Fall 2020 Move-In Process

The administration, faculty, and staff are busy planning for your arrival in August. As we prepare for your arrival and adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, the College has established a Phased Move-In and Check-In Process for your safety and the safety of everyone here at D&E.

It is important to check your email regularly for updates and potential changes. Things continue to unfold on a daily and even hourly basis on best practices during this unprecedented time.

Pre-Return to Campus Guidelines

  • Students are asked to self-isolate at home seven days prior to the return to campus.
    • Interaction with family members is fine, but community exposure should be discontinued.
    • Check for the symptons of COVID-19 daily prior to leaving for campus.
    • Do not depart for campus if you or another family member is sick.
  • Masks, especially while in transit to campus, and social distancing standards should be strictly followed.
    • ​Avoid large gatherings and crowds when possible in transit.
    • Follow face covering and handwashing guidelines.

Phased Move-In Process: All Residential Students* (New and Returning)

Residential students will sign up for a block of time to arrive on campus and move items into rooms.  During these blocks of time, only 5 students and the accompanying family members (no more than two additional family members) will be permitted in each residence hall to move in.  International students and domestic students residing a significant distance from campus and/or from confirmed COVID-19 hotspots are encouraged to move in the week of August 3 through August 7. Other residential students are encouraged to move in the week of August 10 through August 14. Residential students living within 90 miles of campus are instructed to move in their belongings and then return home until Saturday, August 15 for new students and Sunday, August 16 for returning students.

*Please note student-athletes will not have separate move-in or check-in times for Fall sports preseason.

Please register for your block of time by selecting your residence hall below and submitting the registration form.

As always, Davis & Elkins College will provide airport shuttle service. Please make your airport shuttle reservation by clicking here.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is set to begin on Saturday, August 15 at 12:00 p.m. Please check this page, the D&E Mobile App, and your email regularly for updates.

First Day of Classes

Classes will begin on Monday, August 17 at 8:00 a.m.  Please refer to your class schedule for your class times and locations.

Special Notes:

Returning residential students received their housing assignments via D&E email on Monday, June 1. If you have not received your housing assignment, please contact Kate Garlick, Assistant Dean of Students and Title IX & Section 504 Coordinator in the Office of Student Life, at garlickk@dewv.edu. Returning residential students with holds on their accounts will not receive their housing assignments until the hold has been resolved.

Friday, June 12, new residential students began to receive their housing assignments via email. Housing assignments will continue to be sent on a weekly basis until all resdiential students are housed. If you are a new residential student and have not yet completed your housing form, please do so as soon as possible here. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, housing assignments may be temporary or change, as necessary. D&E does not guarantee specific halls, rooms, or roommates, and reserves the right to assign or reassign residents to other rooms and halls, as necessary.