Fall 2022 Move-In

Use this page to find all the information related to the move-in process, and if you have any questions once reviewing let us know! New students, a reminder to review your orientation  schedule.

Before Arriving

New Students ID & Packing List

New students will pick up your ID when you get to the Abbey/Buckland Multipurpose Room.  All students will need their IDs to access their residence halls and other areas of campus.

Make sure to review the Packing List, and download one of the packing checklists to know what and what not to bring!

Returning Students ID & Packing List

Returning student, you must bring your ID with you or order a new ID before you arrive, which you'll get when picking up your key. A reminder for returning students, that if your ID does not have a photo on it is not considered valid and will not be accepted on campus. All students will need their IDs to access their residence halls and other areas of campus.

Make sure to review the Packing List, and download one of the packing checklists to know what and what not to bring!

COVID-19 Test

ALL residential students should obtain a negative COVID-19 test no more than one day before arriving on campus and be prepared to show third-party documentation of this test result upon arrival.  Self-test results will not be accepted, unless they are virtually observed by an independent third party provider that provides official documentation.  Those who test positive should not come to campus and should report their results to health-admin@mtholyoke.edu for further guidance.

Residential students should obtain a negative COVID-19 test no more than one day before arriving on campus and be prepared to show third-party documentation of this test result upon arrival. Please note:

  • Personal at-home test results will not be accepted unless they are virtually observed by an independent third party provider that provides official documentation. At-home observed testing services are available through third-party vendors.
  • Those who test positive should not come to campus and should report their results to health-admin@mtholyoke.edu for further guidance.
  • The mass.gov Find a COVID-19 Test page is a great resource that can help you locate a COVID-19 test. You can search for a free test, find resources for out-of-state testing, and more.

Students who cannot comply with this requirement will be tested immediately upon arrival to campus. However, please note that this option may involve a prolonged move-in process due to wait times. Additionally, if the test is positive, you will be asked to return home for your isolation. If this is not possible, the College will provide isolation space as available

Students who have tested positive for Covid in the last 90 days:

If you have had a COVID-19 infection within 90 days of move-in, but over 30 day ago, you should obtain a rapid antigen test within one day of move-in/ arrival, or take a test upon arrival. You should not obtain a PCR test, given the possibility of a false positive test result.

If you have had a COVID-19 infection between 30 and 10 days prior to move-in/campus arrival, you must present an official copy (electronic or paper) of your positive test as a substitute for the requirement of a negative test within one day of coming to campus.

If you tested positive in this timeframe with a self test and/or do not have third party documentation of this test result, you must present third party proof of a negative rapid antigen test result taken within one day of move-in/campus arrival, or take a test upon arrival. You should not obtain a PCR test, given the possibility of a false positive test result.

If you do not have official third party documentation of your positive Covid test in the 10-30 day window, you must obtain a new rapid antigen test within one day of move-in/arrival following that process.

If you have had a COVID-19 infection within 10 days of your scheduled move-in/campus arrival, you must contact Health Services (413-538-2121, or email health-admin@mtholyoke.edu) to coordinate your plans for campus arrival.

Move-In Time

Finding Your Move-In Time:

Please register your move-in time via Fall 2022 Move In Registration form you should receive a copy of your submission to your Mount Holyoke email.

Please register by August 15, 2022, 11:59 pm.

If You Are Arriving After Move-In Hours

While we hope every student will do their best to arrive during our scheduled move in hours, we know that some flights do not allow for this and we want to assure you can get into your room and have a safe place to sleep. You must register for your arrival time above and someone from the Office of Residential will get back to you to confirm your approval and share the process for after hours move in.

New International Students:

If you have requested an early arrival via the McCulloch Center, you will be contacted directly via your MHC email with additional instructions.

Early Arrival Students :

If you have been approved to arrive early, you will be contacted directly via your MHC email with additional instructions.

Student Move-In Process

Everyone must wear facial coverings (3 layer masks such as KN95 required) anytime you are in a residence hall, and any building at Mount Holyoke College.

