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Residence Hall Move–In Fall 2018

Fall 2018 move-in begins Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 8:00am! Please check back with us frequently, as we are updating our information regularly in preparation to welcome you to your new home.

Fall Move-In Begins Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 8:00am

University Housing is excited to welcome you to your new home! Living on campus opens up tons of new opportunities for you to meet new people, make new friends, learn new things, and get involved in programs that will enhance your academic experience.

Wednesday, August 22nd at 8:00am is the earliest you can move into the residence halls for the fall semester. Once the residence halls open at 8:00am, you may check in and pick up your key at any time. When you arrive to your residence hall, ensure you have a picture ID available (preferably your FSUCard, though a state-issued ID will be fine). Residents must be present to sign for and receive your room key. Remember to check the myHousing portal to see your residence hall and room. Remember, classes begin on Monday, August 27th.

Before You Arrive at FSU

Provide Emergency Contact Information

Starting August 1st, log into the housing portal to provide your emergency contact information. Follow our instructions to make sure you provide all of the required information.

What to Bring

Still wondering what to bring with you to FSU? Our website has a page filled with what you should bring and what you should leave at home. Check it out here.

Quickly and conveniently order your bedding, decor, and more through Our Campus Market.

Move-In Tips

  • Packing: Remember, you will be unloading all of your belongings. Pack sensibly and seasonally.
  • Hand Trucks: There are limited hand-trucks/dollies available for checkout on a first-come, first-serve basis at the hall desks. If you have your own, you are strongly encouraged to bring it.
  • Emergency Contact Information: Be ready with your emergency contact information. At check-in, you'll be asked to provide a contact's name, address, and phone number.

Pets at Move–In

It is hot in Tallahassee in August and pets are not allowed in the residence halls. Please leave your pets at home for their own safety and comfort.

Mailing Packages to Residence Halls Prior to Move–In

If you are mailing packages to the FSU post office to be available for you when you move-in, please do not mail your boxes prior to Wednesday, August 1st. If you would like to contract with the FSU UPS Store to have your packages mailed sooner, please contact the FSU UPS Store at 850–561–9180.

Download the Seminole Safe App

Seminole Safe App

The FSU Police Department has released the new SeminoleSAFE app for iOS and Android. In it, you will find the Housing Move–In Guide which provides you:

  • Direct turn–by–turn directions to your designated unloading zone.
  • Directions to where to park after you drop off your stuff at the unloading zone.
  • Maps of shuttle bus routes to get you back and forth from your hall to your vehicle.

The app also features real-time weather data on campus so you can time your arrival to miss the afternoon thunderstorms we tend to get here in the summer.

Register your Vehicle

Good parking habits begin early. Register your vehicle early.

Day of Your Arrival at FSU

Move-In Begins Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 8am

This is the earliest you can move into the residence halls. Once the residence halls open, you may check in and pick up your key at any time afterwards. When you arrive to your residence hall, you must have a picture ID (FSUCard or Driver’s License) available. You must be present to sign for and receive your room key. Find your assignment on the myHousing portal. Remember, classes begin on Monday, August 27th.

Parking Guidelines

Even though classes are not in session during check–in week, the University is open for business and staff and faculty are actively preparing for your arrival. Check–in is a busy time for the University, and the parking lots and streets by residence halls can become congested. The following guidelines will help make your check-in experience positive while allowing University operations to function.

Unloading Parking (10–15 minutes)

  • There are very limited parking spaces adjacent to the residence halls. If they are available, you will be able to use these spaces to unload your vehicle only. Parking for vehicle unloading is short term only.
  • While unloading, please be sure to take all cardboard boxes you do not want to the dumpster area(s) throughout the day and as well as after 5pm marked “Cardboard Only” and do not leave any boxes near any trash cans outside near the front or side entrances of the residence hall nor on the grass.

Parking After Unloading

  • After unloading, you must immediately move your vehicle to one of the indicated parking garages. A color–coded campus map with suggested garage usage is available at the link. Permit restrictions are lifted only in all student spaces (white line spaces) through Sunday, August 27th at midnight.

You are encouraged to download the FSU Tranz app for your iOS or Android smartphone for availability in the campus parking garages.

Good parking habits begin early. Register your vehicle early and park in student parking spaces as soon as possible.

Elevator Usage

All residence halls on FSU campus contain elevators. Use of elevators may be limited due to the large numbers of people attempting to move in at the same time. To expedite the use of elevators for all residents, we also encourage you to take the elevator up with belongings, but use the stairs to come down, so long as you are able to do so.


For safety reasons, residents must escort their guests, including family members, at all times while guests are in the building.

Problems with your Room?

If you have any facilities concerns with your room during check–in, please speak with your building’s Facilities Supervisor. Your Facilities Supervisor can be reached through the front desk in your residence hall. After check–in, you are encouraged to submit a housing facilities repair request through our website.

Remember to Drink Water!

The average temperature in Tallahassee in August is 92°F. Stay hydrated while moving into your residence hall. We recommend bringing a reusable water bottle.

After You Move In


First–year students are required to attend the 2018 New Student Convocation. The New Student Convocation ceremony begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, August 26th in the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Convocation marks the entrance into the life and traditions of Florida State University. More information about Convocation can be found here.

Attend Seminole Sensation Week

From August 22-28, 2018, FSU will host fun events throughout campus. Get ready for the fall semester at Seminole Sensation Week. All events are free with a valid FSUID.

Get Involved in your Residence Hall

Explore your on-campus leadership opportunities. Here at FSU we have many great opportunities to connect with residents, develop your leadership, and enrich life in the residence halls.

Decorate Your Room

Decorate your space and show it off by submitting photos of your room to Best Room on Campus! Past prizes have included priority housing selection, Keurig brewing systems, Fitbits, Bluetooth Speakers, Kindle Fires, behind the scenes tours of the football facility, and more!

Explore your Dining Options

With over 25 campus dining locations, from all-you-care-to-eat restaurants to coffee shops and convenience stores, you have a lot to explore! Consider purchasing a dining membership from Seminole Dining.

Parking/Shuttle Maps

Shuttles operate from 9:00am until 4:00pm starting on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Below are maps to help you find your way not only to your hall, but to let you know of your designated Parking Garage.

The front of our halls are unloading zones during the duration of move–in, and you will not be able to park in these spaces. Print this Move-in Unloading Pass and display in your front window/dashboard while driving and unloading during move-in.

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Division of Student Affairs at Florida State University


University Housing Department
Division of Student Affairs
109 Askew Student Life Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Phone: 850–644–2860
Fax: 850–644–7997

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