Move-In Schedule for Residence Halls
The move-in information below is listed by semester and weekday. For specific dates, view the Housing Calendar. Be sure to read the helpful information in the maroon bar on the left - it contains packing lists, helpful tips and more.
Fall Semester Move-In
Move-in takes place from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the days listed below during the week before classes begin.
- WEDNESDAY: NEW STUDENTS MOVE IN
- THURSDAY: RETURNING STUDENTS MOVE IN
Click here to view the move-in process. Students eligible to move in early will be notified by their team or organization. If you can’t move in on your designated day, you may do so on the following day (just go directly to your assigned residence hall between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to check in). Siblings may move in on the same day.
It is strongly recommended that you move in by Friday at the latest, as roads will be congested over the weekend due to the Eclipse. Also, local hotel availability will be very limited. Learn more here.** If you will move in later than Sunday, contact your Area Office: East Campus 618/453-3318, West Campus 618/453-2471.
NEW STUDENTS MOVE-IN INFO
EAST CAMPUS: MAE SMITH & NEELY HALLS
Park and unload your vehicle where directed. Leave someone with your belongings and move your vehicle to Lot 45 (in Rinella Field) or Lot 106 (on Wall Street). With your student ID in hand, proceed to the check-in area in your residence hall to complete the check-in process, receive your key/fob, and obtain a move-in number. When your number is called, proceed to the elevator and load your belongings. Lower floors may use stairways. NOTE: Rolling carts are available to help expedite move-in.
EAST CAMPUS: UNIVERSITY HALL
Park in the lower lot to unload your vehicle. Leave someone with your belongings and move your vehicle to Lot 80 (the upper lot) or Lot 106 (across Wall Street). With your student ID in hand, go to the University Hall lobby to complete your check-in process and receive your key/fob. NOTE: Rolling carts are available to help expedite move-in.
WEST CAMPUS: THOMPSON POINT
Go to your building and unload curb side. Leave someone with your belongings and move your car to Lot 4 (Communications Building corner lot), across from Thompson Point or in overnight lots: Lot 23 (behind the Communications Building) or Lot 59 (past Greek Row). With your student ID in hand, go to the area office to complete your check-in process and receive your key/fob.
RETURNING STUDENTS MOVE-IN INFO
You may move in between 8am and 4pm on your assigned day. With your student ID in hand, check in at your assigned hall.
Spring Semester Move-In
Spring move-in is on the Saturday before classes begin. Move-in is from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
RETURNING STUDENTS: If you are a returning student, who is coming back after Winter Break, follow the information here.
NEW STUDENTS: If you are new to SIU for this semester, follow the move-in instructions below.
To move-in, pull your vehicle near your building and unload your belongings curb side. Leave someone with your belongings while you move your vehicle to a parking lot. For East Campus, park in Lot 45 (in Rinella Field) or 106 (on Wall Street). For West Campus, park in Lot 4 (Communications Building corner lot). Your vehicle must be moved immediately after being unloaded. Unattended vehicles may be towed at the owner's expense.
Once your vehicle is parked, take your student ID and check-in with the area office to get your key. Once you have your key, you may move your belongings from the unloading area to your room.