Move-In Dates and Overview

In order to provide necessary physical distancing, move-in will occur over a longer period of time than in previous years. Move-in appointments will be required. During the week of July 6, each resident received an email with a sign-up link to reserve a move-in day and time for your arrival to campus.

To help reduce the amount of residents moving in at the same time in some of our larger buildings, we will offer an early staging period for residents who are within a reasonable distance (about a one- or two-hour drive) to Lawrence. The move-in scheduling link will offer you a staging appointment between Aug. 7-15. You may unpack during your appointment and leave your belongings in your locked room. You will then return to Lawrence for the fall semester after 5 p.m. Aug. 21.

If you are unable to travel to Lawrence in early August to set-up and stage your room, you will select from available move-in times just before fall classes start. You will arrive in Lawrence for move-in and stay for the fall semester.

Full move-in details are still being finalized, but here are a few important updates:

  • You, and your move-in group, may be required to fill out a health pre-screening questionnaire before arriving to campus. Details will be shared once available.
  • We may need to limit number of guests in the building. With this in mind, please limit the people who accompany you to no more than three additional people.
  • You, and everyone in your move-in group, will be required to wear face coverings inside and outside of the buildings.
  • We strongly encourage you to limit the number of items you bring to campus. There will be no volunteers or additional helpers to carry your items. A limited number of carts may be available, but you will have to disinfect the cart before and after use. To expedite your move, consider bringing your own dollies or carts.
  • Elevators will have limited occupancy. There will be signs to tell you how many people may use an elevator at one time.
  • Dates for scheduled staging and move-in are anticipated to be:

New Resident Move-In Options

Residence Halls and Stouffer Place

Aug. 7–15 Appointment blocks to stage room and then depart campus. Return to campus after 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 21.

August 20–23 Move-in appointments for those who could not schedule staging time.

After August 23 Appointment schedule TBA.

Scholarship Halls

Aug. 20–22
(No staging appointments)

After August 22
Appointment schedule TBA.

Returning Resident Move-In Options

Apartments

Aug. 18–23

After August 23
Appointment schedule TBA.

Residence Halls

Aug. 7–15
Appointment blocks to stage room and then depart campus. Return to campus after 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 21.

August 20–23
Move-in appointments for those who could not schedule staging time.

After August 23
Appointment schedule TBA

Scholarship Halls

Aug. 20–22
(No staging appointments)

After August 22
Appointment schedule TBA.

You will only be allowed to move in on dates listed, unless pre-approved by an academic unit at KU (such as Band or ROTC) and also pre-approved for early move-in by Student Housing.

If you’re participating in sorority recruitment, select a move-in appointment like other residents. You will not need to move in early due to the modified virtual format of sorority recruitment.


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