Before you move in

Student pushing cart during move in

Photo by Craig Chandler

All students need to have an arrival appointment. Parking sign-up will begin at 8 a.m., July 15. MyRed > Access the Housing Portal > Move-in Time Sign Up form. If you don't have an arrival appointment, we can't guarantee your room will be ready and you may experience long wait times.


Traditional, Apartment- & Suite-style Halls

DATE
TIME
WHO CAN MOVE IN

Wednesday
Aug. 19

8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

All students who have an approved arrival appointment can move in during their designated time.

Thursday
Aug. 20

8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

All students who have an approved arrival appointment can move in during their designated time.

Friday – Sunday
Aug. 21–23

8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Residence hall staff will be available to check you into your hall.

Monday
Aug. 24

First day of fall semester classes.


NOTE: If you cannot arrive prior to 6 p.m. on Monday, August 24 (first day of classes) please contact the University Housing Office (housing.contracts@unl.edu) to avoid having your residence hall contract cancelled as a "no-show" (see cancellation policy). In your email provide your name, NU ID, hall and room number along with the date you expect to arrive.

  • COMING SOON! The 2020 GUIDEBOOK Move-in app. All your move-in information on your mobile device!
  • Sign up for an unloading/parking time slot at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15 via MyRed > Access Housing Portal > Move-in Time Sign Up.
  • Parking maps for your hall/complex specific area will be available in August to download. 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 two (2) vehicles per family on move-in day. Make multiple trips, or send items back with your student when they come home.
  • Due to limited parking space, only vehicles that fit in regular parking spaces are permitted in move-in designated parking lots. If you plan to bring a vehicle that is larger than a car or pickup truck, please contact Keith Zaborowski to arrange for necessary parking space.
  • 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

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

Contact Your Roommate

When you have your roommate's contact information, give them a call. Take some time to get to know one another. Discuss what you'll be bringing and which of those things you might share (to prevent duplication and waste of space).

We Provide
  • Extra-long twin bed and extra-long mattress
  • 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
Discuss with your roommate before purchasing
  • Television and sound system
  • Video game console
  • Microwave (800 watt maximum) if you are assigned to Abel, Harper, Sandoz, Selleck, Schramm, or Smith (halls that provide microwaves include Courtyards, Eastside Suites, Knoll, University Suites, Massengale Residential Center, and Village)
  • Futon/small couch
  • Room decorations
  • Carpet

Laundry

Every hall has laundry facilities. There is no cost to use laundry facilities as the service is included with your housing contract.

Packing Checklist

Packing Checklist PDF

We recommend no more than two (2) vehicle-loads of personal belongings – students who pack more than this often send most of it home. Experience shows that students often go home for the Labor Day weekend – what a great time to pick up a few extra items.

Items You'll Need
  • Your NCard (NU ID)
  • Twin-size sheets (extra-long and deep-pocket sheets will all work on our mattresses). All beds are 36" x 80" and require extra-long bed sheets.
  • Bedspread or comforter, blankets
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower tote/caddy/robe/shower shoes/flip flops
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Backpack
  • Season-appropriate clothing (switch out during breaks)
  • Umbrella/raincoat
  • Surge protectors
  • Social Security card (for employment purposes)
  • Insurance and pharmacy cards
  • Prescription refills (including eyecare)
  • Current prescription medications in their original containers
  • Information: physicians' name, address, telephone number and emergency telephone numbers
  • High efficiency laundry detergent
  • Courtyards/Village residents will also need to bring kitchen items such as pots, pans and dishes.
Useful Items
  • Cleaning supplies (all hall floors have a shared/community cleaning closet)
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Personal computer with updated security
  • Portable fan
  • Checkbook/debit card
  • Pictures, posters and other decorative items (NOTE: Only use approved adhesives such as 3M Command adhesives and blue painter's tape.)
  • Desk/floor lamps (NOTE: Halogen lamps can be a fire hazard. Please avoid using them in the halls.)
  • Cooking appliances approved for use must meet the guidelines set forth in the small appliance policy (all appliances must be UL-approved): toaster, toaster oven, coffee maker, popcorn popper, blender, small electric sandwich maker, etc.
    All UL-certified kitchen appliances can be used at The Courtyards and The Village.
Items You Should Not Bring
  • Any non-university bed frame or loft
  • Unapproved materials for hanging including Scotch, duct, electrical or masking tape; gum-type adhesives, tacks, nails and staples; anything else that might damage walls/doors/floors
Items Subject to Disciplinary Action
  • Alcohol, illegal drugs (including marijuana), 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
  • For traditional halls only: ANY cooking appliances that do not comply with the small appliance policy which include, but are not limited to, toaster ovens, hot plates, George Foreman grills and any non-UL-listed appliances.
  • 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.

