Please log into your MyHousing and fill out an "Application" for Early Arrival.
It is inevitable that a number of students will be required to return to campus before
their officially scheduled Fall move-in date (August 18, 2021 for first-year students;
August 21 or 22, 2021 for upper division students). The Office of Residential Life
accommodates requests for early arrival to the extent possible. The standard charge
associated with a residence hall early arrival is $50 per night from the time a student
or a student's belongings occupy the space, with the maximum charge not to exceed
Requests for early arrival should be made at least 10 business days before arrival,
so that communication may take place between the Office of Residential Life, Physical
Plant, the Office of Conference Services and all other affected areas. It may not
be possible to provide accommodations in cases where fewer than 10 business days notice
are provided. If an early arrival is accommodated with short notice, students should
bear in mind that the room may not be fully cleaned or prepared to normal standards.
Meals are typically not provided for students who choose to arrive early, although
arrangements may be made for students involved programmatically, such as athletes
or Turning Titan Staff.
Specific guidelines exist for students who fall into the following broad categories:
Summer housing. Students who reside in summer housing transition to fall spaces in early August
in accordance with summer housing guidelines. The early arrival charge for summer
residents is incorporated into the summer housing costs.
Academic commitments. Students returning to participate in an academic commitment, such as orientation,
a musical or theatre rehearsal or event, a student teaching commitment, or any other
event that is required to fulfill a curricular expectation are allowed to return the
day before the commitment begins.
Campus work. Students who request an early arrival to begin work on-campus full-time may do so
without charge during the full week before the start of classes. Early arrival charges
will be waived beginning the day before the work commitment begins, but no earlier
than August 14. Students whose campus work begins before August 14, will be incorporated
into the summer housing program and assessed the appropriate associated charges.
Athletes. Athletes participating in fall sports may arrive as indicated by the coaching staff,
typically on the day of or the day before the team's first scheduled practice.
Significant travel distance. Students who reside more than 450 miles from campus may request an additional day
before standard move-in or their first commitment to help accommodate family travel
needs. Students who return to campus from outside the United States are allowed to
return up to five additional days before standard move-in or their first commitment
to help account for international travel itineraries and minimize the effects of jet-lag.
Submission of travel itineraries or ticket stubs may be requested so that travel dates
can be verified before charges are waived.
Student organization leaders. With permission from an advisor (and a request from the advisor to ORL), leaders
of Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) may arrive on campus beginning August 14.
Each organization will be charged the appropriate arrival fee that corresponds to
their leadership's arrival. Organizations are encouraged to plan for this expense
in their yearly budgets.