Move In Information


Fall 2021 Move-In

We are committed to providing you with a more personalized welcome to campus.  In order to do so, all residential students will need to book an appointment for move in.  Our Student Government Association organizes Dog Haul, an event in which student organizations assist residents with moving items into their room or apartment.  However, we cannot guarantee move in assistance.

Move in Appointment Details

Residents will be able to begin booking a move in appointment on July 19th at 1pm.  Students with a confirmed booking will be able to login to their housing portal and select “Move In Appointment” in the blue task bar at the top of the screen.  Move in appointments will be scheduled for 8-9am, 9:30-10:30am, 11am-12pm, 12:30-1:30pm, 2-3pm, and 3:30-4:30pm each day beginning on Friday, September 3rd and continuing through Sunday, September 5th.  We will not offer move in appointments on the Labor Day holiday.  There will be appointments available for Tuesday, September 7th if a later move in is desired.  However, there will not be move in assistance or reserved parking available on this date.

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.  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 to your LA Tech email address, 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.

Anyone requesting an early arrival must complete the form below and submit prior to the deadline of August 15th.  Early arrival requests are not guaranteed approval and students will not be notified until after August 1st in regards to the decision to approve or deny the request.  Residents with a room in Richardson and Cottingham halls will not be approved for an early arrival.

Early Arrival Request Form 2021

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.  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 visible in your housing portal – you will need to have it printed or be able to provide it on your phone at move in).  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 your LA Tech email address 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.  If you have concerns, please reach out to our staff!

Fall 2021 Move In Video

What do I do after I am moved in?

Residents who reside in the suites and halls will have building access on their Tech ID card at time of move in.  Dining locations will be closed until 4pm on Tuesday, September 7th, at which time the resident will utilize his/her Tech ID to gain access to meal options.  Our residential life 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!


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, and Graham – traditional residence halls)
  • Twin XL Size Sheets/Comforter (Robinson suites (previously known as Aswell suites) and Potts suites (previously known as Dudley Suites, Richardson and Cottingham halls, and Legacy Park)
  • Full Size Sheets/ Comforter (University Park and Park Place)
  • 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 liner is provided but those in suites and apartments may want to bring their own shower curtain
  • 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