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Emergency Updates



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March 2

8:51 a.m.


Residents' move back to campus has begun! Residents of Williams and Straight Halls, who were at the Hilton Riverside, are moving back into their rooms. Williams and Straight residents who drove themselves or who were driven by their families are also able to return today. The move-in window will be through 7 p.m. If you are a Williams or Straight resident who must move in after the move-in window, you may wait until Friday, March 2 or you may contact the Office of Residential Life at Residents of Camphor-Hartzell Hall are still expected to move back in Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

March 1

6:07 p.m.


Currently the only building without power is Dent Hall. This does not affect the move back into Williams and Straight Halls or employees' return to other buildings on campus. The estimated time of power restoration to Dent Hall is Thursday.


Residents who are driving back to campus are welcome to begin moving back into their residence halls Thursday beginning at 7 a.m.

3:53 p.m.


Faculty and staff return:

All employees should return to campus Thursday, March 2 for normal business operations. For those who are interested in volunteering to help move students back into their residence halls, please get approval from your supervisors.


Residents’ return update:

A University team made up of representatives from Facilities, Student Affairs, Student Government and Residence Life have inspected a sample of dorm rooms. Upon arrival students will receive cleaning materials, gloves, trash bags etc. for room cleaning.


When cleaning the refrigerators, please remember:

  • Never taste food to determine if it is safe to eat. When in doubt, throw it out.
  • Throw out perishable food in your refrigerator (meat, fish, cut fruits and vegetables, eggs, milk, and leftovers) after 4 hours without power or a cold source like dry ice. 
  • Throw out any food with an unusual odor, color, or texture.


If you have any questions, please e-mail


Shuttle schedule:

The Dillard University Shuttle will bring students from the Hilton Riverside back to campus in shifts by residence hall, beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday and Friday. See the below schedule for the specific bus schedule.


  Thursday Friday

Hilton 9-10 a.m. 

Primarily serving Camphor/Hartzell students. Students who left early will be able to return to Kearny to pick up a breakfast box.


Dillard 8-10 a.m.

No breakfast will be served at the Hilton.


11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Dillard 

Buses depart generally every 30 min. Williams and Straight students can stay.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Dillard

Last of Hilton students should board buses to Dillard.



5-7 p.m. at Dillard

Buses depart generally every 30 min. Last shuttle leaves for Dillard around 7 p.m. Last bus from Hilton to Dillard leaves at approx. 6:15 p.m. Williams and Straight students can stay.

Normal Dinner Service on campus.
Moving Window 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Williams and Straight

7 a.m.-7 p.m.


10:54 a.m.


The process of powering up the University has begun! Members of the administration and other selected areas have begun returning to campus today. 


Residents’ return to campus:

Students from Williams and Straight Halls will return to campus Thursday, March 2 and students from Camphor-Hartzell Hall will return Friday, March 3. The move-in window will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. both days.


Hotel check-out:

You should be checked out of your hotel rooms no later than 11 a.m. Thursday (Williams and Straight residents) and Friday (Camphor-Hartzell residents). This is a strict cut-off time with no exceptions. Those who miss their check-outs will be responsible for the hotel’s room charges for the next day, and you will be subject to disciplinary action according to Dillard’s housing policy and student code of conduct.


On-campus Meals:

Dillard Dining dinner service is scheduled to resume on campus Thursday. WOW Cafe will also be open 11 a.m.-8 pm. On Friday, Starbucks will be open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and the OBC Grill will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 



As a reminder, classes are being held virtually through Friday, March 2. Students, please be reminded that you are responsible for your coursework and class attendance the rest of this week. Communicate with your instructors in the event of extenuating or unusual circumstances.

See the February 26-28 timeline of messages to the campus community and public.




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