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.
  • Pack what you’ll need – use this What To Bring checklist as a guide.
  • The College uses extra-long twin mattresses. You may consider supporting the Commons Council fundraiser by 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, consult the pick-up schedule so you can plan accordingly.

When you arrive

  • 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).
  • Complete your Room Inspection Form for accuracy to avoid damage billing for existing conditions. Sign it and return it to your RA or to the Office of Residence Life.