Preparing for Move-In

Unpack the Quack is Thursday, September 21, and Friday, September 22

We are excited to share with you that the primary move-in days for fall 2023 are Thursday, September 21, and Friday, September 22! You will be assigned a move-in date and time by early September. Please do not book travel before you receive your assigned move-in date and time or ensure that it is easily changeable or refundable. Here is some additional information for you as you prepare for move-in.

Duck helping at move-in

Unpack the Quack 

Welcome to your new home! We will communicate details regarding check-in location, parking, and other important information in early September. Here is what you can generally expect on move-in day:

  • You need to print out your unloading permit to be able to drive on to campus. This gives you access to your unloading zone on campus at your move-in time. The roads on campus will be closed to everyone except those with an Unpack the Quack unloading permit. You will be directed to an early arrival parking lot if you arrive prior to your move-in time. 
  • Unpack the Quack volunteers and support staff will assist your guests to unload your vehicle (only one vehicle allowed) in your unloading zone and take your belongings to a corral, if needed. You will not be able to park your vehicle, so the driver must stay in your vehicle. Students who arrive without any one else will have volunteers unload their vehicle and bring belongings to the corral, where they will be held until after the vehicle has been moved to long-term parking. 
  • After your vehicle is unloaded, you or your driver will be directed to park at Autzen Stadium. Shuttles are available to bring you back to campus and will be available to take you back to your vehicle. 
  • At your check-in location for your residence hall, you will be greeted by University Housing staff to provide you with your check-in packet for your residence hall room. Once you check in, you can move in to your hall. Your belongings may be located in the corral where you can pick them up and volunteers will help you take them into your residence hall. 
  • Unpack and get settled in!

Students who are living in the New Apartment-Style Hall will move in on Wednesday, September 20, and will check in at the check-in tent. Any other early arrivals should check in at their housing service center. 

Please note: no multiple cars, moving trucks, trailers, motor homes, or pets during move-in. 


We strongly encourage students to: 

  • Test for COVID-19 prior to arriving on campus. If a student tests positive for COVID-19, they should remain home through the full isolation period.  
  • Bring COVID-19 at-home tests with you to campus to use as needed. 
  • Prior to moving in, make an isolation plan, including talking with roommates, so that everyone is prepared if someone tests positive for COVID-19.  

Early Arrivals (September 8–20)

If you are a part of an Academic Residential Community (ARC), Residential Community (RC), or other programs—you may be moving in prior to Thursday, September 21. There may be consideration for extenuating circumstances for general early move-in as well. International students can request to move in on September 17. If your community is not listed, you will be assigned a date and time for room selection on either September 21 or September 22. 

The Change in Arrival Request form will be available on My Housing in early September. Please note there is an additional charge for moving in early. This charge is based on your specific room and meal plan.

Community move-in dates:

Sunday, September 17
Environmental Leaders ARC

Wednesday, September 20
Latinx Scholars ARC
Media and Social Action ARC

Thursday, September 21
Art + Design ARC
Business ARC
Global Engagement ARC
Health Sciences ARC
Honors College ARC
Native American and Indigenous Scholars ARC
Performing Artists Collective ARC
Sustainable Cities and the Public Good ARC
Thrive: Healthy Living ARC
Women in Science and Math ARC
Creative Practice RC
First-Generation RC (a.m.)
First-Year Explorers RC (p.m.)
Gender Expansive RC

What to bring (and what not to bring)

We look forward to you moving into the residence halls! Each room will come furnished with a bed, wardrobe (or closet), dresser (or shelves), desk, chair, and waste and recycling bins. Bring the essentials and then determine what else you might once you have moved into your specific room. Many items can be purchased in Eugene after you arrive. We cannot accept mail or packages prior to check-in.

Be sure to connect with your roommates and coordinate if you plan to bring any appliances or other large items. Be sure to know what you can (and cannot) have in your room.

Top 10 move in items

Residence halls by the numbers

This document (pdf file, alternate versions available upon request) provides information including furniture measurements, what type of bathroom is in each hall, bed lengths, elevator access, and floor type. Note that measurements are typical of what is in a residence hall room, but may not be exact. University Housing cannot change the furniture in any room.

Don’t forget to follow us on social @uohousing. See you in September!