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Moving In and Out

We are excited to welcome you to campus! Whether you're moving into a residence hall for the first time or moving out after graduation, we want the process to be as streamlined as possible. 

As you prepare for campus be sure you have completed: 
     - The online fire safety module in your Brightspace account 
     - Review the Prohibited Items List before you pack
     - Connect with your new roommate

Important Dates

Fall move-in dates

  • New International Students: August 19–20, 2024
  • All-In, Be First, and Live Well Living Learning Communities: August 20, 2024
  • New Students: August 21, 2024
  • Returning Students: August 24–25, 2024

Thanksgiving recess

Thanksgiving Break Dates: November 23–December 1, 2024

Thanksgiving Break Housing Application Open: November 11-21, 2024

 

 

Winter recess

Winter Break Dates: December 14, 2024–January 26, 2025

Winter Break Housing Application Open: December 2-12, 2024

Spring move-in dates

  • New International Students: January 22-23, 2025 
  • New Students: January 23, 2025 
  • Returning Students: January 26, 2025

Spring recess

Spring Break Dates: March 15-23, 2025

Spring Break Housing Application Open: March 3-13, 2025

 

Residence halls close

12 p.m. May 17, 2025

Residence Halls and The Village Townhouses will be closing for the summer at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2025 for non-graduating students.  

Graduates attending a Commencement ceremony are required to vacate their residence hall space 2 hours after the ceremony conclusion. For any graduates or those students working graduation needing late stay accommodations, please email [email protected] with your request. For more information visit our Moving In and Out page. 

Move-In Sign Up

Prior to your arrival, students are asked to select a move-in time to help expedite the process.

Starting August 1, students can log into their MyHousing account and sign up for a time block. We realize that plans will change and that delays due to traffic and events may impact the day and time that you have selected. If you need to update your move-in block, please select from available options on your MyHousing account.

Available Time Blocks 

First Year & Transfer Students

Wednesday, August 21

9am–12pm

1pm–4pm

New Graduate Students

Wednesday, August 21 

9am–12pm

1pm–4pm

Returning Students

Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25

9am–12pm

1pm–4pm

New International Students

Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20

9am–12pm

1pm–4pm

What to bring

Suggested List
  • Bedding and Pillows (Twin Extra Long size)
  • Boot Tray 
  • Cell Phone/Charger 
  • Cleaning Supplies 
  • Clothes Hangers 
  • Clothes for all Seasons 
  • Coffee Maker/Keurig with automatic shut-off
  • Compact Refrigerator  (3.0 cubic feet maximum)
  • Computer or Laptop
  • Crates and/or Storage Bins (28” height for under bed if at the default setting) 
  • Dishes, Bowls, Cups, Silverware, etc. 
  • Desk Lamp 
  • Headphones/Ear Buds 
  • Iron with Auto Shut-off/Compact Ironing Board 
  • Laundry Basket 
  • Laundry Detergent/Supplies 
  • Organizers/Planners 
  • Paper Towels and Tissues
  • Pictures from Home 
  • Robe 
  • School Supplies 
  • Shower Caddy and Sandals 
  • Small First Aid Kit 
  • Surge Protectors (must be UL/ETL approved and have an on/off switch)   
  • Toiletries 
  • Towels (Hand and Shower) 
Things for you & your roommate to discuss:
  • Additional Seating ie. Bean Bag
  • Broom/Dustpan  
  • Carpet/Area Rug 
  • Compact Refrigerator or Microfridge Rental
  • Streaming Devices/Game Consoles 
  • Fan 
  • Snacks/Food Items 
  • TV and Streaming Subscriptions

What to Expect

University Police car

University Police Assistance

Our dedicated UPD officers will be stationed around campus and near residence halls to help point you in the right direction - literally!  Upon arriving at your residence hall, you will be able to park your vehicle curbside in front of the residence hall to unload all your belongings on the sidewalk. Once all your belongings are unloaded, you will be asked to move your vehicle to one of our designated parking lots.

Four male students laughing and wearing green "Welcome Home" T-shirts stand around moving bins

Laker Move-In Crew Assistance

This is a group of returning students who volunteer to come back to campus early in order to welcome our new students to the residence halls. Their primary focus is to physically assist you with moving your belongings into your room as efficiently as possible.  In addition, crew members will be able to answer any questions you might have or point you in the right direction for any further help you might need!

