Fall Move-in

Prior to Arrival

Before coming to campus, be sure you have:

Check-In Information

New Students Move-in day is an exciting time for new students and their families, and we're greatly looking forward to your arrival. On Saturday, August 17, check-in for Residential Living and Learning will be at the Hollis Center from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please come with a photo ID so we can issue your keys. Once you have your keys, you can go to your residence hall and begin to get settled in.

Continuing Students We are so glad to have all of the continuing students back. We missed you! Bring your photo ID and check-in at the Residential Living and Learning office in University Hall (644 N. Woodland Blvd.) beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 18. Continuing students can check in until 5:00 p.m. that day and during normal business hours during the following week. Classes begin on Thursday, August 22.


We want to make sure you feel the warmth of the Hatter community, and not just the Florida sun, from the moment you first arrive at your residence hall. A group of your fellow students, known as the HOME Team, arrives on campus the night before new student move-in day to be ready to greet you and to help you move in.

Getting Settled

Getting set up in your room is an important first step. We encourage you to reach out to your roommate(s) prior to the move-in day 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. Remember that bunking or lofting your beds (loft kits are available in your residence hall, but are limited - see the posted signs or ask an R.A. on move-in day for where to find one) can really open up the floor space.

Animal Friends

Stetson University is an animal-friendly campus. It's important to remember though, that only Stetson Cove Apartments, University Hall, and the 300 building of the University Village Apartments are animal-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 animals must have received prior approval by Residential Living and Learning to live with you in the animal-friendly residence halls, so please be sure you have gone through that process before bringing your animal with you to campus. We accept applications for new pets until June 1.

Early Arrivals

A lot goes into preparing for over 2000 students' arrival and it's 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 everything is ready when you arrive. 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 returning students beginning Sunday, August 18.

Residents who are part of an approved early arrival group don't need to submit an individual request this year; your group leader will request your participation.

Other students may request an early return, but exceptions are rarely given. Residents approved for an early return are subject to a $100 per day early arrival fee. The Early Arrival form and information will be available on Housing Central from July 1 until August 2.