When will York area college students move out of dorms?

Students walk on the York College campus Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Enrollment decline has been a reality for colleges and universitiesÊacross the nation, including those in York County. Bill Kalina photo

Local colleges are adopting an appointment system to move students out of dorms and keep to social distancing guidelines.

York College and Millersville University both plan to have students sign up for available appointments to gather their belongings and check out of their residence halls.

A date for the move-out at York College will depend on lifting of stay-at-home orders from the state, officials said recently.

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Millersville students will begin the process at 8 a.m. May 18 and are slated to conclude by 8 p.m. Saturday, June 6 — but that could be extended, depending on guidance from the governor or state system chancellor, officials said.

Millersville officials note that there will be limited access to moving carts  and said that family members must wear masks and that gloves are encouraged. They also noted that there will be no storage on campus.

A full list of guidelines can be found in an April 27 announcement here: blogs.millersville.edu/housing.