Move In & Move Out Information

Moving In

Whether you are planning to move in at the beginning of the academic year in August or waiting until spring semester in January, here are some general notes about moving in: 

  • Check your email regularly so you don’t miss specific move-in information from your residence hall regarding where to pick up your key, traffic and parking information, and more 
  • View the recommended packing list (PDF)
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Check what the weather in Winona will be on your move-in day and plan accordingly

Follow WSU Housing & Residence Life on social media for additional information and tips! 

For Fall 2024, move-in appointments will be on Aug. 22 from 9am-4pm for all residence halls, including the East Lake Apartments. You will be able to schedule your move-in appointment starting in May after you select your room.

Move-in appointments are 15 minutes. This is a designated time for you to show up at your hall front desk and pick up your key and Warrior ID card. Once you have your key, you are free to move in and get settled in your new space.

There will be designated “Unloading Zones” for parking in front of the halls for students to unload their things. Once you unload your vehicle, you’ll need to park in a lot or on a street away from the residence halls.

Important Notes

  • Check your email throughout the summer for important information on living on campus and moving in
  • You will receive an email for your Hall Director or Area Coordinator about 5 days before your scheduled appointment with specific information related to parking, key pickup, etc.
  • New Student Orientation, activities and floor meetings will begin on Aug. 22 at 4pm, so make sure you are moved in and settled by that time.
  • Fall semester meal plans begin Aug. 22.

For Spring 2025, you can check into your room on any of the following days:

  • Jan. 10, 11am-6pm
  • Jan. 11, 11am-6pm
  • Jan. 12, 11am-6pm

During these hours, you can go to your hall front desk to pick up your key. Once you have your key, you can move into your room. More info will be sent via email in mid-December after you’ve been assigned a room.

Spring semester meal plans begin Jan. 11.

Early Arrival

Move-in for Fall 2024 begins Aug. 22, by appointment between 9am-4pm.

If you need to arrive to campus before Aug. 22, you will need to go through an Early Arrival Request Process through your Housing Portal.

There are limited services available before the residence halls open. Meal plans begin Aug. 22.

Late Stays

The housing contract for the 2023-2024 school year ends May 3 at 6pm.

If you need to stay an extra day or two, you will need to go through a Late Stay Request Process. This request form is on your Housing Portal and must be completed by April 15.

Depending on the situation and length of request, students may need to move to a designated residence hall and/or floor.

There are limited services available for students staying after May 3, including dining services.

Moving Out

At the end of the academic year, the residence halls and dining services close for the summer: 

  • Residence Hall Closing Meetings: April 7-11
  • Last Day for Food Service: May 2 at 6pm
  • Residence Halls Close: May 3 at 6pm

We recommend that students move out within 24 hours of their last final exam to make moving out less congested.

You will need to schedule a move-out appointment on your Housing Portal by April 15. During your appointment, an RA will check your room to ensure it is in the same condition as when you moved in, and you will turn in your key. 

If you visit home during spring semester, it’s a good idea to start bringing things back to make fully moving out easier. If you need to stay past May 3, you will need to request a late check-out or apply for summer housing through your Housing Portal.

Tips for Checking Out

  • Make sure all your items are out of your room prior to your check-out time
  • Be sure your room is clean. Basic cleaning supplies are available at your hall front desk, but vacuum cleaners are not available for check out.  
  • A limited number of moving bins are available in each hall
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