For Parents: A Quick Guide to Move in Day!

As the fall semester is coming soon, we wanted to provide you with some information about the move-in process for your student!

Review this Move-In Letter and take look at the information below for a quick glance of move-in day!

Move-in will take place the following dates and times for Fall 2018:

Monday, August 13th starting at 8am- Students participating in August orientation only

Tuesday, August 14th starting at 8am- First Year Honors and First in the Pack Students

Thursday, August 16st starting at 8am- New and Transfer Students only

 Saturday, August 18th starting at 8am- Returning/upperclassmen students and all remaining students

 all other early arrivals are approved by the Director of Residential Life

Check-in process

When you arrive on campus, you and your student should go directly to the Danna Student Center and our staff will greet you and guide you through the check-in process. Be sure your student has submitted their immunization paper work to Student Health. If they have not done so already, they may do so once they arrive to campus (directly to Student Health located in the lower level of the Danna Student Center). Additionally, you will need to confirm that your financial balance has been cleared by Student Financial Services. Your student will not receive their keys until all outstanding balances have been cleared and paperwork has been submitted to the appropriate offices. They can check their LORA account for more information.  Once your student receives their key(s), they may proceed to their building and floor and their RA will be there to meet and welcome them!

Parents, you can start unloading items and take them up to their assigned room. All items may be staged outside of your student's room until they have received their key. 

Parking, Unloading, and Parking Garages

·         If you are moving into Biever hall, you will park in the West Road Garage and enter from St. Charles Ave.

·         If you are moving into Buddig or Carrolton, you will park in the Freret Street Garage and enter from Freret St.

·         If you are moving into Cabra/Founders, you will park in the lot next to Cabra, directly off Pine Street.

Unloading Only Rule: For move-in day, you will only be able to park on the first floor of the garage for 30 minutes before you will have to move your car to a permanent parked location on the upper floors of the assigned parking garage. 


Dollies/Moving Help/Equipment

Residential life will have dollies to check-out for move-in. However, these get are checked out very quickly and there can be a wait. Please consider bringing in your own moving equipment to expedite your move-in process. Additionally we will have student move-in volunteers call "Krewe du Move" available to help you with the move in process. They will assist with directing you to your appropriate building, operating elevators, holding doors and helping your get your items to your room if you should need additional assistance! 

Packages (UPS, DHL and FedEx)

First Year student packages can be picked up in the St. Charles Room August 13-17. After that all package pick up will be in the Biever Hall main office. Upperclass students (So, Jr, Sr and Grad) will pick up their packages from the Biever Hall main office, regardless of the day of their move in. During the weekend, the package room will only be open on August 18th for move-in day. Any parcels shipped by USPS will be picked up the Post Office located in the Danna Student Center, next to the ATM's. 

Dress for the day

New Orleans is VERY hot and can be rainy during the month of August. Please dress cool and comfortable. Stay hydrated and remain patient. Our goal is to work as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Water stations will be available, but we always recommend bringing your own reusable water bottle.



If you need any assistance on move-in day, just find one of our staff members and we are happy to serve! The Res Life Team will be in red t-shirts! We look forward to meeting you all! Other questions? Feel free to contact our main office at 504-865-2445.