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.

Fall 2015 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, August 29, 2015 Sunday, August 30 through
Tuesday,  Sept. 1, 2015

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

Please refer to the UWRF Parking website for move-in parking information.


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 >> (Opens July 15)

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.



What To Bring & What Not to Bring

View details here.


Lofting Bed & Signing Room Paperwork Videos

View how-to videos here for lofting your bed and signing paperwork.


Move-in questions?

Please call the Residence Life Office at (715) 425-4555 during office hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m..



"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



Spring 2016 Move-in Dates, Times, Details

Spring 2016 move-in information will become available here during the Fall 2015 semester.