Check-in Day

IMPORTANT Safe Return Move-in Information

Below are important instructions regarding spring 2021 move-in. Please read carefully to ensure a smooth move-in process.

  • Arrive on campus, using the main entrance to University Drive (the circle). 
  • Proceed to the second entrance of Dunn/Mixon/Simons Hall as directed by Public Safety. 
  • Remain in your vehicle, and upon arrival at the assessment tent, students will be assessed for symptoms and temperature.
  • Following assessment, students will be given a COVID-19 Rapid Test and proceed in their vehicle to the waiting line on Brave Hawks Drive as directed.
  • After the rapid test results are in, with a negative test, you will be given a pass to proceed to the Jenkins Center to complete the move-in process. Should someone have a positive test result, they will be given quarantine instructions. *Only students are permitted in the Jenkins Center.
  • Please exit the Jenkins Center using Lakeview Drive and proceed to your residence hall.

Please know, to ensure the safety of our campus community, you will not be permitted to enter any building on campus until you have been assessed and received your test result, this includes access to restrooms. 

Important notes: 

  • Brave Hawk Drive will be one-way traffic (from University Drive to Lakeview Drive).
  • University Drive (the circle) will be two lanes of travel, in the same direction (if in line for testing, please stay in the line to the right).
  • To move into Belk, students should return to the main entrance and proceed to Belk Hall normally, using the left lane of University Drive. Do not violate the one-way pattern.
  • To move into Dunn or Simons, students should return to the main entrance and proceed to Simons or Dunn at the officer’s direction using the left lane of University Drive. 

Important Message from the Vice President for Student Affairs

Students,

It is very important for you to come to campus during the scheduled times for move-in. 

All students will be given a COVID-19 test before you are given access to your room or permitted to move into your room if you are a new student. You must come during the scheduled hours. If you are unable to arrive when you are scheduled, please contact Residence Life as soon as possible, as you will NOT be able to be tested or given access to campus after hours. 

It is very important that we commit to caring for self, others, and this place. An example is being on campus when we are able to properly screen students. 

Saturday, January 16 - 9:00am - 3:00pm (New Students) 
Saturday, January 16 - Staggered Check-in for Returners
Sunday, January 17 - Staggered Check-In for Returners 
Monday, January 18 - 9:00am - 4:00pm - Approved Late Arrivals 

Athletic return dates will be communicated by the respective coaches. 

We will do our best to assist students who make arrangements prior to Check-In Days. Also, if you are flying to this area and need transportation to campus, you should contact Public Safety immediately with your flight information (burked@chowan.edu).  Thank you for your cooperation for a successful spring semester on campus!

Happy Learning,

Dr. Streeter


The timeline for move-in of residents will be expanded over a three day period and staggered for students depending upon where their on-campus space is located. Staggered move-in will support physical distancing guidelines and limit the density on floors and in buildings. Please follow all University and CDC safe practice guidelines. 

All NEW students, including freshmen, transfer, or readmit, regardless of your room assignment location, your move-in date is Saturday, January 16th. 

For New Students: Students will have a reasonable block of time to move in (for example, traditional residence halls will have 2 hours and Whites Crossing will have 3 hours) and there will be a limit on the number of moving helpers a student may have with them during their move-in time. Only 1 helper is recommended. Students are encouraged to only bring their bare essentials and necessities. 

Students will have a reasonable block of time to move in (for example, traditional residence halls will have 2 hours and Whites Crossing will have 3 hours) and there will be a limit on the number of moving helpers a student may have with them during their move-in time. Only 1 helper is recommended. Students are encouraged to only bring their bare essentials and necessities. 

Early Move-in for International and CDC Identified States 

International and The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that travelers from many foreign countries self-monitor for 14 days upon entering the United States. In accordance with the CDC and in an effort to be proactive for the safety of our campus community, we are asking our international students to return to campus on January 10th.  If you have visited one of the identified states* in the past 14 days, you may be asked to return early. Given the increase of COVID-19 cases in the United States, we are requiring students from some states to return and self-monitor as well. Students who never left the United States may not have to return to campus on January 10th.

During self-isolation, you are expected to not be in close contact with others. Social distancing is required during this period, wearing a face covering and the other CDC guidelines. A COVID-19 test will be administered during the quarantine period. Meals will be delivered to you in your residence hall. Please remember, we are taking these precautions to keep the Chowan community as safe as possible. The state of North Carolina and Chowan University are requiring face coverings whenever you are in public spaces.

Please confer with Mr. Richard Todd (registrar@chowan.edu) for any I-20 concerns.

Please complete this form prior to returning to campus. This must be done before you are permitted to stay on campus. 

 *We are using the CDC guidelines to determine which states may return early.

Commuting Students 

New commuting students should check-in at the Jenkins Center on Saturday, January 16th between 9 am and 3 pm. 

Returning commuting students should check their email for validation instructions (from validate@chowan.edu).

Safe Reopening Resources

Please follow our signs to protect yourself and others around you. 

 

Express Check-in Information

You can speed up the check-in process with Express Check-In.  To qualify for Express Check-In you must complete and return the following before December 1, 2020:

Final High School Transcript with actual graduation date
Housing Preference Form approved
Medical Form completed and approved by the University
All of your Financial Aid paperwork approved
Attend Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR)
Student Health Insurance Waiver approved 
Paid your account balance or set up payment arrangements and be current on your payments with the Business Office

If you have questions regarding Check-In please call your Admissions Counselor at 1-888-4-CHOWAN (1-888-424-6926) or 252-398-6230. You may also fax your information to (252) 398-1190 or email it to enroll@chowan.edu.

Failure to pay or make satisfactory arrangements with the Business Office by December 1st for the fall semester balance may result in you losing your room reservation if other students are waiting for a room. Failing to check in on the assigned day could result in a fine and loss of your residence hall space.