Checking in before official opening on Wednesday, August 19 at 8 a.m. is highly discouraged.

Halls open Wednesday, August 19 at 8 a.m. Move-in information for specific halls is on the Move-in Day page. Select your hall. Directions will follow.

Requesting to move in before official opening
  • If circumstances necessitate you needing to move in before the official opening, you must submit a request to move in early via MyRed > Access Housing Portal > Move-in Time Sign Up. The Move-in Time Sign Up Form will be available starting Wednesday, July 15 and forms submitted in July will receive priority review by housing staff. Requests received in August may result in late review. If you don’t complete the form, your room may not be ready and/or you’ll experience longer wait times as we’ll need to accommodate those that completed the form first.
  • Once the form is no longer available, email your name, NUID, and date/reason you’d like to move in to housing.contracts@unl.edu. If your request is granted, a daily early check-in fee ($40) will be charged for storage and/or occupancy.
2020-21 Academic Year
Monday – Friday Saturday – Sunday
Dining Centers Breakfast Lunch Dinner Breakfast Lunch Dinner
ABEL DINING CENTER 6:45 a.m.
to
10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
to
2 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
to
8:30 p.m.
6:45 a.m.
to
10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
to
2 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
to
8:30 p.m.
CATHER DINING CENTER 6:45 a.m.
to
10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
to
2 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
to
8:30 p.m.
6:45 a.m.
to
10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
to
2 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
to
8:30 p.m.
EAST CAMPUS DINING CENTER Breakfast
6:45 a.m.
to
9:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast & Grill
9:30 a.m.
to
10:30 a.m.
Lunch
10:30 a.m.
to
2 p.m.

Corner Deli & Grill
2 p.m.
to
4 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
Brunch
9 a.m.
to
2 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
to
7 p.m.
HARPER DINING CENTER 6:45 a.m.
to
10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
to
2 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
to
8:30 p.m.
6:45 a.m.
to
10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
to
2 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
to
8:30 p.m.
SELLECK DINING CENTER CLOSED
Selleck Dining Center is undergoing renovations. Anticipated completion is after Oct. 1, 2020.

Schedule may change due to holidays and other factors.

2020-21 Academic Year
Monday – Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Grab-N-Go Locations Lunch Dinner Late Night Lunch Dinner Late Night Lunch Dinner Late Night Lunch Dinner Late Night
HUSKER HEROES
at Abel
10:30 a.m.
to
4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
to
8:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
to
midnight
10:30 a.m.
to
4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
to
8:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
to
midnight
10:30 a.m.
to
4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
to
8:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
to
midnight
10:30 a.m.
to
4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
to
8:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
to
midnight
HUSKER HEROES
at Cather
10:30 a.m.
to
4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
to
9 p.m.
CLOSED 10:30 a.m.
to
3:30 p.m.
CLOSED 4:30 p.m.
to
9 p.m.
CLOSED
HUSKER HEROES
at Selleck
10:30 a.m.
to
4:30 p.m.
CLOSED 10:30 a.m.
to
4:30 p.m.
CLOSED

Schedule may change due to holidays and other factors.

Friday, March 20 to Monday, March 30, 2020
Friday
March 20
Saturday – Saturday
March 21–28
Sunday
March 29
Monday
March 30
Regular hours resume.
Herbie's Markets
HERBIE'S MARKET
at Abel
7 a.m. – 10 p.m. CLOSED 1 p.m. – 1 a.m. 7 a.m. – 1 a.m.
HERBIE'S MARKET
at Cather
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. CLOSED 4–9 p.m. 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
HERBIE'S MARKET
at Knoll
5–10 p.m. 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. 9 a.m. – 1 a.m. 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.
HERBIE'S MARKET
at Selleck
6–10 p.m. 6–10 p.m. 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.
HERBIE'S MARKET
at Village
7 a.m. – 10 p.m. 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. 9 a.m. – 1 a.m. 7 a.m. – 1 a.m.

