Spring Check-In Process and Schedule

For Spring 2021, all residents moving in (either new or returning) will move in between Saturday, January 23 - Wednesday, January 27, in order to move students in while maintaining social distancing guidelines.

Students moving into the residence halls will be tested for COVID-19 before you can check into your room.  All residents  moving on campus will be tested as part of move in. 

Step 1: COVID-19 Testing for Residential Students  

Students who are moving into residential, on-campus housing will undergo testing for SARS-CoV-2 (“COVID testing”) as they proceed through the move-in process.

All students need to sign up for a time block through MyHousing. Students should arrive for testing 30-45 minutes before their scheduled move in time. (ie: if you have a 9:00- 11:00AM move in time, you should arrive for testing between 8:15- 8:30AM). 

Students signed up for the last move in time slot MUST arrive by 6:30 pm to be tested. Students who are not scheduled for a move-in time will not be able to be tested. 

Please remember to not eat, drink (including water), smoke, chew gum or vape 30 minutes prior to your testing.  You will need to bring with you a form of identification (driver's license, state ID, passport, student ID).

North Campus Testing Location - Linsalata Alumni Center

  • Enter Juniper Road from Ford Drive, and pull up on the right hand side by the Alumni Center (11310 Juniper Road)
  • Only the student needs to enter Linsalata for testing. 
  • CWRU Police will be on site to direct vehicles.
  • You can also park near your residence hall and walk over to Linsalata. 

South Campus Testing Location - Veale Athletic Center

  • Park in Lot S-53 - Veale Parking Garage (2158 Adlebert Road)
  • Take a ticket for the garage
  • Walk over to Veale for testing - follow the signs to the testing entrance for move-in students
  • When leaving the garage, notify the booth attendant that you were tested for Covid-19
  • You will not need to pay for parking in the garage for testing

Step 2: Check-In To Your Room

Once testing is completed, new spring residents will proceed to the North Area Office in Wade Commons or the South Area Office in Carlton Commons to check into their residence hall room and receive their student ID card (if necessary), key card or keys. 

Once testing is completed, returning residents (who lived on campus in the fall) will use remote check-in on MyHousing, under the Actions section.  This will reactivate your ID card for your residence hall/Greek house and room/apartment (if appropriate)

Step 3: Unload and Move-In

Students can proceed to unload their car and move-in, by their residence hall.  See maps and parking details for more information.   Limited number of dollies/carts will be available for you to sign out at the area office (ID is required).  

Step 4: Move Car to Parking Lot 

North Campus

When the last load is in the student's room, the car should be moved immediately to North Residential Village Garage (Lot 46 - E. 117 and Euclid) to free up space on the streets for other students to move in. 

South Campus

If you are using one of the identified 20 minute unloading zones in Lot 5 or 57, please move your car to another location to free up the unloading zone for other residents to use.

Sign Up for a Move-In Time

If you have not yet signed up for a move-in time, please do so ASAP on MyHousing.  A move-in time is required in order to receive testing for COVID-19.  


The current schedule and other important dates are listed below.  If you arrive after the office closes, you should consult the posted schedules on the residence halls to contact the staff member on duty for temporary access to your room.  You would need to receive your Covid-19 test the next morning before you can officially check-in.

Date Time Schedule
Saturday, January 23 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. New and Returning Residents
Sunday, January 24 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. New and Returning Residents
Sunday, January 24 4:30 p.m. Spring Meal Plan Begins (Carlton and Leutner Commons)
Monday, January 25 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. New and Returning Residents
Tuesday, January 26 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. New and Returning Residents
Wednesday, January 27 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. New and Returning Residents
Monday, February 1   Classes Begin