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Spring Move In Information

New students check in at their assigned hall January 10 & 11 from 4-7PM.

Returning students can return to their assigned hall starting January 12 at 9AM.


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Spring Move In

  • Yes. For your own health and safety, the following items are PROHIBITED in the residence halls: 

    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.

    -Cooking appliances, including crock pots, grills, toasters, or toaster ovens 

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


    -Crock pots 

    -Drugs (illegal) 


    -Fishnet or paper lanterns 

    -Hot plate or any open-coil cooking appliance 

    -Personal microwave or refrigerator (refrigerator and microwave provided) 

    -Personal air-conditioning units

    -Pets (other than fish) 

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

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

  • New students check in at their assigned hall January 10 & 11 from 4-7PM.

    Returning students can return to their assigned hall starting January 12 at 9AM.

  • When you move in you can expect to meet a lot of new people. You'll be meeting other students like yourself as well as becoming acquainted with various staff members. You will meet the Residential Housing In-Hall staff who are responsible for creating a positive living environment and helping you adjust to college life. Most important will be your resident assistant (RA). They are a student like you. Each RA is assigned to a floor section--a group of rooms--for which they are responsible. Your RA is trained to answer your questions, foster community living, and be a resource to you. During the first few days, your floor section will meet with your RA to discuss the activities and hall guidelines. The emphasis is on creating a safe and healthy living environment. As a member of a new community, you have input and a responsibility to create your community and maintain a comfortable living area. 

    You will also meet the Residential Custodial Services staff (RCS), who is responsible for keeping public areas such as the bathrooms and lounges of your building clean. They appreciate and expect your assistance in maintaining and preserving public areas. Bromley, Adams, Tanaka, Sowle, Carr and Luchs Hall residents are responsible for cleaning their own shared bathrooms and should bring their own cleaning supplies. You are responsible for the cleanliness of your own room and for your own trash removal. Most residence halls have a vacuum cleaner available for use during staff office hours.

  • 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.

  • -Alarm clock 


    -Bedspread, pillow, and mattress pad 

    -Blankets and sheets (for 80" twin bed) 

    -Clothes hangers 

    -Comfortable walking shoes 

    -Desk lamp 

    -Dust rag, dust spray 

    -First aid kit 

    -Laundry supplies (High efficiency detergent) 

    -Non-wall damaging adhesive for posters or decorations (we recommend 3M/Command products) 

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

    -Rain jacket/umbrella

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

    -Shower bucket (to carry your shower supplies) 

    -Shower shoes/flip flops

    -Telephone (if you want to use the land line. Will require having room phone line activated by contact the OIT Service Desk)

    -Towels and washcloths 

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

  • East & West Green Residence Halls:

    East and West Green residence halls report to the staff office of the building to which they are assigned. Each student will receive their keys and complete a Room Condition Report (RCR).

    South Green Residence Halls:

    Adams Hall: Adams Hall 1st Floor
    Tanaka, Luchs: Tanaka Hall 1st Floor
    Carr, Sowle: Carr Hall 1st Floor
    Brown Hall: Brown Hall 1st Floor
    Pickering Hall: Pickering Hall 1st Floor
    Crawford Hall: Crawford Hall 1st Floor
    Mackinnon Hall: Mackinnon Hall 1st Floor
    Wray, Ewing, Dougan and Hoover House: Wray Seminar Room 006
    Atkinson, Armbruster, and True House: Atkinson Seminar Room 005

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.