Fall 2013 Move-In Information
Prior to Arrival
Before coming to campus, be sure you have:
- Submitted your Health History Form and Immunization Record to Student Health Service. You will not be able to receive keys without having these forms on file with Student Health Service.
- Read the Guide to Residential Living and the Code of Community Standards.
- Read the What to Bring list to have an idea of what you may need and what is not permitted in the residence halls.
- Connected with your roommate(s) to discuss room layout and who is bringing what items that may be shared (e.g., TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves, etc.).
Move-in day is an exciting time for students and their families and we are greatly looking forward to your arrival. Check-in for Housing and Residential Life will be at the Hollis Center. Please come with a photo ID so we can issue you keys. In order to keep things moving smoothly, we ask that only you as the student, and not your whole family, get in line for check-in. Once you have your keys you can head to your residence hall and begin to get settled in.
Family members, take a peek at the recent upgrades in the Hollis Center, including new rubberized flooring and strength equipment, while your student checks in. The Wellness and Recreation staff will also be available to give tours, provide departmental information and answer any questions.
We want to make sure you feel the warmth of the Hatter community and not just the Florida sun from the moment you arrive at your residence hall. A group of your peers, known as the HOME Team, arrives to campus the night before new student move-in day to be ready to greet you and help you move your belongings from the car to your room.
Getting set up in your room is an important first step for a great academic year. We encourage you to reach out to your roommate(s) prior to move-in to discuss some basic ideas about how to set up the room to your shared preferences. An empty room is full of possibilities and is just waiting for you to add your personal touch to it. Remember that bunking or lofting your beds (loft kits are available in your residence hall - see posted signs or ask an R.A. for where to find one) can really open up the floor space. In addition to consulting with your roommate(s), please be sure to review the Guide to Residential Living for policies related to room setup and decorations. The What to Bring list is another great resource you should consult before move-in day.
Stetson University is proud to be a pet-friendly campus. It is important to remember that only Nemec Hall, Stetson Cove Apartments, and the 300 building of the University Village Apartments are pet-friendly, so any pets that are helping to send you off to college need to remain outside of the other residence halls and check-in area. All pets must have received prior approval by Housing and Residential Life to live with you in the pet-friendly residence halls so please be sure you have gone through that process before bringing your pet with you to campus.
A lot goes into preparing for 1,900 students' arrival to campus and it is very important that university staff have ample time to finish renovation and maintenance projects, prepare the buildings, and train the R.A.'s so that we are ready for you to have an excellent year. We post our move-in days early in the spring semester so that you can plan accordingly. Outside of those students who are returning because of their involvement in university-required functions, all new students need to plan to check in on Saturday, August 17, and Sunday, August 18 for returning students. To request an early return because you are a member of one of these university groups, please log in to Housing Central and submit the "Early Arrival Request Fall 2013" form by July 31. Other students may request an early return, but exceptions are rarely given and are subject to a $50 per day early arrival fee (please consider applying for HOME Team, as this will give you the opportunity to help out your fellow Hatters and arrive on Friday, August 16 without the per day early arrival fee).
Construction Notice: The south wing of Emily HLL, Houses 1-7 and University Hall are all under construction this summer and will not be ready until the general move-in days. Unless you are part of a pre-approved university group, we are not able to approve early arrivals in those buildings. If you are part of one of those groups, we appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we look for temporary spaces on campus for you until those halls open on move-in day.
All New Students
Whether you're a first-year or transfer student, bring your photo ID and check in at the Hollis Center from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17.
All Returning Students
Bring your photo ID and check in at the Housing and Residential Life central office at University Hall (644 North Woodland Boulevard) from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 18.
Early Arrival Requests
Early arrival requests should be submitted through Housing Central and are due July 31.