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Moving Into the Residence Halls

Whether you are a new or returning student, moving in can be both fun and exhausting. We’ve worked with our students and staff to make the process more efficient. We offer suggestions on what to bring and what to leave at home, preparations you might need to make, move-in times, dining hours and more.

  • Residence halls move-in information is available by clicking the links on the left under "Moving In".
  • Apartment move-in information is available by clicking here.

Move-In Dates, Times & Locations

Specific move-in dates are provided in our Housing Calendar. A schedule is available by clicking here.

Central Housing Office

The Central Housing Office is located on the 4th floor of the Student Services Building, 1263 Lincoln Drive, which is next to the SIU Student Center. The Central Housing Office is usually open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fall Move-In Office Hours
We are open on the Saturday before classes begin from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. We are also open during regular office hours, listed above. After hours during move-in, students may go to Neely Hall for assistance.

Spring and Summer Move-In Office Hours
Our Central Housing Office is not open during move-in weekend for spring or summer move-in. Staff are located within the areas for move-in to assist residents. Residents receive detailed instructions prior to move-in.