Fall Move-In

Move-In Dates & Times

The Appalachian Community looks forward to your arrival for the Fall 2021 semester! In mid-late July, you will receive information from University Housing about your room assignment and move-in time.

Fall 2021 Move-In is planned for Monday, August 9, through Thursday, August 12. New incoming first year and transfer students will log into the University Housing portal and can find the sign-up under the "Other Processes" tab. These students may then choose from the following timeslots: 8-10am, 10am - 12pm, 12-2pm, and 2-4pm on each day. If a timeslot or date is full, students will need to make arrangements and choose an available date and/or time. Approved groups with set move-in times will not need to sign up for a timeslot (Marching Mountaineers, Fall Athletes, Trailhead) as their move-in is already scheduled with their groups. University Housing will not accommodate requests for early arrivals.

New incoming first years and Transfer students may arrive any time during their timeslot. Please note that all students will only have 20 minutes to unload their belongings from their vehicles. After 20 minutes, students and/or families are expected to move their vehicles to satellite parking so others can pull up to the hall to unload. They may return to the building via AppalCart to continue unpacking their rooms.

Timeslots can be completed and edited through July 1, 2021. In mid-July, assignments and move-in times will be emailed to each student's @appstate.edu email address. At that same time, timeslots will reopen for edits by students as needed until July 25, 2021.

After July 25, rosters for AppolCorps will be assembled based on each student's housing assignment and move-in date. Therefore, students who do not arrive during their scheduled move-in timeslot will risk missing their AppolCorps experience. For this reason, as well as managing traffic on campus, students who miss their move-in timeslots should plan to arrive any time from August 13 - 15.

Continuing students will not be signing up for move-in times and can plan to arrive any time from August 13 - 15. Continuing students cannot arrive prior to August 13 unless they are with a specific, scheduled group.


Frequently Asked Questions
What is the procedure for face covering, physical distancing, and sanitizing during move-in?

University Housing will continue to follow guidelines for COVID-19 mitigation as updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public health, and the UNC System. The University's coronavirus information can be found on the AppState Coronavirus Information page.

Will there be volunteers to help with my move-in?

Faculty, staff, and students will be on hand to assist students and their families during move-in and to navigate traffic and unloading zones. Since unloading zones are only for 20-minute drop off, visiting drivers are asked to stay with their vehicle during the drop-off process. Once a vehicle has been emptied, drivers are directed to satellite parking to remove the car from the main campus.

It is important to label EVERY box, bag, and loose item with the student's name, room number, and residence hall as you may not be carrying everything that belongs to you to your room.

Who can be present during Move-In?

There are currently no limits on the number of people who can accompany students for Move-In. However, we recommend limiting the number to four guests as there is limited space in the residence hall rooms and limited parking for multiple vehicles.

Will refreshments be provided?

University Housing does not provide water and snacks. We encourage you to bring your own water bottle. Refill stations will be available in some of the residence halls.

Which residence halls have elevators?

All of the residence halls have elevators.

How should I pack my things?

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

  • Consider bringing a dolly or handcart to make moving in easier.
  • 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, you will be using stairs and not elevators to move your belongings.
  • Communicate! Make sure that you have talked with your roommate and made an effort to avoid duplicating items for your room.
  • Be informed! Make sure that you review the list of approved/prohibited items and know what is and is not allowed in your room. Again, this will save time and effort for everyone!
Where do I go when I arrive on campus to move in?

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.

Residence halls on the WEST CAMPUS are: Appalachian Heights, Belk, Bowie, Eggers, Frank, Laurel Creek, LLC, Mountaineer, Newland, Raven Rocks, and Thunder Hill.

  • Appalachian Heights, LLC, and Mountaineer Halls will check in directly at their hall.
  • Halls in the Stadium area of campus (Belk, Bowie, Eggers, Frank, Laurel Creek, Newland, Raven Rocks, and Thunder Hill) will check in at the Peacock Parking Lot .
    • Drivers will then be directed to a staging area to await further instructions.
    • At the lot, there will be a tent where residents will be given a check-in packet after their photo ID is provided and verified.
    • Residents will report to Peacock Parking Lot first and then be released to their specific building as parking spaces are available and building capacity is appropriate for additional students.

Residence Halls on the EAST CAMPUS are: Cannon, Cone, Dogwood, Doughton, Elkstone, Mountain Laurel, Summit, and White. The EAST CAMPUS signs provide directions to Hardin Street. From there, additional signs are in place to divide traffic appropriately. Specifically:

  • Mountain Laurel Hall should drive directly to that building.
  • Cone/Elkstone/White Hall traffic is turned onto Locust Street.
  • Cannon/Dogwood/Doughton Hall traffic is directed to the Legends parking lot.

Students on EAST CAMPUS will check in at their assigned residence hall. Here each student will be given a check-in packet after their photo ID is provided and verified.

What will happen at check-in?

Only the student should approach the staff at the check-in area. Students will receive their AppCard at check-in and photos will be verified there. Each student will then receive:

  • The student's AppCard
  • The student's room key
Where do I park once I find my move-in area?

The driver of the vehicle is directed upon entering the appropriate area for unloading. Upon completing the unloading process, vehicles on WEST CAMPUS will be directed to the Greenwood parking lot near Appalachian Heights residence hall. Vehicles on EAST CAMPUS will be directed to the State Farm parking lot off campus where shuttle buses will be available to bring them back to campus and return them later to their cars. Please see the campus parking map for further information.

Construction on the west side of campus requires vehicles to exit (after unloading) at Stadium Drive. At the bottom of the hill, they will turn left onto Rivers Street. At Bodenheimer Drive, vehicles will turn left and follow it to the Greenwood parking lot (just past the Appalachian House).

Vehicles on EAST CAMPUS will exit unloading zones using Hardin Street and proceed down Blowing Rock Rd. (US Route 321) to Shadowline Drive. They will turn left on Shadowline Dr. and continue straight onto Dale Street. The State Farm parking lot will be on the right, approximately 0.2 miles passed the Dale St. intersection. 

What will first-year students do between move in and the start of classes?

All first-year students will participate in Welcome to App! with their assigned AppolCorps Leader after their assigned move-in times. Welcome to App! is a continuation of new student orientation and all first-year students are expected to attend.

You will receive an email at your @appstate.edu email account with details on when and where to meet your AppolCorps Leader.

During Welcome to App! you will create connections with peers, find useful resources, and develop the capacity to succeed at Appalachian State. You will also receive a copy of the common reading book, and advising planner, and your "A" first-year lapel pin. For more details, visit the Welcome to App! website or email orientation@appstate.edu.

You will be able to join in on any of the Welcome to App! activities throughout the week. A full calendar of events can be found on the Welcome to App! website.