Move-in Residence Hall

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Welcome to your Husker Home!

Move-in is August 14-16, 2023
The University Housing community is excited to welcome our new and returning students to campus. Complete move-in information will be posted to this website in mid-summer. Please check back occasionally as some details could be updated.
Monday, Aug. 14
  • Schramm
  • University Suites
  • Harper
  • Abel North (floors 2-7)
Tuesday, Aug. 15
  • Smith
  • Eastside Suites
  • Knoll Residential Center
  • Abel South (floors 8-13)
  • Love Memorial
Wednesday, Aug. 16
  • Village
  • Courtyards
  • Selleck
  • Kauffman
  • Massengale
Appointment Times

You'll receive an email with your assigned appointment date and time on July 31. Times will be between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 14-16. Curbside unloading is available only during these hours.

It's imperative you arrive at the Bob Devaney Sports Center for check-in no earlier than 15 to 30 minutes before your assigned time. If you're late for your appointment time, we'll do our best to move you in as soon as possible. If you're more than 30 minutes early, we'll ask that you wait until your designated move-in time.

Move-in times are determined by the hall in which you will reside. Each hall has a specific move-in day and time, based on the curbside unloading schedule.

How can I sign up for a different move-in time?

If you are unable to arrive at your assigned move-in time, you can reschedule a time in the housing portal and use self-check-in. The portal will only allow you to change your move-in time once.

What times can I reschedule?

Rescheduled move-in times are available only after 6 p.m., Aug. 13-16, or beginning at 8 a.m., Aug. 17-20. You can only change your move-in time once. If you need to make a second change to your move-in time, a request will need to be reviewed for approval. Email from your Huskers email with your full name, NUID and new requested time. Changes must be made 7 days prior to the planned arrival time.

Curbside move-in is not be available during rescheduled move-in times. Check-in at your hall and then move your belongings into your room. Do not go to the Devaney Center. Carts will be available in the hall lobbies, and you’re welcome to have guests help you move in.

Curbside & Assisted Move-in Overview

We aim to provide curbside move-in during assigned move-in times, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 14-16. Curbside unloading is available only on these dates during those hours, but not during rescheduled appointments. In the unlikely event the moving company is unable to fully unload and deliver items from your vehicle to rooms due to labor shortage or other unforeseen issues, movers will unload your belongings and then place items into carts. After you park in the nearest garage or assigned lot, pick up your cart near the unloading area, unload in your room, and return the cart to the outside unloading area. We apologize for the possible inconvenience and are working hard to make sure you have the best move-in experience possible.

  1. Students and families will arrive at the Bob Devaney Sports Center and receive a move-in packet. Please arrive no sooner than 30 minutes before your move-in time and park in the large, paved lot directly south of the Devaney Center.
  2. After receiving your move-in packet, you’ll return to your car. Follow the move-in map to your hall provided by University Housing. It's important you follow University Housing’s directions to the hall in order to flow into the hall’s unload queue. Using GPS may direct you the wrong way into the queue.
  3. When it’s your turn, you’ll drive up to your hall and movers will unload your belongings into a cart. They’ll deliver your items to your room while you park your vehicle in a designated parking area/garage. Please make sure all boxes are clearly labeled with name, hall, room number and cell phone number.
  4. You’ll need to move all fragile or easily breakable items yourself, including bicycles and all electronics (monitors, tv, laptops, etc.), from your vehicle to the student’s room. This ensures no responsibility to the mover or the university if damage occurs to those items. Please plan to bring your bike - just know you’ll be responsible for taking it to your hall’s bike rack or up to your room.
  5. After parking your vehicle, walk to your hall and proceed to your room to unpack and get settled into your Husker home.
What To Bring
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Residence Hall Amenities