Students checking in

Checking In

Our friendly residence hall student staff will be ready and waiting to officially check you in to your home away from home! You will receive your room key or code, mailbox information, and walk through a number of other check-in stations providing you with helpful information. One of our friendly Resident Assistants will then show you the way to your room and review your "Room Condition Report" with you to make sure everything is in working order!

A group of students sitting in a lounge talking

Meet Your Director and Neighbors

Your Residence Hall Director will be present and walking through your residence hall throughout move-in day in order to meet you and your family and help answer any questions you might have. Your RHD is a professional staff member who is there to help support you during your time living with us. They do everything from making sure our halls are in tip top shape to helping students navigate living with a roommate for the first time. They also have apartments and offices right in your residence hall so they are easily accessible to you! Plan to attend a floor meeting on your very first evening here after completing move-in so you can hear more from your RHD as well as meet up with other students on your floor.

Early Arrival & Late Stay Requests

Students may request to return early to campus at the beginning of each semester or request to stay late at the end of each semester. These requests are not automatically approved and students need to provide the reason they need this accommodation. Approved reasons to arrive early or stay late typically include:

  • Needing to be on campus to complete an academic or athletic obligation 
  • Needing to attend a training or provide a service for an on-campus job or position
  • Students experiencing an extenuating circumstance preventing them from leaving by a closing deadline should contact Residence Life and Housing at [email protected].

The daily rate to arrive early or stay late is $25 for housing plus any applicable dining fees (if the dining halls are serving meals). For students arriving early or staying late because they are required to be on campus to complete a training, campus service, or other campus-related obligation, housing fees may be charged to the sponsoring department or waived entirely. 

Staffing and services in our residential communities are limited during these periods. Therefore, in order to maintain necessary security, special policies are in effect above and beyond the University and Residence Life and Housing policies.  

Early Arrival Accommodations

Send a request to [email protected] at minimum three days before your desired early arrival date.

Late Stay Accommodations

Send a request to [email protected] at minimum three days before the close of the residence halls.

Moving Out Procedures

Spring Semester 

Residence Halls and The Village Townhouses will be closing for the summer at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2025 for NON-Graduating students. Graduates attending a Commencement ceremony are required to vacate their residence hall space 2 hours after the ceremony conclusion. For more information visit our Moving In and Out page. 

Prior to moving out of your residence, students are reminded to clean and secure their rooms. Please follow the requirements below and see your Residence Hall Director, Resident Assistant, or Village Community Assistant with any questions.

Room Condition

You are to leave your room in “move-in condition.”  
Have you:

  • Removed everything from the room except College-provided items, including all trash and recyclables?
  • Cleaned the room and its furnishings? This includes sweeping, dusting and mopping, if necessary.
  • Removed all stickers, tape, sticky tack, and personal belongings from the walls and ceilings?
  • Cleaned both the inside and outside of your door; removed any writing and adhesive from message boards?
  • Returned furniture in your room to the original configuration from August? 
  • If the room is not cleaned properly, you and your roommate(s) will be charged. If there is damage to your room or furniture it may have to be assessed at a later date.  If so, you will receive a bill via email.
  • The furniture listed on your Room Condition Record (RCR) is assigned specifically to that room.This specific furniture is to be in the room at check-out.
  • Micro-fridges must be unplugged, cleaned,  and left in your room. They will be picked up by the company on May 21st. 
    You and your roommate(s) are responsible for any damages to your room that are not the result of normal usage. At the time of Check-In, you were asked to complete the Room Condition Report (RCR). Room damages will be assessed from this form. After the residence halls/townhouses are completely closed, each room will be inspected, in detail, by the residential life professional staff for damages. Clean-up and damage charges will be assessed and charged (if applicable). Students who live in suites and townhouse apartments where they share a common room are all responsible for any damages to this space.
Check-Out

There are two options for checking out of the building:  Standard Check-out and Express Check-out.

