Fall 2020 Move-in Information
We are excited you will be living with University Student Housing! Our plans to return to campus, as outlined below, are based upon information available as of June 22, 2020. We will continue to follow and make decisions based on guidance provided by local and state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control. Please check this page regularly for important updates regarding your arrival. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The health and safety of our students is our top priority. With this in mind, we have made a few updates to the University Student Housing and Hospitality Services contract for the Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 academic year. The Contract Addendum more clearly states our process should changes occur during the academic year. Completion of this contract addendum is required before students can select a move-in date and time.
Self-Select Move-in Program
University Student Housing is happy to announce the implementation of our “Self-Select Move-in Program” which will allow students to select their own move in date and time! The new program will reduce the capacity in our residence halls during the move-in process to allow for optimal physical distancing. Student's must complete the contract addendum before they are eligible to select a move-in date and time.
The Self-Select Move-in Program will open July 1, 2020 at 9:00am (CST).
Simply click the button below, choose a move-in date and time for your residence hall, check the acknowledgment box, and you are done! You will receive a confirmation email after selecting a move-in time. You can change your move-in time selection at any time by revisiting the link below, so long as the requested move-in time is available.Self-Select Move-in Program
Residents will be able to move into their assigned residence halls beginning Saturday, August 8th. Due to summer school housing for the Late Summer term, residents assigned to West Village and Honors for the Fall 2020 semester will be permitted to move in beginning on Monday, August 10th.
To support physical distancing and provide resources to you during your move-in process, all residents will be required to select a 1 ½ hour timeslot to complete their move-in.
Please plan to arrive at the beginning of your selected timeslot as you will only have 1 ½ hours to unload your belongings in the unloading zone. When you arrive on campus, please proceed directly to your residence hall. Directional signage will be posted throughout campus. Hall staff will execute a drive-up check-in process August 8-16th where you will receive a move-in packet containing your room key and other important information. Beginning August 17th, please proceed to the hall office to receive your move-in packet. Hall staff will require each student to show a valid ID (ID card, driver's license, passport, etc.) before move-in packet material will be released. Once you have received your key, you may unload your vehicle and move your belongings into your assigned room. Please limit the unloading zone to one vehicle at a time. When your 1 ½ hour timeslot is up, you must move your vehicle to the residence hall parking lot to accommodate students with future timeslots. You may continue to unload your belongings from the residence hall parking lot, as needed.
We recommended you bring your own move-in supplies, such as a dolly/hand truck, however, a red linen cart can be checked out to assist with your move.
Students will receive their Texas Tech Student ID/Raider Card in their move-in packet material. Student ID's are required to access each of the residence halls.
- Living on campus is an important and transformative part of the Texas Tech collegiate experience. Your physical safety and well-being is our top priority and we are going to do everything in our power to ensure you have the best possible experience.
- In order to provide a safer environment, we have reduced the density of seven of our traditional residence halls. Those halls that previously featured triple and quadruple spaces have been reduced to double occupancy.
- Common spaces within residence halls will abide by state and local occupancy guidance and the furniture in each of these spaces has been evaluated to accommodate social distancing recommendations.
- Signage will be placed throughout the residence halls to serve as reminders for social distancing and to provide other important information for our students.
- Student residents will be able to access their residence hall using their student I.D. and can escort visitors to their rooms. The number of visitors per student resident will be limited for the immediate future.
- University Student Housing has always had the highest standards regarding the cleaning of Residence Halls and was meeting the current expectations of COVID-19 cleaning prior to the epidemic.
- University Student Housing employs a cleaning staff dedicated to the cleaning and sanitization of the residence halls. These staff members work seven days a week cleaning all public areas, laundry rooms, community restrooms twice a day, elevators three times a day, and also focus on high touch areas.
- Residence Hall offices will have limited cleaning supplies available for students to borrow and use to maintain their living space. We strongly encourage students to bring cleaning supplies they prefer and meet their individual needs. High-touch surfaces in their room should be wiped down regularly by the student with a sanitized wipe: sink, counters, desks, keyboards and phones.
- We have installed hand sanitizer stations in all elevator lobbies and main lobbies. These stations will be resupplied daily.
- Students will need to consider their own choices and behaviors with regards to staying healthy. Wash hands regularly, use hand sanitizer, avoid crowds and monitor your personal distance from others. Do not share drinks or food.
- Monitor your health daily for fever and COVID-19 symptoms. If feeling ill, please contact the Student Health Services immediately for an appointment.
- University Student Housing will have some units available for students who have come in contact with a COVID-19 positive individual. Students will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
- If a housing student tests positive for COVID-19, they will be encouraged to return home. If not possible, the university will assist the student with housing off campus.
University Student Housing is committed to ensuring the highest air quality for our residents. In May 2020, we started the process of changing filters in all residence hall air handler units and student rooms to MERV-13 filters. This process is expected to be complete by the end of August 2020. To ensure all systems maintain the highest level of efficiency and airflow, the University Student Housing HVAC team is committed to monitoring and replacing these filters every three to four months.
If you experience any issues with the unit in your student room or residence hall, please submit a fixit request by visiting fixit.housing.ttu.edu
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) designed the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) scale to represent a filter's performance at removing airborne particles .3 to 1.0 microns in size. A higher MERV rating means fewer particles and other airborne contaminants pass through the filter and back into the air. Filters are tested for common particles such as pollen, dust mites, textile, carpet fibers, mold spores, dust, pet dander, bacteria, and tobacco. ASHRAE recommends MERV-13 for most residential areas.
- Students are asked to limit guests to one person. There will be a maximum of two guests per traditional room, one for each resident.
- Guests must always be escorted by their host in the residence halls.
- Students should remember that they can be held responsible for their guest's behavior.
- Social distancing must be followed in large gatherings to limit the spread of COVID-19.