• Be sure you plan to arrive at the appointed day and time. Your arrival will run smoothly if we are expecting you.  If you have permission to move in early, review the early arrival information and communications from your group/team leader.
  • Coordinate room furnishings with your roommate to prevent doubling up.
  • As you customize your room to your liking, you may be interested in changing the height of your bed, lofting it, or even bunking it with your roommate. If this is something you wish to do, please take a look at this brief how-to video that explains how to adjust your bed height.
  • 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 have misplaced your checkpoint, use this form to request a replacement (submit at least 5 business days before your scheduled move-in)
  • 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.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.