Standard Check-out (available daily 10:00 am to 10:00 pm)

  • Go to the front desk and a staff member will start the check-out process.
  • If there is a line, you will be put on a waiting list.
  • You must have all of your belongings removed from your room/suite/house before the staff member can check you out.
  • You will need to swipe out at the front desk and return any assigned keys.

Express Check-out

  • Obtain an Express Check-Out envelope at the front desk, completely fill out the envelope with your information.
  • Place mailbox and room keys in the envelope and seal it. 
  • Leave sealed envelope in designated location at the front desk. If the front desk is closed, place the envelope in the campus mail slot at the front desk.
  • When using this method, you waive your right to appeal any damage in your room. If there is damage, a bill will be sent to your email. 
Mail and Forwarding

Residence Life and Housing will begin forwarding mail delivered after Friday, May 10, 2024 to your permanent address. You should verify your permanent address in your myOswego. Any mail delivered after that date will be forwarded to the appropriate address. Please update your address by Saturday May 11, 2024.

Parking

Parking is not permitted in roadways. Park in designated parking spaces to ensure safe roadways on campus. Cars should not park, block traffic, or pull close to the building for move-out, as this can cause congestion. Unattended vehicles in fire lanes are subject to citing/towing. 

Bins

Students who would like to use one of the moving bins (as available) can use a bin located in the lobby. All bins will need to be cleaned before the bin is returned. All bins must be returned to your hall front lobby for others to use.

Trash & Recyclables

The Recycling Room will be open extended hours on Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 10th. Please check the posted signs in your hall for specifics. All trash and recyclables except large items (i.e., carpets, personal furniture) must be brought to the Recycling Room for disposal. All large items must be taken out to the dumpster and placed neatly beside it. Please do not leave garbage loose outside of the dumpster or recycling room.  Personal electronics (TV, laptops, refrigerators, etc.) should be disposed of in recycling rooms.

Donations

Donation bins will be placed in the lobby of your residence hall during the week of April 29. These bins will remain in the hall for donations until move out is complete. As a reminder these items should be placed in the bin and not just thrown on the ground. If the bin is too full please let the front desk know so we can arrange a pick up. All mini refrigerators (not-micro-fridge) that students wish to donate should be brought down to your building’s recycling room. 

Summer Storage (Offered by the College Store)

We do not offer any storage, but the college store offers storage options. To learn more about summer storage visit the Summer Storage page.

Quiet Hours

24 hour Quiet Hours begin at 10:00 pm on Sunday, May 4th, and do not end until Friday, May 16th at 5:00 p.m.  Please be respectful and courteous of your neighbors.  If noise can be heard outside your room when the door is closed, it’s too loud!  

Fall Semester 

Students Not Returning to Their Space 

Students who are graduating, withdrawing from the university, or not returning to the same residence hall room should follow the directions below. Please see your Residence Hall Director or Village Community Director if you have any questions.

Room Condition

You are to leave your room in “move-in condition.”  
Have you:

  • Removed everything from the room except College-provided items, including all trash and recyclables?
  • Cleaned the room and its furnishings? This includes sweeping, dusting and mopping, if necessary.
  • Removed all stickers, tape, sticky tack, and personal belongings from the walls and ceilings?
  • Cleaned both the inside and outside of your door; removed any writing and adhesive from message boards?
  • Returned furniture in your room to the original configuration from August? 
  • If the room is not cleaned properly, you and your roommate(s) will be charged.  If there is damage to your room or furniture it may have to be assessed at a later date.  If so, you will receive a bill via email .
  • The furniture listed on your Room Condition Record (RCR) is assigned specifically to that room.  This specific furniture is to be in the room at check-out.
  • Micro-fridges must be unplugged, cleaned, and left in your room. They will be picked up by the company.

You and your roommate(s) are responsible for any damages to your room that are not the result of normal usage. At the time of Check-In, you were asked to complete the Room Condition Report (RCR). Room damages will be assessed from this form. After the residence halls/townhouses are completely closed, each room will be inspected, in detail, by the residential life professional staff for damages. Clean-up and damage charges will be assessed and charged (if applicable). Students who live in suites and townhouse apartments where they share a common room are all responsible for any damages to this space.

Check-Out

There are two options for checking out of the building:  Standard Check-out and Express Check-out.

