Move In Day 2017

New Residents

 Move-in Day Information:

Thursday, August 22, 2019, is a big day! With you and around 150 of your peers moving onto campus in a tight time window please understand that your cooperation will be required. Your room number designates your floor number, and to make moving in both fun and efficient, your whole floor will move in together at the time designated below. Please do your very best to align your arrival to campus with your corresponding move-in time frame. If you are on a special early arrival roster (i.e. athletics, leadership, etc.) your move-in date and protocol is otherwise arranged and varies from what is listed here.

Floors Four and Ten: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Floors Two and Eight: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Floor Nine: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
All Other Floors: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

When you arrive on Thursday you will be guided to our check-in tent after pulling onto the main campus driveway. There you will receive your room key and other arrival information. Movers and volunteers will be present to help you unload. Carlow's formal Orientation begins at 3:00 p.m. with a University Welcome from our President, parents depart at 4:30 p.m., and then Orientation continues into the evening. 

Returning Students

Returning students can move in any time on Saturday, August 24th or Sunday, August 25th.

What If I Cannot Move In at The Specified Time?

You may move in at a different time on your move-in date or any day thereafter; however, you will not have the assistance of the university's team for unloading. Please call 412.578.8776 for instructions if you cannot move in at the specified times.

Before Arrival

There are several things you'll need to check off your list before you arrive at Carlow. Please read over the Pre-Move-in Checklist. For a list of what can and cannot be brought into the residence halls, please refer to the Resident Hall FAQs.

IMPORTANT: Forms Due Prior To Arrival

  • Health History and Immunization Documentation Form
    Prior to moving into the residence hall, all students must have submitted the Health History and Immunization Documentation Form located on the Important Checklist webpage with verification from their health care provider that they have received all mandatory immunizations.  
  • Housing/Food Service Agreement
    Each student who resides in the residence hall is required to sign the Housing/Food Service Agreement through the online housing interface. Your contract must be on file in order to move into the residence hall.


During first-year student Move In Day, you may park in lots A, B, C, or D. Click here to view our campus map and figure out where to park!

Check In 

Again, look for the check-in table outside of Frances Warde Hall under our tent. All new students can pick up their housing key and student ID, as well as complete any last minute forms. 

Are There Any Packing Tips?

When packing, we suggest you label all large boxes, suitcases, and items with your name and room number. This will help with the accurate transport of your belongings to your room. Don't use black trash bags because they can be mistaken for trash.

We want to make move-in day the best possible experience for you. Hundreds of students are moving to campus on the same day, so there are bound to be a few glitches along the way. Packing a dose of patience and a smile can help. 

Not sure what you should bring? Here’s some helpful tips.  

Can Students Move In Early?

In order to return to campus early, a student must be a part of a group considered essential to the opening of the university. Some examples of these groups include but are not limited to fall athletes, Celtic Crew, first-year mentors, resident assistants, and the Student Government Association Executive Board. Students whose special circumstances are beyond this scope may submit an individual request. However, only those requests deemed both reasonable and necessary will be approved. 

Need help? Just ask!
Support staff for the residence hall includes three graduate student employees, 12 resident assistants (RAs), first-year mentors (FYMs), and the assistant director of Campus Life.