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Move In Day

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Move-in Day for new students is an exciting day, and we have all the details to make it as smooth as possible! Please make sure you bring your housing assignment email as well as your designated campus move-in map to make move in run smoothly. We ask that you label your belongings with your name, building name and room number.

August Orientation Schedules

August Orientation marks the official start of your college experience! The schedule gives you a chance to meet your fellow Mounties, find your way around campus and line up support resources before your classes begin.

As a new student, August Orientation is mandatory for both residents and commuters.

The Office of Orientation and Transition Programs

Find out what to bring to campus with the MSMU packing list.

Download our Packing List (.pdf)

Arrival Times for Move-in

  • Thursday, Aug.15 is first-year student move-in day.
  • Friday, Aug. 16 is transfer student move-in day. * Please note that transfer students will pick up your keys in the Residence Life Office.
  • Sunday, Aug. 18 is returning students move-in day.


Student Type Arrival Time
First-Year Sheridan Residents Aug 15 from 8-10 a.m.
First-Year Pangborn Residents Aug 15 from 10 a.m.-Noon
First-Year McCaffrey/Bradley Residents Aug 15 from Noon-2 p.m.
All Transfer Students Aug 16 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
All Returning Students Aug 18 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

New Student Move-in Maps

Upon arrival to campus, you will follow a specific color balloon to your building. Please download the Move-in Map for the building you're assigned and bring it with you.


Please be considerate of others during the move-in process and unload your vehicle quickly. Once you have moved all items please park your car in the appropriate lot to allow for traffic to flow.

Parking Tags

Please download the hangtag, print it and fill it out with your information. Then hang it on the rearview mirror of each vehicle you are bringing for move-in day.

Moving Trucks

Please Note: Any moving van or truck, U-Haul, or vehicle accompanied by a trailer will need to be parked on East Campus (lot 12, A, or B) immediately after it is unloaded.

Personal Cars

Students must park at the ARCC on the east side of Route 15.
Parents may park in Lot 7 or Lot 10.

Contact the Office of Residence Life at 
301-447-5274 or

Office of Residence Life