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Before You Arrive Fall 2018 Move-In

Plan ahead for your move-in during summer. We'll email you starting in early August, but you can get started by thinking about these topics.

  1. Know where and with whom you're living.
    • You can find your room assignment and roommate contact information on your AU Housing Portal after you receive our e-mail notification. We strongly suggest you contact your roommate(s) before move-in and try these 20 questions to break the ice. Living with a brand new person can be challenging, so getting to know your similarities and differences early makes a large impact on settling in. Because your room might not be as large as the one you have at home, it is also useful to discuss what you plan to bring to campus.
  2. Take care of your One Card (AU ID card) photo and any other outstanding needs.
    • New students should upload a One Card photo with the One Card & Dining Services office before July 31 or take a photo during Eagle Summit. Your card, which you'll use all over campus, will be ready for you at check-in if you have done so by that date.
    • Check out the Services for New Undergraduate Students subsite, which provides more information about academic or financial deadlines and documentation you'll need to know for your transition to university life.
  3. Create a packing list and get to know what items you can't bring into your building and room.
    • Students live in a variety of residence styles around campus. Each residence hall room measures approximately 12 by 15 feet and is equipped with built-in closets or wardrobes, storage cabinets, beds, desks and chairs, and bookcases. Because specific layouts can vary, visit your residence hall to learn more.
    • We encourage you to remember that you will need to bring far less than you imagine. Rather than purchasing new supplies, consider renting items from one of our preferred vendors or purchasing something gently used. Many necessities can also be purchased at the campus store or P.O.D., the campus convenience store. Make your move-in motto "when in doubt, leave it out."
    • Many students take advantage of our various vendor partnerships to personalize their living experience. Some choose to rent bed lofts, which increase usable floor space by raising your bed. Others purchase lockboxes to protect their belongings.
    • Certain items are restricted in your room but can be used in your lounge space, while others are completely prohibited from your hall. Know what items you can or can't bring before you travel to campus.
    • Before you start shipping textbooks and other belongings to your room, check our mailing information to make sure you have the right mailing address and that your delivery date is after our package rooms open.
  4. Make travel arrangements and know when you can check in.
    • Make sure you look closely at our move-in map for your building if you are driving to campus, which will be available later this summer. Since many students will be moving in at the same time as you are, you'll want to know where to park and unload, and avoid getting into the wrong line.
    • If you haven't already, complete our short move-in questionnaire to help us make sure you have the best move-in experience possible!
    • New students and returning students do not have the same check-in dates and times. Continue to the Fall Move-In: Moving In page to find out when you can check in.
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Important Dates

  • Monday, 8/13: Packages begin being accepted to your mailing address
  • Friday, 8/17: Early arrivals, international students, and residents from DC, VA, MD, WV, DE, NJ, and PA move in between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8/18: First year residents from all other locations move in between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8/22: Residence halls open for returning students at 9 a.m.
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