Spring Move-in

Prior to Arrival

Before coming to campus, be sure you have completed the following:

  • If you are an uncleared (unvaccinated or non-testing exempt) student, sign up for COVID-19 Gateway Testing or request an exemption to the required testing (see Required Gateway COVID-19 Testing below).
  • Submitted your Health History Form and Immunization Record to Stetson Health Service. You won't be able to receive keys without having submitted these forms.
  • Read the Guide to Residential Living and the Code of Community Standards.
  • Check out our Packing List. It'll give you an idea of what you'll need and what's not permitted in the residential buildings.
  • Connected with your suite/apartment-mate(s) to discuss room layout and who's bringing what items that may be shared (e.g., TV, mini-fridge, microwave, etc.).

Spring Check-In Information

Required Gateway COVID-19 Testing

All uncleared (unvaccinated or non-testing exempt) undergraduate and graduate students, residential and commuters, taking classes face-to-face or hybrid must participate. Card access to university buildings, including residential buildings, will not be granted until testing is complete. 

Registration is now open for the Stetson required Gateway Testing Campus Arrival Process. During this process, uncleared individuals will participate in a self-administered COVID-19 rapid PCR nasal swab test. Appointments are available Jan. 4 – 10. Links for scheduling your appointment are available on the Safer Stetson WebsitePlease select an appropriate date, based on your arrival.  All uncleared students need to complete the process BEFORE attending classes.

If fully vaccinated for COVID-19, report your vaccine using Stetson’s Vaccine Report Form.  Students who report their vaccine to Stetson by Dec. 24, will not have to participate in the COVID-19 Gateway testing.

For Gateway Testing appointment sign up, or to submit an accommodation or exemption request, please visit the Safer Stetson website.

For questions or concerns, please reach out to the Screening and Testing team at [email protected].

Early Arrivals

It's very important that university staff have ample time to finish renovation and maintenance projects, prepare the buildings and train the R.A.s so that everything is ready when you arrive. Outside of those students who are returning because of their involvement in university-required functions, all continuing students for Spring 2022 need to plan to check in on or after Saturday, January 8.

All new students are approved to check in as early arrivals for FOCUS Orientation starting January 6 at University Hall during our business hours. 

Residents who are part of an approved early arrival group don't need to submit an individual request this year; your group leader will request your participation.

Other students may request an early return, but exceptions are rarely given. The Early Arrival form and information will be available on Housing Central from November 1 to January 4.

All uncleared (unvaccinated or non-testing exempt) students approved for early arrival will be required to complete COVID-19 gateway testing on January 4-7.

University Opening in Tier 4 for Spring 2022

The university will be opening in Tier 4 for the Spring semester. To learn more about Stetson's COVID-19 Tiers, visit the Stetson Tiers website for more information.  Also, be sure to review the Safer Stetson website for updates regarding COVID-19 and university policies.

Getting Settled

Some students will be living in a suite or apartment and will have suite-mates or apartment-mates.  We encourage you to reach out to your suite-mages(s)/apartment-mate(s) prior to the move-in day to discuss some basic ideas about how to set up the room to your shared preferences.  Most often students moving in for the Spring Semester will have a suite-mate/apartment-mate who lived on campus for Fall, therefore it is important to communicate about the setup of the room currently. 

Animal Friends

Stetson University is an animal-friendly campus. It's important to remember that only Stetson Cove Apartments, University Hall, and the 300 buildings of the University Village Apartments are animal-friendly. So, any pets that are helping to send you off to college need to remain outside of the other residence halls and check-in area.

All animals living on campus must be approved by Residential Living and Learning to live with you in our three animal-friendly residence halls prior to arrival on campus.  So, please be sure you have gone through the application and approval process before bringing your animal with you to campus. We accept applications for new animals until January 2.