Spring 2020 Closing: COVID-19 Update

The Student Housing Office realizes that this is a very challenging time for all students.  Please know that we will do our best to support you during this time. We encourage everyone in our community to support one another, practice patience and grace, and find it within yourself to be flexible and understanding. Please read the following important information for details regarding moving out for the Spring 2020 semester and other pertinent details for the Spring Semester closing & Transition.

 

Student Housing Move-Out Details

All student housing residents must move out by Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Students with very extenuating circumstances must petition to remain in University housing.

Petitions for exceptions will be reviewed by the Dean of Students office and granted on an individual basis. Residents petitioning to remain in student housing must submit requests by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 17. To complete the Petition Form please go to: MyLMU-->Campus Life-->Student Housing Online Services-->Student Housing Online Services-->Application Forms.

Residents approved to continue living in University housing for the remainder of the semester will be housed in University apartments, one per bedroom to facilitate appropriate social distancing. Student Housing will transition approved students to their assignments once units are cleaned and available. Residents approved to remain will be charged their current rate, regardless of their new assignment.

 

Move Out Procedures

Student Housing has simplified the resident move-out process for ease and efficiency. The steps required to move out of your residence are listed below. Each of these steps must be completed to officially move out of your residence. Please note: You will NOT need to visit an Area Office as part of the move out process.

 

Step 1. Clear your Residence

  • Ensure all of your belongings are removed from your residence.

Step 2. Fill out the Express Check-out Form

  • The Express Check-out Form is available on your Housing portal.
  • Once you have completed this form, Student Housing will remotely shut off access to your assignment.
  • You do NOT need to visit an area office to swipe/check out.

NOTE:  If you cannot move out by March 22, you must complete the  Short-Term Move-out Extension Form. If you need to delay the original extension date that was already submitted, please contact our office at Housing@lmu.edu

Short term move-out extensions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. To request a short-term extension delay, please contact our office. 

 

Storage Options

LMU is aware of the following vendors to assist with packing, storage and moving. Please inquire with the following companies for details regarding services and fees.

  • Come 2 U Storage: Offers packing for you (even if you are not present)*, storage & shipping
  • Campus Storage: Offers packing for you (even if you are not present)*, storage & shipping.
  • College Boxes: Offers packing for you (even if you are not present)*, storage & shipping.
  • Dorm Box: Offers Storage pod service and shipping.
  • Dorm Room Movers: services include moving (if you are present), no packing of boxes, storage & shipping.

* If students use a vendor who will pack for them, they NEED to fill out a "Retrieval Of Belongings" form available on their Housing portal as well as create an account with the relevant company.

 

Picking up your Belongings 

The Student Housing Office requests that students prioritize the "Stay at Home" orders being issued nationwide. Students belongings will be collected and stored safely on campus for when students are able to retrieve them. Please give our office at least 3 business-days notice when you decide to collect your belongings from campus. At this time, the main Student Housing Office is closed but we are responding to emails and phone calls. As you know campus is closed, therefore you will need to set up a date and time to retrieve your belongings. In order to do this please note the following steps:

> Complete the Retrieval of Belongings form located on your Student Housing Portal: MyLMU > Campus Life > Student Housing Online Services > COVID-19 > Retrieval of Belongings

> On the Retrieval of Belongings form provide your information or the information of the person collecting your belongings in the designee line

> The Resident Director of your building will respond within 3 business days to confirm the date and time of the retrieval and notify the Department of Public Safety so you will have access to campus. If you have other directions for your property, please communicate this to the RD.

> Please note the Loyola gate is closed and all traffic must enter from Lincoln Blvd

> A Student Housing staff member will grant you access to your building and room to retrieve your belongings while maintaining social distancing

 

Additional Information

If you have specific questions, please call the Student Housing Office at 310-338-2963 or send an email to housing@lmu.edu. Please continue to monitor your LMU e-mail and the LMU Coronavirus updates webpage for the latest information and official updates.

