Where do I go to get my key?
The office of Residence Life and Housing is located in the Matthews Academic Commons, between Matthews Hall and Cascadia House. Arrive during your check-in time slot and make your way to the lawn outside of the Housing office. This is where you will sign your key out and get other important information. Parking is limited, and students will be checking into three different communities. Please ask anyone accompanying you to wait in the car during check-in. After you get your key you will receive instructions on where your building is, where to park, and where to enter the building.
For information on what items you should consider bringing to campus, please visit our "What to Bring" webpage.
When can I arrive to campus?
Most students will arrive on the assigned new student move in date, Tuesday, August 22, 2023. Students who are participating in university related activities such as athletics and Jump Start can arrive early to take part in their program. Even though these programs are approved for early arrival, we ask students taking part in them to complete an Early Arrival application. Completing this application will put you on the list and assure you housing packet is ready for you on your move in date. The Early Arrival application is located on the WU Housing portal and will be open to students after June 15, 2023. Approved programs like athletics and Jump Start are assigned a move in date. If you desire to move in prior to your approved date, additional approval is necessary, and a fee of $100 per night (prior to your approved arrival date) will be assessed and charged to your student account. Students will not be allowed to move in early on August 21, 2023.
Your move-in day is Tuesday, August 22, 2023. On your move-in day, you will meet your Resident Assistant (RA), Opening Days (OD) Leader and Colloquium Associate (CA). They are available to answer questions and help you find your way. You will receive a packet of information upon check-in that includes an Opening Days schedule and information on where to go next.
Your move-in day is Tuesday, August 22, 2023 as well. On your move-in day, you will also meet your Resident Advisor (RA), and Opening Days (OD) Leader . They are available to answer questions and help you find your way. You will receive a packet of information upon check-in that includes an Opening Days schedule and information on where to go next.
Move-in will begin on Friday, August 25, 2023. You can move in beginning at 9 AM on Friday. If you arrive after regular business hours (after the Housing office closes), you will need to pick up your key from the Service Center located in the University Services Building, by calling Campus Safety at 503-370-6911.