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.

Covid Clearance

Students must have a negative PCR test taken on campus within 48 hours of move-in day. The University will not accept external records. Nasal testing is available at the Carepod weekdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Saliva testing is available at the Carepod weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more, visit https://www.du.edu/coronavirus.

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

For students moving into Centennial Halls, we recommend using Lot 103, entered from High Street. After unloading, please move your vehicle to either Lot 108, entered from Buchtel Boulevard, or Lot L, entered from Asbury Avenue at Gaylord Street. A shuttle from Lot 108 will be provided every 15 minutes to carry passengers back to the main campus.

Johnson-McFarlane Halls (JMAC)

For students moving into Johnson-McFarlane Halls, we recommend using Lot 110, entered from Race Street, Lot H2, entered from Illif Avenue, or Lot N, entered from High Street. After unloading, please move your vehicle to either Lot E, entered from High Street, or Lot P, entered from Wesley Avenue.

Dimond Family Residential Village

For students moving into Dimond Family Residential Village, we recommend Lots T & L. Students need to apply for a permit to park on campus which would determine the lot.

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.