2017-2018 Move-In Day

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Fall 2017 Move-In Information

Move-In Day marks the beginning of college life for many students. Our goal is to make this day as easy and as enjoyable as possible for everyone. Your first step will be to check-in at the residence hall or community to which you have been assigned. We are looking forward to your arrival on campus! We are looking forward to meeting you and your family!

After checking in and getting acquainted with your new roommates, please plan to attend the Office of Housing and Residential Life Resident's Life Conference from 1:00-5:30 PM - attendance is required. There will be random prize drawings!

Special note for parents: We recognize that this is a significant day for your student and for you. You are welcome to stay as long as you like, in fact, we've some events planned with you in mind. There is an optional Parent's Only Session 1:30-3:00 PM. Please remember that your student will want time to make new friends, explore, get acquainted with a roommate, etc.

The Fall 2017 Move-In Date is Saturday, August 19. We recommend you plan to check in according to your last name during the time assigned below.

Last name begins with Move in between the hours of
P-Z 8:00-9:15 AM
H-O 9:15-10:30 AM
A-G 10:30-11:45 AM


What's in Your Apartment?

Inside the apartments

  • Each single room includes a XL twin bed, 3-drawer dresser, desk, chair, and closet.
  • Each double room includes two XL twin beds, one 6-drawer dresser (to be shared), one desk, one chair, and one closet.
  • Living rooms are equipped with two chairs, one love seat or couch, and an end table.
  • Kitchens are equipped with a full-sized stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, and dishwasher.
  • Dining area contains a table and four chairs.
  • There are two bathrooms in each apartment.

Here are some recommendations as you think about what to bring with you to make your home away from home comfy!


Move-In Day Tips

  1. Do you have a housing assignment? Check your student email in SpartanNet for a "Notice of Room Assignment" message.
    • If you have a room assignment, then report to the residence hall you were provided in the email for check-in according to your last name.
    • Please do not come to Move-In Day unless you have an assignment. If you do not have a notice of a room assignment email, then you have not been assigned a room and will not be allowed to move in.
  2. Keep track of the emails that M State Office of Housing and Residential Life sends you.
  3. Move-In Day will be hot; dress accordingly.
  4. M State residence halls do not have elevators.
  5. Expect some congestion and traffic.
  6. If you have your own cart, dolly or hand-truck, you might want to bring it along.
  7. There is no food service available on Move-In Day. Meal plans do not begin until Monday, August 21.
  8. M State Office of Housing and Residential Life will host residents and their families for dinner as part of orientation.


Housing Contract

You are expected to be fully aware of the obligations of your Housing Contract. Please note that the term of your housing and dining agreement is for the full academic year (August through May). Release from the agreement prior to the end of the spring semester is very limited. If there are extenuating circumstances which may require special attention, these are considered on a case-by-case basis. All requests for release from the housing contract must follow the procedure outlined in Housing Contract. Failure to obtain release may result in the full assessment of all financial obligations. Be sure to fully read your housing contract prior to coming to campus. If you have any questions about what something means or how a particular clause may be interpreted, please contact housing@minnesota.edu or call the office 218.736.1635.


Early/Late Arrival or Assistance on Move-In Day

M State Housing officially opens, your contract begins, and you gain access to your assigned room on August 19, 2017.

Early Arrival: Early check-in requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis for students participating in organizations (fall athletics pre-arranges early arrival for their student athletes) or events that necessitate arrival before move-in day. Please complete the Academic and Student Services Appeal - Level One as early as possible to ensure consideration.

  • Approval is not guaranteed and is based on availability and staffing.
  • Prepayment of the daily housing fees is required from the date of check-in until opening day.
  • Please note that summer school, summer conferences and our facility cleaning schedule all impact our ability to accommodate early arrivals.

Late Arrival: If you will be arriving after the first day of classes, please notify our office by emailing housing@minnesota.edu to ensure your space is held for you.

Students or Families Needing Assistance: If you need assistance during Move-In Day, please call the Housing Office at 218.736.1635 to make arrangements.

Last modified: July 27th, 2017 at 03:01pm