Fall 2022 Move-In for New Students

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Housing & Residential Life does its very best to make the process as easy and simple as possible in order to help get all residents settled into their new home away from home.

As you make your preparations to arrive on campus. please review the information below regarding your move-in appointment time, our partnerships with numerous vendors, and a list of items to consider bringing with you to campus.

Move-In Appointments

Cruise Ship Move-In™

To make move-in day as convenient and stress-free as possible, we partner with University and Student Services (USS) for Cruise Ship Move-In™ For first-year students living Mahoney, Pearson, and Stanford Residential Colleges USS will bring all of your belongings from your car to your room. Students living elsewhere on campus will be responsible for moving their own belongings to their rooms.

Move-In Appointment

With an assisted move-in process. it is essential that you know your assigned move-in day and time. Your day is included below. You will receive a specific arrival time on your assigned day sometime in July.

We are unable to accommodate early arrivals. UM staff will be confirming your School or College as well as your specific arrival appointment time upon arrival. Those who arrive early will be asked to come back at their assigned time and/or time. 

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  • Move-In Day

    Monday, August 15

    Participants in these programs: 

    • New international or foreign exchange students 
    • Horizons 
    • Hillel Freshfest 
    • UCatholic Life 


    Students whose primary major falls within the below schools/colleges:
     

    • School of Architecture 
    • Miami Herbert Business School 
    • College of Engineering 
    • Frost School of Music 

    Tuesday, August 16

    Students whose primary major falls within these schools/colleges: 

    • College of Arts and Sciences 
    • School of Communication 
    • School of Education and Human Development 
    • Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science 
    • School of Nursing and Health Studies

Move-In Time

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  • Mahoney

    The times listed below indicate when you should arrive at the Lakeside Village Expo Hall for check-in and are based on your assigned room number. 

    Those that arrive outside of their assigned time or outside of their assigned day will be asked to come back at their designated time. Staff will be confirmng arrival day and time prior to you entering Centralized Check In.

    Floor 1
    102-113: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    114-129: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. *

    Floor 2
    201-219: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
    220-239: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    240-265: 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    Floor 3
    301-319: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
    320-339: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    340-365: 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

    Floor 4
    401-419: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
    420-439: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    440-465: 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

    Floor 5
    501-519: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
    520-539: 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
    540-565: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    Floor 6
    601-619: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    620-639: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    640-665: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

    Floor 7
    701-719: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
    720-739: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
    740-765: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

    * For those assigned the 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. arrival time, please arrive at the beginning of your appointment tme. Cruise Ship Move In concludes operating at 6:00 p.m.

  • Pearson

    The times listed below indicate when you should arrive at the Lakeside Village Expo Hall for check-in and are based on your assigned room number. 

    Those that arrive outside of their assigned time or outside of their assigned day will be asked to come back at their designated time. Staff will be confirmng arrival day and time prior to you entering Centralized Check In.

    Floor 1
    102-113: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    114-129: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. *

    Floor 2
    201-219: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
    220-239: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    240-265: 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    Floor 3
    301-319: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
    320-339: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    340-365: 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

    Floor 4
    401-419: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
    420-439: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    440-465: 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

    Floor 5
    501-519: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
    520-539: 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
    540-565: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    Floor 6
    601-619: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    620-639: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    640-665: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

    Floor 7
    701-719: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
    720-739: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
    740-765: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

    * For those assigned the 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. arrival time, please arrive at the beginning of your appointment tme. Cruise Ship Move In concludes operating at 6:00 p.m.

  • Stanford - Rosborough Tower (RT)

    The times listed below indicate when you should arrive at the Lakeside Village Expo Hall for check-in and are based on your assigned room number. 

    Those that arrive outside of their assigned time or outside of their assigned day will be asked to come back at their designated time. Staff will be confirmng arrival day and time prior to you entering Centralized Check In.

    Floor 2
    201-212: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    213-222: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. *

    Floor 3
    301-312: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    313-322: 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

    Floor 4
    401-406: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    407-410: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
    411-414: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    415-418: 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    419-422: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

    Floor 5
    501-512: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    513-522: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

    Floor 6
    601-612: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
    613-622: 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

    Floor 7
    701-712: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    713-722: 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

    Floor 8
    801-812: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
    813-822: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

    Floor 9
    901-912: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    913-922: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Floor 10
    1001-1012: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    1013-1022: 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    Floor 11
    1101-1112: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
    1113-1122: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    Floors 12
    1201-1212: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
    1213-1222: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

    * For those assigned the 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. arrival time, please arrive at the beginning of your appointment tme. Cruise Ship Move In concludes operating at 6:00 p.m.

  • Stanford - Walsh Tower (WT)

    The times listed below indicate when you should arrive at the Lakeside Village Expo Hall for check-in and are based on your assigned room number. 

    Those that arrive outside of their assigned time or outside of their assigned day will be asked to come back at their designated time. Staff will be confirmng arrival day and time prior to you entering Centralized Check In.

