New Students: Spring Move-In

Spring 2021 Move-In Information

New arrivals to campus including first-year students, transfer students, and continuing students who were remote in the Fall 2020 semester moving in new for spring should all come through centralized check-in on January 19 or 20. In order to maintain physical distancing as we continue to help slow the spread of COVID-19all new arrivals to campus must arrive according to the following days and arrival time windows. 

Students who are continuing their housing from the fall semester should view the returning student move-in instructions.

The following tables are best viewed in a desktop display.

Floors 9-12 Odd Numbered Rooms Tuesday, Jan 19 | 8-11 a.m.
Even Numbered Rooms Wednesday, Jan 20 | 8-11 a.m.
Floors 5-8 Odd Numbered Rooms Tuesday, Jan 19 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Even Numbered Rooms Wednesday, Jan 20 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Floors 2-4 Odd Numbered Rooms Tuesday, Jan 19 | 2-5 p.m.
Even Numbered Rooms Wednesday, Jan 20 | 2-5 p.m. 

Example:

I live in RT405, floor 4 of Rosborough Tower in an odd numbered room, so I would arrive to move in on Tuesday, Jan 19 between 2-5 p.m.

Floors 9-12 Odd Numbered Rooms Wednesday, Jan 20 | 8-11 a.m.
Even Numbered Rooms Tuesday, Jan 19 | 8-11 a.m.
Floors 5-8 Odd Numbered Rooms Wednesay, Jan 20 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Even Numbered Rooms Tuesday, Jan 19 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Floors 2-4 Odd Numbered Rooms Wednesday, Jan 20 | 2-5 p.m.
Even Numbered Rooms Tuesday, Jan 19 | 2-5 p.m. 

Example:

I live in PT405, floor 4 of Pentalnd Tower in an odd numbered room, so I would arrive to move in on Wednesday, Jan 20 between 2-5 p.m.

Floor Odd Numbered Rooms Even Numbered Rooms
1 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 8-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 8-11 a.m.
2 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 2-5 p.m.
3 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 2-5 p.m.
4 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
5 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
6 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 8-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 8-11 a.m. 
7 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 8-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 8-11 a.m. 

Examples:

I live in MR212, an even numbered room on floor 2, so I would arrive to move in on Wednesday, Jan 20 between 2-5 p.m.

I live in PR655, an odd numbered room on floor 6, so I would arrive to move in on Tuesday, Jan 19 between 8-11 a.m.

Floor Odd Numbered Rooms Even Numbered Rooms
3 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 1-5 p.m. 
4 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 8 a.m. - noon Wednesday, Jan 20 | 8 a.m. - noon 

Example:

I live in ER424, an even numbered room on floor 4, so I would arrive to move in on Wednesday, Jan 20 between 8 a.m. - noon.

Floor Bedrooms ending in "A" or "B" Bedrooms ending in "C" or "D"
2 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 2-5 p.m.
3 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 2-5 p.m.
4 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
5 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
6 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 8-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 8-11 a.m.

Example:

I live in LSV-3055D, a room ending in "D" on floor 3, so I would arrive to move in on Wednesday, Jan 20 between 2-5 p.m.

Building Bedrooms ending in "A" or "B" Bedrooms ending in "C" or "D"
1 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 8-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 8-11 a.m. 
2 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 2-5 p.m.
3 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 2-5 p.m.
4 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
5 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
6 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 8-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 8-11 a.m.
7 Tuesday, Jan 19 | 8-11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 20 | 8-11 a.m. 

Example:

I live in UV4-104C, a room ending in "C" in building 4, so I would arrive to move in on Wednesday, Jan 20 between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Move-In day Information

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  • 1. Know your move-in time

    Your move-in appointment time was emailed to you in December and can be found in the tables above. Please arrive during your appointment time to help us maintain a safe and efficient move-in experience for everyone.

    Please note that the appointment time is only meant to indicate when you should arrive to campus for check-in. You are not expected to complete your entire move-in process during only your appointment time, but you are encouraged to be as efficient as possible during the move-in process to limit your time in the building.

  • 2. Arrive to campus

    Enter campus at Merrick Street. This will be the only entrance available.

    5699 Merrick Street
    Coral Gables, FL 33146

    Once you arrive on campus, follow signs to the temporary parking area outside the Watsco Center Fieldhouse.

  • 3. Visit the centralized check-in area

    From the temporary parking lot, enter the Watsco Center Fieldhouse for our centralized check-in process. While you can have up to two family members assist in your move-in at your residential area, only one family member may accompany you into the Fieldhouse. Per University guidelines, all students and family members will be required to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing.

    Once inside the Fieldhouse, you will:

    • Take a photo and receive your 'Cane Card (only for those who are new to campus)
    • Check into your housing assignment
    • Pick up your Safe Return to Campus Kit
    • Have your 'Cane Card programmed with access to your on-campus housing assignment  

  • 4. On-site COVID-19 testing

    If you are participating in 'Cane Kickoff, you will be required to take a COVID-19 test while at centralized check-in at the Watsco Center Fieldhouse. 

    If you are not participating in 'Cane Kickoff (because you are a returning student who attended classes remotely in Fall 2020), you will take your COVID-19 test at the Pavia Garage testing site upon your arrival. 

    All residents should minimize contact with others until you receive a negative test result.

    The Spring 2021 testing plan is available on the University's COVID-19 website, and more specific instructions regarding scheduling your weekly on-campus test will be emailed to you soon.

    • Expect a text message on Friday, Jan. 15 with instructions to set up your MyUHealthChart, which will be used for scheduling your weekly appointments once the semester begins. If you already have  MyUHealthChart, you will not receive a text and no further action is required at this time.

  • 5. Park your vehicle in long-term parking

    After you go through the centralized check-in, you will be directed to move your vehicle to a long-term parking location. Register your personal or rental vehicle to park on campus between January 19 – 24.

  • 6. Move into your room

    Up to two family members can accompany you in your residential area to assist with unpacking and moving in. While there is no specific time limit for how long these guests can help you, please be as efficient as possible during the move-in process to limit time in the building. Additionally, no overnight guests will be permitted. Students and family members must continue to wear face coverings and practice physical distancing while moving in.

  • If You Arrive Late

    If you arrive after 5 p.m when the centralized check-in area is closed, you should proceed directly to the front desk of your residential area to check in there. You will receive a temporary access card and will receive instructions on getting your permanent 'Cane Card.

    All students must test for COVID-19 upon their arrival to campus (whether within the centralized check-in area or at Pavia garage, as outlined above). If the testing site is closed when you arrive, you must test the very next day. You should minimize your contact with others until you receive a negative test result.

What to Bring

Please consult the Guide to Living on Campus as well as HRL's complete Policies and Procedures to learn more about what items students should and should not bring into the University's residential facilities.