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Move In

Welcome to  WVU and to your home on campus!


The staff in the Office of Housing and Residence Life have been working hard to prepare for your arrival and we want to make sure that your move-in process goes as smoothly as possible. Move-in is quickly arriving, and it’s a busy and exciting time on campus. It takes a lot of planning on your part…and ours. We are ready, are you? For that day to go smoothly, please take time to plan for what you are bringing, how you are going to get here, and read the info provided on this site as a general guide. We look forward to welcoming home our Mountaineers. It will be a busy day, but with patience and teamwork, we can all make it a successful experience. 

Fall New Student Move-In 

AUGUST 12, 2017

Due to the large number of student moving in, students have been assigned a designated move in time based on the month they were born.  

                              Student's Birth Month                              Designated Move-In Time
                           January, February, March                                    8:00AM - 10:00AM
                                 April, May, June                                            10:00AM - Noon
                           July, August, September                                       Noon - 2:00PM
                     October, November, December                                     2:00PM - 4:00PM

When you arrive at your residence hall, staff will direct you to the Check-In area and assist you with any questions that you have. Be on the lookout for our volunteers, the Hot Shots, they can help you unload your car and take items to your room.

West Virginia University Police Officers (UPD) will be directing traffic around the residence halls and providing directions for parking.

If you arrive to check in after 5pm, you will need to check in with the main desk of your residence hall. Signs will be posted to assist you to the right location.


Here is a list of suggested things to bring to your new home away from home. Don’t forget to talk to your roommate about what they are bringing and how to maximize the space in your room.


Traffic on Move-In Day can be a little hectic but there will be directional signs, UPD Officers, and Staff helping to guide the traffic around the residence halls. For more information  Click Here.


To help start the semester off right, we invite freshmen and transfer students to Welcome Week activities throughout August. Many special events including Mountaineer Midway, Monday Night Lights and FoodFest are on the schedule. For more information  Click Here. 

Early Arrival Procedure

Only students participating in University affiliated programs or Orientation are permitted to check in before Saturday, August 12th. Colleges and departments are communicating directly with students regarding their check in day.

Late Arrival Procedure

Students that arrive after New Student Move-In should check-in at the front desk of their Residence Hall.

If a student is not able to arrive on campus by the first day of classes, they must contact the Housing Assignments Office at 304-293-2811. If a student does not contact the Housing Assignments Office, their room assignment could be changed.

Residence Hall Opening & Closing Dates

University housing closes during breaks and reopens at the beginning of each semester. To view the opening and closing dates  Click Here.