Come up with a plan that makes good use of the 30-minute unloading permit. A lot of families will unload their car while the student is checking into their residence hall. Once unloaded, someone stays with the belongings while the car is moved to long-term parking. The belongings can then be moved into the room once the car is in long-term parking and check-in has been completed.
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.
Ask questions; staff members are available in every hall.