Move-In and Semester FAQs


We have expanded the dates for residence hall move-in this year to allow students to return earlier to campus to spread out the number of people moving in each day. Freshman move-in will take place on August 13th and 14th. Upper class students will move in between August 16th and August 18th.

If you have a campus obligation or a travel restriction that requires you to move into the residence halls before the traditional move-in dates, you will need to contact Housing and Residence Life to request an early move-in time. You may complete the request at Please know that there is a $30 per day charge for double rooms and a $40 per day charge for single rooms for early arrivals.

If you are part of a group such as the band or an athletic team, your organization should be reaching out to you with specific details as to your move-in dates and instructions. However, you will still need to sign up for a move-in appointment at

All students will be required to sign up in advance for an appointment at Move-in appointments will be enforced. Students are asked to arrive at the beginning of their time block so they can finish on time.

To sign up for a move-in appointment, please visit   You will use your MYMU username and password to log in.  Instructions on how to complete the sign up can be found at:

If you need to change your time, you can log back into the system to do so.  Appointments must be changed 24 hours in advance and cannot be changed the day of.  Please note if, for some reason, you work with housing staff to change your room assignment after you selected a move-in appointment, you will need to log into the system to schedule a new time.

If you are traveling to campus and are delayed due to traffic, please contact the Housing and Residence Life office at 304-696-6765.
If you arrive without a scheduled move-in appointment or outside of your scheduled move-in time, you will not be able to access the building.
Yes, you can bring someone with you to assist as you move in. We have not limited the number of people that you can bring with you this year. However, we ask that you be considerate when selecting who to assist you and not bring more than two or three people. By limiting the number of people, this will help with crowd control on move-in day.
Yes, we are currently recruiting volunteers to assist with move-in this year. The number of volunteers during each move-in time slot will be limited to a specific number to help with crowd control. While each building will still have carts available on a first-come, first-served basis for check out to assist you with moving in, we encourage you to bring with you any equipment such as hand trucks/dollies that you might find helpful.
If you visit, you’ll be able to find a list of suggested items to bring and items prohibited in the residence halls. The list can be found in the Residence Hall Guide in the resources section. Before move-in, please communicate with your roommate to discuss what each other is planning to bring. By having these conversations, you will help free up space in your room by not duplicating items you and your roommate may choose to share, such as refrigerators, TVs, etc. Additionally, items like winter clothes can always be brought later in the semester once you determine when they are needed.
Please take all trash from move-in to the dumpsters located outside of the residence halls.  Please cardboard in the designated areas.  All cardboard MUST BE FLATTENED.