Information about move-in day, including routes to halls, parking and more can be found on this page. Scroll for details.
When can you move in?
Students can move-in during their scheduled time slot between Saturday, August 8 and Saturday, August 22. Because of WVU's ongoing response to COVID-19 and prioritizing the health and safety of our students and staff, residents must schedule a time to move in. If a resident arrives without a scheduled time slot for that day and time, they will be denied access to the building . No exceptions can be made for those who show up without a scheduled time for move-in. Log in at myhousing.wvu.edu to schedule a time slot for move-in; the deadline is Friday, August 14.
Why is there a 90-minute move-in time limit?
Residents will be expected to complete their move-in process, including check-in, unloading and moving their items to their rooms in 90 minutes. To maintain physical distancing, limit the number of people in the building at any one time and provide a schedule to accommodate the 4,500 students who are moving in, it was necessary to limit the time slots to 90 minutes.
Residents should check-in at their residence hall desk - please arrive at your scheduled move-in time. Once you have checked in, you can unload your car and bring in your belongings.
How many helpers can you have during move-in?
Residents may have ONLY TWO helpers during accompany them into their residence hall during the move-in process to minimize the number of people in each building. If you have more than two helpers, they may switch places during your 90-minute move-in time slot. We ask that you strictly adhere to this guideline.
Per University policy, everyone participating in move-in must wear a mask and follow physical distancing protocols. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced, as of July 7, a face covering must be worn in all indoor places where social distancing cannot be maintained. These policies will be enforced .
All helpers are expected to leave their student's room and the building at the end of the 90-minute time slot.
How do you get your Mountaineer ID?
Mountaineer ID cards will be available for students to pick up at their residence hall front desk when they check-in as part of the move-in process. If you haven't submitted a photo for an ID please do so as soon as possible at idphoto.wvu.edu. You'll be prompted to login to complete the process.
What assistance will be available during move-in? Will there be carts?
Unfortunately, WVU staff are unable to help move students' belongings into the building due to health and safety guidelines. Several four-sided carts (similar to those used in hotels for laundry) will be available at each hall during check-in.
Can you leave your residence hall after move-in for shopping or have a meal and then return?
After you move-in, what should you do?
Resident Assistants will have floor meetings each day during move-in. They will have a list of students moving in each day and will send emails with information about meetings and any other updates. R esidents should check their MIX email account and watch for signs posted on their floor. There will be staff at the front desk of each residence hall who can answer questions.