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Moving Into the Halls

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Moving into the Halls

Packing and Pre-arrival

Your assignment e-mail contains important information about your 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), Global Scholars Hall (GSH), and Riley are the only halls with elevators (which can get really busy during move-in). It may also be helpful to bring a handtruck or dolly.
  • Learn your hall location. This information will help you know how to navigate the fastest route to your unloading zone and check-in location.
  • Linen packs available for purchase with On Campus Marketing (OCM). A portion of the proceeds go directly to the Residence Hall Association.

Check-In, Unload, and Park

Know your check-in time. You are assigned a specific time and location to check in. Check your assignment e-mail or log-in to The Dash for instructions. Students must check themselves in and sign for the keys. Please bring your UO ID card with you.

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.)

Fall Move-In Only

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 you locations to move your car after you have completed unloading. Free parking will be available on the official move in day only. Refer to the Move-in Map for locations.

Early Arrival

This is also called pre-contract arrival and 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.

Late Move-in

If you will be arriving after regular check-in is over (after September 24), 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. After a brief orientation on September 23, students will volunteer for at least one shift on move-in day, September 24. You’ll have fun meeting a lot of new people at the start of a great year!

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Submit your PRCR and Emergency Contact

The Property and Room Condition Report (PRCR) documents the room condition upon move in. Residents are responsible for damages or loss that occurs during the year. Failure to complete the online form indicates that you accept the default condition of the room and property included. To fill out your PRCR form please visit The Dash. You will need to log into The Dash to complete your Emergency Contact Form.

Connect with Your Staff

Opening hall meetings will take place in each community. Talk to your student staff members for the date and time.