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Residence Hall Move–In Fall 2021

Welcome to FSU

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.

COVID-19 Clearance Activity Options

Florida State University has updated their Return to Student Life 2021 procedures based on the Board of Governors’ direction, all testing, proof of vaccination, or proof of positive COVID-19 test in the last 90 days is strongly encouraged, but voluntary. As such, choosing not to participate in this process will not penalize students in any way or prevent students from engaging in in-person activities. Florida State University recommends that all students participate in this program to assist in the University's mitigation efforts.

  • Students may voluntarily provide proof of being fully vaccinated. Upload your COVID Vaccine Record HERE.
    • Proof of Full Vaccination
      • Accepted forms of documentation include:
        • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card
        • Florida SHOTS record
        • Other state or international vaccination records
      • All documentation may be submitted as a photo, screenshot, or scanned copy and must be legible. Dates of administration must be included on the submitted documentation.
    • To be considered fully vaccinated:
      • It has been two weeks since you received the second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use – Pfizer BioNtech or Moderna; or the WHO authorized EU vaccines for emergency use such as Astra Zeneca-Oxford, Sinopharm, or Sinovac. The most up-to-date WHO list can be found here.
      • It has been two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the FDA and WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use – Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine.
      • For those considering vaccination, please consult the timetable to ensure you reach full immunity at least 14 days prior to your participation in the congregate activity.
  • OR
  • Students may opt-out of testing if they provide proof of a positive case of COVID-19 anytime in the 90 days prior to the scheduled start of an activity. Please email these records to University Health Services at Please note, the COVID-19 antibody test will not be accepted as proof of a positive case. If the positive test was very recent and you are still needing to self-isolate, please do not return until you have been cleared from isolation.
    • Proof of positive COVID-19 lab test
      • Accepted forms of documentation include:
        • Positive lab test result
        • Doctor's visit note that includes the positive COVID-19 lab result
      • The following forms of documentation WILL NOT be accepted:
        • Antibody tests
        • Hospital records
      • All documentation may be submitted as a photo, screenshot, or scanned copy and must be legible. Date of positive test result must be included on the submitted documentation.

Per CDC guidelines, when COVID-19 is detected via testing: The positive student must isolate off-campus immediately. Florida State University does not have isolation beds available, you will need to return home or find your own isolating space off campus. You may not return to the residence hall or participate in any in-person University activities until you are cleared by University staff.

Close contacts who are not fully vaccinated will need to quarantine in their room until advised by University staff that they are clear to return to normal activities. Close contacts who are fully vaccinated and remain asymptomatic will be exempt from quarantine requirement and may continue regular activities.


Arriving to Your Residence Hall

  • If you choose the COVID-19 testing option for activity clearance, you must check in for your testing appointment at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center BEFORE reporting to your residence hall.
  • If you choose to submit either proof of full vaccination or proof of a positive COVID-19 test within 90 days, you may present directly to your residence hall for your scheduled move-in appointment and DO NOT need to check in a Donald L. Tucker Civic Center first.
  • Students should make every effort to make their scheduled move-in appointment on time in order to promote an efficient move-in process for all. However, in emergent circumstances students who arrive after 5PM may report directly to their residence hall and should complete their COVID-19 clearance activity on the following day if they have not done so already.
  • When you arrive at 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. Fall assignments will be available by early July. Move-in day and time signups will become available shortly after assignments are published.

Scheduling Your Move-In Day and Time

All students are required to sign up for a move-in day and time. The link to sign up for move-in will be emailed to students at their email address.

