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 below, and see what we already provide in your room.


Spring 2015 Semester Move In Details

International Students (move-in details)

International Student Services (ISS) will provide you with move-in information.

For questions, please be in contact with the International Student Coordinator who has been in communication with you.

New Incoming & Transfer Students (move in details)


Moving in for Spring 2015

Please review the following information in preparation for your move-in day:

On Campus Move-in Dates & Information: If you are coming before Saturday, January 24th for placement testing or registering for classes, you must email to make a special arrangements. For all others, your move-in date is Saturday, January 24 anytime after 9:00am.

Your Student ID Card: As a new student to UWRF, you will need to obtain your Student ID card at the Carding Office prior to checking into your residence hall. Your Student ID card will give you door access to your residence hall. Review your schedule for the day and plan accordingly to visit the Carding Office in the basement of the UWRF Davee Library during its open hours Monday – Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.

Your Move-in Packet & Room Key: Before Saturday, January 24, if you check-into your room during normal business hours (Mo-Th, 7:45am – 4:30pm), you will pick-up your room key and check-in packet at the Res Life Office (the office entryway is located in the back of Hathorn Hall, see map here). If moving-in Friday, you would pick-up your packet in the University Center 8:00am-4:30pm.

If you attempt to move-in outside our office business hours (7:45am - 4:30pm), you will need to call the phone number located on the door to your hall's front door for Hall Staff to provide you a packet and key for check-in. If you move-in on or after Saturday, January 24, you will go to your hall to check-in and receive your packet & key. 

Parking Info: Move-in parking for unloading should happen in the marked 20 minute zones adjacent to each hall – please turn on your car flashers. Behind Hathorn & Johnson halls, the metered spaces may be used, or down the hill Lots N and K may be used. Note that student parking lots will be enforced starting Sunday, Jan 26 – pick-up your parking permit before then in the Parking Office in the basement of South Hall. 

If You Don't Check Into Your Hall: Your room space will be held until 8:00am, Monday, January 26, 2015. If you have not checked in or notified us of the need for a late check-in by this date, you will lose your assigned room space.

Housing Contract & Policies: View information here

Meal Service:  Spring semester meal plan service begins with brunch on Sunday, January 25, in Riverside Commons. Brunch will be served 10:30am-4:00pm and dinner will be served 4:00pm-6:30pm. Your University ID card will provide access to the meal plan you have selected. Limited cash meal options are available prior to that day in the University Center. Find more details regarding meal options and hours here.


I'm not attending UWRF

First, please reply to this email to let us know. Then you will need to formally withdraw from UWRF and drop your classes.


UWRF web sites of interest as you move in

Returning Students (move in details)

Your move-in date to return for Spring 2015 begins Saturday, January 24, anytime after 9:00am.

If you lived off campus during the Fall 2014 semester and are moving on-campus for Spring, you will need to contact the Duty Phone number posted on the front door to your hall when you arrive to reach hall staff for receiving your key, and to sign check-in paperwork.

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.


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.


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. 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 starting the day of your approved move in.


"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 2015 Move-in Dates, Times, Details

Fall 2015 move-in information will be available here after May, 2015.