Pre-Arrival

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.

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

  • Move-in maps will be posted in September with specific move-in routes for each building.
  • Check-in times will be posted in September. 
  • 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. 

Picking up Your UO ID Card

If you didn’t get your UO ID card at IntroDUCKtion, 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, etc.

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 complete a volunteer shift for Unpack the Quack can move in one day earlier than the scheduled move-in date for no charge. Participants will volunteer for at least one shift on move-in day, September 27. You’ll have fun meeting a lot of new people at the start of a great year!