Fall Move-In

Fall Move-In


  • Students coming to the Freshman Make–up Orientation will obtain their room keys at their assigned residence hall office and move into their assigned rooms on August 13, 2014 from 12pm - 7pm.
  • Students coming to the Transfer Make–up Orientation will obtain their room keys at their assigned residence hall office and move into their assigned rooms on August 12, 2014 from 10am - 3pm.
  • All other new incoming freshmen will move into their assigned rooms on August 15, 2014 from 9am – 4pm. Your specific check–in time will be noted on your assignment notification email. Students may check into their assigned rooms anytime AFTER their assigned time until August 19, 2014 at 6pm.
  • Returning students and transfer students who have already attended Transfer Orientation will move into their assigned rooms on August 16, 2014 from 9am – 7pm. Your specific check–in time will be noted on your assignment notification email. Students may check into their assigned rooms anytime AFTER their assigned time until August 19, 2014 at 6pm.

ATTENTION RESIDENTS!  Move-In 2014 is quickly approaching.  In July, you will receive information about your room assignment and move-in time.  If you cannot move in during that time, you may move in anytime AFTER your scheduled date and time.  However, you must arrive and check into your room assignment before Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 6:00pm to avoid forfeiture of your space.  If you are unable to move in within these parameters, please contact Michell Jaworski to develop an early arrival plan that will work.  No requests for special/early move-in times will be reviewed and no decisions made prior to July 1, 2014.


On August 15, 2014, student volunteers will be available to help with FRESHMAN move-in day. At other times during the year, move-in is left to the responsibility of the student. All volunteers will wear the same color shirt and be available from 9am – 4pm.  While volunteers will be available to assist during move-in, we ask that students and parents plan to also bring items to the student's assigned room.  This will make the move-in process even faster and give you a chance to talk with the volunteers and learn more about Appalachian State University.  



  • Sheets (wait until you get your assignment to know what size sheets to get)
  • Mattress pad
  • Pillows, blankets, comforter

Room Decoration:

  • Carpet or rug (rooms in APH, App Heights, Mountaineer, Doughton, Gardner, LLC, Lovill, Newland, and White are carpeted)
  • Posters and poster putty
  • Pictures of friends and family
  • Dry-erase board and markers
  • Storage containers
  • One UL-approved power strip (maximum of 6 outlutes)
  • Book shelf
  • Alarm clock, radio, iPod, CD player, headphones, cable-ready TV
  • Free-standing fan

Personal Items:

  • Flip-flops (for the shower)
  • Umbrella and rain coat
  • Boots
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Toiletries
  • Bike with U-lock
  • Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
  • Cell phone
  • Clothes hangars
  • Laundry basket
  • Trash can
  • Shower caddy
  • Mop, broom, cleaning supplies
  • Prescriptions - up to date and filled (including glasses and contacts)
  • Sports equipment
  • Hair dryer, curling iron
  • Health insurance information
  • Flashlight

School Supplies:
(This is a basic list; you may want to wait and see what your professors require)

  • Highlighters, pens, pencils, markers, etc.
  • Three-ring binders, composition notebooks, and notebook paper
  • Computer, ethernet cable
  • USB drive ("jump" drive, flash drive)
  • Paper clips, post-it notes, stapler, scissors, glue, tape, index cards, ruler
  • Backpack
  • File box
  • Calendar, planner
  • Calculator
  • Desk lamp


  • Extension cords and multi-plug adapters
  • Any appliance exceeding 1000 watts or 10 amps
  • Power tools (i.e., drills, saws, sanders, etc.)
  • Refrigerators larger than 1200 watts or 10 amps (each room may have one small refrigerator not exceeding 10 amps.  Rooms equipped with MicroFridges® may not have additional refrigerators)
  • Nails
  • Air conditioners, ceiling fans, washing machines, freezers, or other high voltage equipment
  • Lofts (are not allowed unless provided by the University)
  • Weapons including machetes, knives, fencing foils, nunchaku, bow and arrows, etc.
  • Realistic replicas of weapons
  • Water balloon launchers
  • Guns, rifles, pistols, other firearms of any kind, dynamite cartridges, bombs, grenades, mines or powerful explosives (it is a felony to possess a weapon on campus) [N.C.G.S. §14-269.2(b) and (b1)]
  • BB guns (including airsoft guns), stun guns, air rifles and pistols (including paint guns), knives of any kind, slingshots, leaded canes, blackjacks, metallic knuckles, razors and razor blades (except solely for personal shaving), fireworks, or any sharp-pointed or edged instruments (except instructional supplies, unaltered nail files and clips, and tools used solely for preparation of food, instruction, and maintenance) [See N.C.G.S §14-269.2]
  • Mopeds, motorbikes, motorcycles, scooters
  • Waterbeds, electric blankets, personal mattresses
  • Open coil appliances including hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, deep fat fryers, George Foreman grills, electric grills, combustibles, coffee pots
  • Open flames
  • Kerosene heaters or electric heaters, open flame self-igniting or explosive apparatus
  • Halogen lamps, lava lamps, and multi-bulb lamps with plastic shades
  • Candles/incense, even for decorative purposes
  • Cinder blocks
  • Microwaves in any community space except for kitchens and microwaves that exceed 1000 watts or 10 amps
  • Flammable items including fireworks, heaters, fuel, lighter fluid, Bunsen burners, hazardous chemicals, etc.
  • Wireless routers
  • Command strips
  • Bed risers (in Cannon, Cone, Frank, Mountaineer, East, and Summit)
  • Pets, with the exception of animals biologically classified as osteichthyes which are maintained in a ten gallon or less fish tank
  • Combustible decorations including curtains, fabric, flags, cotton batting, dry/cut vegetation, moss, straw, hay, vines, leaves, and twigs
  • Bongs, hookahs, pipes, and other drug paraphernalia
  • Kegs, beer balls, funnels, or other rapid consumption containers
  • Alcoholic beverage containers


