MOVE-IN FALL 2023
Fall move-in will take place from August 15-17 for first-year and transfer students and August 18-21 for returning students! Returning cadets will move in between August 19-20. New cadets will receive move-in instructions from the office of the commandant.
Find individual directions to your residence hall here!
Please dispose of your trash and recycling in designated areas. Take a look at our Dumpster Map for permanent and temporary move-in locations!
Students will sign up for move-in time-slots in July. Students will receive an email informing them of when they can sign up for a time-slot in early July, and they will be able to make their selection in mid-late July. Time-slots are staggered to minimize traffic throughout campus. At the end of your time-slot, please move your vehicle to one of our long-term parking lots.
HOKIE PASSPORT DISTRIBUTION
Hokie Passports will be mailed to you by Hokie Passport Services throughout the summer. Be sure to bring your Hokie Passport on move-in day!
We will have Hokie Helpers available to greet you, give access to moving carts and/or dollies, and answer your questions! Learn more about Hokie Helpers here.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT GROUPS
Students who are members of the Corps of Cadets, Oak Lane Community, Residential Well-being Student Leaders, varsity athletic teams, or Living-Learning Programs (LLPs) may be reassigned according to the needs of those programs.
NON-PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE PARTICIPANTS
A number of students are assigned to West Ambler Johnston, East Ambler Johnston, and O'Shaughnessy Hall who are not part of the Residential College program. If program space is not filled, the remaining space will be allocated to other students. You will be able to participate in the various activities and programs happening in that community as you wish.
All resident rooms, with the exception of single-occupancy rooms in the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown, have university-provided, loftable furniture. Students will use a "loft kit" to raise their bed to the higher setting. Most rooms already have 2 loft kits in the room.
If an additional loft kit is needed, students should submit a work order to have the kit delivered. Loft kits are limited so turn in your request promptly.
- In Slusher Wing, due to the room configuration with built‐in cabinetry, only one bed may be placed in the high/lofted configuration. This exclusion applies to rooms 201 through 231, 301 through 331, and 401 through 431. In the remainder of Slusher Wing and in Slusher Tower, both beds may be placed in the high/lofted configuration.
- Bed configurations in the Corps of Cadets residential areas must follow the directions of the Corps regulations and staff.
No, residence hall rooms do not have landline telephones installed. With the ubiquity of cell phones, most students no longer expect traditional telephone service to be provided as part of their bundled amenity package.
However, emergency phones are installed on each residence hall floor! These phones are blue boxes located either close to an elevator or at a centralized location on each floor of the building and connect directly to the Virginia Tech Police Department. They operate by a simple, push-button interface and are similar to the emergency blue-light phones located around the campus. Live-in staff still have access to conventional telephone service.
- A handcart or dolly can be nice to bring.
- Prepare yourself for a lot of walking and climbing stairs. Many 3- to 4-floor residence halls do not have elevators. Be prepared for summer weather!
- Plan to send home or dispose of packing boxes, crates, or other moving supplies. Storage for such items is minimal. We do provide several cardboard recycling stations near the dumpsters around your residence hall.
- Ask questions! Staff members will be available throughout campus.
ACCESSING YOUR ROOM
Remember, you'll need your PIN number to open the door. First, tap/wave your card in front of the keypad (the top of the pad tends to be most effective). It will blink red-green red-green. Then, enter your PIN number, and the door will unlock!
ACCESSING YOUR HOUSING ASSIGNMENT
To access your housing assignment:
Standard rooms will have a single, wired Ethernet connection. If you are planning on connecting more than one wired device in the room, please consider an Ethernet hub as specified on the the residential network upgrade site.
Will all my devices work with the network? The university’s Wi-Fi network uses a type of security called WPA2 Enterprise. Check to see if your SmartTV, game console, etc. is compatible with WPA2 Enterprise. This is required to connect to the wireless network.
SmartTVs or game consoles that don’t support WPA2 Enterprise can still reach the Internet if they have a built-in Ethernet plug or you have an Ethernet adapter to connect to the wired Ethernet connection in your room. An Ethernet switch will allow you to plug multiple devices into the Ethernet connection in your room.
Can I wirelessly connect my printer? Your printer’s wireless connection is likely to cause interference with your and others’ use of residence hall Wi-Fi services. It’s best to use a USB cable to connect your printer.
Can I connect my own wireless router? No. Students are not permitted to connect personal wireless routers to the Virginia Tech network in buildings with Virginia Tech wireless service.
For additional information about registering your device using the MAC address to get your devices such as gaming consoles and other devices that cannot use the eduroam service (your phones, iPads, tablets & laptops should use the eduroam wireless network SSID for connectivity as a student) on the wireless network please visit the Network Infrastructure and Services / Communication Network Services website.
MAIL AND PACKAGES
Mail and packages will be available for pickup at locker locations and Owens Hall during move in. You will need your Hokie Passport to pick up your mail. You will receive an email with specific instructions for each package that is ready for pickup.
If you need to borrow a dolly to move large packages, you will need a Government ID. Learn more at the Student Mail website. For package-specific questions, visit the Package PickUPP site or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you decide to mail packages to yourself before move in, please time them to arrive no sooner than the week of August 14.
MOVE-IN DAY PARKING
Where you park depends on which residence hall you are moving into. Either consult the move-in map, or click on the link to your residence hall here for individualized instructions.
At the end of your timeslot, if you absolutely have to stay on campus, you must move your vehicle to one of the Long-Term Parking locations indicated on the move-in map.
Please note that you are not permitted to park in service or handicapped parking spaces, on grassy areas, or on the sidewalks.