Living in the Halls

Move In

Move In Webpage

New & Transfer Students beginning Spring 2023
  • All new and transfer students to UWRF for spring 2023 will move in on January 19 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Students will need to come to the Residence Life office, located in Hathorn Hall B3 to begin the check in process.
  • Students will need a form of photo identification to check in and receive their room key.
  • If a student is unable to arrive by 4:30 p.m., the student must go to their assigned residence hall beginning at 6 p.m. and no later than 10 p.m. to check in. The student must call the residence hall duty phone number posted on the exterior door to their residence hall.
Returning students for Spring 2023
  • All returning students can return to their residence hall room on January 21 starting at 8 a.m.
  • If a student needs to access their room over winter break, they must complete the J-Term contract.
Academic Year 2023-2024
  • The move in process for Fall 2023 will tentatively begin on September 2 for new and transfer students, and September 3-5 for returning students.
  • More information to come over the summer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Spring 2023 Move In

New and transfer students beginning at UWRF during the Spring 2023 semester can check in by reporting to the Residence Life office on January 19 from 8-4:30 p.m. with valid photo idenitification.

Students who cannot meet that timeframe can report to their assigned residence hall on January 19 from 6-10 p.m. with valid photo identification to check in.

Fall 2023 Move In

Each student has a 30 minute move in timeslot on a date between September 3-6. That move in day and time may be found on the "My Room Assignment" page in the Housing Portal. This information was also emailed to all students' UWRF email accounts.

This is your 30-minute move-in timeslot when you will unload your vehicle near your residence hall. Once unloaded, the vehicle must be moved to a parking lot and you can continue to unpack at your leisure.

After the car has been moved, you will go inside the hall, show staff your UWRF student ID, get your key, and begin bringing your things inside to your new room.

Each residence hall has a limited number of large red moving carts as well as rubber mallets, which are used to adjust the height or loft the bed.

Those who use the large red moving carts are asked to return them to the lobby in a timely manner to allow others to access the carts.

Students and families are welcome to bring their own dollies, carts, etc.

Students who have a reason to move in prior to the assigned move in date should contact the Department of Residence Life for further information. Not all requests to move in early will be approved.

Learn more about connecting to the WiFi, registering items such as gaming systems and streaming devices, and connecting to the Guest Network prior to move-in.

Learn more about mail and your hall mailing address.

A loft kit is available in each residence hall room. Residence Life is unable to loft beds prior to move-in, but will assist as able when requested during move-in. Rubber mallets are used to adjust bed height and loft beds. A limited number of rubber mallets are available in each residence hall.

Contact Us

Department of Residence Life
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
B3 East Hathorn Hall