Move-In Guide

Moving into your residence hall or apartment is an exciting time for both new and returning students. University Housing staff is here to help. We’ll do our very best to make the move-in process easy so you can settle into your new home as quickly as possible.

Fall 2019 Move-In

Move-In begins on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Primary Student Move-In    

Friday – Sunday, August 16 – 18, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Living and Learning Villages

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day

Tuesday, August 13

  • Albright Entrepreneurs Village (Wolf Ridge Apartments)
  • Black MaIe Initiative (Avent Ferry Complex)
  • Global Village – International Students (Alexander Hall)
  • Native Space (Wood Hall)

Wednesday, August 14

  • Engineering Village (Sullivan Hall)

Thursday, August 15

  • Arts Village (Turlington Hall)
  • EcoVillage (Bragaw Hall)
  • Global Village (Domestic Students) (Alexander Hall)
  • Honors and Scholars Village (Berry, Becton, Bagwell)
  • Impact Leadership Village (Bowen Hall)
  • SAY Village (Syme Hall)
  • S.T.A.T.E. (Wolf Village Apartments)
  • Wellness Village (Wood Hall)
  • WISE Village (Lee Hall)
  • WOW (Welch Hall)

Friday and Saturday, August 16-17

  • Exploratory Studies Village (Tucker/Owen/Bowen)


Unloading Placards (before August 18)

Spaces will be reserved near the entrances of residential areas for unloading vehicles, for a maximum of 45-minutes. Please visit NC State Transportation website for early move-in maps and unloading permits.

Packing List

Print this PDF packing list or save a copy of the Google Doc. 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. Love to ride your bike? Check out NC State’s convenient and popular bike-share program LimeBike! The program means you may want to leave your own bike at home to avoid theft or damage. NC State offers easy access to traditional and motorized bikes as well as motorized Lime Scooters. [read more]

Sharing a Room

Students should contact their roommate before they begin shopping and packing for their move to campus. Decide who will be responsible for certain shared items such as furniture, area rugs, media equipment or the coffee pot. Coordinating decor avoids duplicating items.

Getting to Campus

Virtual Unloading Permits

Spaces will be reserved near the entrances of residential areas for unloading vehicles, for a maximum of 45-minutes. To prevent traffic and congestion, please follow the route that is provided on our NC State Guides app.

*Tram service will be available for Bowen, Carroll, and Metcalf residence halls on Thursday, August 15, Friday, August 16, and Saturday, August 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Follow the signs to access the Coliseum Parking Deck from Cates Avenue. Staff will be available to assist you.

Reserved spaces are for unloading only. Once you have completed your unloading, move your vehicle(s) to the areas designated for early check-in long-term parking.

Please visit NC State Transportation for move-in maps and unloading permits.

Early Arrivals

University Housing officially opens on Friday, August 16 at 9:00 a.m.  If you need to arrive prior to August 16 you can request early arrival.  The earliest we can accommodate requests is Tuesday, August 13.

Members of an approved Living Learning Community or August Orientation with New Student Programs who are scheduled to arrive prior to August 16 do not need to request early arrival since your arrival dates have already been adjusted based on prior arrangements.

***The deadline to request early arrival is 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9.***

Early Arrival Requests