Deferred move out

UPDATE - email sent 4/16/20 to residents approved for deferred move out spring 2020 semester: 

Kansas extends stay-at-home order; no residents may move out
Dear KU Student Housing resident,

This message is an update regarding your deferred move-out because of travel restrictions or health-related concerns due to COVID-19. No action is required on your part.

This week, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that she extended the statewide stay-at-home order until midnight May 3. The order was previously set to expire at midnight April 19.

This means residents who deferred move out may not claim their belongings before May 3. We are still working in coordination with public health officials to announce when residents who deferred move out will be able to return.

Meantime, residents’ belongings remain in their rooms. Residents locked their own rooms upon departure and have retained their room key. Belongings are secure and will remain that way until existing stay-at-home orders are revised to allow for travel to KU. Additionally, you should have received information earlier about this prorated housing credit. Residents who deferred move out are eligible for the credit.

Again, we thank you for your patience and your commitment to everyone’s safety duringthis unprecedented time. We will be back in touch when we have more information about move out. Stay safe and well.

Questions? Contact:
KU Student Housing


SURVEY: sent to residents

You must click this link and submit this survey to defer move out.

In this survey you’ll choose a course of action, depending on your situation:

  1. You are available to return to campus and ready to schedule your move out.
  2. You are available to return to campus but moving out during the times listed for your building could put your health at risk and you require a special appointment.
  3. You are away from campus and unable to return for move out because of travel restrictions or other circumstances. For the health and safety of our community, you will not be able to return to campus if your state has issued a stay-at-home order or you have traveled through one of the areas that KU previously restricted from campus, including California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon or Washington or the Colorado counties of Eagle, Summit, Pitkin or Gunnison.

For the second and third situations listed, you will not be required to return to Lawrence at this time. We'll work individually with you in the coming weeks to arrange a later time once travel precautions and community quarantines have lifted.

If you received a deferral for move out, you should have received this email with information about your next steps:

Move-out appointments are currently being scheduled through Friday, April 10. Beginning April 11, KU Student Housing will suspend move out to protect the remaining residents and staff. We will work in coordination with public health officials to determine when residents who needed to defer their move will be able to return to campus and move out. We will announce dates and additional move-out details in the future. Until that time, residents’ belongings remain in their locked rooms. Because you have confirmed that you require a deferred move out from KU Student Housing, you will be eligible for a prorated housing credit of your housing charges. 

Your patience and understanding have been extremely helpful, as this is a difficult and challenging situation for everyone to navigate. We sincerely appreciate that you made the decision to stay home and defer move out to ensure your safety and to protect public health.

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