How to Schedule Your Move-In Appointment

  • Move-in appointments will occur Friday, August 13 through Sunday, August 22. Click on the button below for the link to your building's Sign Up Genius event.
  • Sign Up Genius Links

  • We are utilizing Sign Up Genius to schedule move-in appointments. You do not need to create a Sign Up Genius account to participate.
  • You will receive a Sign Up Genius link specific to your building. This link will be emailed to your FSU email account. Do not share that link with students who live elsewhere; it will not work for them.
  • You can sign up for one appointment only. Each appointment one hour long. In that hour you should arrive on campus, check in to get your key, unload your vehicle, and move your vehicle to a parking garage. You may walk back to your residence hall to finish setting up your room.
  • There are more than enough appointments for all students.
  • There are weekday and weekend appointment options.
  • If your preferred day and time is not available, we cannot schedule you for a day that already has all the slots taken. Please choose an appointment that is closest to your preference. The number of move in slots per day has been carefully calculated to allow for social distancing during check in.
  • You must use your FSU email ( to schedule your move-in appointment. Sign Up Genius will not recognize or accept a non-FSU email address.

Before You Arrive at FSU

Provide Emergency Contact Information

Log into the housing portal to confirm you have provided your emergency contact and missing person 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.

Move-In Tips

  • Packing: Remember, you will be unloading all of your belongings. Pack sensibly and seasonally.
  • Carts and Hand Trucks: There are limited carts/hand-trucks and moving carts 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.

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 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

The FSU Police Department manages the SeminoleSAFE app for iOS and Android.

Register your Vehicle

Good parking habits begin early. Register your vehicle early.

Day of Your Arrival at FSU

Move-In Times will occur August 13-22

During your scheduled move-in time, you should arrive at your hall, unpack your car, get your belongings to your room, and move your car to a parking garage. You can then return to the residence hall on foot to continue setting up your room.

Move-In Day Unloading Zones

Utilize the Fall 2021 Move In Day Unloading Zones PDF below to be directed to a Google map pin drop for your assigned unloading zone.

Fall 2021 Move In Day Unloading Zones

Parking Guidelines

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.


For safety reasons, residents must escort their guests, including family members, at all times while guests are in the building. You may bring up to two guests to help you move in.

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 or the myFSU mobile app.

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

Now that you have moved into your residence hall room, we need you to take a good look around and ensure it’s looking good! If you find that your room has any maintenance issues, please submit a repair request within 72 hours using our online system.

After you submit your repair request, a Housing Maintenance Staff member will come by to service these damages and issues. Things to be looking for are: bathroom lights being out, furniture concerns, shower/toilet issues, etc. If needed, you can find a more detailed list to review here. Please report any lock or key problems to your front desk immediately.

Attend Welcome FSU Events

During the first few weeks of the term, FSU will host fun events to help you get connected. Get ready for the fall semester at Welcome FSU.

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.

Explore your Dining Options

Explore the dining options available from Seminole Dining.

Isolation Information

University Housing will not provide on-campus isolation space for students who receive a positive COVID-19 test or need to quarantine, and there will be limited space for isolation in an off-campus location for students who need assistance. Resident students who have a positive COVID test should plan to spend their isolation time at home or an off-campus alternative.

Students can return to their on-campus assignment after the isolation time recommended by the CDC and local public health authorities.

Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms following an exposure will be able to continue their campus activities, as long as they monitor for potential symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days and prepare to isolate if symptoms occur. They do not need to quarantine or be tested following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 unless symptoms occur.

Fully vaccinated people with COVID-19 symptoms. Although the risk that fully vaccinated people could become infected with COVID-19 is low, any fully vaccinated person who experiences symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should isolate themselves from others (off campus) and be clinically evaluated for COVID-19. The symptomatic fully vaccinated person should inform their healthcare provider of their vaccination status at the time of presentation to care.

Students who are not fully vaccinated and who come into contact with someone who is COVID positive will be expected to quarantine for 14 days either in their on-campus assignment or off-campus location, and should be clinically evaluated for COVID-19. If COVID-like symptoms occur, the student will need to be clinically evaluated for COVID-19. If the student is determined to be positive for COVID-19 or other variants, they will isolate (off campus) for the recommended amount of time by the CDC and local public health authorities.

Move-In Maps

Utilize the Fall 2021 Move In Day Unloading Zones PDF below to be directed to a Google map pin drop for your assigned unloading zone.

Fall 2021 Move In Day Unloading Zones

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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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