Moving into the Halls
Packing and Pre-arrival
Your assignment e-mail and The Dash contain important information about move-in day including your check-in time, your hall, and your room assignment. Before you make the journey to campus be sure to:
- Pack light. Use the What to Bring checklist to help you pack. Barnhart, Carson, Living-Learning Center (LLC), and Global Scholars Hall (GSH) are the only halls with elevators (which can get really busy during move-in). It may also be helpful to bring a hand truck or dolly. Please leave your furry friends at home. We would hate for something to happen if they were to get tangled up in the commotion of the day and they are also not permitted in the residence halls.
- Learn your hall location. This information will help you know how to navigate the fastest route to your unloading zone and check-in location. Check the Move-In Map for unloading zones and parking areas.
- Know your check-in time. Please check in at your specific check-in time according to the instructions in your assignment e-mail. Following the guidelines should reduce your wait time.
- Linen packs available for purchase with On Campus Marketing (OCM). A portion of the proceeds go directly to the Residence Hall Association.
- Want to ship some of your belongings? Please make sure they arrive AFTER you do. We are unable to hold items for people who are not current residents and will have to return to sender unless you have checked-in.
- Please leave pets at home. All members of the family like to send off students at move-in, but with all of the foot traffic and activity, move-in day can be a dangerous place for dogs and other pets, the weather can also be prohibitively hot for leaving an animal in the car while moving in. Other than fish and documented service animals, pets are not allowed in the residence halls.
- Large Vehicles and Trailors. Parking for large vehicles such as motorhomes and trailors is often difficult to find. Motorhome parking is not provided for students and familiies at move-in, and public street parking that does not have 2-hour parking limits is far from campus.
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Getting to UO
Determine your hall, and take the appropriate I-5 exit.
Exits from Interstate 5
- Barnhart, Carson, Earl, LLC, Walton, and Hamilton East:
- northbound I-5 take exit 189 for 30th Avenue; southbound I-5 take exit 194B for I-105
- Bean, Global Scholars Hall, and Hamilton West:
- take exit 191 for Glenwood Boulevard
Finding Your Hall and Unloading Zone
Please look for an available space that does not block traffic. Our Move-In Map can be a helpful resource about where to go and how to get there.
From the south, take Hilyard Street north to East Broadway; turn left on East Broadway. Turn left on Patterson Street. Barnhart Hall is on the west side of Patterson. From the north, take Coburg Road south across Ferry Street Bridge to Franklin Boulevard/East Broadway. Turn right on Patterson Street. Barnhart Hall is on the west side of Patterson. Look for unloading zones in the Barnhart parking lot.
Bean Hall (East: Moore, Parsons, Thornton, Willcox; West: Caswell, DeBusk, Ganoe, Henderson)
Take Franklin Boulevard west to Villard Street, and turn left on Villard. Turn right on 15th Avenue, and look for unloading zone parking. Bean Hall (west and east) is on the north side of 15th Avenue.
Take Franklin Boulevard east to Agate Street. Stay in the right lane. Turn right on Agate. At the stop sign, turn right on 13th Avenue. Look for unloading zone parking on 13th Avenue west of Agate. Carson Hall is located at Beech Avenue on the south side of 13th Avenue.
Earl Hall (McClure, Morton, Sheldon, Stafford, Young)
Take Franklin Boulevard east to Agate Street. Stay in the right lane. Turn right on Agate. Go south on Agate past the stop sign at 13th Avenue, then turn right on 15th Avenue. Look for unloading zone parking on 15th Avenue. Earl Hall is located on the north side of 15th Avenue, west of the LLC.
Global Scholars Hall
Take Franklin Boulevard west to Villard Street, and turn left on Villard. Turn right on 15th Avenue, and look for unloading zone parking. The Global Scholars Hall is on the south side of 15th Avenue.
Hamilton Hall East (Burgess, Collier, Dunn, Robbins, Spiller)
Take Franklin Boulevard east to Agate Street. Stay in the right lane. Turn right on Agate. At the stop sign, turn left on 13th Avenue. Look for unloading zone parking on 13th Avenue east of Agate. To look for more unloading zone parking, turn right on Columbia Street off of 13th Avenue. The east side of Hamilton Hall is on the west side of Columbia Street across from the Ford Alumni Center.
