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Fall 2022 Move-in Information

On what is likely the most exciting day of a new student’s collegiate experience, our campus and community will welcome thousands of students to their home away from home and showcase the care and commitment that we collectively share to ensure our students’ success.
This webpage is the starting point for students and will share important details to ensure your move-in experience is as easy and pleasant as possible. Returning students should visit the returning student move-in page for information about their move-in day expectations and process.
Welcome home, Eagles!

First Year Student Move-In Information

Prior to Your Arrival

Prior to arrival, students will want to do several things in advance to help their move in experience go smoothly. Specifically:

  • Review a list of what to bring and not to bring.
  • Contact your roommate(s) to decide who will bring large shared items like refrigerators, televisions, etc.
  • Review your hall webpage to see what a room looks like and what features or amenities are available in your community.
  • Review parking information. Info coming soon!
  • Clearly mark all boxes/items with your building and room number via the MSU Belongings Tags.

Plan your move in day arrival time based on the following move in day schedule:

  • Thursday, Aug. 11
    • 9 a.m.: Mignon Tower Floors 3, 8, 11, 14
      • Andrews Hall (All floors)
    • 10 a.m.:Mignon Tower Floors 5, 7, 10, 13
      • Nunn Hall Floors 2, 4, 6, 8
    • 11 a.m.:Mignon Tower Floors 4, 6, 9, 12
      • Nunn Hall Floors 3, 5, 7
    • 12 p.m.:Fields Hall (All floors)
  • Friday, Aug. 12
    • 9 a.m.: Cartmell Hall Floors 4, 8, 12, 16
    • East Mignon Hall Floors 1, 3, 5
    • 10 a.m.: Cartmell Hall Floors 3, 7, 11, 15
      • East Mignon Hall Floors 2, 4, 6
    • 11 a.m.:Cartmell Hall Floors 2, 6, 10, 14
    • 12 p.m.:Cartmell Hall Floors 1, 5, 9, 13
      • Alumni Tower (All floors)
First year students that reside in a hall not listed above should contact our office via email at for information about specific move-in plans for their assignment. Transfer students moving into a hall not listed above should plan to move with returning students on 8/13 and 8/14.

On Move-In Day

Move-in day on our campus will be an experience you’ll never forget. It is your chance to see our students, employees, and community in action to create a welcoming and fun environment for our students to thrive in. Though we make every effort to guarantee a quick and efficient process, as you can no doubt imagine, moving in roughly 1,500 students over the course of two days will likely result in some delays and/or unforeseen complications that may impact your day. We ask for your patience as we navigate this process together.

As a reminder, in order to make the transition to your new home seamless as well as your fellow Eagles’ processes easy, we ask the following:
  • If you were unable to obtain your EagleCard student ID prior to your arrival, you will need to visit the Eagle Card office in 127 ADUC prior to lining up for the move-in process.
  • Do not arrive early for your building, or your floor-specific time (if one is published above). You will not be allowed access to the move-in process and will instead be diverted to wait for your time to begin.
  • Limit the number of vehicles you bring to one. Only one vehicle will be allowed to access the move-in process on move-in day. Extra vehicles will be diverted to satellite parking.
  • As you arrive to your building, volunteers will gather to assist with your items. One person should remain in the vehicle at all times, and once all items removed, the vehicle moved to satellite parking. 
    • The student cannot be the person that remains with the vehicle. They will need to check in, pick up keys, and direct the volunteer groups assisting with their items.
    • Vehicles remaining on campus will need to park in satellite parking until Sunday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. when normal parking restrictions resume.
  • After check-in, if you find you need items from an off-campus vendor please do not plan to return campus until after 3 p.m. with your purchases. By waiting until this time, you will not be routed back through the move-in process. Please park in satellite parking lots upon your return and utilize campus shuttle service to return to your hall.
  • Attend your first floor meeting on your move-in day. Location and times will be communicated closer to your arrival via multiple methods.

Restricted parking

  • Review parking information- Coming Soon!

New Student FAQs

Move in processes begin for first year students in the overflow parking lot across US60 from the main campus. On your arrival into the lot, you will be directed to line up and subsequently begin your move in as space around the halls allow. Please view the move in video above for additional instructions and information about MSU move in. Please note, if you do not have an Eagle Card you will need to visit the Eagle Card Office on the ground floor of ADUC prior to arrival.
There will be volunteers present to assist students moving in and carrying their items to their room. However, if you have access to a handcart or dolly that will make your experience even smoother.
We are asking families moving in to limit the number of people that assist their student. One vehicle will be allowed to line up for move in process and ideally, one person and the student will be in it. If there are additional vehicles or people we will likely ask them to park and shuttle to the halls.
There is no set time, but we are asking one person to remain with the vehicle (not the student) and when all items are out, the vehicle is moved to satellite parking so that others may move in/check in. This process is one that is built upon all of us working together to limit the amount of time for all.
Once all items are removed from the vehicle and the student is checking in, the vehicle needs to be moved to one of our satellite parking lots. You can follow signage to direct you to the satellite parking lots.
There are MSU Shuttles running throughout the day to help people navigate the campus. During the move in process there will be significant disruptions and delays getting around campus with numerous road closures and detours. Utilizing the MSU Shuttle will allow you to get to the halls, satellite parking, ADUC, and most everywhere else you would need to go on move in day without worrying about parking, traffic, or routing.
Students that arrive over the weekend will have a much different experience. They will proceed directly to their residence hall and not have a dedicated process for their move in. There will be no volunteers to assist with their move in. Traffic and parking will be significantly more congested on the weekend. We cannot emphasize or recommend strongly enough that making plans to arrive during your scheduled first year student arrival time will set your year off to a great start!