Spring Semester Plans for Annapolis: February 11 Return to Campus

Directions to Campus

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There is plenty of parking available on campus. The two lots closest to Mellon Hall are the Mellon and Campbell Lots. Once a student has been tested and has collected their “starter kit”*, they may relocate to a lot closer to their Residence Hall. Please follow the direction of Public Safety who will be present to help out and direct.

Contact for Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about move-in, please email the Assistant Dean’s office at asst.dean.annap(at)sjc.edu.

February 8th Update

If you are planning to arrive on campus, receive a COVID test and move into the residence halls this Thursday, February 11, between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and if you’re concerned about traveling during what may become a winter weather event, we can offer you a few alternate arrival times. They are:

A. Arrive Wednesday, February 10 in the Morning: Arrive for COVID testing between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, followed by move-in.

B. Arrive Wednesday, February 10 in the Afternoon or Evening: Arrive after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, stay at the Hilton Hotel two blocks from campus, and get COVID tested between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, followed by move-in. (The fee for one night’s stay at the Hilton is $33.00 and will be charged to your student account. You may begin your hotel stay any time after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10.)

C. Arrive Wednesday, February 17 in the Morning: Arrive for COVID testing between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, followed by move-in. If you want to sign up for one of these alternate plans, please email Taylor Waters as soon as you can and let us know which plan you want.

Pre Move-In COVID Testing | 1:30–4 p.m.

  • Students will be able to move into the residence halls after they have received a COVID test, which will be administered in Francis Scott Key Auditorium inside Mellon Hall. All students are required to be tested and to quarantine in their dorm rooms until they receive an email confirming a negative test and releasing them from quarantine. E-mail announcements should arrive before the morning of February 12.
  • Students are encouraged to be tested within a few days of leaving home for Annapolis. While this is not a requirement, and all students regardless of a recent test result will be tested immediately upon arrival, testing prior to departure for Annapolis will allow any student who tests positive to isolate at home and not spend their first two weeks on campus in 100% isolation.
  • Students only, enter Mellon Hall through the Mitchell Gallery entrance and proceed through the right side of FSK Lobby to the auditorium entrance on the right. You will be directed to the testing area near the stage. Once tested, please exit the auditorium at the opposite end and go to the FSK lobby to collect your room key and starter kit. Exit FSK Lobby and proceed to your residence hall.

Moving into the Residence Halls | 1:45–6 p.m.

  • Steer clear of others (at least 6 feet between you).
  • If someone is using the stairwell, wait until they’re done before you enter.
  • Resist the kind urge to help out someone struggling with their luggage.
  • If one or two family members are helping you move in, please do so quickly - drop off your belongings and have them exit the building shortly thereafter.
  • Say goodbye before your parent(s) or friend(s) leave the building because you will need to remain in your dorm room until you receive an email that you’re all cleared to leave.
  • Dinner will be delivered to your dorm room by an RA. Virtual hall meetings and activities will follow the dinner hour.

*starter kit will contain: dorm room keys, ID cards, class manuals, COVID health kits, face masks, orientation schedule, orientation group for Saturday morning, Polity Compact, and possibly a few other items.