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On-campus Housing Move Out Underway Now; Move Out Deadline March 27

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 19, 2020) — The message below has been sent to all on-campus housing residents.  Meanwhile, a plan for refunds is still being developed and will be communicated when the plan is complete.

As President Capilouto communicated earlier this week, all students living in on-campus housing are required to move out of the residence halls. All undergraduate students must be moved out by NOON Friday, March 27.  

Students who have extenuating circumstances and are unable to move out by this date may request an exemption by completing this form. Students who are approved to remain will be relocated to a single residence hall. All other halls will close.

We want to ensure this move-out process occurs in the safest, healthiest, and most efficient way possible. To that end, please read the following important instructions.

Move out Appointments:

All students living in residence halls need to select a move-out appointment:

  • Go to myUK (myUK.uky.edu)
  • Login using your linkblue username and password
  • Select Student Services
  • Select My Info
  • Select Campus Housing (this will take you into the Campus Housing portal)
  • Select Spring 2020 Move-out

Throughout this process, in alignment with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Governor Beshear, we will practice social distancing. As a result, a limited number of appointments are available for each timeslot. This will minimize the number of students moving out at any one time. 

The residence halls will be open for move-out as follows:

  • March 19-26:  9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • March 27:  9 a.m. to noon.   

 Your Belongings

  • You will be expected to remove all your belongings when you move out. PLEASE NOTE: The student must be present when items are removed or sign an online waiver authorizing another person to take their items.  Based on feedback from students, the decision was made March 19 to allow students to authorize a representative to take their belongings if they could not travel to Lexington themselves. 
  • You will need to provide your own plastic bins or boxes for transporting your belongings.
  • You should remove all trash and/or recycling to the appropriate outside containers. You may request one large garbage bag from the front desk. We recommend bringing your own garbage bags as well. 
  • Items that remain in your room after you move out will be thrown away.
  • If you are unable to transport your belongings off campus at this time, you will need to make your own arrangements for temporary storage. On-campus storage is not  available.  

Unfortunately, donation stations will not be available at the residence halls. However, we hope that if you have items you do not want to keep, you will take them with you and donate them to the charity of your choice.  

Move-out Process:

Step 1:  Pack your belongings. Leave your car in the parking lot until your belongings are packed and at the loading area.

Step 2: Retrieve a cart, if needed. A limited number of carts will be available. Transport your belongings to the loading area.

Step 3: Check-out at the front desk.

Step 4: Bring your car to the loading area and transfer your belongings. (Please note there is a 30-minute time limit for vehicles in the loading area).  

Step 5: Wipe down your cart with antibacterial wipes and return your cart to the lobby of your residence hall.

Tips:

  • Bring a cart or dolly with you. 
  • Please limit the number of family members or friends who come to help (inside the buildings and at the loading areas), as we will comply with the CDC’s social distancing recommendations.  
  • Limit the number of people in an elevator. Able-bodied individuals not pushing a cart are asked to take the stairs.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the move-out process visit the FAQs on the Housing website or contactukhousing@uky.edu or phone 859-257-1866.  

Move-out FAQs

Do all students need to move-out of the residence halls?  

Yes. All students must be moved out of the residence halls by NOON on Friday, March 27. Any students who believe they should qualify for an exemption must complete this form. Students who intend to move out but currently do not feel well (or have families members who do not feel well) also should complete this form. We are taking every precaution to keep our Wildcat community safe.

Do students need to make a move-out appointment?  

Yes. All residence hall students need to complete a move-out appointment. Our goal is to facilitate this process in a manner that provides social distancing, in alignment with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Governor Beshear. 

How do I create a move-out appointment?

All residence hall students need to select a move-out appointment. Students must be moved out by NOON on Friday, March 27.

Students will need to log into myUK to access the appointment application. Below are the instructions.

Go to myUK (myUK.uky.edu)

Login using your linkblue username and password

Select Student Services

Select My Info

Select Campus Housing (this will take you into the Campus Housing portal)

Select Spring 2020 Move-out

Why are there a limited number of spots available for specific times during move-out?

Throughout this process, in alignment with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Governor Beshear, we will practice social distancing. As a result, a limited number of appointments by building are available for each timeslot. This will help manage the number of students moving out of the residence hall at any one time.

The residence halls will be open for move-out as follows:

March 19-26: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

March 27: 9 a.m. to noon.   

All students must be moved out by NOON on Friday, March 27, unless an exception is approved.

Do I need to remove all my belongings when I move-out?

Yes. 

Do I need to bring my own boxes or plastic bins?  

Yes. 

Will there be traffic officers or individuals to help me load my belongings?  

Traffic officers will be on-site to help facilitate traffic flow and to monitor loading zones. Although move-out typically involves assistance from UK faculty and staff, to honor the social distancing guidance recommended by the CDC, students and their families will be responsible for loading their own items.

Will there be a place to take trash or recycling?

Students and their families will be asked to remove all trash and/or recycling to the appropriate containers located outside of the residence halls. You may request one large garbage bag from the front desk.  Items that remain after you move out will be disposed of, and you may be charged a fee for the removal of these items.

What if I can’t come get my belongings at this time?  

If you are unable to transport your belongings off campus at this time, you may set up an appointment with PriceCoomer (859-233-1538) to pick your items up and store them for a fee, or Palumbo Park Self-Storage (859-266-1805; storage only).  These are simply OPTIONS for your consideration – you are free to make your own arrangements for storage.  

May I donate my items instead of taking them?  

No. We are working hard to facilitate move-out with the least amount of exposure to others’ belongings. We request that you take your items, store them, or throw them away.

Do I need to bring a dolly or cart?  

Yes. A limited number of carts will be available at each residence hall and we are working to have antibacterial wipes and gloves available for use. However, as an added precaution, please bring any gloves or antibacterial wipes you wish to use while you are on campus.

May I bring family members or friends with me to move?

Please limit the number of family members or friends who come to help (inside the buildings and at the loading areas) to ensure social distancing as recommended by the CDC. Additionally, please limit the number of people in an elevator. Able-bodied individuals not pushing a cart are asked to take the stairs

Will my mail be forwarded?

All students moving out of a residence hall should complete a change of address form on MyUK in their Campus Housing portal. 

Do you have any instructions you would like to share?  

Yes, please follow the following steps:

Step 1:  Pack your belongings. Leave your car in the parking lot until your belongings are packed and at the loading area.

Step 2: Retrieve a cart, if needed. A limited number of carts will be available. Transport your belongings to the loading area.

Step 3: Check-out at the front desk.

Step 4: Bring your car to the loading area and transfer your belongings. (Please note there is a 30-minute time limit for vehicles in the loading area).  

Step 5:  Wipe down your cart with antibacterial wipes and return your cart to the lobby of your residence hall.

Is there a utility construction project underway on north campus?

Yes. Students moving out of north campus residence halls should note that Avenue of Champions from Limestone to Martin Luther King is one-way only, heading west. Traffic officers will be on-site to help facilitate traffic flow and to monitor loading zones.

Do students living in Greek housing need to select a move-out appointment?

Residents in the UK-managed Greek houses do not need to select a move-out appointment; move-out will be coordinated by the FHCs. 

What if I do not have a place to move my belongings off campus?

You may request approval to remain on campus by completing this form.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

If you have any questions about the move-out process, please contact ukhousing@uky.edu or phone 859-257-1866.  

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