Before you move in, be sure to explore the website of your new residence. Each building has its own policies and procedures. If you have questions that are not answered here, check with your house manager.
- Once we send you a confirmation with a move-in date, requests to postpone occupancy are not permitted.
- You may be able to move in early, if the space is available. Billing begins on the move-in date as indicated on your confirmation.
- While we will try to match you up with an apartment that has a move-in date close to what you have requested, it might not be possible.
- About 70% of students are assigned a late August move-in date, even if they have asked for an earlier move-in date. This is because all license agreements end August 15. Some residents, such as graduating students, leave early, but they represent a relatively small number of vacancies.
- Do not contact the current resident of your room to ask if he or she will leave earlier. All questions about occupancy dates should be directed to the Housing Office. We will be happy to check with the current resident about when they plan to leave.
- It takes two to five business days to turn over an apartment and prepare it for a new resident. Even if the apartment is vacated on August 15, it might not be ready for several days.
- Most residences in graduate housing have black-out dates for whole-house cleaning. We are unable to schedule move-in dates during this time, which is usually between August 14 to 21.
- In family housing, units will be cleaned completely before your move-in date.
- If you need to attend an early orientation or take an English language test before the semester begins, we will make every effort to accommodate you on your requested move-in date so that you can participate.
- You can choose to sublicense an apartment or room during the summer months or over IAP if your assigned space is not ready for move in.
Will it be clean?
- If you move into an on-campus residence during the summer months, your bedroom will have been cleaned, but the common areas will be in whatever condition the tenants left them. Common areas will be cleaned by a maintenance team after August 15.
- If the unit is occupied, you will probably not be able to look at it.
- At your request, we will email the current resident with your contact information. If the student is willing to show you the room, he or she will contact you to arrange a time.
- Often, the current resident is happy to show the space, but please remember that he or she might be traveling or otherwise unavailable, so don’t count on visiting the unit ahead of time.
- You can also call the manager of the building to make an appointment to see a similar apartment that is currently vacant, if available.
- Do not mail packages ahead of your move-in date. There is no place to store them until you arrive.
- If you are unable to move into your assigned housing early, you may be able to sublicense an apartment for the weeks or months before your move-in date.
- Explore the off-campus housing section of this site to find other temporary accommodations.
Moving into your new home
- Consult the website of your new residence for its policies about moving in.
- The residence cannot take responsibility for any packages that arrive before you do.