Spring Move-In for New Students

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Housing & 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 and Exchange Students

In addition to the information below, make sure to review the Spring 2024 ‘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 9.

  • Move-In Time

    New international or exchange students arriving on campus for the first time can arrive at their residential area front desk beginning at 8 a.m.

  • Arriving to Campus

    If arriving on Tuesday, January 9, 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

    If arriving to campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10 see incoming domestic students below.


  • Mail and Packages 
    • Your mailing address has been released and is available to you on the Housing Portal.
    • Please review the mail and package policies in the Guide to Living On Campus.
  • Review the Green Move-In webpage for tips and tricks for a more sustainable move-in day.
  • More questions? Contact us.

Incoming Domestic Students

In addition to the information below, make sure to familiarize yourself with the 2023-2024 campus mapreview the Spring 2024 ‘Cane kickoff webpageand the Guide to Living On Campus.

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  • Move-In Day

    Housing opens for all residential students on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.

  • Move-In Time

    New students arriving on campus for the first time should arrive on Wednesday, January 10 between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. No specific arrival time will be assigned.

  • Arriving to Campus: Wednesday, Jan. 10

    Arriving to campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10.

    • Arrive to campus using the Merrick Drive entrance 
      • On your GPS, input the below address and it will bring you to the exact location where you’ll see move-in day staff  
        1200 Walsh Avenue 
        Coral Gables, Florida 33146
    • Check-in at Lakeside Village Expo Center 
      • From the temporary parking lot you’ll be directed to upon your arrival, follow signs to the Lakeside Village Expo Center to go through Centralized Check-In where you will: 
        • Receive your 'Cane Card 
        • Check into your on-campus housing assignment  
        • Check into 'Cane Kickoff  
        • Connect with 'Canes Central and Student Accounts if needed 
      • To help prevent congestion inside Centralized Check-In, please bring only one family member with you inside
      • After going through Centralized Check-In, you’ll return to your car and head to your residential area
    • Move into your space
      • Follow signs or refer to the campus map to navigate to your residential area  
      • Carts will be available for check out at the front desk to assist you in moving into your room 
    • Park in long-term parking
      • For Mahoney or Pearson residents, park in the Mahoney/Pearson garage
      • For Stanford residents, you will park in Levante Garage and follow signage or use the campus map to navigate back to Stanford Residential College 
      • You will receive a link to register vehicle to park on campus during move in.

  • Arriving to Campus: After January 10

    Arriving after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, or on a different day  

    • Check-in at your individual front desk.
    • Check here for your building’s physical address.
    • Your residential area’s front desk will have your pre-printed 'Cane Card ready for you. If after Monday, January 16, you may need to pick up your ‘Cane Card at ‘Canes Central. 
    • Each front desk will have a limited amount of moving carts for you to use if you would like.

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 (DIY Resources)
  • 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 and 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 5, 2024.