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Residence Hall Move In Event

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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 are on hand throughout the day to welcome students and parents. 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 and settled in their new home.

move-in day sign

What should I expect?

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 (see map below) and visit the front desk first before brining 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 orange stickers to label your property with your new room number in case a volunteer loses track of you.  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 Welcome Week Activities!

When is Move-in Event?

Move-in Event will be on August 19, 2013. The residence halls open at 8:30 a.m. and volunteers will be available until 2:00 p.m. You may move in anytime between 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. August 19-20, and between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on 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.

Where can I park?

Click here for a printable map of where to park on move-in day.

Campus Move In Event Parking Map

Click here for the printable Vandergriff Hall parking map.

Vandergriff Parking Map

Order your parking permit for the school year online

Where can I find volunteers?

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

What’s the Benefit of moving in on Monday?

Help to move your stuff, of course! Volunteers will only available on Monday, August 19. Not to mention, there will be other great activities and incentives for those that move in early!

  • 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.


move-in day

Meningitis Immunization

All entering students are required to provide proof of meningitis immunization or an applicable State Health Department waiver.  UT Arlington asks students to submit proof of vaccination or applicable waiver to Magnus Health SMR, to ensure that documents are processed in time to comply with the law.

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residence hall room

Connect to Support

For more detailed, printable versions of the Cable, Internet, and Phone Service Guides, click on the links below.

Cable TV Service Guide
Internet Service Guide
Phone Service Guide