Fall Move-In for Undergraduates 2014
We know what a big day Move-In is for you — and it's a really big day for us too! And while there's always a lot to think about, rest assured that from the moment you pull up, you'll find plenty of friendly faces there to help with everything from parking to carrying up your things. Here are the essential facts you need to know to get your planning started.
When do I move-in?
For all undergraduate students moving into University Housing, move-in will be Thursday, August 28, and Friday, August 29. On Thursday, we will be open for check-in from 7 am - 10 pm. On Friday, we're open with shorter hours, from 8 am - 5 pm.
When's the best time to move-in?
To make the whole day go smoothly for you, we'll give you the chance to select a specific date and time window for arrival, after you have submitted your housing contract. Once you receive your housing contract email, you'll be asked to choose a time window from available time slots on Thursday or Friday. By using the time window reserved for you, you'll find it much easier to park and get where you need to go.
In general, traffic can be pretty heavy coming in and out of Ann Arbor during business hours. Consider taking advantage of our later hours on Thursday, August 28, when check-in will be open until 10 pm.
Will there be anyone to help?
Absolutely! Pull up at your reserved time window, and your car will be pretty quickly surrounded by our student volunteer Move-In Makers, who'll pitch in right away and make the process as fun and hassle-free as possible.
After Friday is better for me. Can I come Saturday, Sunday or Monday?
It is possible to make arrangements to move in Saturday, Sunday or Monday, during hours when your building's community center is open. Note that on those days our full Move-In program won't be in full swing, and we won't have all our super helpful Move-In Makers on hand to meet your car and start toting your things up for you.
Also, Saturday, August 30, is the first football game of the season: in all the excitement (and traffic) Ann Arbor can get very difficult to navigate, and it can be hard to find hotel accommodations nearby.
Can I move in before August 28?
The residence halls will not be available for individual move-in until August 28. Individuals arriving prior to the 28th should secure off-campus lodging for that period.
If you're interested in helping others move in, one way you can definitely arrive early is by signing up to become a Move-In Maker (MIM)! Move-In Makers are student volunteers who move into the residence halls early so they can be there to help make move-in as easy as possible. There is no cost to take part, but there are expectations and time commitments. Even incoming freshman can be Move-In Makers. Find out more and apply right here.
Michigan Dining is also looking for students who want to move in early and earn $9.00/hour while training for positions to work in one of our dining halls or cafes. With over 2500 positions available, Michigan Dining is the largest student employer on campus. No experience is necessary and schedules are flexible. You can work close to where you live, meet new people and have fun at work. Learn more and apply online, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
I have to be on-campus for a program that starts before August 28.
Many students are involved in activities (such as cheerleading, marching band, ROTC, or a job in the dining halls) that require them to be on campus before Move-In officially begins. Each program works differently, so you will want to contact that program's coordinator directly to find out the special plan for your group.