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The Office of the Dean of Students, in collaboration with University departments and offices, seeks to partner with parents and families to provide timely, helpful information to aid in the academic, social and holistic success of Ohio University students. To accomplish this mission the Office of the Dean of Students seeks to effectively communicate with parents and families, help parents and families understand and navigate the Ohio University landscape, provide advocacy for parents and families, and provide on-campus activites for family weekends.

Moving into the Residence Halls

Information for Fall Semester Move In 2017

First-year students should plan to arrive in Athens no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25. All first-year students living on campus will then attend a floor meeting at 6 p.m. in their hall. Information regarding this welcome event on Friday will be found once the student has moved into their residence hall.

For general questions or directions on campus, Ohio University staff will be located on each of the greens (West, East, and South). Each car arriving will be allowed to park for thirty minutes to unload. Ohio University staff will be able to direct you to long term parking areas once you have unloaded your vehicle.

Individuals with disabilities or who require special assistance must request help in advance of arrival by calling Housing and Residence Life at 740-593-4090.

A link to the Housing and Residence Life Move In website can be found online here.

Meal Plans begin with lunch for all students on Thursday, August 24.


Move-In Schedule



Thursday, August 24 :     



New Students A-F

New Students G-K

LINKS Participants

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, August 24:


Bromley Hall 4th

Bromley Hall 9th

Bromley Hall 8th


9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Friday , August 25:


New Students L-R

New Students S-Z


9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Friday, August 25:


Bromley Hall 7th

Bromley Hall 6th  


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

12:30 PM – 3:00 PM


Saturday, August 26:

All Returning Students       

Bromley 5th 

Bromley 3rd

Bromley 2nd

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM