Moving In

The Office of Student Living and Learning facilitates move-in and check-in for the three academic semesters: fall, spring and summer.  Students will receive detailed information regarding check-in via their Rensselaer email account prior to moving in.

Fall Semester

Saturday, August 24, 2019

New First-Year students will:

  • Check-in
  • Pick up their student ID
  • Receive a key to their room
  • Have the opportunity to meet with several offices to take care of anything outstanding

Students and guests will then be directed to a drop-off location for their student's residence hall. Volunteer students from our Greek Commons and athletic teams will assist in unloading cars and bringing belongings to rooms.

After cars are unloaded, they must be moved to a designated parking lot to allow space for others to unload. Shuttles will be available to allow students and guests to reach cars parked in the parking lot.

Check-in instructions will also be emailed to students via their Rensselaer email in July. Students will not be able to check-in/move-in prior to their residence hall designated check-in time.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

12:00pm (noon) - 2:00pm

New transfer students will:

  • Check-in
  • Pick-up their student ID
  • Receive a key to their room
  • Proceed to their residence hall to unload and unpack their belongings

Students will not be able to check-in/move-in prior to their designated check-in time.

Students living on campus for the fall semester (going away in the spring), will transition to their Junior Housing Assignment after the commencement of the Arch Summer Term. The Office of Student Living and Learning will communicate specific details via email in July.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Returning students will:

  • Check-in
  • Receive a key to their room
  • Proceed to their residence hall to unload and unpack their belongings.

Students will not be able to check-in/move-in prior to their designated check-in time.

Spring Semester

Sunday, January 12, 2019

First-Year students will:

  • Check-in
  • Receive a key to their room
  • Proceed to their residence hall to unload and unpack their belongings

Check-in instructions will also be emailed to students via their Rensselaer email in January. Students will not be able to check-in/move-in prior to their residence hall designated check-in time.

Sunday, January 12, 2019

New Transfer students will:

  • Check-in
  • Receive a key to their room
  • Proceed to their residence hall to unload and unpack their belongings

Specific check-in instructions will be sent to students via their Rensselaer email early January. Students will not be able to check-in/move-in prior to their designated check-in time.

Sunday, January 12, 2019

Students returning to campus for the spring semester (took the fall semester away), will check-in on Sunday, January 12, 2019.

During check-in, students will:

  • Receive a key to their room
  • Proceed to their residence hall to unload and unpack their belongings

Specific check-in instructions will be sent to students via their Rensselaer email early December. Students will not be able to check-in/move-in prior to their designated check-in time.

Sunday, January 12, 2019

On Sunday, January 12, 2019, returning students can proceed directly to their residence hall to unload and unpack their belongings. Students will not be able to check-in/move-in prior to their designated check-in time unless they have registered for break housing.

Summer Semester

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Arch students living in Arch-designated housing will keep their belongings in their room between the end of the spring semester and the beginning of the summer semester. Those living in spaces not designated as Arch housing will keep their belongings in their spring room until Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Students currently living in Greek Housing will also move into their summer housing on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Students will receive detailed information regarding move in via their Rensselaer email in April.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Summer School residents will move into their summer housing assignment on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Students who have lived on campus during the previous spring semester may transition to summer housing early to accommodate summer schedules. Students will receive detailed information via their Rensselaer email in April.

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