In order to be aligned with guidance from public health and government officials recommending at least 8 weeks of continued social distancing, we will not be allowing any students to return to campus to retrieve their belongings until after Tuesday, May 12. We are planning to give students and families until the end of May to collect their belongings or to arrange to have them packed and shipped. Please understand that this plan may change depending on the status of the outbreak and potential new guidelines at that time.
We understand that there may be students who need to recover certain essential items from their residential room. Residential Life will attempt to locate items in a student’s assigned room and will work with Mail Services to ship those essential items to the student. All items will be shipped UPS. Items must not include prohibited articles as described on the UPS website. The cost of shipping will be billed to your student account. Essential items may include: laptops, photo identification, and keys. In accordance with federal law we are not permitted to ship medication. We encourage you to contact your medical provider about obtaining emergency prescriptions to be filled at your current location. You may request essential belongings by using the Property Retrieval Form.
Please note that the majority of campus facilities are closed at this point, with the exception of the Campus Center Dining Hall and Ithaca Bakery which are only open for take-out meal services. As a reminder, all students should follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing and should NOT engage in social gatherings whether on campus or off campus.
Lastly, I encourage you to continue to refer to the FAQs to get the most up-to-date answers to many of your questions. This site will be updated regularly as information changes.
As you all already know, the coronavirus situation worldwide continues to evolve rapidly, and we anticipate sending regular updates to the campus community. You can always find important information and updates about our coronavirus response on our dedicated website.
Thank you for your continued understanding and flexibility.
Rosanna Ferro, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs & Campus Life