2023 Move-In Information

New Incoming Students living in a Residence Hall

DATE – Friday, August 18, 2023

TIME – 8:00am – 11:00am

You may begin moving into your residence hall starting at 8 am on Friday, August 19 and should plan to arrive no later than 11:00 am.** To unload your car, please pull into the following parking lot based on the residence hall to which you have been assigned. It is important to go to the appropriate unloading zone.

Move-In Route Map 

  • Smith Hall – Travel North on Summit to enter Lot B. Summit will get congested so after you unload, so exit onto Calhoun and stay straight. Turn right onto Clay then right again onto Webster to enter parking Lot 7.
  • Sunderland Hall – Travel North on Benton then take a right on Calhoun to enter Lot C. After unloading, you will exit onto Calhoun, stay straight and then turn right onto Clay then right again on Webster to park in Lot 7.
  • Wallace Hall – Drive north on Drury Lane and into the Circle Drive by the fountains. After unloading, you will circle around and park in Lot 4.

 Please do not bring more than 2 vehicles with you.  There is limited space in each dorm room so please keep that in mind when packing.

Once you pull into one of the unloading spaces in the parking lot or Circle Drive, you should go to the main lobby of your assigned residence hall. You will check in and receive your room key and Drury student ID card if you took your ID photo during Freshman First Day and your parking permit if you pre-registered online. Family members should stay with your car(s) and begin unloading your belongings while you check in. Once all items have been unloaded onto the sidewalk, all cars need to immediately be moved to another parking space on campus to make room for other families to unload. As long as it is a legal parking spot, our campus security officers will not issue parking tickets on this day. Interested families may enjoy a free lunch any time between 11 am-12:30 pm in the Findlay Student Center (FSC) Commons.

Early Move-ins – if you are an in-season athlete that has been pre-approved to move-in early, you will receive your move in date from your coach and the housing office. Please see instructions for Early Move-ins below.  Only those pre-approved by the Housing Office will be allowed to move in early.

** Due to athletic training schedules, student-athletes on the men’s and women’s soccer teams and the volleyball team will be required to move in early. Your coach should contact you about early move-in details.

New Student Orientation will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 18 and will run through Monday, August 21, 2023. Please visit:  to view the schedule.

New Transfer Students moving into Apartments

DATE – Friday, August 18, 2023

TIME – 8 a.m. .– 11 a.m.

Transfer students will need to go to the Safety and Security Office located in the lower level of the Findlay Student Center to receive your keys, student ID and parking permit.

New Student Orientation begins at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18 through Monday, August 21.

Early Move-ins

If you have been pre-approved to move-in early due to being on an in-season athletic team, Orientation Leader, Greek member helping with move-in, or applied and approved for early move-in through the Housing Office,  you will need to go to the Security Office in the lower level of the Findlay Student Center – room 101 to receive your keys, student ID and parking permit. 

If you have been approved for early move-in, you will receive confirmation of your move-in date from the Housing Office.  You will not be allowed to move-in early if you have not received pre-approval.

Returning Students

DATE – Saturday, August 19 through Monday, August 21, 2023

TIME – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Returning students (and all guests) will go to the Safety and Security Office to receive your keys and parking permit.

If you have been approved for early move-in, you will receive confirmation of your move-in date from the Housing Office.  You will not be allowed to move-in early if you have not received pre-approval.

New Student Orientation

Orientation is required for all new incoming students.  Orientation for all students (residential, non-residential, first-year, transfer, and international students) will officially start at starts at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 18 and runs through Monday, August 22, 2023.

Students will have the opportunity to get to know their classmates, suitemates, staff, faculty and their student leaders. They will receive a lot of valuable information and participate in fun activities that will help them make a smooth transition to college life.

