All Residence Halls Close
April 5, 2020

In conjunction with Lander University’s decision to move to online course delivery for the remainder of the semester, Lander University’s residence halls will close for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. All residence halls will close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 5.  We share in the disappointment around these decisions, and we want to make your move out from campus as smooth as possible.

Please read this full message for procedures to assist you in retrieving your belongings and returning your key.

First and foremost, your health and safety are our number one priority. Therefore, we will utilize an appointment process for you to return to campus, remove your belongings, and return your key. Please sign up for an appointment time at the link below. Sign up for one spot only.

Returning to campus to retrieve your personal items:

  • Check-out will occur daily between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. starting tomorrow (March 21) until April 5.
  • If you or your family are not feeling well, or you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, a cough and shortness of breath, please do not return to campus at this time. See the extension request instructions below.
  • Students will utilize Express Check-out, which means you return your room/apartment key(s) to the Grier Student Center. At the table set up in front of the Post Office, you will fill out an envelope, place your key inside, seal with tape, and drop the envelope in the marked post office slot next to the window in the Post Office.
  • Please do your best to remove all belongings, dispose of any trash, and clean your room/apartment as best you can. All trash should be removed from your room and placed in dumpsters and recycling areas around campus. Be sure to check all cabinets, vanities, drawers, and shelves for belongings before departing. Any items remaining after you check out will be considered abandoned property and will be disposed of at the university’s discretion.
  • If you have a mailbox key, please place that key in the envelope with your residence hall key.
  • To allow for social distancing as advised by the CDC, students may only bring two additional individuals with them to campus to assist with the move.
  • It is strongly recommended that you not stay in campus housing overnight. Please explore options for staying in hotels if an overnight stay is necessary. However, if you are coming from a long distance and have no other option off campus, please exercise Lander’s commitment to social distancing while here, and make every effort to minimize your time on campus.

Lander University’s administration is working with the South Carolina Commission for Higher Education on a plan to address student investments in housing and dining. Details regarding this information will be communicated as soon as they are available.

Please contact the Housing Office at with any questions.