Move In Information

Fall 2020 Move-In

Due to COVID-19, our Fall 2020 Move-In experience and schedule will look different than in previous years.  All residential students will need to book an appointment for move in so that we can follow social distancing guidelines and provide safe and healthy move in environments for residents, families, and staff.

Move in Appointment Details

Residents will be able to begin booking a move in appointment on July 15th at 9am.  A link will be provided at that time to access our new housing portal.  Move in appointments will be scheduled for 8:30-9:30am, 10-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm, 1-2pm, 2:30-3:30pm, and 4-5pm each day beginning on Friday, September 4th and continuing through Tuesday, September 8th.  Students will select an appointment based on the building in which they are currently assigned.  Each building will have a pre-selected number of appointment time slots per time due to the capacity of the building, the number of people needing to move in over the days, and the number to properly maintain social distancing.  A student may cancel their move in appointment up to 24 hours before their appointment time.  They may select an appointment time slot up to 24 hours prior to the time in which they are selecting. An email will be sent once you select or cancel a time slot to confirm your booking.  If your room assignment changes after you have booked a move in appointment, you will need to select a new appointment that coincides with your newly assigned building.

The Move in Process

Residents may arrive at any time during their booked appointment time slot.  We will not allow any resident to move in early or late, as the health and safety of all involved are of the utmost importance.   Please understand it is essential to plan ahead to arrive during your time slot.  When you arrive to campus, you will proceed to the numbered parking spaces closest to your assigned building (specific information will be sent to your Tech email address a week in advance).  A space will be reserved for only one vehicle.  We will not reserve spaces for second vehicles or trailers/u-hauls.  A staff member will approach your vehicle and will scan your QR code (this will be emailed to you in advance – you will need to have it printed or be able to provide it on your phone).  The staff member will give you instructions and the key to your room at this time. Once your QR code is scanned, an email will be sent to you with vital information for you to review and contact information should you have an issue in your room/apartment upon move in.

You will only have the designated parking spot for the hour in which you are booked for move in and we ask that those assisting with your move in not linger in the residential locations as much as possible.  We want all to feel welcome and to give you time to get settled with your family but please be mindful of the challenges we face during this pandemic.  If you have concerns, please reach out to our staff!  We have built in time between time slots so that we may clean high-touch areas appropriately before the next appointments arrive.

We will also provide a mask and a hand sanitizer for each resident upon check in.  We strongly encourage ALL who arrive on campus to wear a mask.  If you are not feeling well, have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, we ask that you not visit campus.  We ask that each resident only have up to two guests enter the residential location to assist in moving.  Stairwells will be marked with directional signs – please help us by abiding by all of our precautions.  We have put much thought and work into providing a safe environment for our residents and staff.

What do I do after I am moved in?

The Tech Express office will be open from 10am-5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (September 4th-6th) so that students may visit to have their pictures made and IDs printed.  The residents will need their IDs to eat on campus, once they arrive.  Eating locations will be closed on Monday, September 7th (Labor Day) due to the holiday and the Tech Express office will be as well.  They will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 8th (8am-5pm).  Our residential staff will be available to assist you as you navigate through your first days on campus.  Our first year and campus activity staff are currently working on ways to get you involved on campus!  Several dining locations will be open so students may use their Tech Express dollars to eat once on campus.  The only day that food services will not be open is Monday, September 7th (Labor Day).  The Tech Table will not open until 4pm on Tuesday, September 8th.


What to Bring

Wondering what to bring to your new home? Here’s a quick list to help you get started! Also, it may help to talk to your roommate before you move in. This way you and your roommate can decide who is bringing what.

For your bedroom/bathroom:

  • Twin Size Sheets/ Comforter (Adams, Aswell, Dudley, Graham, Mitchell, Cottingham – traditional residence halls)
  • Twin XL Size Sheets/Comforter (suites, Legacy Park, University Park and Park place residents in double occupancy bedrooms)
  • Full Size Sheets/ Comforter (University Park and Park Place residents in single occupancy bedrooms)
  • Pillows & Pillowcases
  • Mattress Pad/Topper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blankets
  • Home Decor Items
  • Command Strips/Hooks to use to hang items on walls
  • Tension rods to use to put curtains in the window if preferred
  • Small fan
  • Bulletin board or white board
  • Calendar
  • Floor Rug/Bathroom Rug
  • Shower rod and curtain is provided but those in suites and apartments may want to bring their own
  • Storage Items for shoes, clothes
  • Bed risers, if preferred

For food:

  • Refrigerator (up to 4.8 cubic feet or smaller)
  • Microwave (700 watt and under)
  • Plates, Bowls, Eating and Cooking Utensils
  • Pots, pans, and cookie sheets to use in kitchens
  • Pot holders/Kitchen towels
  • Cups
  • Can Opener
  • Water and Drinks
  • Food Containers and Ziploc Bags
  • Dishwashing detergent, hand sponge and drying mat to wash dishes/pots (dishwashers are not provided on campus)

For school:

  • Backpack
  • Notebooks/Binders with Paper
  • Index Cards
  • Pens, Pencils and Highlighters
  • Stapler and Staples
  • Tape
  • Paper Clips
  • Sticky Notes
  • Scissors
  • Study Lamp
  • Flash drive
  • Headphones
  • Academic Planner

For fun:

  • Computer/Tablet/Printer
  • TV and Coaxial Cable
  • DVD Player/Gaming System
  • Ethernet Cable/ Wireless Router
  • Headphones
  • Surge Protectors for plugging in items
  • Flashlight and Batteries
  • Athletic items to play ball with friends
  • Bicycles (must be stored on provided bike racks and registered with the Traffic Office)
  • Bicycle lock to store bike on bike racks located outside of hall
  • Swimsuit and Swim Towel

For you:

  • Personal Hygiene Items
  • Medicine
  • Wash Cloths, Hand and Bath Towels
  • Shower caddy/Shower Shoes
  • Robe
  • Laundry Basket
  • Laundry Detergent (quarters to wash clothes if in a location in which that is necessary)
  • Cleaning Items
  • Iron
  • Trashcan/Trash bags
  • Broom and Dust Pan/Swiffer



  • Coffee Pots without an automatic shut off and with a hot plate (Keurig is allowed)
  • Candles/Incense/wax warmers
  • Pets (except fish)
  • Weapons/Guns/Fire Arms
  • Illegal Drugs/ Tobacco Products
  • Alcohol, Alcohol bottles (empty or otherwise) or Alcohol Paraphernalia (no alcohol signs or light up signs allowed to hang in your room)
  • Ironing Boards (provided in halls)
  • Open Heating Elements (space heaters, hot plates, George Foreman grills, toaster ovens)
  • Electronic skateboards and scooters
  • Halogen lamps
  • Space Heaters
  • Decorations that hang from the ceiling
  • Flammable items such as charcoal, lighter fluid, and propane tanks