Preparing For Move In

Schedule your move in

Move in scheduling for all early arrivals, bridge, and fall move-in is now open. Move-in times and dates are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are signed up for Bridge Week, the Bridge move-in date will automatically appear as an option for you. Once you have completed all of the scheduling steps, you will receive a confirmation email. 

 Schedule my move in 

Move-in day

Having signed a contract to live on-campus and reported your vaccination status, your next step is to plan what to pack and bring with you to campus. For helpful tips on what to pack and what is already in your room, click on the packing lists provided below. In the months preceding move-in, you will receive newsletters from our office with helpful information to prepare you for move-in day and reminders about important deadlines. Make sure you have added, to your contacts list so you don't miss any communications from us!

Frequently Asked Questions

Move-in day

There is not a limit on the number of friends and family that can help on your move-in day. Those who are exempt from the vaccine requirement or in the process of becoming fully vaccinated should continue to wear a mask inside buildings on campus. All individuals regardless of vaccination status will need to continue to wear a mask on public transportation.


Effective August 5, 2021, all IU students, faculty, staff and visitors are to wear a mask indoors.  All individuals regardless of vaccination status will also need to continue to wear a mask on public transportation, including campus buses, per guidelines from the Transportation Security Administration.

For more information, please visit the IU COVID-19 guidance website.


Your CrimsonCard allows access to your living space and the common areas of your building and is required for you to move onto campus. If you have not gotten your card or have lost it, you can visit the CrimsonCard Office located in room 217 of the Campus Center during the following hours of operation: 
   Normal Business Hours:
   Monday - Friday: 8 a.m - 5 p.m.
   Extended Business Hours: 
   Saturday, August 14:  8 a.m - 12 p.m.
   Sunday, August 15:    8 a.m - 3 p.m.
   Saturday, August 21:  8 a.m - 3 p.m.
   Sunday, August 22:    8 a.m - 3 p.m.

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Scheduling your move-in

The move-in scheduling link will open at noon on July 22. If you have a signed housing contract as of July 22, you can log in and schedule your move-in. The link for scheduling can be found at the top of this webpage.


Specific times will be listed in the scheduling link.  In general, most move-in days will have time slots available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Time slots are limited and may be different depending on your specific move-in day or location.

Starting at noon on July 22, any student with a signed contract can log into the move-in scheduling link located at the top of this webpage.

Based on available spaces for unloading at each building, there is a maximum number of students we can check in and unload at a time.  We are unable to add additional spaces to a time slot if it is full.  You can select from the available dates and times and then check back frequently to see if any cancellations have made your preferred date and time available.

Once you have checked in at the Campus Center you will be given an unloading pass that will allow time to unload at your building.  Staff will be available at the building to assist with specific unloading times but typically, students can plan on an hour for check in and unloading. Once you have finished unloading and moved your vehicles to long-term parking, you can have as much time as you need to finish unpacking and setting up your room.


Early arrival and Bridge move-in

If you sign up for Bridge by August 1 and have a signed housing contract, you are approved to move in on Sunday, August 15. The Bridge move-in date and available time slots will be available to you when you log in to the scheduling link.


Yes. You are still required to sign up for a move-in time on your approved early arrival date.  You can sign up by clicking on the move-in scheduling link located at the top of this webpage starting at noon on July 22.


Students who have a university program, sport or class have priority to request to move in early.  If you have a conflict and cannot move in on August 21 or 22, you can log into the Housing Service Center by July 15 and complete the Early Arrival Request form. Requests received after July 15 may still be considered, but are subject to availability. We will do our best to get students in early who cannot arrive on the fall move-in days.

You can log into the Housing Service Center before July 15 to request an early arrival date.  Early arrival requests received after July 15 may still be considered and available dates will be listed on the arrival form.  If you are signing up for Bridge and have a signed housing contract by August 1, you are automatically approved to move in early on Sunday, August 15 and do not need to complete the early arrival form. However, you do need to log in to the scheduling link to to select a time slot on Bridge move-in day.

Students who move in early will be charged rent for each extra day.  Your specific charge is based on your daily rate (can be found by clicking on your completed contract) and the date that you are moving in.  If you are in a residence hall, you will also be charged for the early meal plan.  

Fall 2021 Meal Plan


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