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Returning 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 to see what a room looks like and what features or amenities are available in your community.
  • Clearly mark all boxes/items with your building and room number via the Belongings Tags.
  • Plan your move in day arrival time based on the following move-in day schedule:
Saturday Aug. 13, 2022
9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Returning student move-in for:
  • Alumni Tower
  • Andrews Hall
  • Eagle Lake Apartments
  • Fields Hall
  • Mays Hall Apartments
  • Mignon Hall
  • Normal Hall
  • Nunn Hall
  • West Mignon Hall
Sunday Aug. 14, 2022
9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Returning student move-in for:
  • Alumni Tower
  • Andrews Hall
  • Eagle Lake Apartments
  • Fields Hall
  • Mays Hall Apartments
  • Mignon Hall
  • Normal Hall
  • Nunn Hall
  • West Mignon Hall
Returning or transfer students moving into a hall not listed above should contact our office via email at for information about specific move in plans for their assignment.

On Move-In Day

Unlike move-in day for first year students with road closures, a central starting point, and a very prescriptive process, returning student weekend is a bit different. In order to make the transition to your new home seamless as well as fellow students’ processes easy we ask the following:
  • Please pay special attention to your email in advance of your arrival day in order to be aware of any changes to the process, your assignment, or your move-in expectations.
  • Once you arrive, proceed directly to your residence hall.
  • Follow instructions of police staff or move in signage.
  • Once you have unloaded your vehicle and BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO SET UP YOUR NEW SPACE, please move your vehicle to satellite parking. Failure to do so will result in your vehicle being ticketed and towed.
  • During move-in processes, traffic will be very heavy and pedestrians will be plentiful. Please be patient with our process and our people.

Restricted parking & Traffic flow information:

After unloading, move your vehicle(s) to a legal parking zone away from the residence halls to satellite parking to make space available for other students. If your vehicle is staying overnight on Thursday, you must move your vehicle to designated overnight parking.

Beginning Noon, Aug. 10, through 7 p.m., Aug. 14, students may NOT park in any student designated parking areas listed below. Vehicles remaining will be towed at owner’s expense.

Lots that are restricted beginning at Noon on Aug. 10:  
  • S lots behind Fields Hall and Ginger Hall
  • All lots around West Mignon, Mignon Complex and Nunn Hall
  • Lot across street from Rice Service Building Lot around Alumni Tower and Cooper Hall
  • Lot by Andrews Hall
  • AH Lot in front of Mays Hall
  • S Lot beside Mays Hall
  • Lot between Cartmell Hall and Laughlin Health Building
  • U.S. 60 Lot to left when entering (S Lot)
  • U.S. 60 Lot to right when entering (C Lot)
  • AAC Lot on corner of Playforth Place and U.S. 60
Lots remain restricted through 7 p.m., Aug. 14, with the exception of:
  • The following satellite lots are available for overnight parking beginning at 5 p.m., Aug 12:
    • US 60 Lot
    • S Lots behind Fields and Ginger
Student overnight parking for summer residents, early arrivals, and Thursday move-in is available in the following areas:
  • East Parking and Dining Complex
  • AZ Lot on Second St. behind BCM     
  • 5th Street Gravel Lot     
  • S Lot on corner of University Blvd and Main Street
  • Athletic zone lot by football, softball & baseball fields

 Returning Student FAQs

Unlike first year student move in, returning students or transfer students arriving on Aug. 13 or 14 will need to proceed directly to their residence hall. There is no organized line up process like new students undertake.
Unlike Fall 2020, there are not individual times for arrivals for returning/transfer students. The campus is asking move ins to begin no earlier than 9AM and complete no later than 7 p.m.
There will not be volunteers to assist with your move in over the weekend, so if you have access to a handcart or dolly that will make your experience even smoother.
We would ask students to limit the number of vehicles or people assisting to maximize space, traffic, and parking on move in days.
 There is no set time limit for check in, we would simply ask students to be mindful of others as they are unloading. Please unload and move your vehicle before beginning to unpack and set your space up.
Once all items are removed from the vehicle and the student is checking in, the vehicle needs to be moved. We ask students arriving over the weekend to move their vehicle once unloaded to a spot in a satellite lot or overflow parking. Parking around the halls and S lots return to normal enforcement on Sunday evening.