Moving In

Move-in is one of the most exciting days of your college life; it is the day you’ll make UWRF your official new home! It can also be one of the most nerve-wrecking times, as you prepare to pack your belongings and maybe even leave home for the first time. As you prepare to leave for campus, make sure to review our suggestions for what to bring, and to see what we already provide in your room.

During Semester Move-ins

After signing your housing contract, you will receive an e-mail from Res Life containing your on-campus room and roommate. Please read instructions in that e-mail, which contains check-in instructions. Please print your e-mail and bring it with you for check-in. You will have door access to your hall using your student ID card the same day that you receive your email.


Move-in questions?

Please call the Residence Life Office at (715) 425-4555 during office hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.. Staff are available at the front desk of each hall from 3 p.m. to midnight. During the hours of 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 a.m., you may call the RA duty phone listed in your e-mail and posted on the front door of every hall.


What To Bring & What Not to Bring

View details here.


Lofting Bed & Signing Room Paperwork Videos, etc...

View how-to videos here for lofting your bed and signing paperwork. Visit our Pinterestlink account to see more helpful tips about living on campus.


Life in the Halls

View details here.


Tobacco Free Campus

Use of tobacco products is prohibited on campus grounds. View details here.

"My Move-In Day experience was busy and chaotic, just what I expected it to be. When I obtained my key and first opened my dorm room door I was wowed that this is where I am going to be staying my first year at UWRF. It was a very fun, new, and crazy experience."
— Kelsie, first year student



Fall 2014 Move-in Dates, Times, Details

Move-In Dates and Times

Go to your assigned hall to:

  • Receive a check-in packet 
  • Pick up your room keys
Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 Sunday, Aug 31 through
Tuesday,  Sept. 2, 2014

First Year Student Move-in
(New & Transfer Students)

  • 8:00am - 10:00am: Last names A-H
  • 10:00am - 12:30pm: Last names I-Q
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm: Last names R-Z

See the WOW Schedule to learn more about your first days at UWRF.

Returning Student Move-in Begins
& First Year Student Move-in Continues

  • 8:00am - 10:00pm

Move-In Parking During Move-in Days

Free parking in student lots (See linked map below), free until Tuesday, Sept. 2, 6:30 p.m..
Ticketing for cars without a parking permit lots begins: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 6:30 p.m..
Your student parking permit will be available to you in your residence hall mailbox

Please view the Move-In Day Parking Map & Instructionsdocument to ensure the best possible Move-In Day experience.  We appreciate your patience during the day and will do our best to help you make the move-in experience as enjoyable as possible.

The Department of Residence Life at UWRF believes that moving in to your residence hall is a positive step toward your personal and academic success.


Moving Your Belongings Into Your Hall/Room

Drop your belongings off outside the hall and then park your vehicle in a university parking lot (this lot may be located a short walk from your hall).

Since most of our halls do not have elevators, as you are packing your belongings, think about easy ways to carry items up stairs (totes with handles, spread out the heavy items into different boxes, etc.).

There will be a limited number of luggage carts near each hall for your use.


Arriving Early (Before Move-In Days)

Early Arrival to the Residence Halls: In special circumstances, students may request to arrive early, prior to move-in days.

Early Arrival Request >>

Hotel Accommodations: You may alternately make reservation at a nearby hotels in either River Falls or Hudson, WI.


No Pets On Campus During Move-In

Due to the high traffic and congestion on campus during the Move In weekend, we request that animals not be brought to campus, including dogs. Service Animals are approved and welcomed on campus anytime.


Start of Spring 2014 Move-in Dates, Times & Details
Start of Spring 2014 Move-in Dates, Times & Details

Incoming Student Move-in

Wed., Jan. 22 - Sun., Jan. 26 are move-in days for new incoming and transfer students (International Students move-in Jan. 20). You will be provided with emails from UWRF Housing containing important information about your room, roommate and move-in day instructions to your UWRF email address. Please follow those instructions closely.

Returning Student Move-in

Saturday, January 25 - Sunday, January 26 are move-in days for UWRF Students who were students during Fall 2013 and are newly moving on campus for Spring 2014.

Moving-in Before Designated Move-in Day

In special circumstances, students may request to arrive early, prior to move-in days. Students requesting early arrival must log into the UWRF Housing Portal, then sign and complete a "J-term 2013-14" housing contract prior to Thursday, January 23, 11:59 p.m. to be approved for early arrival.

Hotel Accommodations: You may alternately stay at any of the many hotels in River Falls or Hudson, WI. The Best Western Plus Campus Innlink is directly adjacent to UWRF. Or, you may use or another hotel web site to book your room.