Preparing for Move-In

Unpack the Quack is Thursday, September 22, and Friday, September 23

We are excited to share with you that the primary move-in days for fall 2022 are Thursday, September 22, and Friday, September 23! 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, where they are held until you receive your key. 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. 
  • After your vehicle is unloaded, you or your driver will be directed to park at Autzen Stadium. Shuttle vehicles are available to bring you back to campus and will be available to take you back to your vehicle until 6:00 p.m. 
  • At your check-in location for your residence hall, you will be greeted by University Housing staff to provide you with your key or fob to 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!

Early arrivals (prior to September 22) should check in at their housing service center. 

Please note: no multiple cars, moving trucks, trailers, or motor homes 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.  

All residential students must follow the University of Oregon COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Please ensure that you have submitted your COVID-19 immunization documents to your myUO Health portal by Friday, November 11, at 5:00 p.m. PST to meet the extended deadline of November 14.  All the requirements, including how to submit your documentation, can be found at  

Early Arrivals (September 9–21)

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 22. There may be consideration for extenuating circumstances for general early move-in as well. International students can request to move in on September 18. If your community is not listed, you will be assigned a date and time for room selection on either September 22 or September 23. 

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. Oregon Marching Band move-in dates are Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September 10. Bridge Program move-in dates are Sunday, September 11 (part I) and Sunday, September 18 (part II, includes Umoja Black Scholars ARC). Community move-in dates:

Sunday, September 18 Umoja Black Scholars ARC (part of Bridge Program)
Monday, September 19 Environmental Leaders ARC
Tuesday, September 20 Performing Artists Collective ARC
Wednesday, September 21

Clark Honors College ARC, Health Sciences ARC, Media and Social Action ARC

Thursday, September 22

Art + Design ARC, Business ARC, Creative Practice RC, Gender Expansive RC, Global Engagement ARC, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation RC, Latinx Scholars ARC, LGBTQIA+ Scholars ARC, Native American and Indigenous Studies ARC, Science, Sustainability, and Health RC, Sustainable Cities and the Public Good ARC, Thrive: Healthy Living ARC, Women in Science and Math ARC










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, unless you order linen or other household items through OCM (more information about OCM below).

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 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. If you are unable to access this document, please email Alex Galbreath at

Make move-in easy with OCM

University Housing and the student-run Residence Hall Association are happy to partner with OCM to make your move-in as easy as possible! OCM offers the latest styles in bedding, bath, décor, carpets, and organization. Check out the best college assortment and “Room in a box” Value Paks at Be sure to select the option to ship to campus (you do not enter an address). 

Shop for:

  • Bedding (pillows, sheets, comforter, blankets)
  • Bath (towels, washcloths, caddies)
  • Comfort (mattress toppers, backrest pillows, weighted blankets) 
  • Organization (closet and under bed storage, trunks, desk accessories, housewares)
  • Carpets (area rugs and plush carpets)
  • Décor (wall art and decals, lighting, accent pillows)

OCM’s products are guaranteed to fit and OCM gives back a portion of every sale to support our campus activities and help students in need. Examples include:

  • Funding leadership retreats with other student leaders on campus
  • Holding events on campus to bring students from multiple halls together
  • Sponsoring educational speakers to join students on campus
  • Traveling to other universities to network with other students and develop leadership skills

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