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Frequently Asked Questions

Our goal is to make this process of move-in and transition as easy as possible so you can really enjoy yourself with your new classmates. Please take the time to read through the questions. If you don't find the answer to what you are looking for please reach out to our professional staff.

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  • How long is linQ?

    linQ is 3 nights and 4 days.

  • When I arrive for the program can I move into my room?

    When you check in on move-in day you will be checking into your fall housing assignment with Residence Life, which is your space for the year. You will have a few hours to set up your room prior to the start of the program.

  • We will only have a few hours to set up our room, is that enough time?
    Here are some pro tips:

    • Arrive in Salem the night before if you can so you can get into your room right away when we open on Friday morning.
    • If you plan to buy a lot of items for your room when you arrive, we suggest buying it in advance and shipping to the school and picking up the mail items the day before or early that morning of move-in. You can also shop the night before if you arrive early. There is limited time to shop that day.
    • Utilize all the staff around to help you move in. Work with them to get your items up to your room in 2 or 3 trips.
    • Bring some type of cart or dolly with you to help with the move-in. We will have some carts but not enough for everyone.
    • Make sure all your paperwork for Residence Life and your student ID card is done in advance. If you are delayed in getting the information filled out and waiting until you arrive there will be some logistics you will need to take care of before you can have your room keys. Be sure to get all of those items done before arrival.
    • Make sure all your waivers and dietary paperwork are filled out for the program. Similar to above you will need to fill those things out before you get your keys.
    • Communicate with your roommate in advance so you will be able to adjust the room quickly already knowing what the plan will be.
    • This day is stressful, work to be rested, hydrated, and well-fed to keep up your energy.
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Willamette University
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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
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