Items You’ll Need
  • Your NCard (NU ID)
  • Twin-size, extra-long, deep-pocket sheets fit on our mattresses.
  • Bedspread or comforter, blankets
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower tote/caddy/robe/shower shoes
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Backpack
  • Season-appropriate clothing (switch out during breaks)
  • Umbrella/raincoat
  • Surge protectors
  • Social Security card (for employment)
  • Insurance and pharmacy cards
  • Prescription refills (including eye care)
  • Current prescription medications in their original containers
  • Information: physician’s name(s), address, telephone number and emergency telephone numbers
  • High-efficiency laundry detergent
  • Courtyards/Village residents will need to bring kitchen items such as pots, pans and dishes.
  • Suite- and apartment-style residents will need to bring toilet paper.
  • Shower curtains are provided in suite-style, but not in apartment-style units (due to suites' shower design).
*A note about used/second-hand items. Anything you have bought, borrowed or picked up second-hand may be harboring bed bugs. Our advice is, if you aren’t sure something doesn’t have bugs – don’t bring it.
We Provide
  • Extra-long twin bed, mattress and loftable frame
  • Closet(s)
  • Desk and chair
  • Refrigerator/freezer combination (except Love Memorial)
  • Mirrored medicine cabinets or personal mirrors
  • Roll shades or blinds/curtains
  • Wastebasket and recycle bin
  • Wired and wireless high-speed Internet connectivity
Useful Items
  • Laundry basket/iron
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Personal computer with updated security
  • Portable fan
  • Checkbook/debit card
  • Pictures, posters and other decorative items. Adhesives: Traditional halls are cinder block wall - use 3M hanging tabs. Suites or apartments are drywall - use 4-penny nails.
  • Desk/floor lamps (Avoid Halogen lamps)
  • Cooking appliances approved for use must be UL-approved and must comply with the small appliance policy*
*All UL-certified kitchen appliances can be used at The Courtyards and The Village.
Items You Shouldn't Bring
  • Candles
  • Drums and amplified guitars
  • Rope lights
  • Items that do not comply with the small appliance policy
  • Any non-university bed frame or loft
  • Microwaves and small appliances rated above 800 watts
Items Subject to Disciplinary Action
  • Alcohol, illegal drugs and/or prescription drugs that do not belong to the student
  • Decorated alcohol containers
  • Candles/incense
  • Weapons or ammunition (firearms, martial arts weapons, knives, paint ball guns, etc.)
  • Pets (other than fish)
  • Fireworks/other explosives
  • Tobacco-free and smoke-free campus policy: To provide a healthy environment that promotes the wellness and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, NU and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln prohibit smoking and the use of tobacco products in and on all university property.
  • For traditional halls only: any cooking appliance(s) not listed as approved which include, but are not limited to, toaster ovens, hot plates, George Foreman grills and any non-UL listed appliances.
Items To Discuss With Your Roommate
  • Television and/or sound system
  • Microwave (800 watt maximum), if you are assigned to Abel, Harper, Schramm, Selleck, or Smith
  • Video game console
  • Carpet/rug
  • Room decorations
  • Futon/small couch
Do we need to bring an ID?

Please bring your NU ID.

Do I need to mark my boxes?

Yes. Clearly mark boxes with your name, hall, room number and cell phone number.

What items will the movers not take to my room?

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the movers take no responsibility for any damage to electronics or other breakable items. You'll be responsible for moving your bicycle and electronics, including TVs, computers, monitors, etc., and anything breakable into your room.

When I move in, can I move some things in and go home until Aug. 21?

You can move in then come and go as you please.

Can I take other things to my room after the movers move the stuff in my car?

You can move things in but will need to take the stairs. We encourage moving more stuff after 6 p.m.

Where do I take our second car while movers unload my car?

Park your second car in the parking garage nearest your hall. Remember, just one car for curbside unloading.

I have a parking permit but it's not for the garage. Can I park in the garage during move-in?

Yes, you can temporarily park any car without a parking permit in the parking garage from Aug. 12-19. Don't park in any Faculty/Staff parking spaces. Bring only one car for curbside unloading.

