Move-In Dates & Times
All new incoming Freshmen and Transfer students (unless they are attending a Freshman/Transfer Make-Up Orientation session) will move into their assigned rooms on August 16, 2019 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 check-in time until August 19, 2019 at 6pm.
Returning students will move into their assigned rooms on August 17, 2019 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 check-in time until August 19, 2019 at 6pm.
Students attending any August Orientation will obtain their room keys at their assigned residence hall office and move into their assigned rooms the day prior to their orientation from 1 - 4pm.
Attention Residents! Move-In is quickly approaching. In mid-late 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 August 19, 2019 at 6pm to avoid forfeiture of your space. If you are unable to move in within these parameters, please contact University Housing 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 August 1, 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be volunteers to help with my move-in?
On August 16, 2019, volunteers will be available to help with FRESHMAN/TRANSFER move-in day - for more information about volunteering, please see the Move-In Volunteers section of this site. 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.
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:
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. Please be considerate and avoid bulky or particularly heavy items.
Plan for your shopping in Boone! Remember that you do not 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 that 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 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!
Don't bring it all! There is a lot of traffic on Move-In Day. If you plan to go home within the first month of classes, only bring what you will initially need on Move-In Day.
Will there be refreshments?
Yes, 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.
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. 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 you 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 traffic appropriately. For example, East Hall traffic is turned onto Dauph Blan Street while Cone/White/Lovill Hall traffic is turned onto Locust Street and Hoey, Cannon, and 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 that building.
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. Volunteers are on hand to assist with the unloading process, so people are told to "stop and drop." Upon completing the unloading process, freshmen 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 further information.
When can I move in?
This information will be emailed with your room assignment in mid-late July. There will be two designated move-in times for new students: 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."
Any tips for moving in?
First, consider bringing a dolly or handcart to make moving in easier. If you live within a three (3) hour drive of Appalachian then you may consider bringing just the essentials along with enough clothing for at least two weeks. After a couple of weeks you will likely know better 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.
Which residence halls have elevators?
All of the residence halls have elevators, with the exception of East Hall and Justice Hall. Both East and Justice have no more than four floors.