New Student Move-In

We are so excited to announce Move-In 2021 and cannot wait to see you all on campus this fall! The policies for reducing the risks associated with COVID-19 while living in a residence hall have changed from last year.  So you can adequately prepare for your return to campus, I am providing that information here.


Our move-in week will begin on August 1st and run through August 7th. All students, unless you are a student-athlete or international student and have prior approval to move in early, will participate in a pre-registration move-in system beginning on June 21st. Here’s how the process works:

  • Students will sign up via online registration. Students will be given the opportunity to select a time period to move in and will have two hours to move their belongings into the residence halls with no more than two guests to assist them.
  • Date and Times for Move-In are as follows:
  • August 1st - 9am-4pm: University Terrace Residents
  • August 2nd-5th - 9am-4pm: First-Time Freshmen, Nursing, and Education majors
  • August 6th - 9am-2pm: Upperclassmen
  • August 7th 9am-4pm: Upperclassmen
  • For our students and families traveling from out of state, please feel free to secure lodging at local hotels. We cannot offer on campus lodging. 

For the move-in process to run smoothly, we ask that you report to campus only during your scheduled move-in time and come prepared to move your belongings into the residence halls as quickly as possible. Please keep in mind the following:

  • Move-In will be an independent process. There will not be assistants on hand to help you carry your belongings.  A limited number of carts and buggies will be available for use, but you are also welcome to bring your own.  
  • You are permitted to bring no more than two people with you to help move in your belongings.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Make sure you pack your items in a way that makes them easy to carry. We suggest sealed boxes or totes.  


WHEN YOU ARRIVE ON CAMPUS **Updated Information**

When you arrive on campus for your chosen registration time, you will proceed directly to the parking lot nearest your residence hall:

  • Bryant Place residents will park in the Bryant Place parking garage
  • Prichard Hall residents will park in the lot in front of, or the lot adjacent to Prichard Hall
  • University Terrace residents will park in the various lots beside University Terrace

Once parked, students will proceed directly to Gym 2 in the Falcon Center.  Students must check in at the Falcon Center first, prior to going to their residence hall.  Gym 2 is located on the lower level of the Falcon Center, where you will check in with staff and provide COVID-19 vaccine verification, proof of negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR receive a rapid test on site. Once the student has checked in:

  • If the student has previously uploaded proof of their COVID-19 vaccination: they will receive a bracelet and proceed directly to pick up their Student ID card at another check-in station in Gym 2.
  • If the student has NOT uploaded proof of the COVID-19 vaccination: they will be asked to show verification of their COVID-19 vaccination or produce a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 72 hours. If a student does not have either of these items, they will be given a rapid COVID-19 test onsite in Gym 2; this will be done at the student’s expense cost of $20 billed to the student’s account. Once this process is completed, the student will receive a bracelet then be directed to pick up their Student ID card.


After students have picked up their Student ID, they will return to their assigned residence hall, where they will check in with residence hall staff and begin moving in their belongings.


You may schedule your Move-In time at online system goes live on June 21st. You will have the ability to register for ONE two-hour timeframe between the dates of August 1st and August 7th.

Registration is simple. Select the timeframe that works best for your schedule and click “Begin Registration.” A form will populate for you to complete. You will be asked for your name (no nicknames), email, the best phone where we can reach you, your residence hall, and your room number. Please check your housing application to verify your exact residence hall and room number for registering!

Following your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Please save that confirmation for your records. If you are still unsure how to register for move-in, feel free to review a short instructional video by clicking here.

If you do not register for a move-in time frame by July 23, 2021 you will be assigned a move-in time.