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coronavirus information for the Butler Community
Covid-19 Information for the Butler Community

Move-In and Orientation for Fall 2021

What day is the first day of classes?

The first day of class is Wednesday, August 25.

When can I move-in to my residence hall?

Students who will be living in the residence halls will receive a move-in time from Residence Life. Students will receive confirmation of their housing assignment by July 15 and this letter will also include move-specific information about move-in. New and transfer students living in residence halls will move in on Saturday, August 21. Returning students living in residence halls will move in on Sunday, August 22.

When can I move in to my apartment?

Students who will be living in the apartments will be able to begin the move-in process by appointment starting on August 13. Students will receive additional information on how to sign-up for their appointment.

Will I have a moving company helping me?

A moving company will be available for students living in campus residence halls (Irvington House, Fairview House, and Residential College). In order to utilize the moving company, you must arrive at your designated move-in time. Individuals who arrive outside of their assigned time will not be accommodated.

How many people can help me move in?

Students in residence halls: no more than two additional individuals may help you move in. If more than two additional individuals accompany you to campus, they will not be permitted to come into the residence hall. 

Please note, to make the move-in process as efficient as possible, elevator use will be limited to the move-in company and students/guests who require its use. Anyone traveling with you must meet the requirements of the health screening at check-in.

Students in apartments: no more than three additional individuals may help you move in. Anyone traveling with you must meet the requirements of the health screening at check-in.

 

Will I have a roommate/suitemate/podmate?

Yes. Residence halls and apartments (except Ross Hall) will be operating at full capacity.

Will my room be cleaned before I arrive?

All rooms are currently being cleaned and prepared for students’ return to campus.

Will cleaning supplies be provided?

Cleaning supplies like disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer will be available for common spaces in residence halls and academic buildings. Students will need to provide their own cleaning supplies for their private residence hall rooms and bathrooms. 

If my family needs to stay in a hotel, where can they stay?

Butler University has a number of hotel partners that offer discounted rates for members of the Butler community. This list can be found here

 

Where do I park my car?

Information about parking can be found on the Parking Permit website.

Can I bring a car to campus if I do not have a parking pass?

No, all students need to register their car through the Vehicle Registration Process. An email is sent to all faculty, staff, and students with the registration information during the summer before the Fall semester each year. Please note that if a car is driven to campus unregistered and without a parking pass, it will be sent home with a student’s family or guests.

Orientation

Are there programs for students to participate in after move-in? 

All new and transfer students will participate in required Orientation programs the week of August 21–24. 

Students will be integrated into Orientation groups based on their First-Year Seminar classes where they will be mentored by a returning Butler student called a Student Orientation Guide. During Orientation, students will learn about campus resources, get to know their college and department, meet faculty and staff, build community with one another, have fun in social programming, and prepare for their first year at Butler!  

Information will be updated via the Orientation website as it is confirmed, and also through the @ButlerOrientation Instagram account. 

Questions can be directed to orientation@butler.edu

Do I have to do anything before Orientation/Move-in?

All new and transfer students will be required to complete a series of online educational modules for campus and community resources. This will include information from the following source and others:

  • Student Life resources
  • Academic support
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Sexual Assault prevention
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Other special topics

Information will be updated via the Orientation website as it is confirmed, and also through the @ButlerOrientation Instagram account. 

Questions can be directed to orientation@butler.edu

Are there programs for families to participate in during Orientation/move-in?

The Office of New Student & Family Programs will feature family engagement during move-in weekend (Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22) for new, transfer, and sophomore students. These programs will feature opportunities to connect with other families, meet campus faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as learn about campus resources.  

Information will be updated via the Orientation website as it is confirmed, and also through the @ButlerOrientation Instagram account. 

Questions can be directed to orientation@butler.edu

If my family needs to stay in a hotel, where can they stay?

Butler University has a number of hotel partners that offer discounted rates for members of the Butler community. This list can be found here