Fall 2020 Move-In

We're excited to welcome you to your new home on campus! Time to start planning and get ready to move in.

Visit this page often. The information below is subject to change per developments in COVID-19. 

Move-In information will be posted and updated here throughout the summer. Don’t forget to also check your Illinois email frequently so you don’t miss important details or updates!

Residence Halls 

Move-In Week

Our typical Move-In Week schedule and process have been modified to protect the health and safety of our residents, families, and staff. 

Dates and Times:

Early Arrival: August 16; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. & August 17-18; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Living-Learning Community: Official Move-In Days August 17-18; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 
First-Year Students: Official Move-In Days August 19-20; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Returning Students: Official Move-In Day August 21; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Additional Weekend Days: August 22-23; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Move-In Reservations: 

To provide a socially distant and efficient Move-In experience, residents moving in this fall are required to select a Move-In Week time slot between August 16-23. During these time slots, residents will be allowed to check-in, unload, and transport items to their room.

First-year residents are encouraged to select a Move-In Week time slot on or before August 20 so that they may participate in Welcome Week events. Returning residents are encouraged to select a Move-In Week time slot between August 21-23.

Log into MyHousing to select your required Move-In date. 

If you will be unable to arrive by the first day of classes on August 24, please notify the Housing Information Office of when you intend to check in. If you arrive after August 24 without notifying the Housing Information Office, your assignment may change. Failure to claim your room assignment does not automatically cancel your contract.

Move-In Instructions 

Move-In Instructions will differ from day to day. Be sure to follow the instructions planned for your Move-In date. 

Move-In Safety Guidelines

As you move in, the following safety guidelines must be followed:

  • Limit the number of individuals helping you move to two.
  • Face coverings that cover the mouth and nose must be worn (unless for medical purposes).
  • Please limit elevators to one family at a time. 
  • Hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and moving carts will be available, but you are encouraged to also bring your own.
  • If you, or one of the individuals helping you move, begins to experience symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please do not come to campus.


Parking on campus is very limited. Upon your arrival, you may unload your vehicle from a curb or metered space nearest your residence hall (do not leave your car unattended while unloading). For longer term visitor parking that same day you must contact Campus Parking. Meters and lots are enforced by Campus Parking during Move-In. University Housing is not responsible for parking tickets you may receive.

International Students

Review the International Move-In page for information specific to your needs. 

University Apartments

Apartment Check-in

If you will be moving into University Apartments at Orchard Downs, Goodwin-Green, or Ashton Woods, please check in at the Family & Graduate Housing office. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you need to check in outside of our normal business hours, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make alternate arrangements.

The Family & Graduate Housing Office is located at:

1841 Orchard Place
Urbana, IL 61801 
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Please bring completed forms and provide proof of affiliation to the University of Illinois. Check-in will be more efficient if your forms are completed in advance and you provide the appropriate documents (marriage certificate, domestic partner verification, and birth certificates, as appropriate).


If you will need parking, please review our parking information and apply.