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Fall 2020 Move-In

Oklahoma City University Housing and Residence Life looks forward to welcoming our new and returning residents for the Fall 2020 semester!

To help ensure everyone's safety during the move-in process, each student is responsible for signing up for a time slot. You must arrive and check into your room assignment on your assigned day and during your self-assigned time slot. You will need to remain flexible in your plans as we will be unable to accommodate requests for changes to move-in dates and times unless already approved as a special population.

Optional Early Drop-Off (Freshmen Only): August 5th-7th

Students can sign up for a 2-hour window between 9am-5pm to drop off their items on Wednesday, August 5th to Friday, August 7th. Upon arrival, the student and support person will be let into their room by a member of our Residence Life staff. You will have access to the room but will not be given a key. Once all your items are moved in, or the 2-hour window limit has expired, the student will check-out with our Residence Life staff and the door will be locked. Choosing this option will allow for a quicker move-in process on the day of your official move-in.

To sign up for a day and time to drop off your belongings early please click on your Residence Hall below.

Banning Hall

Walker Hall

Methodist Hall

Freshman Move-In: August 9th-11th

Beginning at 12:00pm on Sunday, August 9th through Tuesday August 11th, Freshmen can select a time-slot for move-in between 9am-4pm. At this move-in, the student will drive-up to the front of Walker Hall or Banning Hall and all their items will be taken up from their vehicle to their room with the help of our Residence Life staff and other campus partners. Your specific room will be unlocked by a member of Residence Life staff and once inside, you will find paperwork and your key.

If you chose the early drop-off option, you will walk to the front of your building and check-in, then you will be taken to your room to get your paperwork and key.

To sign up for a day and time slot for Freshman Move-IN please click on your hall below.

Banning Hall

Walker Hall

Methodist Hall

Upperclassmen Move-In: August 10th-August 16th

Upperclassmen will choose a time-slot for their move-in, starting on Monday, August 10th through Sunday, August 16th between the hours of 9:00AM-4:00PM. To sign up for a day and time slot for upperclassmen Move-In please click on your residential community below.

Methodist Hall

Cokesbury Apartments

Methodist Hall

Students will remain in their vehicles and be directed to the Pavilion on the south side of Methodist hall. A member of our Residence Life staff will check you in while you remain in your car and give your keys to you. The paperwork will already be in your room. Once you are checked in, go to your desired entrance and start moving in!

Cokesbury Apartments

Students will park near their building and walk to the pavilion by the Cokesbury pool. The student will be checked in and given their keys. The paperwork needed will already be in your room. Once you are checked-in, start moving in!

Important Information

  • All students moving in are required to sign up for a time slot.
  • Please limit elevator occupancy to one family at a time.
  • Masks are mandatory.
  • Each student can have a max of two move-in helpers
  • Reminder: The cafeteria will open on August 10th at 7:00am.

Frequently Asked Questions

For Freshman Early Drop-Off:

How do I sign up for Freshman Early Drop Off?

To sign up for Freshman Early Drop-Off please sign up for a day and time below based on what residence hall you are in.

What hours are Move-In or Early Drop-off?

Move-In and Early Drop are between the hours of 9:00AM to 5:00PM.

Will I get my key if I choose to do the early drop-off?

Not at that time. The early drop-off is there for students to drop their items off in their room before the move-in date. Then, on the move-in date, you can simply walk up to your building and head to your room to get your key.

For all other residents:

Do I need to sign-up for a move-in time?

Yes! Follow the link to sign-up for a time slot for your building. This does include residents living in Banning Hall, Walker Hall, Methodist Hall, and Cokesbury Apartments.

Where can I find the move-in time slot registration forms?

The move-in sign up forms can be found below and are based on your residential community:

What if I need to change my move-in time slot?

To change your move-in time slot, please log back into the registration form for your hall and delete your original submission. From there you will be able to sign up for another available time slot.

What is the time slots are filled for the day or time I would like to come in?

We ask that during this time that you be flexible. If your 1st choice for your move-in day and time slot are full, please select another open day or time.

I live in Banning and Walker Hall, how do I check in?

Residents arriving on campus during their self-assigned time slot that will live in Banning and Walker Hall will arrive on campus enter campus by coming down Noble Drive and will be directed in line to their hall. Residence Life staff will check in students at their car. The student’s room key and move-in information will be placed within the student’s assigned room on their desk.

I live in Methodist Hall, how do I check in?

You will drive to the pavilion on the south side of Methodist Hall at your selected time and Residence Life staff will check you in and provide you with your key. Move-in materials will be placed with the student’s room.

I live in Cokesbury, how do I check in?

You will park in the Cokesbury complex and walk to the pavilion by the pool. The Residence Life staff will check you in and provide you with your key. Move-in materials will be placed within the student’s apartment.

When is Move-In for Freshman Honors and PLC Students?

Honor and PLC Students Move-In is on Sunday, Aug 9th from 9am to noon. Please plan to arrive during that time window as these programs have special events planned.

Will Move-In Volunteers be available to help Move-In?

There will be volunteers at the front of Walker Hall, Banning Hall, and the East Side of Methodist Hall to help freshman students move into their spaces.

Will carts be available to help move items?

Volunteers will be equipped with carts to help students move freshman students into their fall assignment. There will be carts available for individual check out for Methodist Hall at the Methodist Hall Housing Office. It is the responsibility of the student moving in to clean the cart before and after use. Cleaning supplies will be supplied for each student to clean the cart.

Are students able to bring their own Move-In helpers?

Each student that is moving in is permitted to have a maximum of two move-in helpers.

Where do I park after I have unloaded my vehicle at my residential community?

If you moved into Walker and Banning Hall once you have unloaded your vehicle please park in the parking lot in front of Draper Hall.

Due to COVID-19 are there any precautions and extra measures I should be aware of?

There will be numerous measures being taken while students are move into on-campus housing:

  • All students and their move-in helpers are encouraged to wear masks and while moving in.
  • While using elevators there is a limit of one person and their move in helpers at a time.
  • Housekeeping will be cleaning hot spots through the day during move in. There will also be cleaning supplies provided through the common spaces for disinfecting before and after use.

What happens if I arrive after hours to move in?

Unless approved at least 48 hours ahead of time by the Housing and Residence Life Department, you will be asked to come back the following day to move-in during the Move-In time window.

How do I find out my housing assignment before move-in?

Please check your OCU email for your room and hall assignment information. You can also find the information within your housing application in the housing portal. The housing portal can be found here.

What if I am not able to move in during the scheduled move-in before the start of class?

Any students that are not able to move into their fall assignments by the first day of classes August 17th must notify housing beforehand.

How should I pack my items?

  • Clearly label your belongings with your full name, residence hall, and room number. Include labels on everything and make them easily visible.
  • Size and weight matters! Remember in some residential communities you will be using stairs and not elevators to move your belongings.
  • Make sure that you have talked with your roommate and tried to avoid duplicating items for your room.
  • Make sure that you review the housing policies and know what is and is not allowed in your room.

When will Dining Services Open?

The Cafeteria and Alvin’s Market will open starting Monday, August 10th. Chick-fil-a will open for service starting Monday, August 17th.