Move-In Dates for Fall 2023

  • First-Year Students & Transfer Students
    • Friday, August 25, 2023  
  • Returning Students 
    • Saturday, August 26, 2023
  • School of Pharmacy
    • Monday, July 17- Wednesday, July 19, 2023 (IPPE July Rotation)
    • Saturday, August 5, 2023 (P1) 
    • Saturday, August 12, 2023 (P2-P4)
Suggested Packing List

Kitchen Supplies

  • Pans
  • Utensils
  • Bowls, Plates, Cups, Mugs
  • Tupperware
  • Dish Towels
  • Microwavable Cookware
  • Chip Clips

Desk Supplies

  • Pens, Pencils, Highlighter
  • Notepad, Paper, Post-its
  • Folders, Index Cards
  • Paper Clips, Stapler
  • Tape, Glue
  • Calendar
  • Calculator, Flash Drive


  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Towels, Wash Cloths
  • Pillows, Twin XL Sheets
  • Comforter
  • Decorations

Cleaning Supplies

  • Laundry Bag/Basket
  • Laundry Soap 
  • Stain Remover
  • Paper Towels
  • Sponge, Dish Soap
  • Trash Bin, Trash Bags
  • Vacuum


  • Athletic Equipment
  • Medicine, First Aid Kit
  • Blue Painter's Tape
  • Backpack
  • TV
  • Study Lamp
  • Surge Protectors
  • MicroFridge from
Prohibited Item List

Prohibited Items

Included but not limited to: ​

  • Illegal drugs, marijuana, and drug-related paraphernalia (e.g. bong, pipe, hookah)
  • Beer pong tables, funnels and tubing, common source containers (e.g. kegs), and other alcohol paraphernalia
  • Firearms, fireworks, explosives, weapons
  • Hot plates
  • Appliances with exposed heat elements like toasters, grills, slow cookers, rice cookers, etc. 
  • Halogen lamps or medusa lamps 
  • Electric Blankets
  • Wireless printers and personal routers 
  • Hover boards
  • Toaster ovens
  • Microwaves unless as part of a rented micro-fridge unit through the school sponsored vendor at
  • Grills
  • Space heaters
  • Cinder blocks
  • Electrical appliances with an exposed heating element (e.g. slow cookers, toasters, rice cookers, hot plates)
  • Incense, candles, oil-lamps (lit or unlit) 
  • Wall mounted televisions
  • Refrigerators greater than 118 volts, 60 Hz, and do not draw more than 1.5 amps or 180 watts
  • Dangerous chemicals
  • Non-University supplied lofts
  • Portable air conditioners or non-University issued window air conditioning units
  • Personal mattress 
  • Pets* (other than small, non-carnivorous fish)

*Contact our Director of Accessibility & Inclusion to inquire about emotional support animals and/or service animals.

Immunization FAQ's

Do I need to submit proof of immunizations?
Yes, immunization forms are required.

Do I need the Meningitis vaccine?
Yes, Maryland law requires dormitory residents to have received the meningitis shot. Proof of this vaccine must be noted by your physician on the immunization form. 

What happens if I arrive on move-in day without having received the Meningitis vaccine?
Students are NOT permitted to move-in without proof of having received the Meningitis vaccine. 

Do I need Health Insurance?
Yes, all full-time students are REQUIRED to submit proof of health insurance to waive or students must enroll in the University-sponsored health insurance plan. 

What do I need to do to waive or enroll in the Health Insurance plan?
All full-time students must take action. Students will receive multiple emails and information with explicit directions on how to submit proof of insurance in order to waive or to enroll in the health insurance plan. Please follow the directions outlined by July 30. 

What if I fail to take action on University Health Insurance?
If students do not take action by July 30th, you will be charged for health insurance on your tuition statement. At this point you will have until August 31st to have your account adjusted. 

After August 31st, all charges will be final and no adjustments will be allowed. 

Preferred Bed Adjustment

Make your living space your own! 

Part of the fun of moving into any new place is the opportunity to give it an identity.

