  • If you already had COVID-19 and you submitted your positive diagnosis through MedProctor in advance, you will be directed to a bypass lane to confirm that you are exempt from testing. There, you will receive a non-transferrable wristband and a COVID-19 Arrival Testing card to demonstrate that you are clear to move in. Wear your wristband until January 25. Carry your card with you until February 3. You may be asked to present your card to faculty or staff members in order to attend in-person activities (including class).

  • After you pull out of the testing area, you are clear to proceed to your residence hall or on-campus apartment and move in your belongings.

  • You will receive your results within 2-5 days via email and/or phone call. 

  • Please remember to practice good protective measures such as wearing a face covering, maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from others, and practice good hygiene throughout your move-in process. 

  • Please note that you will not be permitted to move into the residence hall or on-campus apartments during move-in week unless you complete a COVID-19 test, even if you received a negative test recently.

*If you will move in prior to January 19 or after January 24:

  • You will receive directions via email. 

If you have any questions in advance of your arrival, please email COVIDtesting@MiamiOH.eduWe are thrilled to welcome you to campus and appreciate you taking the time to comply with these important health and safety measures so that we can be healthy together throughout the entire semester.  

Questions about Move-In

Please review contact information for Residence Life and the Campus Services Center, and an explanation of the responsibility of each office.