 

 

FAQs For Spring 2020 Closing & Move-Out

  • Yes. Please refer to our main website page for more details concerning this. https://www.lmu.edu/coronavirus/

  • Yes. Please review our main website for more details concerning this: https://www.lmu.edu/coronavirus/

  • We have identified and stored some belongings left in rooms. Please contact Housing@lmu.edu with your name and room assignment and we will give you more information on next steps for retrieving your property.

  • Students are responsible for removing their belongings from their room by Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 PM. If a student is unable to return to campus to retrieve their belongings, we encourage them to contact friends or family in the area or on campus who can be of assistance and support with this process. If you contact the Student Housing Office with a request to have other people move your belongings out of your room, we can help coordinate access to your room or apartment. Student Housing can supply contact information of vendors who able to assist with your needs.

  • If you cannot move out by March 22, please fill out the Short-Term Move-out Extension Form to request an extension. Short-term move-out extensions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. No extensions will be approved beyond March 25. Requests for short-term move-out extensions must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 17. To request a short-term move-out extension, please go to: MyLMU --> Campus Life --> Student Housing Online Services --> Application Forms

  • Yes. Please coordinate these details with the Student Housing office so we can coordinate access for the appropriate individuals. Please e-mail Housing@lmu.edu with details concerning your request.

     

     

  • LMU is aware of the following vendors to assist with packing, storage and moving. Please inquire with the following companies for details regarding services and fees.

    • Come 2 U Storage: Offers packing for you (even if you are not present)*, storage & shipping 
    • Campus Storage: Offers packing for you (even if you are not present)*, storage & shipping.
    • College Boxes: Offers packing for you (even if you are not present)*, storage & shipping.  
    • Dorm Box: Offers Storage pod service and shipping.
    • Dorm Room Movers: services include moving (if you are present), no packing of boxes, storage & shipping.  

          * If students use a vendor who will pack for them, they NEED to fill out a "Retrieval Of Belongings" form available on their Housing portal as well as create an account with the relevant company.

  • LMU will soon begin to forward mail to your permanent address. You do not need to visit the Mailroom in person to forward your mail. LMU cannot forward packages sent via FedEx & UPS.  The Mailroom is working on a solution. For more information please contact (310) 338-2763.

  • Petitions are being reviewed by the Dean of Student’s office and will be approved or denied on a case-by-case basis. Decisions will be sent by noon on March 18. No further information is available.

  • This is not likely.  Student Housing is consolidating students to a few buildings that will remain open after move-out is complete. Students whose petitions are approved, will be assigned in a manner to maximize social distancing. Our plan is to house students in apartments, one per bedroom.

  • Students who have submitted petitions will be notified of a decision by noon on Wednesday, March 18.

  • If you are unable to move out by the March 22 deadline, you must submit the Short-Term Move-Out Extension Form by 5 PM on Tuesday, March 17. Submissions will be approved or denied on a case-by-case basis. To fill out the form please go to: MyLMU --> Campus Life --> Student Housing Online Services --> Application Forms.   

  • Yes. All students living in University owned or operated housing must move out by Sunday, March 22, at 1:00 PM.

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    Please consult the LMU Dining webpage for the latest updates on what’s open on campus. Please note these hours are subject to change.

     

     

  • All students or family members preparing to help move out should monitor their symptoms regularly. Some key symptoms to look for are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Students and family members should not enter campus or a residence hall if they believe they are sick. Anyone exhibiting symptoms will not be permitted to enter student housing facilities. We encourage students and or family members to make alternative arrangements for move-out if they are experiencing symptoms.

  • Parking and Transportation has confirmed that they will not be enforcing permitted parking during move-out week (Ends March 22nd). However, fire lanes, reserved, and disabled parking stalls will be enforced.

  • If you have an active Spring permit through Parking & Transportation, you can leave your car on campus until August 15 and you will need to complete the Vehicle Storage form. For more information about Parking, please contact the office at parking@lmu.edu or (310) 338-1681. 

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    The guest policy remains in effect at this time. Student Housing will communicate any policy changes, including those to the guest policy, after March 22.

     

     

  • No. Students cannot leave their bicycle(s) on campus.