What you need for move-in:
If you need help with your uniqname or password, go to the ITS Service Center.
Your unloading permit will be provided in the form of an Adobe Acrobat PDF. Adobe Acrobat viewer is required. If you do not have this software, you can download it from Adobe's website.
When do you move in?
General move-in for all undergraduates is August 28 through August 30. Beginning in early August, students will be able to choose from available move-in time slots for general move-in.
If you are part of a program that requires you to be on campus earlier, contact the program's coordinator directly to find out the arrival plan for your group.
For general move-in, print and bring your unloading permit with you to campus. Be sure to arrive during the hour designated by your move-in time slot printed on your permit. You are welcome to arrive any time during the hour time slot - there is no advantage to arriving at the top of the hour. Your permit, if displayed, entitles you to park in a designated unloading zone near your residence hall or Northwood apartment for up to 30 minutes.
Please note that parking regulations are strictly enforced on campus and throughout the city of Ann Arbor.
How long will it take?
Checking in and getting your key
Residence Halls: when you arrive on campus, go to your hall’s Community Center to check-in, pick up your key, and receive directions to your room.
Northwood III: go to the Community Center at 2150 Cram Place to check-in. Your apartment may not be adjacent to the Community Center, so ask your driver to wait while you pick up your key, then you can be dropped off near your assigned apartment.
Filling out your Pre-Check-In Form before you come to campus will save you time when you arrive at your building.
Allow 30 minutes for unloading your vehicle and checking in (unpacking can come afterward). If you come Wednesday, Thursday or Friday our MLead volunteers will be on hand to help assist you with move-in.
After you’ve unloaded, we will direct you to where you can park your car temporarily while you unpack and arrange your room. The temporary parking areas are typically a few blocks away and can accommodate you for three hours.
Shipping and Storage
Trunks or boxes should arrive no sooner than one to two days before you do. Your residence hall will designate an on-site location and specific hours for package pick up.
Due to space limitations, the Community Center at Cram Place cannot accept deliveries or store items for residents during move-in. If you plan to ship items, schedule them to arrive after you move into your apartment so you can personally accept the package/s. We don’t recommend shipping to your Northwood address prior to your arrival because your packages will not be secure if left at the door by the delivery person.