Opening and Move-In Information

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 Opening

The anticipated move in schedule is below.  Please note that some of these details may change.

Assigned Move-In Date and Time

Move-in for the fall 2024 semester is scheduled for Friday, August 23, 2024*. 

There will be specific move-in time periods for each building that will be released early to mid-July. 

*Please note: Fall athletics or ROTC participation can also impact your move-in date. Your coach or officer will be in touch about this. 

Residential Check-In

Once you have received your room key, you will proceed to your assigned residential hall to move in your belongings.  As our residence halls do not have large loading areas, you and any guests will be asked to unload your personal items outside of the building, park the car(s) in a designated parking lot near the hall, and proceed to move items to your room after the car has been parked. 

Rensselaer does not provide any moving apparatus such as hand carts or dollies. Please consider purchasing or renting such apparatus to assist you with your move. Lastly, only one of the first year residence halls, Barton, has an elevator. As such, we encourage you to pack items in multiple, smaller boxes, thus making them easy to carry, than in a few, larger boxes. This should make move-in more pleasant. Move-in volunteers will be available to assist you with moving personal items into your room. Move-in volunteers are distributed across campus based on the number of volunteers, the size of the unloading area, and other considerations. You should always be prepared to move your items into the hall yourself.  

Rensselaer is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations to ensure equal access for students and guests with disabilities. For questions, or to discuss particular needs during move-in, students or their guests may contact Rensselaer’s Disability Services for Students Office at (518) 276-8197.

The anticipated move in schedule is below.  Please note that some of these details may change.

Assigned Move-In Date and Time

Move-in for the fall 2024 semester is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20, 2024*. 

There will be specific move-in time periods for each building that will be released early to mid-July. 

*Please note: Fall athletics or ROTC participation can also impact your move-in date. Your coach or officer will be in touch about this. 

Residential Check-In

Once you have received your room key, you will proceed to your assigned residential hall to move in your belongings.  As our residence halls do not have large loading areas, you and any guests will be asked to unload your personal items outside of the building, park the car(s) in a designated parking lot near the hall, and proceed to move items to your room after the car has been parked. 

Rensselaer does not provide any moving apparatus such as hand carts or dollies. Please consider purchasing or renting such apparatus to assist you with your move. Lastly, only one of the first year residence halls, Barton, has an elevator. As such, we encourage you to pack items in multiple, smaller boxes, thus making them easy to carry, than in a few, larger boxes. This should make move-in more pleasant. Move-in volunteers will be available to assist you with moving personal items into your room. Move-in volunteers are distributed across campus based on the number of volunteers, the size of the unloading area, and other considerations. You should always be prepared to move your items into the hall yourself.  

Rensselaer is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations to ensure equal access for students and guests with disabilities. For questions, or to discuss particular needs during move-in, students or their guests may contact Rensselaer’s Disability Services for Students Office at (518) 276-8197.

The anticipated move in schedule is below.  Please note that some of these details may change.

Assigned Move-In Date and Time

Move-in for the fall 2024 semester is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20, 2024. 

Residential Check-In

Once you have received your room key, you will proceed to your assigned residential hall to move in your belongings.  As our residence halls do not have large loading areas, you and any guests will be asked to unload your personal items outside of the building, park the car(s) in a designated parking lot near the hall, and proceed to move items to your room after the car has been parked. 

Rensselaer does not provide any moving apparatus such as hand carts or dollies. Please consider purchasing or renting such apparatus to assist you with your move. Lastly, only one of the first year residence halls, Barton, has an elevator. As such, we encourage you to pack items in multiple, smaller boxes, thus making them easy to carry, than in a few, larger boxes. This should make move-in more pleasant. Move-in volunteers will be available to assist you with moving personal items into your room. Move-in volunteers are distributed across campus based on the number of volunteers, the size of the unloading area, and other considerations. You should always be prepared to move your items into the hall yourself.  

Rensselaer is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations to ensure equal access for students and guests with disabilities. For questions, or to discuss particular needs during move-in, students or their guests may contact Rensselaer’s Disability Services for Students Office at (518) 276-8197.

