Move-In Instructions August 16-21

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Undergraduate Residence Halls 

Move-In Process

Centralized Check-In:

Plan to arrive at the State Farm Center at your selected Move-In time. 

At Centralized Check-In, you will be required to complete a COVID-19 test, receive your Illinois PPE kit, and checkout your room key.

Only residents will be allowed in the State Farm Center and face coverings are required.

At your scheduled Move-In time, first visit the Centralized Check-In at the State Farm Center following these driving directions:  

From Interstate 72
Continue onto University Ave

Turn right onto S Mattis Ave
Turn left on Kirby Ave
Turn right onto First St                


From 57 North    From 57 South  
Take exit 232 Curtis Rd
Turn right onto Curtis Rd
Turn left onto US 45 N/N Dunlap Ave
Turn right on Kirby Ave
Turn right onto First St                              
Take exit 237A for interstate 74E toward Indianapolis
Merge onto 74 E
Take exit 181 Prospect Ave
Turn right onto Prospect Ave
Turn left onto Kirby Ave                                                  
Turn right onto First St

 From 74 East   From 74 West  
Take exit 181 Prospect Ave
Turn right onto Prospect Ave                    
Turn right onto First St
Take exit 181 Prospect Ave
Turn right onto Prospect Ave
Turn left onto Kirby Ave
Turn right onto First St                    


Please enter Centralized Check-In via your assigned State Farm Center location:

  • Residents of Champaign Halls: Nugent, Hopkins, Wassaja, Weston, Barton-Lundgren, Snyder, Bousfield, Taft-Van Doren, or Scott Hall, from First Street, enter the parking lot on the northwest side of the State Farm Center.
  • Residents of Urbana Halls: Babcock, Carr, Blaisdell, Saunders, Oglesby, Trelease Hall, Allen, Busey- Evans, Sheldon, Leonard, or Townsend Hall, from First Street, enter the circle drive on the west side of the State Farm Center.

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COVID-19 Test:,

Prior to receiving your PPE kit and room key, you will be required to complete a COVID-Test.

  • Testing is free and you will be asked to provide a saliva sample.
  • Bring your i-card. An electronic version is also available through the Illinois App. (New Illini, don’t forget to submit your i-card photo if you have not done so yet!)
  • Do not eat, drink, brush your teeth, use mouth wash, chew gum, or use tobacco up to 30 minutes before submitting your saliva sample.
  • Test results will be available within 5 to 48 hours. 

Moving Into Your Hall:

As soon as you complete your COVID-19 test, you may move into your residence hall. Test results could take up to 48 hours to receive, so there is no wait time requirement. While you wait for your results, please be cautious and limit time spent outside of your room, wear your face covering and social distance in public areas, and wash your hands multiple times per day. 

  • With your room key, you will receive a map with directions from the State Farm Center to your hall. Please follow this map. To help reduce traffic congestion, each hall is given a specific route from the State Farm Center to follow.
  • Once at your hall, pull up to the designated unloading area, unload your belongings, and move your vehicle to the designated parking location as directed by University Housing staff. Please have one person stay with your belongings while the other person parks.
  • Deliver belongings to your room. Guests must exit your hall when you are done moving and will not be allowed back into the building.

Move-In Safety Guidelines:

As you move in, the following safety guidelines must be followed:

  • Limit the number of individuals helping you move to two.
  • Face coverings that cover the mouth and nose must be worn (unless for medical purposes).
  • Please limit elevators to one family at a time. 
  • Hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and moving carts will be available, but you are encouraged to also bring your own.
  • If you, or one of the individuals helping you move, begins to experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please do not come to campus.