Move-In Day

Campus Move-in Process

Moving onto campus can be both exciting and stressful. To help make things easier, we implement a move-in day schedule and provide information and assistance every step of the way. Below, you'll find helpful details and guidelines to give you a head start on the process of moving in.

Health & Safety Expectations BEFORE Arriving to Campus

Residential students must complete these steps prior to arriving on campus. Keys will not be issued to any residential student missing any of these steps.

  1. Proof of up to date vaccinations (primary series plus one booster) uploaded to your myhealth.du.edu account and acknowledged by the Health and Counseling Center (HCC). If you are requesting an exemption to the COVID-19 primary series or the COVID-19 booster, that must also be uploaded to your myhealth.du.edu account and acknowledged by HCC.

  2. Complete the Residential Acknowledgement form sent to you in an email. Students will not be permitted to check in without completing the electronic agreement.

  3. Check your my.du.edu account prior to coming to campus to show that you are in “cleared status” for campus access.

Checking In

In the fall we use a staggered check-in schedule. First-year and assigned transfer students can reserve 30-minute arrival appointments. If you arrive before your designated check-in time, you'll be asked to wait, so please make arrangements accordingly. To finish the check-in process, you'll need to complete a Room Inventory form on DU Housing Portal. When you check out at the end of the year, this form will be instrumental in billing for damages. It is provided for your protection from improper charges, so be sure to fill it out carefully and thoroughly.

Parking

On move-in day, parking lots closest to the residence halls are limited to 30 minutes for check-in and unloading only. For larger and more detailed parking maps please visit the Parking Services website.

Centennial Halls & Centennial Towers

For students moving into Centennial Halls and Centennial Towers, you will utilize Lot 103 for short-term parking. Please arrive via I-25 to the Washington Blvd exit (Exit 206). After taking the exit and drive down Buchtel Blvd unti High Street and turn right. Lot 103 will be on your left hand side. After unloading in Lot 103, please move your vehicle to either long-term parking in Lot 108, entered from Buchtel Boulevard. A shuttle from Lot 108 will be provided every 15 minutes to carry passengers back to the main campus.

Johnson-McFarlane Halls (JMAC), Nelson Hall, & Nagel Hall

For students moving into Johnson-McFarlane Halls, Nelson Hall, & Nagel Hall, you will utilize Lot H2 (JMAC), Lot N (Nelson), and Lot E (Nagel) for short-term parking. Please arrive via I-25 to the University Blvd exit (Exit 205). After taking the exit please head south on University until Iliff Avenue and turn right. The H2, N, and E lots will be on the right hand side of the street. After unloading, if you are moving into JMAC move your vehicle to Lot P, entered from Wesley Avenue. Nelson and Nagel Hall residents can leave their vehicles in the respective lots. 

Dimond Family Residential Village

For students moving into Dimond Family Residential Village, you will utilize Lots T for short-term parking. Please arrive via I-25 to the University Blvd exit (Exit 205). After taking the exit please head south on University until Asbury Avenue and turn right. Lot T will be on your right hand side of the street as you approach High Street. After unloading in Lot T, please move your vehicle to either long-term parking in Lot 108, entered from Buchtel Boulevard. A shuttle from Lot 108 will be provided every 15 minutes to carry passengers back to the main campus.

Summit, Ridgeline, UPlace, Mesa, & Transfer Living Community

For students moving into the apartments communities, you will utilize Lot U for short-term and long-term parking. Please arrive via I-25 to the University Blvd exit (Exit 205). After taking the exit please head south on University until Asbury Avenue and turn right. Turn right again on York Street and there will be various parking lots labeled Lot U. Please note once unloaded, vehicles do not need to be moved to another parking lot. They can remain in Lot U. 

After Checking In

Once you've gotten moved into your new room and completed the Room Inventory form, it's time to start settling in. We recommend reading through the Guide to Residence Living and the Discoveries information packet you receive when checking in. It's also the perfect time to meet up with your roommate and introduce yourself to the Resident Assistant (RA) as well as the other students on your floor.