Student Move-In Process and Schedule
Move-in for residential students will be scheduled by Residence Life consistent with the following timeline. In July, students will receive a sign-up sheet from Residence Life to schedule their move-in appointment on the designated dates. Students’ timely completion of Salem’s Pre-Entry Screening and Safety Requirements is a condition of move-in.
For health and safety purposes, students who have been approved for the COVID-19 vaccine exemption or extension or any student who is not fully vaccinated by move-in, must present a negative COVID-19 test to Health Services at the time of move-in. Students must obtain their COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours prior to move-in. PCR or Antigen tests will be accepted. Students who test positive must not report to campus for move-in and must complete an isolation period per Salem and recommended CDC guidelines. Once the isolation period is complete, the student will be reassigned a move-in date.
At the time of move-in, students and their designated move-in helpers will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure by Health Services staff upon arriving on campus and prior to entry into the residence halls. Individuals who do not clear the screening process will be asked to leave campus and to coordinate with Residence Life for rescheduling their move-in date.
Students and their designated move-in helpers will be required to follow our COVID-19 Move-In Safety Guidelines and Expectations and to contact Salem as directed prior to arriving on campus if they meet any of the Conditions Requiring Move-In Rescheduling. Students and their designated helpers will be required to sign the Move-In Acknowledgement agreeing to abide by these guidelines as a condition of Residence Life confirming their move-in appointment.
Move-In Dates and Times
Wednesday, August 11th
- College (SOTOGAB) Marching Band
Sunday, August 15th
- College Resident Assistants
- College Orientation Co-Chairs & Committee Chairs
Monday, August 16th
- College Orientation Leaders
- College SGA Executive Board
Wednesday, August 18th
- College Volleyball
- College Soccer
Incoming College students include first-year and sophomore or second-year students.
First-years who will begin at Salem this year will move-in on Friday, August 20th and sophomores or second-year students who began at Salem last academic year will move-in on Saturday, August 21st to support a staggered and socially distant move-in process.
Returning College students will have the option to move-in on Sunday, August 22nd - Tuesday, August 24th (11:00 am – 5:00 pm).