Tips To Make Your Move A Little Easier
- Complete the Pre-Arrival Check-In Process before you arrive on campus. Go to MyRed any time and provide the information requested. This has to be done before you can view your room assignment.
- Print the move in day checklist.
- Print the parking map for your hall/complex specific area. If you want to avoid the rush, don't come first thing in the morning.
- Certain parking lots are designated as one-hour unloading zones only. When you're done unloading, move your car. Please see the map for these specific areas.
- Plan your driving route based on construction and last minute changes. Check this site just before you come to campus, as there may be updates. movein/
- Bring no more than 2 vehicles per family on move-in day. Make multiple trips, or send items back with your student when they come home.
- Bring a moving cart or two wheel dolly IF POSSIBLE. We have some moving carts available, but not enough for everyone.
- Find your NCard (student ID). If you don't have your NCard, you can't check in. Go to the NCard Office in the Union first to get your card.
Contact Your Roommate
As soon as you get your roommate's name and phone number, give him/her a call. Take some time to get to know one another. Discuss what you will be bringing and which of those things you might share (to prevent duplication and waste of space).
When can I move into my room?
Student can select a day and time to move in which best meets the needs of them and their family. Prior to seeing your room assignment, you must log-in to your MyRed account and complete the PRE-ARRIVAL Check-In Form. Once you arrive according to your housing assignment, you may move into your assigned room after checking in at your hall/complex desk. We request that students check in by themselves and avoid bringing in belongings until the check-in process is complete. This will assist with overcrowding the busy lobby areas.
To alleviate a great deal of congestion in the parking lots, elevators, and stairwells, we strongly encourage you to move-in according to your requested time.
Is there anything I can do to make the move-in process go smoothly?
There are a limited number of move-in carts available for checkout in each complex. They can be checked out for one hour with an ID and a $5.00 deposit (refundable when the cart is returned). You may also find it helpful to bring a two-wheel cart or dolly to help with smaller items.
Students need to present their NCard (student I.D.) at check-in so they should have it ready when they arrive.
If you are looking to avoid the rush, we suggest not arriving first thing in the morning. This tends to be the busiest check-in time.
Can furniture be removed from the room and be replaced with my own?
Room furniture must remain in your assigned room during the entire contract period. Any missing pieces of furniture will be considered damages and the resident will be charged accordingly.
You may bring additional pieces of furniture for your room, such as armchairs or small sofas (futons), as long as they do not obstruct exits (doors and windows).
Village, Courtyards and Knoll are fully-furnished, so there is no need to bring extra items from home.
In addition, public area furniture provided in the residence halls is intended for use of the community, and must remain in the public areas. Students should not remove public area furniture for personal use in their room.
What is an In/Out?
After you check-in, your Resident/Community Resident Assistant will provide you with an In/Out form (a room inventory form that he/she has previously completed, indicating existing damage in your room/unit). Review the form and make any changes necessary. Be sure to note everything that would be considered "damage" to the room, such as nail holes, scratches on finishes, paint condition, any marks on the ceiling/doors, etc. Be specific (i.e., 2 nail holes in north wall).
Staff will check your room condition against the information on the form during checkout, so it's in your best interest to make sure the form is complete and accurate to avoid damage charges at checkout. Return the completed In/Out form to your RA/CRA within 24 hours of check-in.
Students are required to complete the Pre-Arrival Check-In process through MYRED before they can access their room assignment information. The process requires the student to:
- Provide the name and phone number of a person they want to be contacted in the event of an emergency.
- Complete a questionnaire about current medical conditions or medications.
This information is confidential and will only be available to necessary officials, including Residence Life staff, University Police, Counseling and Psychological Services, and emergency personnel.