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Move-in Begins – Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 9am

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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. Don’t forget classes begin on Monday, August 29th.

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 are 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.

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 below. Decal restrictions are lifted only in the garages noted on the move–in maps through Sunday, August 28th 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

There are elevators in all residence halls. Use of elevators may be limited due to the large numbers of people attempting to move in at the same time. We encourage you to bring all of your belongings to the area outside of the elevator for your building. When it is your turn to use the elevator, place all of your belongings into the elevator. To expedite the process, we also encourage you to take the elevator up with belongings, but use the stairs to come down.


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

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 Tip–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.

Pets at Move–In

Please say goodbye to your pets, other than fish, before leaving for FSU. Do not bring them with you. It will be hot at move–in and these pets are not permitted in the residence halls. Fish are the only pets permitted in the residence halls and must live in small bowls or an aquarium (max size is 30 gallons).

Mailing Packages to Residence Halls Prior to Move–In

If you are mailing packages to your FSU post office box address to be available for you when you move-in, please do not mail them prior to Thursday, August 18th. If you would like to contract with the FSU UPS Store to have your packages mailed sooner, please contact them at 850–561–9180.

Problems with your Room?

If you have problems with your room at check–in, please speak with your building’s Facilities Supervisor. They 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.


First–year students are required to attend the 2016 New Student Convocation. The New Student Convocation ceremony begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, August 28th 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.


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