Move-in Day

  • Check-in and Move-in Information- Fall 2018

    Move-In Day

    Move-in is an exciting time! We ask families and students to read this information carefully, as there will be details about where to park, what time to arrive and where you will check in. Please check back frequently for updates.

    Once on campus you will be greeted by Community Advisors, Resident Directors and many other staff members. A move-in crew, made up of student volunteers, will be available to assist you with getting your belongings into your residence hall room. The college does provide a number of moving bins to help families transport belongings.

    We do not allow students to arrive prior to move-in day, unless they have received notification that they are part of a pre-approved college group (e.g., soccer team or move-in crew). If you are a member of one of these early arrival groups, you will receive communication from the person in charge of the group about your move-in date and time.

    New Student Check-In

    Monday, September 3rd

    Students who have paid their bill in full and submitted all required health forms are cleared for direct check-in and may proceed directly to their Residence Halls. Resident Directors will be in each building to check you in. Students who have been cleared for Direct Check-in will receive email notification from the Center for Student Financial Planning and Services (CSFPS) beginning the week of Monday, August 27th

    Resident students who have not been cleared for Direct Check-in must go to the Campus Center between 9am-11am. Once the student is cleared for check-in, they will receive their key from the Office of Residence Life in the Campus Center.

    To help move-in day run smoothly we ask that students and families adhere to the specific move-in times and locations listed below. For your convenience, we have also attached directions to the Residence Halls and parking lots to expedite the move-in process. 

    9am-10:30am - 3rd floor of Adams Hall, Bourret Hall, Dean Hall, Ewen Hall, Horne Hall, Jones Hall, Memorial Hall, Wallace Hall, Woodward Hall, Mitchell House and all of Clark House.

    10am-12:30pm - 2nd floor of Adams Hall, Bourret Hall, Ewen Hall, Jones Hall, Horne Hall, Wallace Hall, Woodward Hall, and Mitchell House. 4th floor of Dean Hall and Memorial Hall.

    12:00pm-1:30pm- 1st floor of Adams Hall, Bourret Hall, Ewen Hall, Horne Hall, Jones Hall, Wallace Hall, Woodward Hall and all of Franklin Commons. 

    We ask that parents plan to depart campus by 4pm. Students will join the Bulldog Beginnings program after dinner. Throughout Monday and Tuesday students will be engaged in a variety of activities in the classroom and small groups. 

    Returning Resident Student Check-In

    Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 *please check back frequently for the most up-to-date information*

    Returning resident students who have been CLEARED for Direct Check-in should pick up their keys in their respective residence halls. Students who have been cleared for Direct Check-in will receive email notification from the Center for Student Financial Planning and Services (CSFPS) beginning the week of Monday, August 27th.  Please adhere to the following designated move-in times and locations to assist in making move-in a smooth process.

    Returning resident students who have NOT been cleared for Direct Check-in must go to the the Center for Student Financial Planning and Services, located in Dean Hall to check in between 9am-11am. Once the student is cleared for check-in, they will receive their key from the Office of Residence Life, who will be located in the Dean Hall Conference room. 

    New Commuter Student Check-In

    Monday, September 3rd between 2pm - 4pm.  

    All Commuter students should check in at the Campus Center on Monday, September 3rd between 2pm - 4pm. Students who are not cleared for direct check in will be directed to Center for Student Financial Planning and Services (CSFPS) to finalize their check in. CSFPS will be located in the Campus Center during check in for the convenience of students and families. Students who have been cleared will have the opportunity to participate in activities prior to the 4pm Commuter Student meeting

    At 4pm there will be a brief meeting in the Commuter Lounge (Campus Center Atrium - Keller Room). Campus Safety will be present at the meeting to distribute parking information and decals, as well as student IDs. At 5pm commuter students are invited (free of charge) to enjoy dinner in the Smith Family Dining Center. Commuter students will then join residential students for the Bulldog Beginnings program starting at 6:15pm. 

    Returning Commuter Student Check-In

    Commuter students who have paid their bill in full may go directly to their first registered class on Wednesday, September 5th.  Returning resident students who have NOT been cleared for Direct Check-in must go to the the Center for Student Financial Planning and Services, located in Dean Hall to check in beginning at 2pm on Tuesday, September 4th. 

    Additional Information

    MicroFridge
    Rent or purchase a MicroFridge with a safe plug for the coming school year. Free delivery and pickup. Check out www.collegerefrigerators.com for details.

    Sodexo Dining Services
    Dean provides you with a variety of dining options that will keep your dining experience fresh. Our ultimate goal is to provide restaurant-quality food combined with great service and a fresh approach. Boomer Buck's may be used at any of our on-campus dining locations, including Boomer's Dog Pound and Bulldog Beanery as well as select off-campus Franklin restaurants. Off-campus dining locations are Domino's Pizza, Maguro House, MacCity and Franklin Pizza & Deli.  

    On Campus Market
    The On Campus Market supplies college students with all the residence hall essentials you can imagine. In its determination to make the transition to higher learning effortless and enjoyable, OCM is dedicated to providing your loved one with quality dorm room bedding and many more items we’re certain your college student can’t go without. This partnership is brought to you by the Dean College Resident Student Association and a percentage of the proceeds goes back to this organization. Please choose OCM and support your Dean College RSA!


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