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COVID-19: Residence Halls Are Closed


Please be advised that a “no access” policy for all residence halls has been implemented at WVU. At this time, all campus buildings, including residence halls, are closed. Only students with approved emergency housing and essential staff are on campus as a public health precaution. 

West Virginia is under a state-wide Stay-At-Home order, and all non-essential travel is prohibited. Under these guidelines, students returning to campus for residence hall move-out is considered non-essential, and is therefore prohibited.

It is impossible to provide screening onsite to determine if you, or someone you have come into contact with, has COVID-19. Therefore, we cannot authorize anyone to return to the residence halls to collect personal belongings or to move out of the building. 

It may seem that one person coming to get their belongings is not a health risk; however, with almost 5,000 students in the residence hall system potentially making similar requests, we believe it does present a health risk. We will not jeopardize your safety or the safety of others.  

When the Stay-At Home order is lifted and public health officials have determined it is safe for students to return to campus to finalize their move out of their residence hall space, information will be sent to students via their MIX email account, posted to the Housing website and WVU social media channels.

Information about emergency housing is available on our website


We ask for your patience as we work through these issues. These items are considered part of students' cost of attendance for financial aid purposes. Therefore, the decisions we make about amounts and mechanisms for the credits need to be very carefully considered so we do not create unintended consequences to students and parents. 

Updated 4.3.2020