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What You Need to Know: Housing and Dining

We’ve updated our procedures with your health and safety in mind.

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Residence Hall Move-in

Residence Hall move-in for the fall semester will begin Monday, Aug. 9 and continue through Saturday, Aug. 14.

  • Beginning in early July, residents will register online for a 90-minute time slot for move-in.
  • Time slots will be available each day at each hall.
  • Each resident may have two helpers.
  • Everyone will be expected to wear a mask/face covering and follow health and safety protocols.
  • Residents will be notified via MIX email and University announcements when timeslot registration opens.

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Important information

What to Do If ...

Your Roommate Isn't Following Safety Protocols

If your roommate is acting in ways that you think are unsafe and putting you at risk, we recommend talking with your roommate about why safety measures are important to all members of our community.

If you are unable to resolve the situation, please contact the Office of Student Conduct at or 304-293-8111.

You Have a COVID-19 Related Event

Here's what to do if:

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If you live in a residence hall, you must follow visitation policy in the Residence Hall Health and Safety Policies.

For more information, review the guidelines for visitors in residence halls and University Apartments.

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Health and Safety Measures


Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (e.g., tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface. Follow label instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product, including precautions you should take when applying the product.

Policies and Guidelines

Students are expected to follow WVU’s guidelines, as well as ordinances established by the City of Morgantown and Monongalia County, including mask-wearing, appropriate physical distancing, keeping your hands and environment clean and limiting the number of people at gatherings.

Consequences for not complying with the Student Code of Conduct for Personal Protective Equipment or any other COVID-19 related guidelines include one or more of the following: written warning, removal from class, probation, suspension and/or expulsion from the University.

Reporting Violations

If you see a violation of University, local or state health and safety guidelines (e.g., large gatherings, failure to wear personal protective equipment), follow the steps for reporting violations.

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  • Check the Dining Services website to see which locations are currently open.
  • Safety measures have been implemented at all locations to keep guests and employees safe.

If You're in Quarantine or Isolation

Summer Dining Hall Operations

  • While dining halls are all-you-care-to-eat, food will be served by employees rather than self-serve.
  • Dining halls have several items packaged and ready for grab-and-go (e.g., prepared salads and desserts).
  • To-go containers remain available.
  • Disposable plates, cups and silverware are provided if you wish to dine in.
    • Use a new plate or cup each time you visit a serving station or beverage machine.
  • Public-use items (e.g., toasters and microwaves) are available, but employees will operate them for you.

Fall Dining Operations

  • WVU Dining Services plans to reopen fully in the fall and will work to keep guests and employees safe.
  • Self-served buffet options will be open with gloves available for use when handling multi-use serving utensils.
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures will continue.

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Residence Hall Cleaning Procedures

  • Each room was deep cleaned, which included cleaning all surfaces and furniture, after previous residents moved out.
  • Communal restrooms will be cleaned once a day in residence halls. High-touch areas in communal restrooms will be cleaned every 8 hours.
  • High-touch areas in suite style restrooms will be cleaned once a day. Suite style restrooms will also receive a deep cleaning a minimum of once every three weeks.
  • Residents should clean frequently touched surfaces (e.g., tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks) routinely with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions.

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