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Arrival Guide for New Students

What You Need to Know

Move-in will begin at the Gengras Student Union (GSU), where you must have your student ID and placard from the back of your move in guide to pick up keys before proceeding to your residence hall.

It is important that you adhere to the move-in schedule times for your assigned residence hall. Arriving earlier than your assigned time will not mean that you will be allowed to move into your hall early. The roadway to the residence halls will be one-way and have limited access. These arrival times have been specifically designed for the least congestion possible. Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated. Any questions can be directed to us at 860. 768.7792 or email us at

Arrival Time Specifications for New Students:

Friday, August 26, 2016

New first-year students who DID NOT attend a June orientation session AND new transfer students will move in Friday morning.

Orientation session 5 check-in begins in GSU.

Time Location
8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Orientation Session 5

Hawk Hall residents who attended a June orientation session will move in Friday afternoon.

Afternoon Hawk Hall check-ins proceed directly to Hawk Hall.

Time Location
1–2 p.m. Hawk Hall 3rd and 5th floor
2:30–3:30 p.m. Hawk Hall 2nd and 4th floor

New first-year students who attended a June orientation session will move in on Saturday, August 27, 2016.

Time Location
8:00-9:00 a.m.            Andrews; Poe; Willard
9:00-10:00 a.m. Barlow; Crandall; Malcom X
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Olmstead; Dubois; Transfer students
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Reeve; King; Smith
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Beecher; Stevens; Occum
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Warner; Roth

The Student Administrative Services Center (bursar and registrar) will be open during arrival weekend. The Student Administrative Services Center (SASC) is located on the second floor of the Computer Center.

What happens when you arrive on campus?

Please have your move-in parking pass hanging from your rearview mirror before you arrive. Driving directions to campus can be found here.

Enter at the Bloomfield Avenue campus main entrance (with the stop light). You will be directed to park, and then walk to Gengras Student Union to check-in. Please bring your student ID and your parking placard to check-in.

You will receive your room keys and then return to your car. You must wait for Public Safety to release you from the parking lot before proceeding to the residence hall area.  You will be released as space becomes available for unloading, so please exercise patience. After unloading, you will be directed to another parking lot to leave your car. 

The roadway around the University will be one-way during move-in, so you must leave campus via Mark Twain Drive, which ends at Albany Avenue (Route 44). Turning right onto Albany Avenue, traveling through one light, then turning right at the next light onto Bloomfield Avenue will bring you back to the front entrance to campus. Signs will be posted to assist you.


Please label all boxes and items with your name, building, and room number to ensure that your items are not misplaced during the move-in process. This is extremely important.

Our student volunteers called Howie’s Helpers will assist you during the move-in process. However, families and students should participate in moving their items into their hall.

What happens after move-in?

All first-year students are expected to attend all Liftoff events. Each one provides information or experiences designed to help make your first year a success. You will receive a complete Liftoff schedule at check-in, and you can also find one here that will be updated over the next few weeks.

Additional Freshman Fall Activities that are not required but are lots of fun will be coming shortly.