Things to Do Before Move-In Day

  • Once you receive your room assignment, consult the 2018 move-in schedule. Begin planning your move by reviewing your residence hall, apartment, or special interest community’s designated move-in day and time.
  • After learning your roommate’s name(s), call your roommate(s) and try to talk several times before move-in day. Share academic plans, common interests, and what each of you will contribute to your room’s set-up. If possible, arrange to meet for a meal or a movie, so you can get to know one another better. Finally, take a few minutes to look over the roommate agreement.
  • Rutgers Residence Life maintains important policies with which residents should be familiar. It is expected that all students living in residence have read and understand the policies of on-campus living. Please take a moment to review these policies and the student code of conduct.
  • In order to obtain your room keys, NJ State Law on health and immunization requirements for new and transfer students must be met. Learn more information about immunization requirements. All health and immunization requirements and forms are found on the Rutgers Immunization Portal.
  • Fill out your emergency contact information through your MyRutgers portal. This information will be kept confidential and will only be utilized by Residence Life staff in the case of an emergency.
  • Residence Life can provide reasonable special housing accommodations for students with specific medical and psychiatric conditions. Students requesting this type of housing will need to provide medical documentation in order to be accommodated. For more information contact Catrina Gallo, Coordinator for Student Support in Residence Life, at 848-932-4371 or visit the the Special Accommodations Request page.
  • Mail Services serves as the mail distribution hub for all student mail. For more information about mail services at Rutgers University, including: forwarding procedures, address information and general guidelines, mail pickup and post office locations, and instructions on how to opt into the mail/package service, please visit the Mail Services website. If you are shipping packages to campus prior to move in, please be sure to arrive before your items!
  • In order to pick up your keys you will need to present a valid state/government form of identification such as a: driver’s license, passport, state issued photo identification card, passport card, etc. Please make sure you take the necessary steps to obtain an acceptable form of photo ID prior to your arrival on campus.
  • Plan your move! Make sure you review the 2018 Move-In Schedule, campus maps, and key pick-up information prior to your designated move-in day. Have you made arrangements to have helpers, such as parents, friends, and siblings, join you on moving day? Dress comfortably and be ready to move and work around less than ideal weather conditions. Because not all residence halls/apartments have elevators, we recommend packing smaller, more moderately sized boxes instead of several large ones. Due to the limited number of available move-in bins, we recommend bringing a hand-truck, etc. to help make your move easier.