In order to be certain that your belongings make it to your room, please follow these guidelines when packing:

  • Clearly label your belongings with your full name, residence hall, and room number. Include labels on everything and make them easily visible!
  • Pack everything in a box, suitcase, or storage bin. Loose items are more likely to get lost and create more trips back and forth. In addition, in the event of inclement weather your belongings will be much safer in a box than on their own!
  • Size matters (and weight too)! Remember that in a lot of cases, volunteers will be using stairs and not elevators to move your belongings. So, please be considerate and avoid bulky or particularly heavy items.
  • Plan for your shopping in Boone! Remember that you don’t need to buy everything before you arrive. Sometimes you will even have a better idea of what you need once you are here. In addition to local shops and vendors each year, Appalachian State University sponsors “The Big Sale” which gives you an opportunity to purchase “gently used” items at a low cost while supporting local Boone charities. At “The Big Sale,” students can buy anything from carpet to shelves to shower caddies!
  • Communicate! Make sure you have talked with your roommate and made an effort to avoid duplicating items for your room. This will not only save our volunteers trips, but will save you time and money.
  • Be informed! Make sure you have read the Residence Hall License Contract and know what is and is not allowed in your room.  Again, this will save time and effort for everyone!


In addition to hundreds of volunteers, the Move–In Planning Committee will provide refreshments and snacks for students, parents and volunteers. Look for refreshment stations throughout campus and feel free to help yourself to a (virtually) endless supply of water and candy bars to help you make it through Move–In Day.


When families arrive for move–in there are a multitude of highly visible yellow/black signs posted along the roadways. The signs come in two varieties, one being for WEST CAMPUS and the other for EAST CAMPUS. The WEST CAMPUS signs provide directions to Stadium Drive, where you will be allowed to unload either in the Justice parking lot, the large Stadium parking lot, or the Bowie/Eggers parking lot, depending upon which building they need access to.  Residence halls on the WEST CAMPUS are: Appalachian Heights, Belk, Bowie, Coltrane, Eggers, Frank, Gardner, Justice, LLC, Mountaineer, and Newland. The EAST CAMPUS signs provide directions to Hardin Street, and then once there, additional signs are in place to divide up the traffic appropriately. For example, East Hall traffic is turned onto Dauph Blan Street. Cone/White/Lovill are turned onto Locust Street. Hoey/Doughton traffic is directed to the Legends parking lot.  Residence halls on the EAST CAMPUS are: Cannon, Cone, Doughton, East, Hoey, Lovill, and White.  If you are assigned to the APH, you should drive directly to the APH.


The driver of the vehicle is issued a parking pass upon entering the appropriate area for unloading. The pass is placed on the vehicle dashboard and is marked with the current time and the student's room number. Volunteers are on hand to assist with the unloading process, so people are told to "stop and drop." Upon completing the unloading process, freshman students and their parents are directed to the State Farm parking lot or Greenwood parking lot where shuttle buses will bring them back to campus and then return the parents to their cars later.  Please see the campus parking map for more information.


This information will be emailed with your room assignment in July. There will be two designated move–in times for freshmen. These will be: 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm. Once you reach the residence hall volunteers will be on hand to assist you, so you will be asked to "stop and drop."


One tip is to bring a dolly or handcart to make moving in easier. Another tip is based on if you live within a 3 hour drive of Appalachian. If so, consider just bringing your essentials along with enough clothes for 2 weeks. After a couple of weeks you will know best what you really need and what can realistically fit in your room. You can either go home to get these things or have your family bring them to you.


All the residence halls have elevators with the exception of East and Justice residence halls, which are no more than 4 floors tall.