Move-in Experience

Fall 2022: Saturday, August 20 | 8am - 1pm

Before You Arrive:
  • Carefully review the driving directions to your residence hall. Do not use GPS to get to your hall, as we direct traffic flow that day.
  • Place your “hall name sign” on your dash. (This will be sent in the mail in early August or can be printed here in late July)
When You Arrive:
  • Students: Once you arrive, proceed to your hall’s designated check-in location. This is typically the hall office, but posted signage will confirm and offer additional instructions.
    • Hall staff will provide you with your room key, student ID, parking permit, and check-in paperwork. Please bring your photo ID for this step!
  • Families: Once you arrive, fully unload all your student’s belongings, then designate one person to drive to your assigned parking lot. Parking permits are not required during move-in.
    • The Move-In Crew will assist you in unloading your car, and if available, will help bring belongings to your room.
    • Do not leave your car unattended in the unloading area. 
Move In:

Students may then move in their belongings.  

  • Pro-tip: Before getting to campus, label your items with your hall and room number .
  • Break down cardboard boxes used during move-in and bring them to a designated recycling location. 
  • Burgum, Sevrinson and Thompson Residents: Want a loft? CSI Lofts will be outside of Thompson Hall from 8am - 3pm on Saturday and 10am-3pm on Sunday. Lofts rented onsite will not be set up by CSI. Order by August 12 at 6pm to rent your loft and have it assembled in your room prior to move in. 
Dine with Us:

Unwind, enjoy the AC, and grab a bite to eat! Dining centers, the food court and coffee shops are open! 

Dining will be running a discounted lunch rate of $8/person on Saturday for all friends and families.

Afternoon Activities: 

Unpack and get settled. Closer to move-in day, we will provide information on activities that families and students can do as you begin to explore campus. 

Goodbye Hugs:

Friends and families are asked to start saying goodbyes at 3pm so students are ready to meet their Welcome Week group and start activities. 

Welcome Week Kickoff:

Students will gather in their main residence hall lounge at 3:30pm to start the first activity.

Plan your week! Your Welcome Week schedule will be available on myNDSU the week prior to move in. 

Important Reminders
  • Arrival after 4pm on August 20: Connect with staff by utilizing on-call phone numbers listed on hall entrance doors. Arrival after August 22: Contact your Hall Director to set up a check-in time. Arrival after August 26: Please notify us so we do not cancel your room assignment.
  • All first year students are required to live on campus.
  • All students who check in are making a commitment to live on campus for the full academic year. After moving in, cancellations may result in a financial penalty, even if your permanent address is within 35 miles of campus. Typically, the only students released without penalty are those who are leaving NDSU, graduating, or participating in an internship, co-op, or study abroad program.
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