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COLUMBUS, Miss.-- Move-In Day for Mississippi University for Women students assigned to on-campus housing will begin Wednesday, Aug. 12 and end Sunday, Aug. 16.

The W has expanded Move-In Day to multiple days to adhere to CDC guidelines. Students approved for on-campus housing should check their university email for their  designated day/time to move in.

“We are really excited to have students back on campus. The health and safety of our residents is a top priority. Extra steps and safety measures have been implemented due to COVID-19,” said Andrew Moneymaker, director of Housing and Residence Life.

Before arriving to campus, students must submit a self-care plan, review the Campus Renewal Plan and monitor for COVID-19 symptoms via the Symptom Checker available at More details and instructions have been provided to students via their university email.

Students are allowed two guests (no children) to assist with their unloading and unpacking, during their assigned date and time. Outside guests assistance will not be permitted after a student’s move-in window has closed.

Dollies and carts will be available for limited use on move-in day, but volunteers and staff will not be available to assist with unloading.

All faculty, staff, and students are required to wear face coverings (not N-95 or medical masks as those should be reserved for healthcare professionals) unless walking alone in an outdoor space or working alone in a personal office space. Individuals visiting campus are also subject to the same face-covering requirement.

For more information about The W’s Campus Renewal Plan, please visit:

For Housing and Residence Life questions, call (662) 329- 7127 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fall semester classes will begin Monday, Aug. 17.

Aug. 5, 2020