On-campus students to have belongings delivered to rooms

Students living on campus will have their belongings delivered to their individual rooms ahead of their move-in date this fall, according to an email sent to students Wednesday.

Students living on campus will have until July 8 to retrieve their belongings from their respective off-site storage locations or movers will move their belongings to their assigned rooms for the next academic year, according to the email. On-campus students will have the option to ship one of their boxes to their current residence at their own expense, the email states.

“We are currently planning to release a scheduling system in early to mid-July to allow students and families to self-sign up for a day and three-hour time slot window from a mid-August date until the last move-in time slot on Aug. 27,” the email states.

Students moving off campus for the upcoming semester can pick up their boxes at the off-site location between now and July 8 or have their belongings shipped to them at their own expense between now and Aug. 31, the email states.

Between July 18 and Aug. 8, those students can also pick up their belongings at the Pack & Store Reunification Center in the Smith Center, according to the email. The email states that between Aug. 8 and Aug. 31, students can collect their items at their respective off-site locations and should coordinate a pick-up time directly with their moving company.

Students moving off campus within a five-mile radius of the Foggy Bottom Campus can have their belongings shipped to their new address at no cost between Aug. 9 and Aug. 31 and should coordinate delivery with their assigned moving company, according to the email.

After Aug. 31, items still not collected will become the student’s responsibility, and items remaining in storage by Oct. 1 will be considered abandoned property and may be removed, according to the email.

Students who receive a damaged item upon move in can fill out a report online, according to the email. Students who are missing items or receive an item that does not belong to them can report the incident online, according to the email.

“This summer, you can get the process started by asking any roommates if they picked up their items early and found your potentially missing item and then try again during the fall move-in period as more of your roommates are reunited with their belongings,” the email states.

The deadline to report missing or found items is Sept. 1 and Campus Living and Residential Education team members will work with students to locate all items between Sept. 1 and Sept. 18, according to the email.

Between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25, students can video chat with CLRE staff to locate their items in the lost and found, and after Sept. 25, students will work with the Office of Risk Management to determine “next steps.” Unclaimed items will be considered abandoned by Sept. 25, and officials will try to donate the items to  “worthy causes,” according to the email.

“We are proud to inform you that spring residents have generously donated 2,170 lbs of non-perishable food items; 3,005 lbs of household goods/furniture; and 1,515 lbs of clothing (as of June 15) through the move-out process,” the email states.

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