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Fall 2014 

New students should report for check-in to the residence halls on Thursday, August 21, 2014 according to the schedule listed at the bottom of this page. The deadline for claiming your room is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 21st.  Please call the Housing Office McLean Hall Rm 113 (717) 477-1500 if you have a conflict and want us to hold your assignment past this date.  Students without permission for late arrival may need to change rooms. 

Arrivals are assigned by zip code.  See the arrival schedule at the bottom of this page.

Spring 2015 

New students should check-in between 8:00 and 10:45 a.m. on Friday check-in between 8:00 and 10:45 a.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015.  Returning students will report on Sunday, January 18, 2015 after 1:00 p.m.  Stone Ridge Commons will remain open over the Thanksgiving and Winter Break.

NOTE: Failing to occupy your room does not automatically release you from your housing agreement if you enroll in school.  

Arrival and Move in Schedule
Fall 2014 (Fall only)
Residence Halls 

Check-in Times  City, County or State  Zip Code 
7:45 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.

Cumberland / Dauphin / Franklin / Perry / Mifflin / Adams

9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Washington, Allegheny, Somerset, Bedford, Greene / Lehigh, Schuylkill, Wayne 15000-15999
11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Erie, Potter, Tioga, Beaver/York, Lancaster, Snyder/Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia

1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Philadelphia / Delaware / New York / New Jersey 01000-14999
Flexible between
7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Other States

If your specific zip code is not listed please pick one that is near your area.

When you arrive: 

  • Pull your vehicle into a designated unloading zone near the building.
  • Unload your belongings at the curb and have someone move your vehicle to a nearby lot.
  • Orientation personnel will be available to assist moving your belongings into the building.
  • Report to the check-in location in your hall's lobby.
  • Receive your keys and other check-in materials. Also you will have the opportunity to purchase a hall association sticker for $5.00.

Room/Apartment Condition Report
When you check-in, you will receive an RCR/ACR (Room/Apartment Condition Report) which states the condition of the various items in the room as inspected by the residence hall staff. After you check-in, you should take a few minutes to inspect your room. If your form does not accurately reflect the condition of your room, you must bring any discrepancies to the attention of the residence hall staff within 48 hours to ensure that you will not be held financially accountable for these damages at check-out.

Moving in day is always a bustle of activity both inside and outside the residence halls. Our staff will be there to help things run as smoothly as possible and both your patience and cooperation are important and appreciated.