Fall 2020 Move-in Instructions
Fall 2020 Move-In Schedules
First year students will move into their residence halls between Monday, August 17, 2020 and Friday, August 21, 2020. Each residence hall will have a unique schedule based on capacity and layout. Not all buildings will move in on each day.
Upper class students residing in residence halls will move into their residence halls on Saturday, August 22, 2020 or Sunday, August 23, 2020.
Bear Creek students will move in between Saturday, August 15, 2020 and Sunday, August 23, 2020.
Move-in Appointment: Check-in and Testing Verification
- Your move-in appointment is your first stop on campus.
- You may arrive at any point during your move-in appointment time. For example, if your move-in appointment is from 3 - 4 p.m. you can arrive at any point during this window.
- You will not be permitted to enter your residence hall until you have completed this step.
- Residence Life staff are aware that you will not arrive at the residence hall until after you have completed your move-in appointment and testing verification.
Move-in Appointment Locations
Your move-in appointment location will vary based on the day of your scheduled move-in appointment. All students will report to their specified location below:
- Saturday, August 15: Bear Creek students only - Will Vill Village Center Health Clinic
- Sunday, August 16: Bear Creek students only - Will Vill Village Center Health Clinic
- Monday, August 17: First-year students and Bear Creek students - CU Events Center
- Tuesday, August 18: First-year students and Bear Creek students - CU Events Center
- Wednesday, August 19: First-year students and Bear Creek students - CU Events Center
- Thursday, August 20: First-year students and Bear Creek students - CU Events Center
- Friday, August 21: First-year students and Bear Creek students - CU Events Center
- Saturday, August 22: Returning residence hall students and Bear Creek students - Wardenburg Health Center
- Sunday, August 23: Returning residence hall students and Bear Creek students - Wardenburg Health Center
Arriving at your move-in appointment location
- All students must wear a face covering and maintain 6 feet of distance from others.
- Family members and guests will be asked to wait in your vehicle - family members/guests will not be permitted to wait in line or enter the appointment location.
- Please bring your Buff OneCard or photo ID.
- Please bring a physical copy of your lab results, or other medical paperwork verifying your negative test result.
- Tests will be available for those who are still awaiting their results or who were not able to get tested before arrival on campus.
Fall 2020 Move-in Parking
Print your Parking Pass
Information will be sent to your colorado.edu email address during the week of August 10 on how to print your move-in parking pass. This pass is valid on the day of your scheduled move-in appointment.
Fall 2020 Drop Off Days
(Residence Hall Students with permanent assignments Only)
In order to provide students with an opportunity to complete their move-in early, for guests to spend time with their student and to decrease guests within the residence halls during move-in, students will have the opportunity to participate in ‘Drop Off Days’ on August 5, 6 and 7. On your Drop Off Day, students will be able to unload personal items directly into their assigned residence hall room and to get a feel for their space.
To schedule a Drop Off Days appointment, students will first log into their MyCULiving portal and select the Move-In Appointment form in the top, gold bar and select the move-in appointment that works best for them. Once a move-in appointment has been selected, click ‘Save and Continue’ at the bottom of your screen to advance to the Drop Off Days appointment page. Students that are participating in Drop Off Days will need to schedule two appointments. You will select one appointment between August 5-7 for your drop off, and a second appointment for check-in between August 17-21.
Once you have signed up for your Drop Off Day appointment, it is important that you complete the Drop Off Days Participant Agreement before arriving on campus. The agreement will be emailed to your colorado.edu email address, and will be available from your MyCULiving portal.
Important notes about Drop off Days:
There is not an additional fee for participating in this service.
Students will NOT be checked-in during this process, and will not be able to spend the night in their space until after August 17. This is an opportunity to unload belongings into your room only.
Students that participate in one of the Drop Off Days will still need to schedule a check-in appointment for the week of August 17. During your appointment in the week of August 17, you will be checked into your hall and receive card access.
Students will be asked to leave items in sealed containers (boxes, luggage, storage totes), and to complete the unpacking and decorating of their space when they return later in August. In the unlikely event of last minute room assignment changes, University staff will move items to the new assignment prior to move-in.
The number of available appointments on each day are limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Drop off days are not available for students living in Bear Creek or students with temporary assignments.
Students are welcome to bring up to two family members, or guests, with them during their drop-off. It’ll be a great time to explore campus and take some family photos. While we are unable to completely remove the risk of COVID-19 transmission, if family members or guests in high risk categories, such as those over the age of 65, intend to come to campus, we encourage students to consider an August 5 drop off.
Drop off times will be available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All students, family members and guests will be asked to complete their move and vacate the residence halls by 2 p.m. each day.
Advance Shipping (Available for all Residence Hall and Bear Creek residents)
To support an efficient move-in process, and to help minimize time spent waiting in lines during move-in, students are encouraged to consider shipping items to campus in advance of their arrival using the UPS Store’s Home2Home program.
Items received on campus by August 1 will be placed directly in the student’s room by UPS Store staff. Room information will be confirmed by the UPS Store before placing items.
Additionally, students must be checked into their assignment no later than the first official start of fall classes as specified by the university.
Fall 2020 Health Precautions During Move-In
Residence Life staff have been working closely with campus, City of Boulder and State of Colorado health officials to plan for and implement move-in 2020. In order to minimize disruptions in the process, and with your health and safety in mind, the University of Colorado Boulder is asking all students, families and guests to abide by the following expectations:
All students, families and guests over the age of 2 are required to wear a mask, or other facial covering throughout the move-in process. We encourage all those visiting to bring a mask that is comfortable for them. A limited number of disposable masks will be available for those who are unable to provide their own.
Up to two family members or guests may accompany a student to campus. With the realization that residence hall corridors and lobbies will be more heavily trafficked during move-in, up to one family member, or guest, may accompany the student inside of their residence hall at a time. Guest badges will be issued at check-in.
Move-in luggage carts will be available for students to check-out, and will be wiped down by volunteers between each use. For your own comfort, families are welcome to bring their own dolly or collapsible moving cart.
CU staff and volunteers will be assigned to regularly wipe elevator buttons, handrails, door handles and other commonly touched surfaces.
Elevators are not available in all residence halls. Where elevators are accessible, for your safety, the capacity will be limited to one related group at a time. When possible, we encourage students to use the stairs to reduce elevator lines.
Move-in volunteers will be available throughout campus to support traffic flow and other operations. As we work to minimize contact between unrelated parties, our volunteers will be unable to provide support in carrying personal items or pushing move-in luggage carts.
Spring 2021 Move-in Schedule
Spring 2021 schedule will be available in November.
Spring 2021 Move-in Instructions
When you arrive at your residence hall, you must check in at the front desk. The front desk attendants can assist you with directions and provide you with rolling bins to help you move into your room.
Before coming to campus, you will be able to find a printable temporary parking permit in our OnCampus portal. Keep this permit visible on the dashboard of your vehicle at all times while parking on campus.
Below are some helpful instructions and tips that will assist in making move-in your experience a positive one.
Spring 2021 parking information will be available in November.