Fall 2021 Move-In

We're excited to welcome you to your new home on campus! Time to start planning and get ready to move in.

Visit this page often. The information below is subject to change. 

Move-In information will be posted and updated here throughout the summer. Don’t forget to also check your Illinois email frequently so you don’t miss important details or updates!

Residence Halls 

Move-In Week

2021 Move-In Week is August 15  - 22.  

Dates and Times:

Early Arrival: August 15; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. & August 16 - 17; 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Living-Learning Community: Official Move-In Days August 16 - 17; 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
First-Year Students: Official Move-In Days August 18 - 19; 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Returning Students: Official Move-In Day August 20; 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Additional Weekend Days: August 21 - 22; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Move-In Time Slots

To provide an efficient Move-In experience, residents moving in this fall are required to select a Move-In Week time slot. Please plan to arrive and check in during your selected time slot.   

First-year residents are encouraged to select a Move-In Week time slot on or before August 19 so that they may participate in Welcome Week events. Returning residents are encouraged to select a Move-In Week time slot between August 20 - 22. 

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To select a Move-In time slot, you must have a confirmed room assignment or temporary housing assignment. If you are still waiting for an assignment, please be patient as we work through the assignments process. We have plenty of Move-In time slots to choose from and guarantee a time that will accommodate your travel schedule. Assignments will be completed in the order contracts were received and assignment confirmation emails will be sent out July 2, 16, 30 and August 6. 

If you will be unable to arrive by the first day of classes on August 23, please notify the Housing Information Office by email at housing@illinois.edu of when you intend to check in. If you arrive after August 23 without notifying the Housing Information Office, your assignment may change. Failure to claim your room assignment does not automatically cancel your contract.

Move-In Instructions 

Move-In Instructions will differ from day to day. Be sure to follow the instructions planned for your Move-In date. 

Move-In Safety Guidelines

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

  • Face coverings that cover the mouth and nose are required in all interior public spaces, regardless of vaccination status, unless for medical purposes. 
  • 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. 

For additional information regarding campus COVID-19 testing and vaccine requirements, please visit the Illinois COVID-19 webpage.

Traffic & Parking

Upon arriving to your residence hall, be prepared for some traffic and limited parking.

To help you unload your vehicle quickly and find long term parking after, follow these instructions:

If moving in on August 16-19: 

  • At Central Check-In (State Farm Center) you will receive a temporary Move-In Parking Tag and Map. Follow the map to your hall. 
  • Pull up to your hall. 
  • Unload your belongs in the designated unloading area or metered parking space nearest your hall (do not leave your car unattended while unloading).
  • Restrict your time in the unloading area to 30 minutes or less.
  • Once done unloading, move your vehicle to the designated long term parking lot noted on the Parking Map. 

Move-In volunteers will be on site directing traffic and passing out Move-In Parking Tags and Parking Maps.

If moving in on August 15 and 20-22: 

  • Pull up to your hall. 
  • Unload your belongs in the designated unloading area or metered parking space nearest your hall (do not leave your car unattended while unloading).
  • Restrict your time in the unloading area to 30 minutes or less.
  • Once done unloading, move your vehicle to a metered parking space.

Move-In volunteers and temporary long term parking will not be available August 15 and August 20-22. 

Parking lots and meters are enforced by Campus Parking during Move-In. University Housing is not responsible for parking tickets. 

International Students

Review the International Move-In page for information specific to your needs. 

University Apartments

Apartment Check-in

If you will be moving into University Apartments at Orchard Downs, Goodwin-Green or Ashton Woods, please check in at the Family & Graduate Housing office. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you need to check in outside of our normal business hours, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make alternate arrangements.

The Family & Graduate Housing Office is located at:

1841 Orchard Place
Urbana, IL 61801 
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Please bring completed forms and provide proof of affiliation to the University of Illinois. Check-in will be more efficient if your forms are completed in advance and you provide the appropriate documents (marriage certificate, domestic partner verification and birth certificates, as appropriate). 

For additional information regarding campus COVID-19 testing and vaccine requirements, please visit the Illinois COVID-19 webpage.

Parking

If you will need parking, please review our parking information and apply.