Fall Move-In Guide

University Housing will implement a phased move-in process between August 18 – 21 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 2022 Resident Move-In

Fall move-in will be held August 18-21, 2022 by appointment only. Appointments are available in 1-hour slots between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day from August 18-20 and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sunday, August 21. 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 July 11 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 and go to the Housing Portal
    2. Select Manage My Housing which is located in the red navigation bar
    3. Select Fall Check-in Appointments
    4. Hit the Save and Continue Button
    5. Select your move-in appointment time slot; confirm it
    6. 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 to 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time.

Approved student organizations and Early Arrival (EA) residential students will not need to sign up for an appointment time for Tuesday/Wednesday, August 16-17. This exemption only applies to these two days and for the early arrival category of student organizations and approved individual students

  • Make sure to bring a Photo ID (NC State student ID, driver’s license, or passport), which you will need for Check-in.

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 and check-in within your 1-hour appointment slot.  You are not expected to completely move into your assignment during the 1 hour appointment.
  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 helpers 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 luggage train 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. If you don’t already have your university-issued ID card, you will need to go to the Card One Office located in Talley Student Union after unloading your vehicle. During move-in days, the Card One Office plans to be open Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. If you happen to be on campus before move-in, you may stop by the One Card Office to pick up your student ID.

Check-In Locations

  • RESIDENCE HALLS
    • Alexander – Holmes Hall Room 104/106 (enter from Cates Avenue)
    • Avent Ferry Complex – Avent Ferry Swan Quarter Service Desk
    • 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 TV Lounge (North entrance)
    • Bragaw – Bragaw Activity Room (enter from rear, facing Fountain / Lee Hall)
    • Carroll – Carroll Hall TV Lounge (North entrance)
    • GoldSyme Hall Basement Lounge (North entrance, facing Kamphoefner)
    • Lee – Lee Hall Lobby
    • Metcalf – Metcalf Hall TV Lounge (North entrance)
    • North – North Hall Lobby
    • OwenHolmes Hall Room 104/106 (enter from Cates Avenue)
    • Syme – Syme Hall Basement Lounge (North entrance, facing Kamphoefner)
    • Sullivan – Sullivan Hall Lobby (enter from Thurman Drive)
    • TuckerHolmes Hall Room 104/106 (enter from Cates Avenue)
    • Turlington – Holmes Hall Room 104/106 (enter from Cates Avenue)
    • WataugaNorth Hall Lobby
    • WelchSyme Hall Basement Lounge (North entrance, facing Kamphoefner)
    • WoodWood Building C Lobby
  • APARTMENT COMMUNITIES
    • 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.

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.

We encourage you to purchase personal property insurance to cover your student’s belongings. If you have homeowner’s insurance, your student’s belongings may already be covered.

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 16 and 17.  An early arrival fee of $50 per night will be assessed for any resident approved to arrive prior to August 18.  Arrivals prior to August 16 are not possible.  The deadline to request early arrival is 8:00AM on Wednesday, August 10.

Request Early Arrival at https://go.ncsu.edu/early-arrival-request

On August 16 and 17, find a parking spot close to your residence hall location and begin unloading your vehicle. Once you have unloaded your belongings, please proceed to a long-term parking option. Check-in will be at the service desk associated with your assigned residence hall. You can check in at your service desk between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. A Photo ID (NC State student ID, driver’s license, or passport) is required for check-in.

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. 

Questions about what can/cannot be recycled or composted on campus? Visit recycling.ncsu.edu

Tri-Towers Residents: Luggage Train Service

Residents of the Tri-Towers (Bowen, Metcalf, Carroll) have the option of utilizing the Luggage Train service available at the Coliseum Deck from August 18-21. Proceed to the Coliseum deck, follow signs for the Luggage Train service, unload your belongings, proceed to long-term parking and meet your items outside of your residence hall.