Preparing for Move-in

Preparing early is one way to ensure that your move will go smoothly. The Move-in tips and videos below will provide you with information that will help your move-in be more successful.

Move-in Day Videos

Move-in Tips

Your scheduled check-in time is based on your room assignment. This information has been sent to your SF State email account. Be sure to bring your Student ID along with your  room assignment confirmation email with you on Move-in Day. 

Please Note: Due to high volume traffic and people, we ask that you arrive at your scheduled time. If you arrive earlier than your scheduled time, you will be required to wait until your scheduled time slot. If you arrive later than your scheduled time, you may need to wait until move-in staff can accommodate you. Wait time could range from 6-8 hours.

Carefully review the information in the Move-in Guide and the map applicable to your move-in day and building in advance.  This will help you to familiarize yourself with your building location and specific color-coded unloading areas.

We recommend that you also check traffic conditions on the day of your move to ensure that you arrive at your scheduled move-in time.

There are 4 basic steps to the Move-in Process : arrival, unloading, moving your vehicle to all-day parking, and check-in. Each move-in process differs slightly by building and day so be sure to check the Move-in Guide (pages 7 & 8) carefully.

It’s never too early to start thinking about what you will be bringing with you. Check our 'What to Bring' page for detailed packing list. 

Check your SF State email regularly for important updates.