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Move-In Tips

  • Bring a handcart or dolly.
  • 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.