Move-In Guests:

  • Each student is allowed guests to support your move-into your residence hall. Guests are strongly encouraged to have a negative COVID-19 test but must be masked at all times.

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Move-In Steps:

You’ll find additional information about parking and shuttles further down on this page.   More information on the dates and times blue moving carts will be available to come at a later date.

  1. Show your Negative COVID-19 Test:  The first step for every student coming to campus is to show their negative COVID-19 Test. If you do not have a test there will be a limited number of tests available during business hours for the following move in days. If you are testing on campus please arrive an hour earlier to ensure you have time to wait for your test results. If your test is negative you will move on to step two. If your test is positive, you will be asked to go home if possible and you can work with staff from health services to determine your next steps if you are cannot go home.
    1. Pick Up Your Room Key: After showing their negative test, students will pick up their room key. The key pick up location varies by date:
      - August 21-26 - Approved early arrival students - Keys will be distributed in Blanchard Hall
      - August 28- September 1 - Keys will be distributed in Blanchard Hall
      - September 2 - Keys will be distributed in the welcome tent from 8:00 am to 12 noon and from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Blanchard Hall
      - September 4 - Returning Student (Class of 2024, 2025, and 2023) Move-In - Keys will be distributed in Blanchard Hall.
      - Campus maps will be available at the key pick-up location, and look for our directional signage throughout campus.
  2. Proceed to your residence hall: After keys are picked up, students can head to their residence hall to unload their belongings and start setting up their room. Students guests can help them support the move in process.

Parking and Shuttles

Arriving by car:

If you are arriving by car, you can be dropped off in Woolley Circle. Whoever is driving should then move the vehicle to Gorse Parking Lot or Morgan Street Lot; you can then meet up with your car post getting your key and make your way to your residence hall. If you need accessible parking in Woolley Circle, that is available.

Arriving by airport shuttle for new and sophomore international students:

The McCulloch Center is providing shuttles for new international students  on August 30, 2022. We ask that you complete the travel form -- if you have already done so, please do not resubmit! -- so we have your information, but it's especially important if you plan to take the MHC shuttle.

Emotional Support Animals are not allowed on shuttles. We suggest the following transportation services.

Arriving by airport shuttle provided by Auxiliary Services:

Airport shuttles are available on key dates for students to book through Auxiliary Services, please make sure to sign-up ahead of time.

Emotional Support Animals are not allowed on shuttles. We suggest the following transportation services.

Masking at Move-In and Beyond

Masks will be required indoors from August 21-September 16, 2022, except when alone in a private space. Three layer masks such as KN95, KF94 or better are required.  Assuming community cases are not high, we will return to a mask-optional policy for indoor spaces as of September 17, 2022.

Testing

This fall, we will offer symptomatic COVID-19 testing for students through College Health Services. Students who are asymptomatic and wish to test may do so either through a home test or at a clinic or pharmacy in the area.

Isolation

This fall, we will offer symptomatic COVID-19 testing for students through College Health Services. Students who are asymptomatic and wish to test may do so either through a home test or at a clinic or pharmacy in the area.

Following initial move-in, students who test positive for COVID-19 during the semester will be directed to isolate in their residence hall rooms. The Division of Student Life will communicate further guidance about this process directly to residential students in August.

Those who are immunocompromised should check in with a healthcare provider and/or College Health Services to make appropriate plans for the semester as needed.

Students seeking information about accommodations should contact Disability Services. (Please note that we are in the process of changing the name from AccessAbility Services to Disability Services in all systems.)

Other questions and concerns may be emailed to dean-students@mtholyoke.edu.

Mailroom Hours

Additional details will be updated here once set, and will also be communicated directly to students.

Boomerang

For returning students who stored with Boomerang Storage hey bulk deliver all student storage on August 22nd and 23rd and enter each individual dorm to drop off student belongings. Once items are dropped off doors will be locked. Some students are more comfortable with custom delivery which is a extra charge to have items delivered after they arrive.