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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 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!

Move-In Event Handout

Parking Map

What to Bring

What to bring- thumbnail Move-in Day parking map Move-In Checklist
Printable (PDF)
Printable (PDF)
Printable (PDF)

When is Move-in Event?

Move-in Event will be on August 24, 2015. 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 24-25, and between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on August 26. Students that have not checked in by 5:00 p.m. on August 26 are considered “No Shows” and their rooms will be given to other students who are on the waiting list.

Where can I park?

We have created a parking map to reference for Move-In Event.

Vandergriff Hall residents can call University Housing at 817-272-2791 to find out which parking garage would be most convenient to park in corresponding to their room number.

All residents should order your parking permit online starting August 1.  Permits are mailed to your home prior to moving into the residence halls.  Be sure to bring it with you and check out the discounts from The Shops at College Park District that will come with your permit!  

Where can I find volunteers?

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.

What’s the Benefit of moving in on Monday?

Help to move your stuff, of course! Volunteers will only available on Monday, August 24. 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.


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 our 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 here first, and if you can't find the answer contact us via Live Chat.

Move-in Volunteers

Volunteer to welcome our residence hall students to campus.

Learn more here

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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.

Get the details here