Mask Up, Moove In

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Students are “mooving” in to campus housing for a very different fall quarter. Gone are the crowds, for a couple of reasons.

What used to be Moove-In Weekend is now spread over two weeks, by appointment only, to allow for physical distancing. Each student can have only one helper.

Last week saw about 600 transfer students get settled at the university’s new apartment complex, The Green at West Village. Moove-In to the residence halls is taking place this week — about 1,800 students in single-occupancy rooms. See how we are testing students for COVID-19 before Moove-In.

Students and parents with carts wait to move in.
New residents and their helpers wait to move into The Green at West Village. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)

Face coverings are required, of course, and Student Housing and Dining Services staff  cleaning move-in carts after each use.

Woman sprays disinfectant on move-in carts
Kirsten DePersis, director of facilities for Student Housing and Dining Services, sprays disinfectant on move-in carts. (Alex Fisher-Wagner/UC Davis)

Chancellor Gary S. May and LeShelle May have in past years rolled up their sleeves and helped haul guitars, clothing and other items, but COVID-19 safety measures meant the most they could do was return empty move-in carts and welcome students to campus before they headed inside.

LeShelle May and Gary S. May push carts.
LeShelle and Gary May return carts during Moove-In at The Green. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)
Student and mother inside The Green apartment.
The Green at West Village is now open to students. (Alex Fisher-Wagner/UC Davis)
Woman unpacks inside residence hall.
A new student unpacks inside a residence hall. (Alex Fisher-Wagner/UC Davis)

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