Housing Transition Process

Overall Process

  • Your Fall 2024 room will be ready on Wednesday, August 14, 2024.  
  • You may retrieve your Fall 2024 room key from the Office of Student Living and Learning (located on the first floor of Commons Dining Hall beneath the black awning) during the following dates and times:
     
DateHours
Wednesday, August 14, 20249:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, August 15, 20249:00am-5:00pm
Friday, August 16, 20249:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, August 17, 20239:00am-12:00pm (noon)

 

  • Between 9:00am, Wednesday, August 14, 2024, and 9:00am, Saturday, August 17, 2024, students may ONLY be in their Fall 2024 room assignment to unload personal items. Students may not “hang out” or sleep in their Fall 2024 room assignment and therefore must remain in their Summer 2024 room assignment until 9:00am on Saturday, August 17, 2024. Failure to abide by this policy could be grounds for disciplinary action.  
  • All students, regardless of when you received your Fall 2024 room key, must return their Summer 2024room key by 12:00pm (noon) on Saturday, August 17, 2024. Your Summer 2024 room should be completely free of personal items and cleaned before returning your key (see “Prior to Returning Your Key” section below for more details).

Prior to Returning Your Summer 2024 Key, Please Ensure That in Your Summer 2024 Room You:

  • Remove all belongings (check drawers, under the bed, wardrobes/closets) 
  • Clean your room (vacuum, dust, wipe down surfaces)
  • Arrange room furniture to its original position
  • Take all trash and recycling to the dumpsters
  • Close and lock windows and doors
  • Sign and date door hanger 

Key Return

  • You must return your keys to the Office of Student Living and Learning (located below Commons Dining Hall) or place them in the drop box (accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) located in the vestibule. Keys must be returned in a key return envelope.

Check-Out Fee

  • Failure to remove all of your belongings and return your keys will result in a $150 improper check-out fee, plus the cost to change locks/replace keys, and pack and store your items. All rooms will also be assessed for damages.

Please re-read this memo carefully, you are responsible for fully understanding the transition process from your Summer 2024 to Fall 2024 room assignment. If you have questions, contact the Office of Student Living and Learning at (518) 276-6284 or via email at reslife@rpi.edu.

Move-in: August 26, 2023 and August 27, 2023

We cannot accommodate upperclass arrivals earlier than these dates.

Assigned Move-In Date and Time

Move-in for the Fall 2023 semester is scheduled for Monday, August 26, 2024 and Tuesday, August 27, 2024.

There will be specific move-in time periods for each day that will be released in early to mid-July. 

You may not move in before August, 26, 2024, unless participating in campus sponsored events. There will be a daily fee for early arrival. 

Residential Check-In

Once you have received your room key, you will proceed to your assigned residential hall to move in your belongings. As our residence halls do not have large loading areas, you and any guests will be asked to unload your personal items outside of the building, park the car(s) in a designated parking lot/area near the hall, and proceed to move items to your room after the car has been parked. 

Rensselaer does not provide any moving apparatus such as hand carts or dollies. Please consider purchasing or renting such apparatus to assist you with your move. Lastly, only some of the upperclass residence halls (Polytechnic, City Station West, and Blitman) have an elevator. As such, we encourage you to pack items in multiple, smaller boxes, thus making them easy to carry, than in a few, larger boxes. This should make move-in more pleasant

Lastly, Rensselaer is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations to ensure equal access for students and guests with disabilities. For questions, or to discuss particular needs during move-in, students or their guests may contact Rensselaer’s Disability Services for Students Office at (518) 276-8197.

Spring Semester

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.

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.

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.

Summer Semester

Students will move back to campus for the summer term on Sunday, May 19, 2024. Additional details regarding move-in will be shared in upcoming emails. Due to the timing of commencement, moving in before May 19, 2024 is not an option.

More information regarding the Arch 2024 housing process and move-in can be found here.

If moving in to live on-campus for classes that start on May 20, 2024, you will receive move-in information in the next few months. Your move-in day will be May 19, 2024.

If moving in at another time throughout the summer, you will receive information about moving in closer to that date.

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