If you're planning to go through sorority recruitment, you're in for an exciting, busy and fun-filled week.

You may begin to check in at the time you’ve signed up for through the Move-in Time Sign Up form. The early move-in fee is $40/night for all nights prior to your contract beginning on Wednesday, August 19. These charges will be added to your next centralized billing statement.

Sign up for a move-in parking/unloading time (via MyRed > Access Housing Portal > Move-in Time Sign Up) beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15.

When you arrive at check-in, first go to the desk of the hall to which you have been assigned. The desk assistant will provide instructions, temporary parking permit, and a special card to place on the dashboard of your vehicle so that you will not be ticketed as you unload your car.

  • Certain parking lots are designated as unloading zones only. When you are done unloading, move your car. See your hall's parking map for these specific areas.
  • If you park your car in one of the designated unloading lots, your car will be ticketed and may be towed.
  • Move your car to your assigned parking area by 10 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, to allow move-in space for your fellow residents.
When can I move into my room?

Students 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.

Is there anything I can do to make the move-in process go smoothly?

Make sure to sign up for a move-in time through the Sign-Up Form via the housing portal. If you don’t complete the form, your room may not be ready and/or you’ll experience longer wait times as we’ll need to accommodate those that completed the form first.

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.

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.

What if there are existing damages in my room/unit when I move in?

After you check in, your Resident Assistant (RA) will contact you about checking the room inventory/existing condition of your room/unit.

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). Please notify your RA of any damage in your room. 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.

Are my belongings insured while I'm living in the residence hall?

The university does not purchase property insurance covering any loss of, or damage to, a student's personal property and the university assumes no responsibility for the payment of such a loss. You need to verify that your parents' insurance policy covers full-time students living away from home.

The university DOES NOT accept liability for damage or theft of personal property of University Housing residents. Coverage through home owner's insurance or purchase of other coverage is strongly recommended.

Consider using the property inventory provided by UNLPD to keep a record of your belongings.

Where can I do my laundry?

Every hall has laundry facilities. There is no cost to use laundry facilities as the service is included with your housing contract.

Can I bring my bike?

Bicycles are permitted in your residence hall room, suite or apartment as long as they do not block emergency exits (doors/windows) and are acceptable to your roommate(s). There are bike racks located outside residence halls. Be sure to buy a lock to secure your bike. Campus Recreation offers bike locker rental and storage. It is recommended you register your bike and electronics prior to coming to campus.

What if I don't get along with my roommate(s)?

Students who have concerns with their roommate(s) are encouraged to talk with their roommate(s) about their concerns. If this does not help, the student should then bring their concerns to the resident assistant (RA) on the floor, or to the residence director of the hall.

What if I want a room change?

Any student interested in a room change of any kind must talk with their residence director (RD), who will discuss options with the student. During the first two weeks of each semester a room freeze is in place and during this time residents are unable to move.

Can I have visitors?

Of course you can have visitors, but they're required to follow all Residence Life/University Housing and UNL policies. All guests must be accompanied by their host at all times. The host is responsible for the behavior of his/her guests.

Do I have to clean my own room?

It is the student's responsibility to clean their own room. (Basic cleaning supplies and equipment are provided in your residence hall for your use). Custodial services are provided for all public bathroom facilities, corridors, floor lounges and other public areas.

University Housing staff clean and perform general maintenance of bathrooms within each unit/suite every other week in Courtyards, Village, Eastside Suites, Kauffman, Knoll, University Suites, and the apartment-style units in Massengale Residential Center.

How much space is beneath a lofted bed?

Some students bring futons or place other furniture such as chairs or stackable crates underneath their loft beds.

Dimensions:

  • From the floor to the bottom of the loft bed: 64"
  • From end to end (length of the mattress): 81" *Make sure your item is 80" or less so you don't scratch the wood.
  • From back to front (width of the mattress): 37"
What is the max wattage for a microwave and/or small appliance allowed in the halls?

All appliances less than 800 watts can be brought into Abel, Harper, Sandoz, Schramm, Selleck, and Smith. Microwaves are provided in all apartment and suite-style halls, as well as traditional rooms in Massengale Residential Center.

Where can I find the University Housing calendar?

The University Housing calendar can be found on our website.

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Official opening: Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 19-20, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.