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Checklist: Planning for and Moving into the Residence Halls

Use the following checklist to prepare to move in to the residence halls. Be sure to read the entire checklist: some items should be considered quickly, others in the days before moving.

Planning for the Move

  • Check your UC Davis email (check it daily)
  • Watch for last-minute announcements
  • Decide what to bring (and coordinate with your roommate(s))
  • Download, read and/or print the "Moving In" map for your residence hall
  • See the Student Housing Calendar for holidays, closures, and deadlines
  • Remember: residence hall students cannot purchase a campus parking permit
  • NOTE: please cancel your contract if you no longer plan to live in the residence halls

Get Your Housing Assignment

  • Log into MyUCDavis and make note of your Housing Assignment, including your roommate(s) contact information (assignments available in late August)
  • Refer to the move-in map for your residence hall to learn how to get here, and where to park your vehicle to unload

Coordinate With Your Roommate(s) and/or Suitemate(s)

Contact your roommate to discuss:

  • Arrival times for move-in day
  • Bed location preferences (by the window, left side of the room, etc.)
  • What each roommate will bring (television, printer, etc.)
  • Reserving a MicroFridge (alternative to buying a microwave and refrigerator)
  • Establishing optional phone service

Know the Policies and Expectations

Biking on Campus

Paying Your Fees

After Moving In

  • Complete an online Room Condition form by September 23, 2016
  • Check your mailbox immediately for important university and residence hall information
  • Begin receiving your mail and packages on Monday, September 19, 2016
  • Read all of the information you received when checking in to the residence halls
  • Rearrange your room and adjust your bed if desired; refer to the Residence Hall Furniture webpage for directions
  • License your bicycle at Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) - it's the law and a university requirement
  • Make any final changes to your meal plan for fall quarter, if necessary, at MyUCDavis
    • Refer to the Student Housing Calendar for meal change deadlines (the fall deadline tends to be immediately after move-in weekend)
  • Recycle your cardboard and polystyrene at the nearest Recycling Station; locations will be clearly marked with a bright green "Recycling Station" sign
  • Attend Welcome Week activities in the residence hall areas and on campus; Welcome Week information is provided at check-in
  • Attend Fall Welcome events; to learn more, visit the Fall Welcome website and view the calendar events details
  • Watch some television or a movie on the Student Housing television network
  • Check out the Diversity Calendar to learn more about the diversity of our student body