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Students will be able to select their move-in date and time by utilizing the move-in registration link that will be sent to their BSU email.

*Some students participating in special programs will be required to move in on Tuesday, August 30.  These students will be communicated to via their program sponsors directly.

students, parents and volunteers outside Shea Durgin Hall carrying items and pushing wheeled bins full of items being moved into dorm rooms

New BSU Student Move In

Tuesday, Aug. 30 or Wednesday, Aug. 31

Move-in timeslots that students will be able to select from will be:

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
  • 9:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
  • 10:40 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • 1:20 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
  • 2:40 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.


3 female BSU students on move in day, 2 carrying a dorm-sized refrigerator and 1 carrying 2 large bags

Returning Student Move In

Sunday, Sept. 4 – Wednesday, Sept. 7

Move-in timeslots that students will be able to select form will be:

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
  • 9:20 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
  • 10:40 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • 1:20 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
  • 2:40 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.


When to Arrive

Students and their move-in helpers should arrive at the area designated in their move-in confirmation email at the beginning of the timeslot on the date that the student selected.  Please do not report to your move-in station early, as each move-in shift is structured in a manner to help give students in each move-in slot space and time to maneuver through the check-in process.

Move-in Preparedness Checklist

Before you come to campus on move-in day, please use this checklist to make sure that you have done everything you need to do in order to be able to move into your residence hall.

  • All students that have a residence hall room assignment will be receiving an email that gives them directions on sign up for their move-in day and time.  Move-in communications and preparations will be sent out to students after they sign up for their move-in date.
  • Students must be registered for a minimum of one course to move into and live in the residence halls.    

What to Bring

Your instinct will be to bring everything that you will need over the course of the year with you when you move in.  Please keep in mind that if you live close enough to campus to go home from time to time that it is best to bring only what you need as you settle into your room.  For instance, try to bring only the clothing that you need for the end of the summer and early fall season.

What to Pack
  • Pillows & pillowcases
  • Twin extra-long bed sheets
  • Blankets
  • Comforter
  • Mattress Pad
  • Bath Towels
  • Sower caddy and shower sandals
  • Desk or bed lamp
  • Laundry bag, basket, or hamper
  • Clothes hangers
  • Wastebasket & recycling bin
  • Snacks
  • Plates, bowels, cups & utensils
  • Flashlight
  • Water Bottle
  • Dish & Laundry detergent
  • Fans (Window fans, pedestal fans, and bed clip fans work well.)
  • Area rug (no larger than 6x9 & 1 per room)
  • Surge protector
  • Alarm clock
  • Under bed storage container
  • Microwave (no more than 1,000 watts & only 1 per room)
  • Refrigerator (no more than 3.2 cubic feed & only 1 per room)**
  • Coffee Maker or Single Serve Coffee Maker (without hot plate)
  • Television
  • Video gaming system
  • Safe for valuables

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited in the residence halls:
  • All cooking and food preparation appliances (except as listed below)
  • Air conditioners
  • Candles
  • Incense burners
  • Grills
  • Space heaters
  • Dartboards
  • Pets (except fish and those permitted under the Americans with Disabilities legislation)
  • Homemade loft or bunk beds
  • Cinder blocks and other bed lofting apparatus
  • Upholstered Furniture (i.e. furniture covered with fabric and/or padding/stuffing)
  • Hoverboards and Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices (EPAMDs)

The possession of any prohibited items may result in a referral to the Office of Community Standards.