Move In Information

Fall 2022 Move-In Information will be available on August 1st.

FALL 2022 MOVE-IN Dates

Students living in Residential Life will move-in on the dates below between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Class of 2026 first-year students Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20. First-year students will select their move-in date on July 8th at Noon CDT.
Transfer students Tuesday, August 23
Exchange students Tuesday, August 23
Class of 2025 planning to participate in Sophomore Summit Friday, August 26
Returning students Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27

*Fall varsity athletes and student leaders supporting Fall Welcome may have a different arrival date. Please confirm your arrival date with your coach or program leader.

First-Year move-in Date & Time Selection

First-year students can select their move-in date and time slot beginning July 8 at Noon CDT through the Housing Portal on WebSTAC.

  • ONLY first-year students need to select a move-in time. (Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20)
  • If you are a Fall varsity athlete arriving on campus before Friday, August 19, you are not required to select a move-in time below. Please confirm your arrival date with your coach.
  • First-year incoming students are not eligible for an early arrival.

Instructions for selecting a date and time

  1. Log into the WashU Housing Portal
  2. Select Move-In Time Slots at the top of the page
  3. Click on Fall 2022 Check-in
  4. Select between the 2 move-in dates
  5. Confirm Booking by clicking Confirm

Early Arrival REQUEST

New Contracts

  • Students who are new to the university are not eligible for an early arrival. Please email our office at if you are not able to move-in within the provided dates above.

Returning Students

  • Students who need an early arrival request (For athletics, scholar programs, change in plans, study abroad, etc.), must submit an official request via the Early Arrival form on the WashU Housing Portal. 
  • Students can fill out the early arrival form in the housing portal.
    • Housing Portal > Request Forms > Select “Early Arrival”
  • Requests will be reviewed beginning July 18. The form closes on August 1. Residential Life will inform students if their request has been approved or denied within 5 business days.
  • Important Information:
    • Only submit a request if your date of arrival is earlier than your official move-in date listed above.
    • Fall varsity athletes and student leaders supporting Fall Welcome may have a different arrival date. Please confirm your arrival date with your coach or program leader.
      • If you are part of a special program that requires you to return early, (e.g. fall varsity athlete, WUSA, student leader supporting other Fall Welcome Programs) you should NOT submit an early arrival request form. Your coach or program director will make the request directly to Residential Life.
    • Not all requests will be approved.
    • Only students with extenuating circumstances will be approved for an early arrival.
    • Cost: $50 per night. Fees will be charged to your student account.

COVID Information

Upload Your Vaccination Records to Habif Health and Wellness Portal

See information here about how to upload your records and what is required of you prior to coming to campus.


Students and guests/helpers must wear masks to enter all university buildings and must maintain 6 feet of physical distance as much as possible.

Tips for Travel

  • Don’t travel if you’re sick. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. 
  • Bring masks and hand sanitizer with you and use both while traveling.
  • Stay at least six feet away from other people as much as possible.
  • Use hand sanitizer after touching surfaces in airports or other transportation.

Additional Information

Room Condition Reports

After check-in, you will receive information via email about your Room Condition Report (RCR). It is important that as a resident, you inspect the condition of your room. Your RCR will be available to you by the end of the day you arrive and check in on campus (check the following morning). We use this form to assess damages, if any, at the end of the year. You will complete the form according to your housing assignment letter (applicable to double rooms only). We will not begin processing room change requests until two weeks after the first day of courses. Complete your Room Condition Report right away. 

  • Letter “A” housing assignments mean you have been assigned to the left side of the room.
  • Letter “B” housing assignments mean you have been assigned to the right side of the room.

Additional Directional Assistance

Bike Registration

For students who bring bikes on campus, WashU provides free bike registration. If you are a Danforth Campus student, faculty or staff member who will park your bike on campus, it’s mandatory to register your bike with WashU and clearly display the registration shield on your bike.

Displaying a registration shield helps protect your bike from theft and facilitates the recovery of lost or stolen bikes. It also allows WashU to contact the owners of bikes that were impounded due to improper parking, (blocking pedestrian access, for example).

If you aren’t sure about bringing a bike, consider renting a bike from a student-owned business, WashU Bear Bikes. Bears Bikes exist today to help the Washington University community move sustainably. No need to bring one with you, it’s already here!