Before you move-in

  • Be sure you plan to arrive at the appointed day and time. Your arrival will run smoothly if we are expecting you.
  • Coordinate room furnishings with your roommate to prevent doubling up.
  • Arrange optional services (e.g. cable TV, microfridge). Be sure to discuss this with your roommate as well. (Internet service is not provided in college-owned off campus (COOC) houses and apartments with the exception of the apartments at 512 March St.)
  • Pack what you’ll need – use this What To Bring checklist as a guide.
  • The College uses extra-long twin mattresses. You may consider purchasing linens from Residence Hall Linens.
  • If you are traveling from a distance and must ship your personal belongings, send them to your campus box. Due to limited post office storage space, items shipped should not arrive earlier than 5 days prior to your move-in.
  • Returning students, be sure you have your checkpoint, ID, and mailbox key—you’ll need them.
  • If you placed items in college storage, look for an email regarding the program closet you utilized (ISA storage, Study Abroad storage, chapter house / McKelvy / Grossman storage, etc.) so you can plan accordingly.

When you arrive

  • For Fall 2020, all students will first arrive at the Kirby Sports Center for check-in, residential key pick up, and testing.
  • Arrival days are limited by your class year and available testing. Please visit MyHousing for move in appointment scheduling.
  • Please visit the Fall 2020 Move In FAQs for more information (continuously updated): https://reslife.lafayette.edu/faq-fall-2020-move-in/ Park to avoid

 

Park to avoid traffic congestion.

First-years: After you unload in front of your residence hall, move vehicle to parking deck/lot or location designated by Public Safety. Fill out the Move-in Parking Tag before you arrive.

Returning/transfer students: please park in a designated space/lot near your residence hall and walk to Farinon Center.

Check-in at your designated location:

First-year students – outside your residence hall

Transfer students – Farinon Center

Returning students – Farinon Center

Sign out your key.

ALL students will receive a checkpoint tag for residence hall access. Hold on to it—you will keep this tag until you graduate!

Head to your building and meet your RA (if you’re on-campus).

When prompted, complete your Room Verification form in MyHousing as a record of pre-existing conditions to avoid damage billing at move out.