Move-in Experience

Fall 2022: Saturday, August 20 | 8am - 1pm

Before You Arrive:
  • Carefully review the driving directions to your residence hall. Do not use GPS to get to your hall, as we direct traffic flow that day.
  • Place your “hall name sign” on your dash. (This will be sent in the mail in early August or can be printed here in late July)
  • Bring your NDSU ID Card if you have already received one.
When You Arrive:
  • Students: Once you arrive, proceed to your hall’s designated check-in location. This is typically the hall office, but posted signage will confirm and offer additional instructions.
    • Hall staff will provide you with your room key, student ID, parking permit, and check-in paperwork. Please bring your photo ID for this step!
  • Families: Once you arrive, fully unload all your student’s belongings, then designate one person to drive to your assigned parking lot. Parking permits are not required during move-in.
    • The Move-In Crew will assist you in unloading your car, and if available, will help bring belongings to your room.
    • Do not leave your car unattended in the unloading area. 
Move In:

Students may then move in their belongings.  

  • Pro-tip: Before getting to campus, label your items with your hall and room number .
  • Break down cardboard boxes used during move-in and bring them to a designated recycling location. 
  • Burgum, Sevrinson and Thompson Residents: Want a loft? CSI Lofts will be outside of Thompson Hall from 8am - 3pm on Saturday and 10am-3pm on Sunday. Lofts rented onsite will not be set up by CSI. Order by August 12 at 6pm to rent your loft and have it assembled in your room prior to move in. 
Dine with Us:

Unwind, enjoy the AC, and grab a bite to eat! Dining centers, the food court and coffee shops are open! ndsu.edu/dining/hours 

  • This weekend only! Five-day meal plan holders will have unlimited access to the dining centers! After this weekend, five-day plans will return to Monday-Friday access.
  • Dining Centers have a discounted lunch rate of $8/person on Saturday for all friends and families.
Visit Us:

Campus is open on move-in day! 

Residence Life: 7:30am - 4pm
NDSU Bookstore: 9am - 5pm
NDSU Card Center: 11am - 5pm
One Stop: 9am - 6pm
IT Help Desk: 9am - 6pm
Wellness Center: 8am - 9pm
Student Health Services (Open house only. Not seeing patients.): 1pm - 3pm

Afternoon Activities: 

Unpack and get settled, then explore campus! As afternoon activities are confirmed, we will add them here!

Ice Cream Social  |  1:30pm - 2:30pm | Bentson Bunker (corner of University Ave and Centennial Blvd)
Take a break and swing by for FREE ice cream, served up by NDSU Athletics Representatives. Sponsored by NDSU Dining.

Friends and Family Resource Fair  | 10am - 3pm  |  Main Level, across from Design & Sign
Pick up helpful information about the wide variety of campus resources.

Goodbye Hugs:

Friends and families are asked to start saying goodbyes at 3pm so students are ready to meet their Welcome Week group and start activities. 

Welcome Week Kickoff:

First-year students will gather in their main residence hall lounge/lobby at 3:30pm to start the first activity; Transfer students will meet at 4pm.

Plan your week! Your Welcome Week schedule will be available on myNDSU the week prior to move in. 

Important Reminders
  • First-year and transfer students are requird to move-in from 8am - 1pm on Saturday, August 20. If you are not able to, please contact Residence Life. Upperclassmen may check-in during this time, or any time after. New international students should follow the information regarding move-in as found on the New International Student Orientation webpage.
  • If you are arriving after August 26 please notify Residence Life so we do not cancel your room assignment.
  • All first year students are required to live on campus.
  • All students who check in are making a commitment to live on campus for the full academic year. After moving in, cancellations may result in a financial penalty, even if your permanent address is within 35 miles of campus. Typically, the only students released without penalty are those who are leaving NDSU, graduating, or participating in an internship, co-op, or study abroad program.
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