Move-in FAQs

When do the residence halls open for the 2017-2018 academic?

New students can move in starting at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 11. Returning students can return beginning on Friday, September 15 at 8:00 a.m.

Where can I find information about Wildcat Welcome?

More information regarding Wildcat Welcome can be found on the New Student and Family Programs website.

I am participating in a pre-Wildcat Welcome program. Can I move my belongings into my residence early?
  • We do not have an early move-in option for students participating in these programs.
  • Please contact the program directly to find out what arrangements have been made regarding what to do with your luggage or to get suggestions on what past participants have done.
Can I move in early?

Information about early arrival can be found on the Early Arrival Policy page.

IF I AM PARTICIPATING IN A UNIVERSITY SANCTIONED EVENT AND HAVE TO ARRIVE EARLY, AM I ABLE TO STORE MY ITEMS IN MY ROOM EVEN IF I AM NOT STAYING IN THE ROOM?

If you meet the criteria to participate in the Early Arrival Program (i.e. you have a fall contract and you were approved by your advisor) and your fall room is available when you arrive, you are permitted to store your items. The cost for storage is the same as if you were staying in your room. Rooms are not available prior to the dates listed for new and returning students.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I SHOW UP EARLY WITHOUT ANY PRIOR PERMISSION?

We recognize that, on occasion, some students will arrive before their approved check-in date and time. If a student arrives without any previous approval, staff will determine whether it is possible to assign them to their fall room.If not, staff will attempt to assign them to a temporary space. The cost to stay on campus under these circumstances is 2x the published early arrival rate. For example, if the published rate for early arrival is $50/night, the rate for a student who does not have prior permission would be $100/night ($50/night x 2) for all nights before the posted regular arrival dates (September 11, 2017 for new students and September 15, 2017 for returning students).