We hope you are excited for the big day! We will provide some specific information to ensure the best possible experience for all students and their families arriving on Move-In day. It is important that students and families know in which building the student will be residing. We encourage students to log into the Housing Portal prior to arriving to verify their residence hall and room number.
Please click on the link for your assigned building for a detailed instruction sheet to assist you with your move-in experience. We ask that you do your best to adhere to your assigned move-in time to assist us with traffic flow, particularly in areas where the drop-off zone is small.
Can’t arrive during your move-in time? No worries! We will welcome you when you arrive.
Residence Hall Move-In Instructions
- Ball/Custis/Madison (upperclass)
- Custis/Madison/Virginia (first year)
- The Link/Randolph/Mason
- Eagle Landing
- UMW Apartments
Please also download the Move-In day map, paying special attention to the yellow (unloading zones) and bright red (long term parking).
Important advice regarding Move-In:
Please be mindful that August in Virginia can be hot and humid and sometimes a bit rainy. Please pack and dress accordingly. We encourage you to bring water for the whole family and be prepared for some potential wait times as we usher in over 1,000 students each Move-In day.
*Don’t forget to label all boxes with last name, first initial, building, and room number
Move-In Day Questions
UMW Residence Life and Housing has done its best to provide you with all information that you will need to make your move-in experience is as smooth and effortless as possible. In the event you have questions on Move-In day, you can get them answered in person at the following locations on Campus:
- At your assigned residence hall
- Marye House (Building 35 on the campus map)
- Eagle Landing Front Desk (Building 18 on the campus map)
Or, if you prefer you can use social media including Facebook and Twitter between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to get your questions answered using #UMWMovein2019
Meals will be provided for all first-year students beginning Move-In day, August 21. For all first-year students arriving early for NEST, Orientation, etc., all meals have been arranged from the day you arrive and will continue until the meal plan begins.
For those who are upperclass students arriving early due to Sponsored Early Arrival, you will need to contact your Sponsor to see if they have arranged for meals. All other upperclass students, meals will begin with dinner on Move-In day (Saturday).