MSU plans social distancing during dorm move-out

Posted at 10:31 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 08:13:59-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — The coronavirus pandemic has ended in-person classes at MSU, and now, students who live on campus are being urged to pick up possessions in the next two weeks.

At the same time, the school tells us they are still prioritizing social distancing. A letter sent out to families indicates a scheduling plan for students to gather their items by signing up in advance to avoid a massive move-out in one weekend.

“It was just one week and finals to come back to and most people left their stuff, thinking they were just going home for a couple weeks,” said student Kaitlin Piggott.

“Going into summer, students were hoping to have some more opportunity to say their goodbyes,” student Marco Rosario added.

MSU spokesperson Emily Guerrant said roughly 1,000 students who currently live in the dorms will still remain, based on individual needs.

“What we care the most about is health and safety. Whether it’s moving home with parents, other family or remaining on campus” Guerrant said.

Guerrant says the university is allowing students to pick up items through May 1, but the rebate is through April 14. The university is also offering a housing rebate.

As for the 2020 graduation, Guerrant says that remains postponed, with the university exploring options for the future.