Frequently Asked Questions for Upperclass Students

For upperclass students living in Walton, Sellers, Wise, Buell, Best, Downing, Hill, Hoyt, Pittman, or the Village


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

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?

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?

For 2017, move-in is between 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, September 2.

Can I move-in early?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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 being familiar with the content contained within.

How can I review what meal plan I signed-up for?

The meal plan that you selected can be seen on the meal plan page within your housing application.

Can I change my meal plan?

You can change your meal plan to another one of your available options through Friday, September 15. To change your meal plan, please come to the Housing and Residence Life Office during regular business hours or email your change request to: housing@emich.edu

Can I switch rooms and/or roommates?

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 Sept. 2 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. What are my other options?

You may complete your move-in on Saturday, Sept. 2, 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 3, and Monday, September 4. Starting Tuesday, September 6, move-ins are available during regular Front Desk hours.

I signed up for a Single unit, and I am not sure I will be able to afford it. What should I do?

You need to ensure you have the monetary funds to cover the annual room and board costs before moving in. Please be advised that Financial Aid typically only covers the cost of a Double unit.

If you are assigned to a Single, it is your responsibility to make sure you have the funds to cover the additional costs. If you will not be able to pay for the full cost of a Single, you need to contact the Housing Office immediately to change your assignment to a Double unit.

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