Once you receive confirmation of your housing assignment, you also will receive information about the dates and times that you should check in. Each year you may expect check-in day to be the two days before classes begin. Resident assistants (RAs) will be available during these times in the lounge of your residence hall to show you to your room, fill out any necessary paperwork and provide you with your keys or room access via a swipe card.
If you cannot check in during the dates and times stipulated, you should contact the residence hall director of your assigned residence hall to schedule an alternative check-in time (a fee may be assessed for early arrival).
First-Year Student and New Transfer Student Move-in will be Friday, August 25, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Upperclassmen Move-in will be Saturday and Sunday, August 26-27, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
All requests to move in earlier than scheduled move-in times must be made via email to your building’s respective Hall Director or by emailing email@example.com. Early move-in approvals prior to the start of the semester are at the discretion of the building’s Hall Director and are subject to additional housing charges.
» Moving-in details and FAQs
What to Bring
- Laptop or personal computer
- Alarm clock
- Laundry basket and detergent
- Personal clothing
- Standard twin sheets, pillows and comforter
- HEPA filter air purifier (no more than 100 watts)
- Portable hair dryer (1,000 watts or less)
- Basket for shower stuff
- Soap and soap dish or shower gel
- Flip-flops for the shower
- Lysol or similar disinfectant product
- Dustbuster and/or Swiffer or similar products
- Reading lamp
- Light bulbs (energy saver preferred)
- Waste basket/ small recycling container or bag
- Masking tape
- Iron and ironing board
- Refrigerator (no more than 4 cubic feet)
- Low maintenance plants
- Room decorations
What Not to Bring:
- Weapons (or reasonable facsimiles thereof), firearms, fireworks, and explosives
- Alcohol (including containers), narcotics and other illegal drugs, and drug paraphernalia
- Cooking appliances or other high wattage equipment, such as halogen lamps, hot plates, electric coffee pots, immersion heaters, popcorn poppers, electrical/space heaters, electric frying pans, electric woks, microwave ovens, stoves, toaster ovens, air conditioners, refrigerators over 4 cubic feet, or any other appliance over 1,000 watts, with the exception of hair dryers
- Gasoline machinery, such as motorbikes, motorcycles or mopeds, and any other combustible items, including combustible engines, flammable liquids, non-electric lanterns, combustible decorations, and holiday lighting.
- Hoverboards, such as self-balancing scooters, battery-operated scooters, hands-free segways, and electric powered skateboards; excluding all assistive devices necessary to individuals with disabilities.
- Medusa Lamps, or lamps with soft plastic or paper lampshades (fire hazard)
- Candles or substances used for burning (e.g., incense)
- Extension cords or outlet extenders (surge protectors with an on/off switch are acceptable)
- Tapestries, curtains and/or drapes
- Pets of all kinds. Exceptions are:
- Service animals for authorized persons (contact the Student Access Office)
- Fish contained in a properly maintained tank of no more than 10 gallons