Move-In Guide

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Move-In information – Fall 2018

The following information will prepare students for the move-in process the Fall 2018 semester.

When is Move-In Day?

New, incoming, first-year students move in between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 23rd.  Returning and transfer students move in between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 26th. Students and families who need to arrive to Greensburg earlier than their respective move-in date may need to make arrangements to stay at a local hotel. We will not allow early move-ins without a legitimate university request and sponsor.

 

What about early arrivals?

Students are not permitted to move in early, unless they are approved by the Office of Housing & Residence Life. Those students who are approved for early arrival must be sponsored by an official University department, team, or organization. Sponsors will submit the requests directly to the Office of Housing & Residence Life. Early arrivals will then receive specific instructions on when and how to check in during the early arrival process. Students moving in early will need to coordinate meals with their university sponsors. Housing & Residence Life does not coordinate meal needs for those arriving prior to their official move-in dates.

 

Where should students report?

Students moving in on Thursday, August 23rd will report directly to the Smith Hall parking lot. We will have volunteers stationed at the entrance to campus to direct students and families to the proper area.  We will have tents set up representing College Hall, Robertshaw Hall, University Court, and the Academic Village. (NOTE: First-year students living in the OACS community will report directly to Westmoreland Hall.) All check-in tents will be labeled with large banners. Students will check in at their hall’s respective tent.  NOTE: Students who are moving in early will check in with the Office of Student Services in 219 Chambers Hall. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., so early arrivals must check in before the office closes at 5 p.m.

 

What does the check-in process look like?

During the check-in process, the student will receive his/her keys, a residence hall t-shirt, their student ID, and other important information. New students will receive a copy of the Welcome Week schedule, and all students will receive information on documenting the condition of their room/apartments. Students will then be able to begin moving their belongings into their respective room or apartment.

 

Make the Move-In Day experience a positive one by doing these things:

  • Pack all the essential stuff. Be sure to refer to our Things to Bring list.
  • Communicate with your roommate(s) ahead of time. This may be helpful in deciding what to bring and when to arrive on move-in day.
  • Consider bringing a cart or hand-truck to help move items in. Although a few carts will be available on move-in day, they are often in high demand. 
  • Prepare for the weather. It is not uncommon for move-in day to be very warm. Dress appropriately, and stay hydrated.

Additional Questions?
Contact us at upghousing@pitt.edu, or contact us at 724-836-7869.