Fall Move-In Guide

University Housing will implement a phased move-in process between August 12 – 15 in order to minimize the number of residents and their assistants moving in at any single time.  Please regularly review all email communication from University Housing for specific instructions.

Fall 2021 Resident Move-In

Fall move-in will be held August 12-15, 2021 by appointment only. Check-in appointments will occur in 1-hour blocks from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.  This move-in process is for ALL residents (new, returning, and living & learning village participants) living in residence halls, Wolf Village, Wolf Ridge, ES King Village, and Western Manor Apartments.  An email containing move-in information and instructions for selecting a check-in appointment was sent on July 7 to all residents with an active Fall assignment.

Sign up for a check-in appointment by going to MyPack Portal and accessing your housing assignment under the Campus Living section.   

    1. Log into MyPack Portal
    2. Access your housing assignment (found under Campus Living, Housing Student Self Service)
    3. From your housing application, select Manage My Housing which is located in the red navigation bar
    4. Select Fall Check-in Appointments
    5. Hit the Save and Continue Button
    6. Select your desired Check-in Appointment time slot
    7. Once you select your appointment, you will be asked to confirm it
    8. Once you confirm your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email sent to your ncsu.edu email address

Note:  You may edit your check-in appointment up until 24-hours prior to your scheduled appointment time.

  • Make sure to bring a Photo ID (NC State student ID, driver’s license, or passport), which you will need for Check-in.
  • Residents are asked to limit the number of people coming with you to assist with move-in to no more than two (2) people.
  • COVID-19 Updates:  Please review additional details under the COVID-19 Expectations section below. Additional information will be provided soon!

This page will be updated throughout the summer with additional details related to the move-in process. Be sure to check back as you plan your arrival to campus.

Check-In Process

  1. Plan travel time in order to arrive, check-in, and unload your vehicle within your 1-hour appointment slot.
  2. Follow instructions as outlined by NC State Transportation to access campus. Don’t trust your GPS! (See the Plan Your Route section below for details!)
  3. Park temporarily in designated unloading areas for your building/community, following directions from on-site staff. In several areas, you will be asked to have someone remain with your vehicle or to unload and immediately move your vehicle to long-term parking.
  4. Residents should check in upon arrival at the designated location for their building, listed below. Upon check-in, you will be issued your room (and suite/apartment) keys and receive additional instructions. Residents will need their student ID (or another government-issued photo ID) to officially check-in and receive keys. 
  5. While the resident is picking up their key, any move-in assistants accompanying the resident should begin to unload their vehicle. Note: In order to provide as contactless of a move-in experience as possible, staff or volunteers will not be able to assist in unloading or moving personal items (except for Tri-Towers residents utilizing the tram system from the Coliseum Deck).
  6. As soon as your vehicle is unloaded, it must be moved to dedicated long-term parking areas.  (See the Plan Your Route section below!)
  7. New students should pick up their student ID card prior to 5 p.m. on their arrival day from the Wolfpack OneCard office. Card office employees will be located on Stafford Commons, outside Talley Student Union, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day during Move-in. A government-issued photo ID will be required to pick up your OneCard. Your student ID will be required for entry to your residence hall or apartment building beginning at 5 p.m. on your date of arrival. If you happen to be on campus prior to Fall move-in, you are welcome to stop by the OneCard office in Talley Student Union to pick up your student ID in advance.

Check-In Locations

    • Alexander – Holmes Hall Room 108 (enter from Cates Avenue)
    • Avent Ferry Complex – Avent Ferry Service Desk (Swan Quarter Hall)
    • BagwellQuad Commons Service Desk (enter from Dunn Avenue)
    • BectonQuad Commons Service Desk (enter from Dunn Avenue)
    • BerryQuad Commons Service Desk (enter from Dunn Avenue)
    • Bowen – Bowen Hall Study Lounge (North entrance)
    • Bragaw – Bragaw Activity Room (enter from rear, facing Fountain / Lee Hall)
    • Carroll – Carroll Hall Study Lounge (North entrance)
    • GoldSyme Hall Basement Lounge (North entrance, facing Kamphoefner)
    • Lee – Lee Hall Lobby
    • Metcalf – Metcalf Hall Study Lounge (North entrance)
    • North – North Hall Service Desk
    • OwenHolmes Hall Room 106 (enter from Cates Avenue)
    • Syme – Syme Hall Basement Lounge (North entrance, facing Kamphoefner)
    • Sullivan – Sullivan Hall Lobby (enter from Thurman Drive)
    • TuckerHolmes Hall Room 104 (enter from Cates Avenue)
    • Turlington – Holmes Hall Room 108 (enter from Cates Avenue)
    • WataugaNorth Hall Service Desk
    • WelchSyme Hall Basement Lounge (North entrance, facing Kamphoefner)
    • WoodWood Building C Lobby
    • ES King Village and Western Manor – ES King Village Service Desk (ES King Village Commons, 3824 Jackson Street)
    • Wolf RidgeTower Hall Lobby (Enter via inner courtyard, facing Plaza)
    • Wolf VillageRed Hall Lobby (Inner courtyard)

Plan Your Route to Campus

Plan your route to campus by reviewing the directions to your assigned residence hall/apartment available from NC State Transportation.

