University Housing

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Move-in Information – OLD

Welcome Home!

We are looking forward to your arrival on campus. Please review the information below to learn more about what to expect when you move into your residence hall. War Eagle!

2022 Safe & Simple Move-in Dates

Move-In will take place over several days

Group Date
Returning Panhellenic Members Friday, July 31 – Monday, August 3 (4 days)*
Band Members Sunday, August 2*
Panhellenic Recruitment/Early Move-In Tuesday, August 4 – Friday, August 7 (4 days)*
Regular Move-In Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14 (5 days)
160 Ross Move-in Thursday, August 13

* Any student moving in early (prior to August 10) will receive a $90 Early Move-in Fee on their student account.

Move-In Registration

Move-in registration will open on June 17 and close on July 10.

To ensure an efficient registration process, residents will receive a time slot to log into the student portal to register for a move-in arrival time. Time slots will be generated via a lottery, and residents will receive an email to their Auburn email account with their time slot. Residents will log into the portal during their time slot to register for a move-in arrivaltime. If you are unable to access the portal during your designated time slot, do not worry because you will be able to access the portal at any time after your initial time slot opens.

Move-In Arrival Times

The first arrival time will be at 7 a.m. (CDT) and the last arrival time will be at 4 p.m.(CDT) each day, except Aug. 7. In preparation for Panhellenic recruitment, the last arrival time will be at 2 p.m. on Aug. 7. Residents will choose their arrival time slot during move-in registration. (There will be a certain number of time slots per hour, per day).

Residents will not be able to move into their residence hall until their designated arrival time. If you arrive before your arrival time, you will be asked to come back at your designated time.

Check-In Process

The check-in process will be a curbside check-in.

Upon arrival to campus, residents will proceed directly to their designated centralized check-in location.

Residents will drive up to the designated check-in location (check-in locations for each area are listed below) during their designated arrival time. Residents will show staff their arrival time email and a photo ID and will give their name, hall and room number. AUH staff will check in the resident online and hand the resident their welcome packet.

The welcome packet will include the resident’s room key, a hang tag to be placed on the dash of the vehicle, and information regarding a room survey to be filled out after moving in.

Once their arrival time has been verified by a staff member and they have received their welcome packet and room key, they will be able to proceed to their unloading zone.

Residents who arrive outside of their arrival time will not be able to move in until their designated time.

Centralized Check-In Locations

  • The Hill: The corner of Duncan Drive and P.O. Davis Drive
  • The Quad: The Comer parking lot
  • The Village: Village West parking Lot
  • South Donahue: Unloading zone in front of South Donahue
  • Cambridge: Cambridge parking lot
  • 160 Ross: 160 Ross parking garage

Addresses for the above locations will be sent at a later date.

Arrival and Unloading Belongings

After checking in and receiving their welcome packet and room key, residents will proceed to the unloading area at their building. Maps will be sent digitally to residents prior to move-in so you will know how to get to your residential area.

When you arrive to your building, you will unload your items immediately. Residents can place their items on the curb while they move their vehicle from the unloading zone to their designated parking area. If a resident has other people with them, we recommend having one person move the car while the resident or someone else waits with their items. Additionally, staff will be monitoring the unloading zones.

160 Ross residents will check in and unload items in the parking garage at 160 Ross.

Residents will be limited to two vehicles, and no box trucks and/or trailers will be allowed. Additionally, we ask that all residents limit the number of people they bring with them to 2-3 people per resident.

To maximize the health and safety of our residents, there will be no volunteers available to assist during move-in. Additionally, we will be unable to provide move-in equipment to assist with move-in. You are welcome to bring your own items, such as wagons or dollies, to campus with you.

Due to no volunteers or equipment being available, we highly encourage residents to pack light. Please read below for some tips regarding packing light:

  1. Coordinate with your roommate before buying shareable items such as a mini fridge, microwave, shower curtain, etc.
  2. Visit the Camp War Eagle web page and our checklist page on the Auburn University Housing website for a list of items to bring/not to bring.
  3. Make sure the boxes you pack are light and easy to carry.
  4. Use your storage bins as packing boxes.
  5. Focus on the necessities. Pack only what you need or what you cannot buy once you arrive to Auburn.

Packing light is key to a quick and easy move-in. Remember that you and your family will be responsible for unloading and carrying items to your room.


Parking During Move-in

Once you finish unloading your belongings in the unloading area for your building, you will need to move your vehicle to the designated parking lot for your area listed below.
Designated parking lots

  • The Hill: South Quad Parking Deck or Hayfield Gravel Lot
  • The Quad: Stadium Parking Deck and Library Parking Deck
  • The Village: RO Village Parking Lots
  • South Donahue: South Donahue Deck or Coliseum Parking Lot
  • Cambridge: Alumni Center Gravel Parking Lot
  • 160 Ross: 160 Ross parking garage

Addresses for the above locations will be sent at a later date.

Parking After Move-in

Residents will need to move their vehicle to their registered parking location or area after their move-in day is completed. Hill residents please see the note below regarding your parking spaces.

Hill residents: Please move your vehicle to the Hayfield gravel lot until all the move-in days are completed. You may move your vehicle to your registered parking area after the last move-in day.

For more information regarding parking permits for the academic year, please visit the Parking Services website.


Doors will be open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. (CDT). Doors will lock at 5 p.m. (CDT), and residents will need their TigerCard to have access to their residence halls after moving in. For more information on how to obtain your TigerCard, please visit the TigerCard website.

Overnight Stay

For residents’ families needing a place to stay overnight, the Hotel at Auburn University will be offering a special move-in rate of $134. Reservations can be made using the link below for any day between Aug. 1 and Aug. 16 except for the weekend of graduation, Aug. 6 and Aug. 7.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer email , call the hotel at 334.821.8200, or use this link to book directly: MOVEINRATE

Your Safety in Mind

Please know that all of the above move-in plans have been made with your health and safety in mind. In addition to the above protocols, we will also be taking the following steps to ensure you have a safe and efficient move-in experience:

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at all residential areas and buildings.
  • All AUH staff will be required to wear masks.
  • In accordance with the CDC guidelines, elevator capacity will be limited to maintain a 6-foot distance between all occupants.
  • Physical distancing (maintaining a 6-foot distance) will be expected of residents and their families while on campus.
  • All residents and families will be required to wear masks while on campus and be expected to practice all other CDC recommended guidelines.

Move-In maps will be available at a later date.

Students will register for their move-in day through their Housing Student Portal starting June 17, 2020. Students will register for their move-in day and their move-in arrival time. There are a limited number of timeslots for each move-in arrival time so we encourage you to sign up early. You will be able to change your time, if space is available, by logging back into your housing student portal and cancelling your original time. This registration will be open until July 10, 2020.

For more detailed information and real-time updates, please download the Auburn University Move-In 2020 guidebook through the Auburn Guides app or view the online version.

Residents moving into 160 Ross will receive an email to their Auburn email account regarding their specific move-in process.

Last modified: May 19, 2022