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Move-In Times & Locations

Students receive correspondence directly from Housing & Residence Life about housing assignments and move-in dates. The information below can help you begin to plan. Please note, University ID cards are picked up at the ID Office in Observatory Hill Dining Hall, not at Housing & Residence Life.

Undergraduate Students

Incoming First-Year Students

Move-In for first-year students will occur on either Friday, August 18 or Saturday, August 19, depending on your room assignment. Early arrivals are only permitted in special circumstances (see "Undergraduate Early Arrivals" below for more information). Please make plans to move in on the date that your specific building is opening:

Friday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 19, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Upperclass and Transfer Students

Unless approved for an early arrival, all students in upperclass housing may move in on Friday, August 18 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or on Saturday, August 19 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If you wish to be considered for check-in before August 18, see "Undergraduate Early Arrivals" below.


Undergraduate Early Arrivals

If you are part of a University group that requires your presence on Grounds before Opening (such as an athletic team or Session K Orientation), your program leader will contact Housing & Residence Life to coordinate approval for early arrivals. Students not part of a sponsored group need to submit an Early Arrival Application. However, the Early Arrival Application deadline of Ausust 8, 2017 has passed, and we are no longer accepting applications. If you feel you have an extraordinary situation, please email


Undergraduate Late Arrivals

Sunday, August 20

Check-in for all undergraduate residence areas will take place at the Housing & Residence Life Main Office in Gibbons House from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Monday, August 21

Check in at the Housing & Residence Life Main Office in Gibbons House from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 22 and beyond

Students arriving on or after Tuesday, August 22 must inform Housing & Residence Life in order to keep their housing assignment. If you enroll at the University but fail to check into your assigned residence, you are still responsible for payment of housing charges for the entire academic year.


Graduate Students, Faculty, and Staff

Your move-in date is specified on your housing agreement. Keys can be picked up at the Housing & Residence Life Main Office during business hours: Monday - Friday (except holidays), 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please see your room assignment and our Graduate Housing FAQ or Faculty/Staff Housing FAQ for other important move-in information.