Dear Resident,

Thank you for your patience over the past week as we have worked through our process for the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. The statement from the Chancellor on the afternoon of March 17th gave the University and community members new guidance surrounding this. Given the rapidly evolving situation in our county and across the nation, the decision has been made that all housing students will need to move out by Monday, March 23rd at noon. We understand that this is short notice, so the University is procuring boxes and tape to assist with your move. These supplies will be available at the front desk.

All students will checkout through the express checkout process. You may retrieve an express checkout envelope at the La Plata or Monarch front desks or on your RA’s door.

If you have already left campus, we ask that you return to pack up your belongings and turn in your keys. If this cannot be accomplished by Monday, March 23rd we will be available to coordinate your check out the week of March 30th. All card access will be turned off as of noon on Monday, March 23rd so any access following that time will need to coordinated with us by calling 719.255.4042 or emailing as staffing will be limited.

Please remove all of your personal items and dispose of trash in designated areas. Place items that you wish to donate in the following areas:

  • Summit Village – Lift Lounge in Keystone by the laundry room
  • Village at Alpine Valley -Cucharas Room 101
  • Alpine Apartment-Shavano Lounge

When your move is complete do the following:

Close and lock bedroom windows
Turn off all lights
Lock bedroom door
Make sure suite door is closed and secured
Place keys in EXPRESS check out envelope and deposit in one of the following places

  • Key Return in LaPlata by Mailboxes
  • Key Return in Summit in Mail Room Door by Office Door
  • Drop at the either desk if open (Monday to Friday 8a to 5p) DO NOT LEAVE KEYS IF DESK IS UNATTENDED

Please make sure you fill out a mail forward form that can be found on the housing website:

Late next week you can expect to see your student account adjusted, we will be prorating your housing fees based upon the move out day of Monday, March 23rd. While you are still here there will be limited to go dining offered in Roaring Fork.

The University will consider limited exceptions on a case by case basis. For more information on those exceptions contact Erik Newhouse at 719.255.3578 or email Please include your name, student ID number, and phone number in any email or voice messages. Any exception to remain in housing shall expect to relocate to another hall.

Thank you for all your cooperation, Your Residence Life and Housing Staff


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