Pre-Arrival Information

Packing and Shipping

We recommend packing light. We have created a What to Bring Checklist to help you shop and pack. Barnhart, Carson, Global Scholars Hall (GSH), Living-Learning Center (LLC), Kalapuya Ilihi, and Riley are the only halls with elevators (which may be busy during move-in). It may also be helpful to bring a hand truck or dolly.

Each student is permitted to bring two guests/helpers along during move-in. If you have a family pet, please leave your furry friends at home as they are not permitted in the halls. 

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.

Remember to leave behind alcohol, illegal drugs, drug and alcohol paraphernalia, weapons, pets (except fish), hot plates, microwaves, incense and candles (including wickless), extension cords, halogen lamps, valuables, and large amounts of cash. 

As a federally funded institution, the UO abides by federal law, which classifies marijuana as an illegal substance. Marijuana may not be possessed on any UO-owned or -controlled property, including the residence halls.

Directions and Traveling

Consult your move-in map for specific directions to your housing check-in location.
Move-in map for Justice Bean Hall
Move-in map for Carson Hall
Move-in map for Earl Hall and Living Learning Center
Move-in map for Global Scholars Hall and Kalapuya Ilihi
Move-in map for Hamilton Hall
Move-in map for Walton Hall

Schedule your COVID-19 testing and check-in time on your My Housing

Parking for large vehicles and trailers or motorhomes is not permitted in the unloading zones. Motorhome parking is not provided for students and families at move-in, and public street parking that does not have a two-hour parking limit is far from campus. During the unloading period, students will be given 30 minutes to unload their car and move to long-term parking. Long-term parking will be available to you for up to four hours after your scheduled move-in time. Review your move-in map for more details.

Picking up Your UO ID Card

If you didn’t get your UO ID, you’ll need to get it before you check in. The Card Office is located on the ground floor of the Erb Memorial Union (EMU) and is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Your UO 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 more.