New Student Move-In is one of the most exciting days of your college experience - it is the day you’ll begin to make UWRF your new home away from home!  However, Move-In Day can also create a lot of anxiety for new students as you prepare to pack your belongings and leave home for the first time.

Questions and requests regarding New Student Move-In should be directed to the Department of Residence Life.

For the Spring 2016 semester, residence halls open for new and transfer students on Wednesday, January 20.

Below is a tentative schedule of Move-In Day.  Please check back for updates.

 Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time Event Location

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

New Student Move-In

  • 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Last Names A-H)
  • 10:00 - 12:30 p.m. (Last Names I-Q)
  • 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. (Last Names R-Z)

Check In at Your Assigned Residence Hall

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Check-In for Week of Welcome (WOW)

University Center

10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Brunch (first meal for students with a meal plan)

Riverside Commons, University Center

2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The Great Falcon Get-Together

  • Music
  • Falcon Feast (4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)
  • Entertainment/Family Lawn Games

University Center Mall

7:00 p.m.

Residence Hall Wing Meetings

  • Friends and families should say goodbye before this time
  • Meetings are mandatory for all students living on-campus
  • Student ID cards are distributed at this time

Residence Halls

9:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Late Night with Student Life

University Center Mall

Important Move-In Reminders:
  • There will be a limited number of luggage carts near each hall for your use. You will 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).

  • 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.) since most of our halls do not have elevators.

  • Please review the campus map to ensure the best possible Move-In Day experience.

  • Many campus offices will be open to assist you during New Student Move-In and Week of Welcome.

  • The first meal offered in Riverside Commons (lower level, University Center) for students on a meal plan is lunch on Sunday, January 24 from 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Guests may also purchase a meal at this time.

  • All new students and their family members are invited to attend The Great Falcon Get-Together on the University Center Mall from 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. We'll celebrate and welcome you to the UWRF community with live music, food, and entertainment.  It's a great place to meet other students and families, take a break, get a bite to eat, and relax before saying your goodbyes! Dinner will be served from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Contact Us

New Student and Family Programs
M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
115 South Hall