Before You Move

Student unloading her car for move-in

Tips To Make Your Move A Little Easier

  • Download the GUIDEBOOK Move-In app. All your move-in information on your mobile device!
  • Print the move-in day checklist.
  • Sign up for an unloading/parking time slot after August 1 via MyRed in the Housing Portal.
  • 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 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 the Move-In site just before you come to campus, as there may be updates.
  • 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.

Download the Guidebook Move-In App

Go mobile! Download the GUIDEBOOK app to your smartphone or tablet. It contains all move-in information in one place so you can easily access information, maps/real time GPS, contact information and more while you are arriving on campus.

Contact Your Roommate

When you have your roommate's contact information, 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).

Move-in FAQs

  1. 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. Refer to the Move-In website for specific details about how to complete this process. 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.

  2. 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. 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.

  3. 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, Knoll, University Suites and Eastside Suites 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.

  4. What if there are existing damages in my room/unit when I move in?
    After you check in, your Resident Assistant will contact you about checking the room inventory/existing condition of your room/unit. University Housing is implementing a new online system for this process. You will receive information about how this works after you check in.

    Be sure to note everything that would be considered "damage" to the room such as nail holes, scratches on finishes, paint condition, marks on the ceiling/doors, etc. Be specific (i.e., two nail holes in north wall.) Staff will check your room condition during checkout so it is in your best interest to make sure this process is complete and accurate to avoid damage charges at checkout.