Move-In Day

Move-in Day marks the beginning of your Rochester University journey. We love welcoming new members into the RU family, and we want to make sure you feel welcomed and at home as soon as you arrive on campus. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, Move In will occur between August 24-August 29 between the hours of 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm. All residents will be emailed links to sign up for a Move In time. The following guidelines are placed to ensure a seamless move in process:

  • Only 10 residents in each building are permitted to move into the residence halls in each time slot

  • Students are permitted to have a maximum of 2 guests to help move in

  • All students and their 2 guests are required to complete a health screening test before entering the resident halls for move in

  • Only those who pass the health screening test will be permitted inside the residence halls – if you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID on your Move In Day, please email to reschedule an individual Move In Appointment.

  • All students and guests must wear a face mask at all times within the halls (with the exception of when they are in the room assigned to the student)

  • Guests may not return to the residence halls once the student has fully moved in

  • For more information on RU’s COVID-19 resources, please visit

Move-In Tips

  • Don’t over pack – Don’t overload boxes making them too heavy to carry.  You can avoid this common mistake by using smaller boxes.  Smaller boxes are easier to manipulate when packing them into vehicles and much lighter for you and the move-in crew to carry.
  • Be sure all your belongings are contained in boxes – Loose items are easily dropped or lost.  Please make every effort to pack all your belongings inside boxes or containers.  That includes hanging clothes, toiletries, shoes, etc.
  • None of the buildings have elevators, so please try to keep boxes light to make it easier to carry upstairs.
  • Bring a handcart or dolly
  • Be patient!

Before you arrive on campus, please review RU’s Student Handbook. This handbook contains on campus policies and additional helpful information.

We look forward to meeting you soon!