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Spring Move In Information

Spring Move-In Information

Spring 2023 move-in is currently scheduled to take place Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for new students to OHIO University and Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. for students returning to campus.

The first meal served on the spring semester meal plan will be brunch on Sunday, January 15.

Spring Move-In

Is there anything I shouldn't bring?

Yes. For your own health and safety, the following items are PROHIBITED in the residence halls. For the full list, please review the Student Housing Handbook.

-Alcohol (if you are under the legal age of 21)


-Cooking appliances, including, but not limited to air fryers, crock pots, grills, toasters, hot plates, any open-coil cooking appliances, or toaster ovens

-Drugs (illegal)

-Duct/masking tape or other wall/furniture damaging tape product


-Fishnet or paper lanterns

-Personal microwave or refrigerator (a refrigerator and microwave unit are provided)

-Personal air-conditioning units (all rooms have air-conditioning)

-Pets (other than fish in up to a 10-gallon tank)

-Posters that will cover more than 25 percent of your walls

-Weapons; The use or possession of dangerous weapons or materials within the residence halls is strictly prohibited. This includes firearms, other weapons, and ammunition. Dangerous weapons or materials include, but are not limited to handguns, automatic and semiautomatic firearms, compressed air guns (e.g. CO2 air guns / air-soft guns / paintball guns), pellet guns, bb guns, or a weapon of any description, including but not limited to ballistic or explosive devices, incendiary devices, fireworks, ammunition, or knives used to either cause or infer harm to self or others.

What if I need to ship some items before my arrival?

You may ship items to your campus address. Please time such shipments so that they correspond with your arrival. Items will be shipped to your green mail center.

What should I bring to campus with me?

-Alarm clock


-Bedspread, pillow, and mattress pad

-Blankets and sheets (for 80" twin XL bed)

-Clothes hangers

-Comfortable walking shoes

-COVID supplies, including face masks, hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes, thermometer, etc.

-Desk lamp

-Dust rag and spray

-First-Aid kit

-Laundry supplies (high efficiency detergent)

-Non-wall damaging adhesive for posters or decorations (we recommend 3M/Command products for all halls outside of Tanaka, Luchs, Carr, and Sowle. Those halls have small nails available at the staff office for students)

-Notebooks, pens, pencils, tape, stapler, paper clips, scissors

-Rain jacket/umbrella

-Rolls of quarters (if not using Bobcat Cash) for laundry/vending machines

-Shower bucket (to carry your shower supplies)

-Shower shoes/flip flops

-Towels and washcloths

-U.L. approved GFCI surge bars or power strips

Where do I check in?

East & West Green Residence Halls:

East and West Green residence halls report to the staff office of the building to which they are assigned, with the exception of 4 University Terrace residents who will check in at Bryan Hall.

South Green Residence Halls:

Adams Hall: Adams Hall 1st Floor
Brown Hall: Brown Hall 1st Floor
Carr and Sowle: Carr Hall 1st Floor
Crawford Hall: Crawford Hall 1st Floor
Mackinnon Hall: Mackinnon Hall 1st Floor
Pickering Hall: Pickering Hall 1st Floor
Tanaka and Luchs: Tanaka Hall 1st Floor
Wray, Ewing, Dougan, True, and Hoover: Wray Staff Office (1st Floor)

Other FAQs

Looking for more information about the residence halls, roommates, room changes or meal plans? Check out our expanded FAQ for answers to the most common questions received by our office.