Fall 2021 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 in Hecht, Mahoney, and Stanford as well as first-year and transfer students living in Pearson, USS will bring all of your belongings from your car to your room. Transfer 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’s essential that you know your assigned move-in day and time.

Open All Tabs
  • Move-In Day

    Monday, August 16

    Participants in these programs:

    • New international and foreign exchange Students
    • Horizons
    • Hillel Freshfest
    • Ucatholic Life

    Students whose primary major falls within these schools/colleges:

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

    Tuesday, August 17

    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 & Atmospheric Science
    • School of Nursing and Health Studies 

  • Move-In Time

    Students can expect to receive an email on July 30 when their specific move-in time is available in the On-Campus Housing Portal.

    We are unable to consider requests for early move-in.

Arriving to Campus

Specific information about arriving to campus, checking in, and parking will be available later this summer.

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).

Official Vendors

Personal Property Insurance

Personal property insurance is strongly recommended should any valuable belongings become stolen or damaged. Students can opt-in to the University-sponsored insurance provided by GradGuard through the On-Campus Housing Portal.
More Info


Order Deadline: July 9
“Ship to School” will ship boxes and luggage from your home to your room on campus so your items are ready for you when you arrive. The program offers a wide variety of benefits including international shipping.
More Info

Laundry Service

Tide Cleaners is the only approved laundry service for resident students. Drop-off lockers are in Hecht, Mahoney/Pearson, Eaton, and Lakeside Village. Clothes will be washed, dried, and folded, and dry-cleaning services are also available.
More Info

Room Essentials by OCM

Order Deadline: July 30
OCM offers student-friendly bedding, bath, decor, and more to help you get all the essentials you need to live on campus.
More Info

Shipping Packages to Campus

Resident students can ship items to campus ahead of their move-in date, and we are able to accept packages beginning Aug. 9. Any packages received before Aug. 9 will be rejected.

Specific information about sending mail and packages to campus, including your individual mailing address, will be available July 30.

On-Campus Housing Portal

Your on-campus housing assignment, roommate information, and move-in appointment time are always available in your On-Campus Housing Portal, which is accessible via CaneLink.

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 2021-2022.

Select 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.