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About the move-in event
When is the move-in event?
Can I move-in early?
Where can I park?
Where can I find volunteers?
Monday move-in benefits
When will i find out my roommate?
What comes in my room?
What can I bring?
Mid-semester move-in steps

About the Move-In Event

The Move-in Event is a campus-wide tradition to help residence hall students move into their new homes on opening day. More than 500 faculty, staff and student volunteers will be on hand throughout the day to welcome students, families, and friends. More importantly, they actually help new residents move their belongings into their rooms! That means more hands to carry stuff — which saves time and lets new residents focus on getting unpacked, meeting their neighbors, making new friends, and settling into their new homes.

Move-in day is an exciting day for everyone on campus.  The campus community springs back to the normal hustle and bustle as students return.  On move-in day, prepare to arrive in the morning when the temperature is cooler.  When you arrive, park in the designated lot (click map to the right) and visit the front desk first before bringing anything inside the hall.  Once you get your keys and complete your check-in process, a volunteer will help gather volunteers to go to your vehicle and take your personal belongings to your new room.  We provide stickers to label your property so our volunteers know which room to take your personal belongings.  Once your volunteers drop off your belongings to your room, get settled in, meet your roommate/suitemates and neighbors, and begin your college experience with Maverick Stampede Activities! For a simple, step-by-step move in day guide, see link below.

Simple Step-by-Step Move-In Day Guide

When is Move-in Event?

Move-in Event will be on August 20, 2018. The residence halls open at 9:00 a.m. and volunteers will be available until 2:00 p.m (limited volunteers will be available until 4:00pm in Arlington Hall, KC Hall, and Vandergriff Hall). You may move in anytime between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. August 21. Students that have not checked in by 5:00 p.m. on August 21 are considered “No Shows” and their rooms will be given to other students who are on the waiting list.

Can I move in early?

Pending approval. Sunday early arrival sign-up is now closed. If you would like to move in on Sunday please come to your residence hall between 10:00am and 2:00pm to check-in. The early arrival charge of $25 will be applied to your MyMav account a couple days after you arrive. Please note if you live in Vandergriff, the College Park Center Park South Garage must be clear of all vehicles (violators will be towed at the owners expense). Parking will be available at the Park North and Park Central Garages. Thank you for your cooperation.


We have created a parking map to reference for Move-In Event. Check out your parking options below! 

Parking Map

Vandergriff Hall residents will receive an email prior to the Move-In Event showing which parking garage would be most convenient to park in corresponding to their room number.

All residents should order their parking permit online after August 1st.   Check out Parking Service's webpage for more information and for detailed instructions on how to sign up for your permit. 


Volunteers will be stationed at each residence hall, and they’ll be wearing Move-in Event t-shirts and wrist bands to identify themselves as helpers.


Help to move your stuff, of course! Volunteers will only available on Monday, August 20th. Not to mention, there will be other great activities and incentives for those that move in on Monday!

  • Residence hall parent orientation session provided by Residence Hall staff at 5:30 p.m. where parents meet the Residence Director.
  • Meet your roommates and neighbors, and attend the first welcome back event in your residence hall Monday evening.
  • Early move-in provides time on Monday to buy books and visit offices on campus like the parking office and Mav Express.
  • Be able to attend other Maverick Stampede welcome week events.


Roommate notifications are typically sent out the first full week of August to your UTA email address for students who have a confirmed reservation. If you do not get it by the end of the first full week of August, please email us at and request us to resend your email.  We sometimes get last minute cancellations as students make their final preparation to start school and these changes may effect who your roommate will be. Waiting until the first week of August allows us more confidence that your roommate provided will actually move into the residence hall.  Keep in mind though, we sometimes need to change roommates last minute.  If we do this, we make every attempt to notify you prior to move-in day.

Have more questions? Check out Housing's Roommate FAQs

Roommate FAQs


Each room and residence hall is slightly different.  We try to provide items listed in each location on the individual residence hall pages. Check the link below first, and if you can't find the answer contact us via Facebook  Chat.

Residence Hall Communities


Check out this handy packing list of things you should and shouldn't bring to your new home!

Residence Halls Packing List

Mid-Semester Move-In

Whether you move onto campus mid-semester or during move-in week, following the outlines process will help ensure a speedy and hassle free arrival.

Mid-semester residence hall move-in

  1. Stop by the Housing Office to complete your contract and all deposits & prepayments
  2. Take your receipt to the community front desk to obtain your room number and key
  3. Move your belongings in
  4. Stop by to meet your RA