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Fall 2014 Move In

Residence Halls Open:
Sunday, August 17th at 10:00 am

Residents may move in anytime between when the halls open and the beginning of classes on August 25th.

The Welcome Center in the Wiggins Complex will be open on Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August 17th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Before You Arrive On-Campus

When You Get Here

If you're new to campus, your first stop will be the office of your assigned hall/complex to pick up your room key and check-in paperwork. In order to check-in, you will need either your Student ID or an appropriate State Issued ID for identity verification, so please be sure to pack that somewhere easily accessible!

If you are a returning resident, please stop by your hall/complex with your Student ID to check in.

Just as a reminder, the only people who will have access to keys are the students of the room. If you get locked out we will only be able to check the lock-out key to the students. Students, make sure you are bringing your key with you everywhere you go to avoid getting locked-out, but if you happen to get locked-out feel free to head to the hall office where you will be able to get the spare.

Once checked in with the office you can begin moving in your items. Students and parents may park in any designated residence hall lot (Z lots). Please note that parking is limited so we suggest planning to drop items off at the curb and then parking farther out.

What To Bring

Below is a short list of items that might be helpful to have during the year.  It is a good idea to check with your roommate(s) before bringing everything yourself.  Often the amenities in a room are shared – there’s no need (or space) for two of everything.  Coordinating which roommate will bring large items like refrigerators, microwaves and televisions can save space and make a much more pleasant living environment.

  • Student ID (For check-in, residence hall access, meals, etc.)
  • Original Social Security Card (for working on campus)
  • Bed Linens, including mattress pad, pillows, pillow cases, XL twin-sized sheets, blankets (specially-sized blankets, sheets and comforters are available from Residence Hall Linens »
  • Bathroom linens, including towels and washcloths
  • Toiletries, and a bin to hold them
  • Perscribed Medications
  • Clothes for warm and cool weather
  • Umbrella
  • Swimsuit and beachtowel
  • Laundry basket, detergent, and dryer sheets
  • UL-approved surge protector, up to 12 feet
  • Alarm clock
  • Computer and accesories (including an ethernet cable for internet access)
  • Posters, pictures, area rugs and other decorations
  • Bicycle with a good lock
  • Camera
  • Check or money order if you plan on opening a bank account
  • Small trash can

Coordinate with your roommate to bring:

  • Small ironing board and iron
  • Television and DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Microwave - 1500 watts or less
  • 2 to 4 cup coffee maker
  • Eating utensils
  • Small refrigerator - 2.7 cubic feet or less (MicroFridges from Collegiate Concepts, Inc. are available to rent)

What Not To Bring

  • Expensive clothing and jewelry
  • Off-season clothes
  • Alcohol
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Toasters / toaster ovens / hot plates / open coiled appliances
  • Pets - besides fish in a tank of up to 5 gallons
  • Weapons
  • Pellet guns
  • Candles/incense
  • George Foreman Grills
  • Air conditioners of any kind
  • Extension cords without a breaker
  • Combustibles
  • Large speakers, multiple speakers, amplifiers
  • Wireless router - for more information, please visit the IT Help Central website

The University Student Housing and Hospitality Services Contract Guide » contains the most current information regarding the rules and regulations of the residence halls. It is a part of the Official Academic Year Contract, so be sure to read and understand it. The student handbook document supersedes any information contained on this page.