Items to bring with you

  • Comfortable clothing– students will stay busy throughout orientation. We will be doing many activities outside and around campus so bring cool comfortable clothing.
  • Vehicle registration– if you did not pre-register for your parking permit online, you will need to stop by the Safety and Security Office located in the Findlay Student Center lower level. You must provide official documentation with your license plate information on it in order to receive a free parking permit.
  • Vaccination records– all new students must provide a copy of their vaccination records to the Dean of Students Office. If you have not already submitted these records you may drop them off at the Dean’s office across from the Commons in the Findlay Student Center or email them to
    • Required vaccines include MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella); Polio; DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus)
    • Recommended vaccines include COVID 19, Hepatitis B; Varicella (Chicken Pox); Meningococcal (Meningitis)

New Student Orientation Schedule

Moving on campus? Here’s your complete checklist

Items Needed for Move-in Day

  • Box cutter
  • Trash bags
  • Tools: rubber mallet, socket set, crescent wrench, screwdrivers
  • Notepad and pencil

Residence Hall Move-in Checklist

  • Bedroom
    • XL Twin sheet set, pillow(s), bedspread
    • Personal computer, power strip with extra long cord & surge protector, Ethernet cord
    • Alarm clock
    • Wastebasket and plastic liners
    • Favorite books and/or movies
    • Reading lamp, floor lamp (halogen lamps are considered fire hazards
    • Flashlight
    • Batteries
  • Bathroom Items
    • Bath towels, hand towels, bath rug, washcloths
    • Toiletries including soap dish, toothbrush and toothbrush holder, tissues, hand soap, toilet paper, shower caddy, personal items
    • Prescribed medications & your prescription if needed for refill, health-related items
    • First aid kit
    • Bathrobe
    • Hair dryer
  • School Supplies
    • Envelopes, writing paper, stamps
    • Paper, pen, etc.
    • Stapler, scissors, hole punch, etc.
    • Backpack or book bag
    • Technology supplies (flash drives, etc.)
  • Storage Solutions
    • Storage shelves
    • Under-bed bins (Sunderland and Wallace only)
    • Shoe rack
    • Pictures, frames, posters, etc.
      • NOTE: Only 3M Command adhesive hangers are allowed
    • Clothes hangers
    • Bulletin board & thumbtacks
  • Food Fundamentals
    • Microwavable dishes, utensils, drinking cups, napkins, etc. (micro fridge provided)
    • Snacks, drinks, etc
    • Chip clips
    • Can opener
  • Laundry and Cleaning Supplies
    • HE approved laundry detergent/softener
    • laundry bags or basket
    • Iron (ironing board provided in laundry room)
    • Cleaning supplies including toilet and bathtub cleaner, glass cleaner, furniture polish, etc
    • Small vacuum, broom and dustpan
    • Dish soap for hand-washing dishes

What Items Should I Consider Bringing? 

  • Season-appropriate clothing (switch out during breaks if possible)
  • Personal computer
  • Umbrella, rain gear

Personal Items

  • Checkbook, debit card
  • Social security card (in case you want to get a job)
  • Current insurance card or two-sided copy from parent’s plan covering student
  • Small sewing and tool kits
  • Wastebasket and trash bags

Items You Should Discuss with Your Roommate Before Purchasing 

  • Carpet or rugs, curtains
  • Television with QAM tuner
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • Video game console
  • Message board for door
  • Cooking appliances approved for use:
    • Toasters (NOT toaster ovens)
    • Coffee makers
    • Rice steamers
    • Air popcorn poppers
    • Sunderland residents may bring an additional mini fridge up to 4.3 cubic feet.
    • All appliances must be UL approved.

Items You Should Not Bring Which Are Subject to Confiscation/Judicial Sanctions

(See Community Standards Handbook or Housing Contract for detailed lists)

  • Unapproved materials for hanging including scotch, duct, electrical or masking tape; gum type adhesive; tacks, nails and staples; anything else that may damage walls
  • Materials to build to a loft in your room
  • Additional refrigerators in Smith Hall (provided for you)
  • Microwaves in any residence hall (provided for you)
  • Couches
  • Extension cords
  • Candles/incense (even if you do not intend to burn them)
  • Pets other than fish are not permitted. Service animals are permitted with prior approval from the Housing Office.
  • Alcohol/decorated alcoholic containers or alcohol paraphernalia
  • Weapons (including air-soft or pellet guns)
  • ANY cooking appliances not listed as approved above. These include, but are not limited to: toaster ovens, George Foreman grills and any NON-UL, un-listed approved appliances.