Frequently Asked Questions for First-Year Students


  • Where do I go to move-in and what do I need to bring?

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    To move-in, please go to the hall in which you've been assigned to start the move-in process.

    When you arrive at your designated hall, proceed to the Front Desk and be ready to provide the following information:

    • All personal contact information
    • Your assigned room number
    • Your EMU EagleOne Card or other picture identification
  • How does move-in work?

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    At move-in, a staff member will assist you in filling out a Room Condition Sheet (RCS) outlining the current condition and inventory of the room. It is important that you agree with what is written on this form before you sign it. When you move out, the same RCS will be reviewed and completed again. It is through differences on the form that any damage charges will be assessed. You are encouraged to photo document your room concerns at move-in.
  • What hours can I move-in?

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     For 2018, first-year move-in is between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, August 31.
  • Can I move-in early?

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    Due to staff training and other constraints, we cannot accommodate any earlier move-ins prior to this date and time; please plan work schedules, vacations, etc., accordingly. If you are having friends/family assist you with moving-in, please make sure they are aware of the posted date and time and that no exceptions will be made. There are a number of hotels in the area, if you need to arrive earlier, that can accommodate you until the official move-in day.
  • Where can I park while moving in?

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    Unloading areas will be available near the building for you to unload your belongings. You will then be required to move your vehicle to a parking lot so that others are able to use the unloading areas. The Department of Public Safety clearly marks parking and unloading areas.
  • What does my room look like?

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    Pictures and floor plans are available on the Housing and Residence Life website. Each complex is unique and you should review your specific complex's page.
  • What are the measurements of my room?

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    Dimensions of each unit is posted on each complex page. Each complex is unique and you should review your specific complex's page.
  • What should I bring to campus? Are there things I can't bring?

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    Read a list of suggested items [PDF] to bring to campus and items that are not permitted.

    Bed, Bath and Beyond will be hosting a Tent Sale during move-in. Essential items, like fans and lamps, will be available for purchase if you forget something or would rather purchase upon your arrival.

  • Can I bring my pet?

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    Only fresh water, non-flesh-eating fish are allowed in the Residence Halls in student rooms as pets. Please refer to the Guide to Campus Living [PDF] for the complete Pet Policy.
  • Where can I find the policies/rules associated with living on-campus?

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    The Guide to Campus Living [PDF] contains all of the rules, policies and other important information that you need to be aware of before moving on-campus. It is your responsibility to review this document prior to arriving and to be familiar with the content contained within.
  • How can I review what meal plan I signed-up for?

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    The meal plan that you selected can be seen on the meal plan page within your housing application.
  • Can I change my meal plan?

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    You can change your meal plan to another one of the available options through Friday, September 14 at 5 p.m. To change your meal plan, please come to the Housing and Residence Life Office during regular business hours or email your change request to [email protected]
  • Can I switch rooms and/or roommates?

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    No changes will occur during the first two weeks of the semester. But, during the first two weeks, you may start speaking with your resident advisor about how to initiate a room change request. Room change requests will be reviewed and processed starting the third week of classes.

    Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to change the room assignment of a student at any time, to authorize or deny room and roommate changes, and to consolidate vacancies.

  • I can't move-in on Aug. 31 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. What are my other options?

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    You may complete your move-in on Saturday, Sept. 1, by going to the Front Desk of your complex before 6 p.m.

    Move-ins will also be available from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday, September 2, and Monday, September 3. Starting Tuesday, September 4, move-ins are available during regular Front Desk hours.

  • What events are planned on campus for move-in weekend?

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    Freshmen orientation, or "First Three", has many things planned. See the schedule. You'll also receive a final schedule in the mail.

    Are we missing a question on this page that you want answered? Please email [email protected] with your first-year, housing/move-in question and we might add it to the frequently asked question list!







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