Move-in Delayed Until Jan. 18; First Day of Classes Now Jan. 19

//Move-in Delayed Until Jan. 18; First Day of Classes Now Jan. 19

Move-in Delayed Until Jan. 18; First Day of Classes Now Jan. 19


Greetings students!

Due to the winter storm and icy conditions on campus, we have changed times for move-in this week.  Students now may arrive to campus for move-in registration between 12-5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18 and 10-5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19.  All of your classes on Wednesday, January 19 will be remote and there will be no face-to-face classes on Wednesday. Please continue to watch your email as further changes may need to be made as conditions are changing rapidly.

We realize that not all students will be able to arrive by Wednesday, if you need to schedule your arrival later due to the weather or transportation restrictions, faculty will be ready to make your courses remotely available for the remainder of the week, please contact your faculty if you need to take your Thursday and Friday classes remotely (all classes will be remote on Wednesday). Please do not attempt to travel to campus today (Monday) as conditions are extremely icy. 

Arriving to Campus + Registration

Students should immediately come to Franklin Hall upon arrival. Students are asked to park in Swartz, lower Franklin or the Grousbeck lot for move-in registration. Students will not be allowed to move into their dorms without completing the move-in registration process.  Commuter students must also complete the move-in registration process.

Students will complete the move-in registration process at Franklin Hall.

Please bring the following to move-in registration:

  1. If you have had COVID-19 since October 17, bring a copy of your positive COVID-19 test results (this will exempt you from the on-site testing).
  2. If you have been vaccinated and/or boosted, please bring a copy of your card so we can verify and/or update your vaccination status. Not vaccinated? Look here for a site near you!  Getting vaccinated is easy, safe and the best protection against COVID-19.
  3. If you test negative 72 hours before (as recommended below), bring a copy of your dated test result and we will let you spin the wheel to win some Ferrum swag!

Testing Procedures

During move-in registration all students will be required to complete a rapid COVID-19 test and test negative in order to move into their dorms. If you have had COVID-19 since October 17, 2021 you will not be required to test if you provide documentation of the positive test result.

All students who test positive will be required to isolate immediately for 5 days.  In addition to the required on-campus testing, students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to complete a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of coming to campus to allow you to quarantine at home immediately and not make the drive to campus. As always, notify the Office of Student Life and Engagement if you test positive. Your faculty will continue to provide remote coursework for those in isolation or quarantine, though they must be notified by both the OSL&E and you in regards to your need for remote learning.

The Office of Student Life & Engagement has a full schedule of activities, spiritual life opportunities, residence life programming, mental health skill building opportunities and more planned- please join us!  Please be sure to follow us on instagram @ferrumcollege_osl for information on move-in and campus life!

Welcome Back!

Angie & the OSLE team

Angie Dahl, Ph.D.
Vice President of Student Development and Campus Life
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ferrum College
Roberts 15
Ferrum, VA  24088