    Floor 2
    201-203: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
    204-206: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
    207-208: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
    209-210: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
    211-213: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    214-216: 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
    217-219: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    220-222: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Floor 3
    301-312: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
    313-322: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

    Floor 4
    401-412: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
    413-422: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    Floor 5
    501-512: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
    513-522: 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    Floor 6
    601-612: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    613-622: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Floor 7
    701-712: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
    713-722: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

    Floor 8
    801-812: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
    813-822: 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

    Floor 9
    901-912: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
    913-922: 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

    Floor 10
    1001-1012: 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    1013-1022: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

    Floor 11
    1101-1112: 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    1113-1122: 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

    Floor 12
    1201-1212: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    1213-1222: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. *

    * For those assigned the 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. arrival time, please arrive at the beginning of your appointment tme. Cruise Ship Move In concludes operating at 6:00 p.m.

Arriving to Campus

When you arrive to campus during your assigned move-in time. you will first check·in at the Lakeside Village Expo Hall, where you will: 

  • Receive your student identification card (‘Cane Card) 
  • Check in for ‘Cane Kickoff
  • Check in to your on-campus housing assignment 

Then, you will be directed to the Cruise Ship Move In"" area where your items will be unloaded from your car and placed in your room for you.

Please note, to assist with congestions in the Expo Hall, one family member is permitted to join you inside the check-in room.

More specific details about your arrival day, including your assigned arrival time, will be shared in July.

What to Bring

In addition to the suggested packing list below, remember to view specific information about each of our residential areas, including room layouts, included amenities, and more. You should also consult our Guide to Living on Campus to become familiar with our policies and procedures for living on campus.

As you complete your packing list, also review Green U's move-in resources to start the year with an environmentally conscious approach to living on campus

  • Microwave and/or mini-fridge
  • Coffee maker (only machines with no open heat element)
  • Cups, dishes, and silverware
  • Can opener
  • Food storage containers
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Travel coffee mug

  • Sheet set (review bed sizes specific to each of our residential areas)
  • Mattress pad
  • Bed risers (may not lift the bed higher than 24" off the ground)

  • Shower shoes
  • Towel set
  • Shower caddy
  • Tissues
  • Broom and mop
  • Air freshener
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Laundry detergent/fabric softener
  • Dish soap/sponge
  • Personal cleaning supplies
  • Small vacuum
  • Personal protection equipment (face coverings, gloves, hand sanitizer, etc.)

  • School supplies (notebooks, pens, etc.)
  • Chargers and cables for electronic devices
  • Closet and drawer organizers
  • Garbage bags
  • Rain gear and umbrella
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Television/game system with necessary cables (view Campus Television Services)
  • Desk/floor lamp
  • Batteries
  • UL-Listed multi-outlet strip/surge protector
  • Removable adhesive hooks
  • Prescription medications
  • Identification documents (passports, license, etc.)

The University has ended its partnership with BedLoft (including its MicroFridge rental program) and will no longer allow students to loft their beds. 

  • Candles and incense (used or unused)
  • Hookah pipes (used or unused)
  • Outdoor grills (charcoal or propane)
  • Items with an open heating element (i.e. George Foreman Grills)
  • Pets (Other than fish in a 10-gallon tank or less)
  • Extension cords
  • Weapons
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Beer pong table, funnel, kegs, etc. (regardless of age)
  • Alcohol
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • "Hoverboards"
  • Lava lamps or lights with halogen bulbs
Note: students may not have prohibited items even if used for decorative purposes only (i.e. empty alcohol bottles).

Shipping Packages to Campus

Mail and packages for residential students, except for those living in University Village, are processed by The UPS Store in Lakeside Village. Resident students can ship items to campus ahead of their move in day, and The UPS Store is able to begin accepting items for new students on Friday, August 12. Any items received prior to this date will be rejected.

Each student is given a specific and unique mailing address to use at The UPS Store. This information will be provided during the first week of August. Do not attempt to send anything until you receive your unique-to-you virtual mailbox number that corresponds to the street address. 

Vendor Information

Property Insurance

Via On-Campus Housing Portal

Personal property insurance is strongly recommended should any valuable belongings become stolen or damaged.

Laundry Services

Ongoing

Tide Cleaners is the only approved laundry service for resident students. Clothes will be washed, dried, and folded. Dry-cleaning services are also available.

On-Campus Housing Portal

Your on-campus housing assignment, roommate information and your mailing address (once released) are always available in your On-Campus Housing Portal.

To view details about your on-campus housing assignment in the portal: 

  1. Log in to CaneLink and select the On-Campus Housing Portal link on the landing page. 
  2. Once inside the housing portal, select Application
  3. Your assignment is listed within the box titled Academic Year 2022-2023 
  4. Your mailing address (once released) will also be available on this page.  

Continue and then advance to the Application Summary page to view more details about your assignment and to contact any roommate(s)/suitemate(s) from within the portal.