Early Arrival Information
Approval to arrive early (before Aug. 25, 2016 for new students or before Aug. 27, 2016 for returning students) is generally tied to employment on-campus, participating in athletics or helping with orientation. Each of these departments will coordinate housing for their respective students by the end of July. If you are connected to one of these areas, please check with your supervisor or coach to make sure these details have been communicated to the housing office.
Students seeking to return early outside of these departments will need to wait until their designated check-in time unless there are extenuating circumstances. In these situations, a student will need to submit a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week before their desired arrival. This email should explain the situation and why there is a need to move in early. If the request is approved the student will receive a confirmation email with additional check-in information.
All students arriving early must be cleared through student accounts and registered for fall classes prior to moving in. In addition, students approved to arrive early may not allow their roommates to move in at the same time. Roommates will be approved on an individual basis and the merit of their situation.
Early Arrival Fee
If you are NOT required by the university to be on campus early but are approved by housing to check-in, a $50-per-night room fee will be charged to your student account from the date of check-in until housing officially opens. The official check-in dates are as follows:
- New students (freshmen and transfer students): Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
- Returning students: Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016
If you are approved to move in early you will receive additional information from your coach or advisor regarding the check-in process. Residence life staff (area coordinators or resident assistants) may not be available until the regular check-in times on Aug. 25 or 27.
Meal Plans for Early Arrivers
The first scheduled meal for students on a meal plan is lunch on Saturday, Aug. 27. If you choose to move in early you will be responsible for your own meals until this time. If you are required to arrive early please check with your coach or supervisor for more information, as some of your meals may be covered through that department.