Check-in and Moving Days

Move-in day brings you and approximately a thousand of your soon-to-be friends to campus. Together with your help, we'll coordinate the chaos to create a hassle-free move-in experience.

Expectations and Tips to Prepare

  • Assigned check-in schedules are strictly enforced.
  • Moving in early or shipping items to campus prior to arrival are not allowed.
  • Monitor your Claw Mail and expect move in day scheduling and instructions one month prior to move in date(s).
  • Contact Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE) if late arrival accommodations are needed.
  • Elevators are available in all buildings: three in Building 1000 and one each in Buildings 2000 and 3000.
  • Pets, including fish, are not allowed in student housing. Prepare your Grizzly move with the off-to-college checklists (PDF) of suggested items to bring and items not allowed.
  • Students must be paid in full each semester – tuition, housing fees and meal plan – to gain access to housing and rooms.

Fall | Spring | Summer | Exceptions/Appeals

Fall Moves

Fall Move In

Fall move in scheduling occurs between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the Thursday and Friday before the first day of class. Keys are not issued on the weekends. View upcoming dates on the Housing Application Portal and academic calendar.

Winter Break

All students must leave student housing during the winter break campus closing. View campus closings and hours for specific information.

Fall Move Out

If you do not wish to return for the spring semester, please follow the steps below to vacate your room and cancel your contract.

  1. Vacate your room.
    • Completely move out all belongings and dispose of trash.
    • Clean your personal space and all common areas. Fines may be applied to areas that are not clean.
    • Lock your bedroom door.
  2. Complete the Resident Check Out Form and Exit Survey located in the SHaRE office, Building 1000, Suite 1125.
    • Place your room key and Exit Survey in the envelope, and seal it.
    • Give your envelope to the assistant at the desk. After hours, slide the envelope under the office door.
    • All Resident Checkout Forms must be turned into the SHaRE office by no later than 12 p.m. (noon) on move out day .  
    • Charges may apply if you are not out by date and time or if you do not turn in your key.
  3. If the above steps are followed, Spring charges will be removed and you will be charged the early termination fee for breaking your housing contract. 

Spring Moves

Spring Move In

Spring move in scheduling occurs between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the Friday before the first day of class. Keys are not issued on the weekends. View upcoming dates on the housing application portal and academic calendar.

Spring Move Out

Housing contracts expire each Spring, and all students must move out. Graduating students may petition to be allowed to stay on a case-by-case basis.

  1. Vacate your room.
    • Completely move out all belongings and dispose of trash.
    • Clean your personal space and all common areas. Fines may be applied to areas that are not clean.
    • Lock your bedroom door.
  2. Complete the Resident Check Out Form and Exit Survey located in the SHaRE office, Building 1000, Suite 1125.
    • Place your room key and Exit Survey in the envelope, and seal it.
    • Give your envelope to the assistant at the desk. After hours, slide the envelope under the office door.
    • All Resident Checkout Forms must be turned into the SHaRE office by no later than 12 p.m. (noon) on move out day .  
    • Charges may apply if you are not out by date and time or if you do not turn in your key.

Summer Moves

Summer move in and move out dates vary. Students who apply for Summer housing will be notified of move in and move out dates and times via Claw Mail.

Contract Exceptions and Appeals

Information about early contract terminations and exceptions to avoid penalties are stated in your housing contract. Fee appeals must be submitted through the Student Affairs student complaints/appeals process by Dec. 1 to be considered.