Fall 2014 Move-In Dates and Times

Moving In

Quick Links: Move-In Dates, Early Arrival, Late Arrival, After Hours Arrival

You're excited to get here and we can't wait until you arrive! But with almost 10,000 students living on campus, it just isn't possible for everyone to move in at once. So every resident is assigned a move-in date based on their assignment and whether or not they are a new or returning ISU student. Please refer to the chart below to determine your move-in date. Also, please keep the following in mind:

  • The dates below are when your move-in BEGINS. You can come later if that is more convenient for you. Move-in continues through the first day of classes.
    • Fall classes begin on Monday, August 25, 2014.
  • Move-in will not start earlier than the times indicated. So you don't need to arrive early to "beat the rush".
  • Even room #s end in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8. Odd room #s end in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9.
  • New students will be mailed a color-coded parking pass for move-in on Aug. 19 and 20.
    • Fill it out and keep it handy. When you arrive, you must show your pass in order to enter the short-term residence hall parking areas.
    • You will have 30 minutes to park / unload your vehicle. After unloading you must move your vehicle to one a long-term lot.
    • Before loading your car, visit our What to Bring page for details on what to pack - and what not to!
    • If you lose your pass or change your move-in day - don't worry. We'll have extras when you get here.
  • Move-In Crew will be available to assist on New Student move in days from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Residence Hall Move-In Dates

Resident Type Move In Date Move In Time Check In Location
Newly Students assigned to Odd # rooms Tue., Aug. 19 8 am - 9 pm Your CA's Room
Newly Students assigned to Even # rooms Wed., Aug. 20 8 am - 9 pm Your CA's Room
Returning Residents assigned to any residence hall space Thurs., Aug. 21 8 am - 9 pm Your Hall Desk

Apartment Move-In Dates

Apartment Community Move In Date Move In Time Check In Location
Frederiksen Court Sat., Aug. 16 9 am - 5 pm FC Community Center
Schilletter-University Village Sat., Aug. 16 9 am - 5 pm SUV Community Center
Legacy Tower Sat., Aug. 16 9 am - 5 pm Legacy Hall Desk - 201 Legacy
Maricopa/Walton Sat., Aug. 16 9 am - 5 pm Maricopa Office - 103 Bldg. 4020


Early Arrival - Can I move in before my scheduled date?

Move-in works best when everyone arrives on their scheduled date, so we try to limit early arrivals. Please consider this option as a last resort, but if you MUST move in early, you can do so according to the instructions below:

  • Residence Halls open for early arrivals beginning Saturday, August 16 at 9:00 am.
    • Move in prior to August 16 is not available.
    • You will be charged $50 for each day you arrive prior to your regularly scheduled move-in date.
      • These charges will be placed on your Ubill in September.
      • If you would like to reduce these charges, consider being a part of our Move-In Crew.
    • If you believe you are a member of a group that is approved to arrive early at a reduced charge, please contact your supervisor, group organizer or coach to make sure your name is “on the list.” We will not add your name to any list without that person’s written authorization.
  • Frederiksen Court early arrival is only permitted if your apartment is vacant and ready for occupancy.
  • Legacy and Maricopa early arrival is not permitted under any circumstances. The DOR does not take posession of these locations until after August 1 and we will need the full 17 days to prepare the locations for occupancy. Please do not call to ask if you can move in early to these locations..
  • SUV early arrival is only permitted if your apartment is vacant and ready for occupancy.
    • Requests can be sent to apartments@iastate.edu. Please include your name and ISU ID#.
    • If approved, the cost is $25 per day.

Late Arrival - Can I move in after my scheduled date?

Your scheduled move-in date is the first date you can move in. You can move in any day after that. If you will arrive August 26 or later, move-in is available only during Hall Desk hours. Please send us an email to tell us about your late arrival. Otherwise, we may cancel your assignment.

After Hours Arrival - What if I can't get here during scheduled move-in hours?

In the residence halls, if you must arrive after 9:00 pm, you can move in by contacting the CA on duty. That information will be posted at the Hall Desk for your building.

In Frederiksen Court or SUV, if you know in advance you will not arrive by 5:00 pm, please call (515) 294-2107 for Frederiksen Court or (515) 294-5630 for SUV to make prior arrangements. Otherwise, you can still move in by contacting the CA. That information will be posted at the Community Center for your apartment.