Moving In

Move in for fall 2018 is August 5-12. Residents must check into their residence hall by 9 a.m. on August 13, the first day of class.

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Arrival Timeslots

In order to reduce vehicular traffic and move in lines, student arrival times for move in will be staggered. All residents who plan on moving in on Sunday, August 5 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. or Monday, August 6 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. must schedule an arrival timeslot. Residents checking in after these times do not need to schedule an arrival timeslot and have until 9 a.m. on August 13 to check in.

More information about arrival timeslots will be shared and scheduling will begin in late-June.

Unloading Zones

On Sunday, August 5 and Monday, August 6, unloading zones will be in place in several parking lots near residence halls and apartments to assist residents and their families with move in. Drivers will be issued one-hour parking passes to unload their vehicles and will be redirected to long-term parking lots after unloading. Vehicles remaining longer than the one-hour time period may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Parking maps for August 5 and 6 will be posted to this site and shared with students in mid to late July.

Checking Into a Residence Hall Room

In order to check into a room, each student must have his/her UGACard. Students should know their student ID number and emergency contact information (preferably, this should be someone in the United States). Only the student can receive a room key; parents cannot check into a room and receive a key for a student. Students should also expect to receive their mailbox combination/key and a copy of the Room Inventory Card (this is a form noting the current condition of the room that students should keep for their records). Once check-in begins, students can check in and obtain a key 24 hours a day.


The condition of the room must be the same at checkout as it is at check in. Residents should review the online Community Guide for the decoration policies.


University Housing highly recommends that students obtain some type of renter's insurance whether that be a special policy or as a part of a family member's homeowner policy.


Mail is delivered by the United States Postal Service to the central mailboxes assigned in each community or hall. In University Village and the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) mail is delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Addresses are listed on the housing website.


What is an arrival timeslot?

An arrival timeslot is a 15-minute time period during which you should arrive to your building to move in.

When will I receive more information about fall 2018 move-in?

Information is added to this site as it becomes available and students will receive information via email. Generally, information about arrival timeslots is finalized in early June with scheduling beginning in late June. Final information about unloading zones and other information for arriving to campus is sent in mid to late August.

I still have questions about move-in.  Who can I contact?

Contact University Housing at 706-542-1421 or