Do I need to provide my own toilet paper if I live in suites or apartment-style?

Yes, suites and apartment residents need to provide their own toilet paper.

Where can I purchase a parking pass for the semester?

Parking Services, 625 Stadium Drive. Here's more information: Parking Permits

Will the movers unload my bicycle? How about my futon?

Futon yes, bicycle, no. You'll need to take your bike to your hall. Make sure you register your bike.

Can I put my bike in my room?

Yes, just check with your roommate to make sure it's ok.

Where do I change my address?

In My Red under "Profile".

What if I'm arriving at the airport without a car?

It's a short Uber/Lyft/taxi ride to Devaney. If you arrive between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Aug. 13-16, go to the south side of the Devaney Center to pick up your move-in materials. If your arrival time is outside of those dates and times, go directly to your hall to check in.

Early Arriving Groups

If you're part of an early arriving group moving in August 10-13, you'll receive a move-in time on July 31. You'll need to check in directly at your hall and will be responsible for moving your belongings into your room. Carts are available. There's an additional charge of $40 a night and guest meal price for all meals eaten in the dining halls between August 11-14. The following groups are approved to move in before August 13:

  • August 10-12 – Marching Band, depending on instrument/color guard (self-pay)
  • August 12 – Nebraska College Preparatory Academy (NCPA) (program pays)
  • August 12 – Engineering Readiness Academy (program pays)
  • August 12 – First Husker Program (through the Center for Academic Success & Transition) (program pays)
  • August 12 – Emerging Leaders (program pays)

August 13 -If you're part of the groups listed below, you're approved to move in early and will go through the curbside move-in process. Your move-in appointment will be emailed to you by July 31. Your group's coordinator will provide us with a list of program participants; there's no need to contact Housing Contracts. Move-in appointments will be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

You'll begin your move-in process at the Devaney Center at your assigned move-in time. Please arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before your assigned time. Fees may apply to early arrival groups.

  • Sorority Recruitment (self-pay)
  • Link Up to Lincoln (sign up through UNL Honors, self-pay)
  • Peter Kiewit Foundation Engineering Academy (program pays)

If you're unable to make your assigned move-in time, please access the housing portal in MyRed and sign up for a new time. The new move-in times are available after 6 p.m. any day, Sunday-Wednesday, Aug. 13-16, or starting at 8 a.m., Friday-Sunday, Aug. 17-20. Unfortunately, curbside move-in will not be available during rescheduled move-in times. Check in will be at your hall, not the Devaney Center. After checking in at the desk, move your belongings to your room. Carts will be available in the hall lobbies. You’re welcome to have guests with you to assist with moving.

The portal will only allow you to change your move-in time once. If you need to make a second change to your move-in time, a request will need to be reviewed for approval. Email from your Huskers email with your full name, NUID and new requested time. Changes must be made 7 days prior to planned arrival time.

Since you're moving in outside of your assigned time, we can't guarantee close parking to the residence halls. It's also important for you to arrive as close to your check-in time as possible, unload your belongings, then move your vehicle to a parking garage or a lot away from the hall. This way others can utilize the limited unloading spaces to move in.

Vehicle Limit

Only ONE VEHICLE will be permitted per student during curbside move-in, such as a sedan, SUV, van or pick-up truck. U-Hauls, trailers and campers aren't permitted and won't fit into the parking garages. If family members bring additional vehicles, they'll be directed to the parking garage. You'll be responsible for transporting materials from that vehicle to the room after the curbside move-in has finished for the day.

Bed Heights

July 15 is the last day to submit a bed height preference. After this date, students will need to submit a FixIt ticket via the housing portal after moving in. It can take up to two weeks for staff to adjust your bed height.

Bed Height Options for Traditional Hall Beds
A diagram explaining bed height adjustments
Bed Height Options for Suite-style Halls
A diagram explaining bed height adjustments
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