Standard Check-out (available daily 10:00 am to 10:00 pm)

  • Go to the front desk and a staff member will start the check-out process.
  • If there is a line, you will be put on a waiting list.
  • You must have all of your belongings removed from your room/suite/house before the staff member can check you out.
  • You will need to swipe out at the front desk and return any assigned keys.

Express Check-out

  • Obtain an Express Check-Out envelope at the front desk, completely fill out the envelope with your information.
  • Place mailbox and room keys in the envelope and seal it. 
  • Leave sealed envelope in designated location at the front desk. If the front desk is closed, place the envelope in the campus mail slot at the front desk.
  • When using this method, you waive your right to appeal any damage in your room.  If there is damage, a bill will be sent to your email. 
Bins

Students who would like to use one of the moving bins (as available) can use a bin located in the lobby. All bins will need to be cleaned before the bin is returned. All bins must be returned to your hall front lobby for others to use.

Parking

Parking is not permitted in roadways. Park in designated parking spaces to ensure safe roadways on campus.  Cars should not park, block traffic, or pull close to the building for move-out, as this can cause congestion. Unattended vehicles in fire lanes are subject to citing/towing. 

Mail & Forwarding

Residence Life and Housing will begin forwarding mail delivered after Friday, December 13, 2024 to your permanent address. You should verify your permanent address in your myOswego. Any mail delivered after that date will be forwarded to the appropriate address. Please update your address by Saturday, December 14, 2024.

Trash & Recycling

The Recycling Room will be open extended hours on Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 10th. Please check the posted signs in your hall for specifics. All trash and recyclables except large items (i.e., carpets, personal furniture) must be brought to the Recycling Room for disposal.  All large items must be taken out to the dumpster and placed neatly beside it.  Please do not leave garbage loose outside of the dumpster or recycling room.  Personal electronics (TV, laptops, refrigerators, etc.) should be disposed of in recycling rooms.

Quiet Hours

24 hour Quiet Hours begin at 10 pm on Sunday, December 1, 2024 and do not end until Friday, December 13, 2024 at 5 pm. Please be respectful and courteous of your neighbors. If noise can be heard outside your room when the door is closed, it’s too loud!

Students Who are Returning to The Same Space 

Students who are departing for the winter break and are returning to their residence hall space in Spring 2025 should follow the directions below. Please see your Residence Hall Director or Village Community Director if you have any questions. Please follow all procedures listed on the closing checklist posted on your room or townhouse door.

Quiet Hours

24 hour Quiet Hours begin at 10 pm on Sunday, December 1, 2024 and do not end until Friday, December 13, 2024 at 5 pm. Please be respectful and courteous of your neighbors.  If noise can be heard outside your room when the door is closed, it’s too loud!
If you are returning to your same room for spring 2025, you do not need to check out; you must simply leave the building (24 hours after your last exam). Please follow the Winter Break Closing Checklist directions placed on your room door.

Mail

US Mail will be delivered to through Friday, December 13, 2024. All returning student mail will be held for distribution in January. Please do not send any packages to campus during the winter break. Our front desks are closed and will not be able to receive them.

Donations

Donation boxes will be available in the lobby to donate any unwanted food and clothing for collection. All clothing items left in laundry rooms will be donated.

Departure

All students are to leave within 24 hours after their last exam or by 10 am Saturday, December 14, 2025 whichever comes first.  You will not be able to re-enter the building after 10 am on Saturday, December 14.

Room Inspections & Cleaning

Staff will be entering all rooms to conduct safety checks and ensure windows are locked, all items are unplugged and the building is secure. Follow the closing check list to ensure your room is ready for inspection and rooms are free of policy violations.

Residents without a roommate or whose roommate is moving out must ensure their belongings are on their side of the room. Facilities staff will be entering over the break to clean the vacant side of the room and will dispose of items left behind. 
 

Trash & Recyclables

The Recycling Room will be open extended hours the week of December 9 – December 13.  Please check the signs posted in your hall for specifics.  All trash and recyclables except large items (i.e., carpets, personal furniture) must be brought to the Recycling Room for disposal.  All large items must be taken out to the dumpster and placed neatly beside it. Students will incur charges for garbage left in the rooms.
 

Contact Us

303 Culkin Hall

315-312-2246

[email protected]

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