SPRING 2021 Move In

Welcome to the Cyclone family and life on campus! Spring move-in is as follows:

  1. Review your room assignment and, if applicable, roommate information here.
  2. COVID-19 testing is required. CLICK HERE and follow the testing requirements. You MUST have an email from cyclonehealth@iastate.edu to show at check in in order to move in and get your keys.
  3. Arrive to campus anytime beginning Jan. 7, 2021. Move in continues through the first day of classes, Monday, Jan. 25.

Your Move-In Day

You can move in beginning on Thursday, Jan. 7 through Sunday, Jan. 24. When you arrive, just call the number posted on the door of your building. Staff will let you in, check your proof of test and issue your keys.

We do recommend trying your best to move in between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If that is not possible, we understand and are able to help outside of those hours. Just follow the process above.

Move in is not available before Jan. 7, 2021. If you choose to move in on Jan. 25 or after, you need to email us at housing@iastate.edu to let us know when you plan to arrive.

Need ideas on what to bring? Click here.

Your Meal Plan

ISU Dining is the most delicious part of your adventure! If you live in a hall with the exception of Wallace and Wilson, you’ll choose one of these plans.

If you live in Frederiksen, SUV, Wallace or Wilson you’re welcome to choose any of the plans listed here or here. Plans are not required in these areas but many students do choose a plan because of the convenience and wide variety of options on campus.

Cyclones Care

Iowa State students have done an excellent job following our Cyclones Care behaviors to help keep our community safe. You’ll be expected to learn and follow these behaviors, too.

  1. Wear a face covering – anytime you leave your residence-hall room or apartment
  2. Maintain physical distance
  3. Wash or sanitize your hands often
  4. Stay home when you’re ill

Additionally, you should familiarize yourself with on-campus behavioral policies found here.


Give us a call at 515-294-2900 or email us at housing@iastate.edu.

The move-in process and timeline for fall 2021 will be posted here when it is available. Classes are scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. All students will have the opportunity to move in before classes begin.

Summer Move-In 2021

Your check-in date depends on whether you are a returning student or a new resident, the summer session you will attend, and where you live now. Watch your email and AccessPlus for more information.

New Resident Check-In

See the chart below for your check-in date and time. You will check in at the Apartment Office associated with your summer assignment. 

If you’re moving to SUV, call the CA on duty at the posted number when you arrive.

If moving to SUV, you will call the CA on duty, at the posted number, when you get to the SUV Community Center.

Summer Session Classes Check-In Date Check-In Time
Session One      
Entire Summer (Sessions 1 & 2)      
APEX: Orientation       
Session Two      

Continuing Resident Check-In

Residents who stay with us in the summer can live on campus. But, we do have some “hot spots” where summer construction is happening. This means you may need to move a bit earlier. You can refer to the chart below for updated summer housing information as summer approaches.

I currently live in: For summer, I’ll be in Buchanan For summer, I’ll be in Frederiksen For summer, I’ll be in SUV
Frederiksen 10s & 30s      
Frederiksen 50s & 80s      
Frederiksen 70s      

Move Out

Move out information can be found here.