Hamilton Hall West (Boynton, Cloran, McClain, Tingle, Watson)
Take Franklin Boulevard west to Villard Street, and turn left on Villard. Turn right on 15th Avenue. Turn right on Agate Street, and look for unloading zone parking. The west side of Hamilton Hall is on the east side of Agate Street.
Living-Learning Center (LLC)
Take Franklin Boulevard east to Agate Street. Stay in the right lane. Turn right on Agate. Go south on Agate past the stop sign at 13th Avenue, then turn right on 15th Avenue. Look for unloading zone parking on 15th Avenue. The LLC is located on the north side of 15th Avenue between Walton and Earl Hall.
Walton Hall (Adams, Clark, DeCou, Douglass, Dyment, Hawthorne, McAlister, Schafer, Smith, Sweetser)
Take Franklin Boulevard east to Agate Street. Stay in the right lane. Turn right on Agate and head south past the stop sign at 13th Avenue. Look for unloading zone parking on the west side of Agate. To look for more unloading zone parking, go to 15th Avenue and turn right. Walton is located at the corner of 15th Avenue and Agate Street.
Check your assignment letter for your assigned check-in time and location. Students must check themselves in and sign for their own keys. Please bring your UO ID card with you.
Parking While Moving In
To unload, look for an available space that does not block traffic. Do not leave your valuables unattended or your doors unlocked. Parking is first-come, first-served and free during specified dates and times. (See the Move-In Map for traffic instructions and loading zones.)
Please unload belongings into the room as quickly as possible. Unloading zones are for active unloading only; "Unpack the Quack" volunteers will be waiting to assist you. When you check in at your check-in table you will be issued a 30-minute unloading zone pass. The pass will show locations to move your car after you have completed unloading. Free parking will be available on the official move-in day only. Please refer to the Move-In Map for locations.
Once finished, please follow the parking instructions and restrictions noted on signs. If you plan to be parking a vehicle on campus during the year, please visit parking.uoregon.edu to purchase your permit.
Fall Move-In Only
This is for students who are required to be on campus early for academic reasons. Some exceptions may be made for students who need to move in early for personal reasons. To move in early, complete the Early Move-in Request form through The Dash after you receive your room assignment. Requests are not guaranteed and if approved, will incur an additional charge based on the daily room rate. International students and Clark Honors College students are automatically approved for fall early arrival and do not need to complete the form.
Please check your Move-In Map for specific unloading zones and parking areas that will be available.
If you will be arriving after regular check-in is over (after September 22), you are considered to be a Late Arrival. You will need to complete and submit a Late Arrival Form to prevent your assigned space from being canceled. If your plans change, please notify University Housing.
Help Unpack the Quack
Want to move into the halls early? Volunteer for Unpack the Quack! Unpack the Quack is a move-in assistance and welcome program for residence hall students and their families. Students who live on campus and participate in Unpack the Quack can move in one day earlier than the scheduled move-in date. Participants will volunteer for at least one shift on move-in day, September 22. You’ll have fun meeting a lot of new people at the start of a great year!
For more information, please visit unpackthequack.uoregon.edu.
Submit your Room Condition Report and Emergency Contact
In your room, you will find a card that directs you to the Property and Room Condition Report (PRCR) in The Dash. This documents the room's condition upon move-in; residents are responsible for damage or loss that occurs during the year. Failure to complete the online form indicates that you accept that your room and included property are in good condition. When you move out, you will be charged for any undocumented damage. You will have seven days to submit your PRCR.
You will also need to log into The Dash to complete your Emergency Contact Form.
Picking Up Your UO ID Card
If you didn't get your UO ID card at IntroDUCKtion, you'll need to get it before the end of move-in day. The photo ID office is inside the Erb Memorial Union (EMU) and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Your ID card grants you access to your hall and you will also need it to pick up mail at your Housing Service Center, use meal points at the nine housing dining venues, go to the Student Recreation Center and the University Health Center, check out library books, ride LTD buses for free, and the list goes on.
Connect with Your Staff
Opening hall meetings will take place in each community. Talk to your student staff members for the date and time.
Have questions about living here? Check out All About Living Here and the FAQ. Now that you're here, you can also stop by the University Housing office in Walton Hall, just across from Hayward Field Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. We're happy to help!