Due to changes in traffic flow onto and around campus during move-in, we ask you to use the directions provided in lieu of GPS directions.

We have recently learned that from the evening of 8/13/21 until the morning of 8/16/21, there is the potential that as part of the I-440 Widening Project, NCDOT will be paving on Western Boulevard west of the I-440 interchange during the night and day which may result in traffic being reduced down to one lane on Western Boulevard at the paving locations. 

Reserved spaces are for unloading only. Once you have completed unloading, move your vehicle to the areas designated for long-term parking. Short-term parking in unloading areas should only be used during your designated check-in appointment slot. All vehicles should be moved prior to the end of your 1-hour time block. Long-term parking areas include the upper levels of the Coliseum Deck, Dan Allen Deck, West Lot or West Deck, and some portions of other residential lots.

Residents of Tucker, Owen, Turlington, Alexander, Bowen, Metcalf, or Carroll:  You will be asked to unload and then immediately relocate your vehicle to long-term parking.  DO NOT leave your car unattended in designated unloading areas on Cates Avenue or the Student Services Lot (at the intersection of Thurman Drive and Dan Allen Drive).

Packing For Your Arrival

Check out our suggested packing list, make a copy for yourself, and use it to help you plan your packing. Before you go shopping, be sure to talk with your roommate and compare notes. Some items are better shared between roommates like coffee pots, curtains, lounge chairs, area rugs, etc. Here are some sustainable ideas from our friends at NC State’s Waste Reduction and Recycling department to save you money and room clutter. Remember, often less is more. Make your move-in (and move-out) experience easier by only bringing the essentials. 

Pack using stackable containers, and label each container with your last name, building, and room number. This will be extremely helpful during the move-in process to ensure that your items make it to your room! Plastic bins are also great for storage, can serve as side-tables, and help protect belongings from the elements if you get caught in a summer shower during move-in. We also encourage bringing a small cart/hand-truck as well as a tarp to assist you with moving belongings and to help protect items in the event of rain during move-in.

Living and Learning Villages

There will not be any specific Village move-in days this year. Living and Learning Village members will follow the same dates and move-in process as all other residents.

Early Arrivals

Early arrivals will be permitted with advance approval, August 10 and 11.  An early arrival fee of $50 per night will be assessed for any resident approved to arrive prior to August 12.  Arrivals prior to August 10 are not possible.  The deadline to request early arrival is 8:00AM on Wednesday, August 4.

Request Early Arrival

COVID-19 Expectations for Move-In


NC State’s COVID-19 Community Standards remain in place for the Fall 2021 semester; however, there are a few exceptions specific to the move-in time-period.  Due to the large number of incoming students (and their moving assistants) coming onto campus and into residence halls during the move-in week, the following will be enforced:

  • Residents are asked to limit their move-in assistants to no more than 2 people.
  • Face coverings will be REQUIRED in all residential buildings and at all check-in locations between August 10-15.   Face coverings are not required while outdoors or in an individual’s private bedroom when the door is closed.
  • Hand sanitizing and/or frequent hand washing is encouraged.
  • Please follow all directions from staff and posted signs in buildings regarding entry/exit and occupancy limits.

Sustainable Move-in Information

Help NC State strive for zero waste by recycling right during Move In! Learn more at go.ncsu.edu/move-in-tips. Recycling containers will be located near each residential community. To help ease the amount of waste, you are encouraged to unpack bulky items at home, and repack using reusable containers.

For students that have materials to dispose of after move-in, simply follow the directional yard-signs to the dumpsters.

Some Important Tips:

    1. Flatten boxes and place in RECYCLING dumpsters. Remember to remove styrofoam!
    2. Recycling must be BAGLESS. Plastic bags are NOT allowed in recycling bins, carts, and dumpsters.
    3. Look for special recycling collection bins near dumpsters for styrofoam and plastic bags or plastic film. 
    4. Questions about what can/cannot be recycled or composted on campus? Visit recycling.ncsu.edu