Posters, pictures, bedspreads, lamps, and other accessories all serve to add a personal touch to your room.

Please Note

All decorations must be removed at the end of the school year.  Decorations which would make permanent changes in a room are not permitted and may result in damage charges.

Bed Options

Option 1 - Beds Bunked

Talk with your roommate about bed preference prior to submitting the form. Only one submission per room is needed if both occupants wish to have their beds bunked.

 Beds Bunked

Option 2 - Bed Lofted

Limited lofts are available for the academic year. If you would prefer lofting your bed, submit the Bed Preference Request Form beginning August 1st.

Lofts are provided in the order that requests are received. Non-university provided lofts are not permitted.

Bed Lofted

Option 3 - Bed Raised

Raising the bed height allows additional space to store belongings under it and greater flexibility in the layout of the room. Keep in mind your level of comfort in how high the bed can be raised.

Bed Raised

Additional Move-in FAQs

Do I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to arriving on campus?

As of May 2023, all students living in the residence halls are encouraged- but not required- to be up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. 

Can I bring people to help me move in?

All residential students are encouraged to bring up to two trusted people on campus for Move-In Day to help bring their belongings into their assigned rooms.

What do I need to complete prior to move-in?

Incoming Students: You will need to either waive or enroll in the university health insurance as well as submit your immunization documentation before you can move into the residence halls.

Returning Students: You will need to either waive or enroll in the university health insurance. 

What size sheets should I bring for my bed?

Twin extra long sheets are recommended. They allow extra room if you would like to put an egg crate or mattress pad/topper on your bed for comfort and they fit on the longer mattresses that are in some residential rooms.

I would like to have access to a microwave and refrigerator. What are my options?

Due to sanitation challenges, communal kitchens inside the residence halls will be closed for this academic year. 

Students are allowed to bring their own mini fridge for their room. Mini fridges cannot exceed 118 volts, 60Hz, or draw more than 1.5 amps or 180 watts. They should also be 4 cu. ft. or smaller. Only one mini fridge per resident allowed.

Microfridge units are available for rent from Units are delivered to student rooms prior to move-in and are picked up at the end of the year. Personal microwaves (not rented through MyFridgeRental) are NOT allowed in the residence halls. 

Can I bring a coffee pot, slow cooker, or rice cooker?

You are permitted to bring appliances that do not have an exposed heating element. For example, you are able to bring a Keurig coffee maker or any coffee pot that does not have a hot plate.

Items such as slow cookers, rice cookers, and toaster ovens all have exposed heating elements that are a potential fire hazard and are therefore prohibited items.

A full list of prohibited items is available in the Residential Student Handbook or here

Are cable and WiFi available?

Cable and WiFi are included for all students. Cable includes most standard channels and a list of channels is available through the IT Help Desk. TV cable cords are not provided, students should bring their own. 

Though WiFi is available in both residence halls, you are encouraged to also bring an ethernet cable for wired internet access as well.

Personal routers and wireless printers are prohibited items in the residence halls as they impact the strength of the wireless network for other community members.

When do I get my student ID?

You should've received your ID during Registration Day. If you haven't, you'll have to go to Rice Hall when you arrive to campus. 

Where do I go on Move-In Day?

Move-In locations:

Meletia Hall- The back of Meletia Hall across from Rice Hall. Please look for move-in signs. 

Doyle Hall- The first-floor lobby of Doyle Hall. Please look for move-in signs. 

How do I get a parking permit?

You will have the opportunity to register your vehicle on campus with Public Safety during move-in day. Additional information will be provided on move-in day.

If you would prefer to register your vehicle on campus prior to move-in, visit the Public Safety Switchboard on the 1st floor in the front of Caroline Hall.

When does my meal plan start?

Meal plans begin on Friday, August 25 for lunch. 

My room has extra furniture that I don't want, can I have it removed?

No, all furniture must remain inside the rooms. We will not be able to remove furniture from the assigned spaces and no furniture can be placed or left in the hallways/communal areas.