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Fall Move-In

Oklahoma City University Housing and Residence Life look forward to welcoming our new and returning residents for the Fall 2022 semester!

To help ensure a smooth process for move-in, 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.

Optional Early Drop-Off (First Year Students Only): August 11th-13th

Students can sign up for a 2-hour window between 9:00 am-4:00 pm to drop off their items from Thursday, August 11th to Saturday, August 13th. 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.

Sign-up Forms for time slots will be listed in Mid-July 2022.

First Year Student Move-In: August 14, 2022

Freshmen Move-In will begin at 9:00 am on Sunday, August 14th. Freshmen can select a time slot for move-in between 9:00 am-7:00 pm. During their selected time slot, 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 the Residence Life staff and once inside, you will find paperwork and your room key.

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

If you are part of the PLC or Honor's program you will receive specific move-in instructions at your OCU student email.

Sign-up Forms for time slots will be listed in Mid-July 2022.

Upper-class student Move-In: August 17th-August 21st

Upperclass students will choose a time slot for their move-in, starting Wednesday, Aug 17th through Sunday, August 21st between the housing 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM.

Sign-up Forms for time slots will be listed in Mid-July 2022.

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.
  • Reminder: The cafeteria will open on August 14th at 5:00 pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

For First Year Student 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. Links will be added in mid-July.

  • Banning Drop-Off
  • Walker Hall Drop-Off

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

Early Drop Off hours are 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Freshmen Move-In hours are 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

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's front office to check-in. You will then be able to proceed 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.

Links will be added in mid-July

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. Links will be added in mid-July.

  • Banning Move-in
  • Walker Move-In
  • Methodist Move-In
  • Cokesbury Move-In

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 for flexibility during this time. 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 by entering from Noble Drive (this is a one-way road that runs directly parallel to 23rd St) and will be directed in line to their hall. Residence Life staff will check-in students at their cars. 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 in 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 Students Move-In is on Saturday, Aug 13th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Honor students do not need to sign up for a move in time. Just arrive at the hall during your move-in time window.

  • PLC Students will move-In on Sunday, Aug 14th. Further instructions will be emailed to you about PLC move-in.

Will their be volunteers to assist with Move-In?

There will be volunteers at the front of Walker Hall, and Banning Hall to help on Freshman Move-In day to help students move into their spaces.

Will carts be available to help move items?

Volunteers will be equipped with carts to help students move Freshmen students into their Fall assignments. There will be carts available for individual check-out for Methodist Hall at the Methodist Hall Housing Office. If a student checks out a cart and fails to return it, they will be charged for its replacement.

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

Each student that is moving in is permitted to have move-in helpers. There is not limit of the number of 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.

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. They are sent out starting June 30th. 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 in August 23rd 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 Sunday, August 14th. Kitchen 1904 will open for service starting Monday, August 22nd.