Move-In Information

Move-in is an exciting and sometimes stressful time for students and families. Our staff strive to make move in as smooth as possible for all involved. Please review the links to the right for semester-specific information. It is vital that students and families plan their arrival around the designated move-in schedules as that allows our staff adequate time to prepare for the student and their experience.

  • Students should arrive at the designated check-in location during the specified hours on the move-in date for their student type. Arrivals outside of the designated times are not permitted and may be denied entirely or charged a daily fee. 
  • Students will need a picture ID for check-in (school ID, license, passport, etc.) and they need to ensure that all holds have been cleared prior to arrival. An account hold can prevent Residence Life from issuing a key or permitting the student to move-in.
  • Students should wait until Residence Life issues them a key to move into their residence - even if their roommate has already arrived.

Once the student has completed check-in paperwork and received their room key, they should conduct a thorough examination of the condition of the room (and living space) to ensure the condition of the room is accurately reflected on the Room Condition Report (RCR).

  • In Residence Halls, this is generally completed with Residence Life staff if time permits, however, the presence/absence of Residence Life staff does not alter the student's responsibility to complete and return the RCR within 24 hours of key issuance.
  • In the 'Burbs, the RCR is completed by the student and returned to the Student Development Office.  Responsibility is placed on the student to return the form within 24-48 hours of arrival.
  • The RCR is used to determine whether the student has caused damage to University facilities or property beyond normal wear and tear.
  • If the Student fails to complete and return the RCR, the residential property will be assumed to be in good and clean condition with standard amenities provided.
  • It is the student's responsibility to report all needed maintenance repairs to Residence Life staff as needs arise, so that repairs can be made in a timely manner as well as to avoid unnecessary charges.

Any questions about assignments, move-in dates, early or late arrivals, or preparing for move-in should be sent to

Any questions about RCRs, room or key concerns, or other check-in questions should be directed to the ResLife staff for your housing area.

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