Spring Move-In for New Students

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Housing and Residential Life does our very best to make the move-in process as easy and simple as possible in order to help you get settled into your new home away from home.

 

Incoming International & Exchange Students

In addition to the information below, make sure to review the Spring 2023 ‘Cane kickoff webpage as well as the Guide to Living On Campus.

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  • Move in day

    International and exchange students living on campus can move in on Tuesday, January 10

  • Move in time

    New international or exchange students arriving to campus for the first time can arrive to their residential area front desk beginning at 8:00am

  • Arriving to campus

    If arriving on Tuesday, January 10, you will check in at your residential area’s front desk where you will:

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

    A limited number of moving carts will be available at your residential area’s front desk to assist with moving in your belongings

Incoming Domestic Students

In addition to the information below, make sure to review the Spring 2023 ‘Cane kickoff webpage as well as the Guide to Living On Campus.

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  • Move in day

    Housing opens for all residential students on Wednesday, January 11, 2022

  • Move in time

    New students arriving to campus for the first time should arrive on Wednesday, January 11 between 8:00am-5:00pm. No specific arrival time will be assigned

  • Arriving to campus

    When you arriving to campus on Wednesday, January 11 between 8:00am-5:00pm, you will park temporarily and check in first at the Lakeside Village Expo Hall, where you will:

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

    After completing the centralized check in process, you will proceed to your residential area to move into your room. A limited number of moving carts will be available at your residential area’s front desk.

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.)
  • Business Attire (check out the Toppel Career Center’s graphic for Dressing for Success)

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).

Mail & Packages

Mail and packages for residential students, with the exception of those living in University Village, are processed by The UPS Store.

All students have an individualized address at The UPS Store. Mailing addresses for new students will be available on the Housing Portal in early January. You can learn more about mail and packages by reviewing the Guide to Living On Campus.

The first day for new students to have items delivered to The UPS Store will be Friday, January 6, 2023.