COVID-19 Fall 2020 Updates
Castleton University is closely monitoring the circumstances and events related to COVID-19 and will provide periodic updates.
Important Information for all Students about Required Testing
Information on Vermont's Mask Mandate
Do I need to Quarantine Before Coming to Campus?
Virtual Web Resources for Students
ID and Vehicle Registration
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking students to please do the following as soon as possible prior to arriving on campus:
Fall 2020 Residence Life Information
How do I cancel my housing contract for the fall?
You can cancel your housing contract for the fall by emailing email@example.com by August 5, 2020. The Residence Life office will cancel your housing and meals for the fall 2020 semester.
Will I lose my room assignment if I decide not to come to campus in the Fall or cancel my contract?
Students who do not return to campus for the fall will not have their current rooms assignments held for the spring semester. Given all the moving parts of this endeavor, we are unable to hold a room until spring semester. All students who plan to return only for the spring 2021 semester will fill out a new housing contract later this fall indicating a roommate request if applicable. The spring assignment would then be sent out in December.
How do I find my room assignment?
You can find your room assignment and roommate information when you log in to your eRezLife account.
Once in your account, click the “Housing Applications” tab on the left-hand sidebar. This will provide you with your room and roommate information.
If you have any questions about what items to bring, types of residence halls, or room furniture, please check out our website here: https://www.castleton.edu/campus-life/residence-life/living-on-campus/
What do I need to do if I have to quarantine before I move in to the Residence Halls?
If you are required to quarantine as required by the Governor of Vermont, students will be able to apply for quarantine housing before the semester starts. Those students are the students who will be arriving to Castleton via public transportation and are expected to quarantine outside of university housing before arriving to campus. If this applies to you, you may apply for quarantine housing through residence life by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. THIS HOUSING OPTION IS LIMITED AND IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. The cost is $25 a night, which includes meals.
What are the expectations for move-in day?
During your move-in process you will be expected to adhere to the following guidelines, the Spartan Pledge, and follow all guidelines set forth by the Governor of Vermont. Note, before moving in, you should make sure you have followed all travel guidelines set forth prior to coming to campus (https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel)
- Everyone coming to campus must wear a mask during the move-in process.
- You may be accompanied by 2 people who have followed the Governor's guidance on travel.
- Only the student may come to the check-in table.
- You must attempt to maintain 6 feet of social distance at all times.
- If your building has an elevator only one family may use it at a time.
- You may only move in during the times set forth in the information below.
- Follow all posted signs when entering buildings
All students checking in should go directly to their residence halls. Please follow all signage on campus for parking and building information when you arrive.
Visit the check-in table in front of your residence hall and meet with a Community Advisor. We ask that you keep 6 feet away from anyone that has arrived prior to your arrival and if there is a line at the check-in table that you remain 6 feet away from the people in front of you. The Community Advisors will give you your assigned room key, student ID (new students), and help you with the check-in process.
What is the Move-in Day Schedule?
Can check into the residence halls on Saturday, August 15th, 2020. There will be specific move-in times for each building. Move-in will begin as early as 9:00 a.m. and run until 4:00 p.m.
If you are moving into one of the following buildings your move in time will be 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Babcock Hall
- Castleton Hall
- Haskell Hall
- Morrill Hall
If you are moving into one of the following buildings your move in time will be 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Audet House
- Ellis Hall
- Foley Hall
- Gryphon Hall
- Hoff Hall
- North House
- South House
- Wheeler Hall
***Students must attend their scheduled time to move in. If there is a need such as traveling from a distance away that would prevent you from attending a morning session you should contact residence life (email@example.com) to set up a more feasible time for move-in.
As a reminder, Introduction to campus life will begin on the morning of August 16th, 2020. This will be a daylong event and more details about orientation will be sent by email shortly. If I may be of any further assistance, please feel free to contact us.
When do returning students move in?
Can check into the residence halls on Sunday, August 16th, 2020 or Monday, August 17th, 2020 between 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M and 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Any student arriving after 4:00 P.M. will not be able to move in until 7:00 p.m. at which time they can check in with the CA on duty in their building. Sorry, we will not be able to accommodate any early arrivals this year. Please plan accordingly.
Returning students will not be required to schedule a time to move in but must move in between the times stated above. Students arriving after 4:00 p.m. will not have access to the halls until 7:00 p.m. when a CA will be on duty.
How to I fill out the Housing contract addendum to be eligible to live on campus?
To complete the housing Contract Addendum you must login to the student portal for your eRezlife account. Use link for login same as housing contract. Select the housing contract Addendum on the left and complete the contract. This will allow you to live on campus this coming fall semester.
If you have any questions in regards to this please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The example is on this page for the login link: https://www.castleton.edu/campus-life/residence-life/housing-contract/
Important Information Regarding COVID-19