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Guidelines for students unable to delay arrival to campus

Updated January 20, 2022

The University is requesting that all incoming students delay their arrival to campus until Saturday, January 29. If you are a student who absolutely cannot delay your arrival to campus or if you have other extenuating circumstances, please follow the steps below. Only students who return on or after January 29 will receive a housing or dining-rate adjustment.

1. Email Res Life

Arts, Sciences & Engineering undergraduate and graduate students who absolutely cannot change travel plans or who have extenuating circumstances must send an email to for permission.

Your email should include:

  • Full student name
  • Date of arrival
  • Current on-campus housing assignment

Eastman students should contact John Hain, associate dean of academic affairs, at

2. Submit a negative COVID test result

All previous arrival conditions, including submission of a negative COVID test to the UHSConnect portal, are still required. The COVID test can be an at-home rapid test (a self-test kit). If you have specific questions about testing, please reach out to UHS directly (585) 275-2662 or

Review the University’s COVID safety guidelines for information about requirements for students. Our Spring 2022 FAQs have additional details that may be helpful.

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