Early Arrival

Early Arrival is offered for students who have a Fall 2022 housing assignment and need to arrive before Thursday, August 12th, 2022.


University Sponsored Groups

If you are part of a university-sponsored program or student organization that will need to arrive before Thursday, August 12th, please check with your coach or organization advisor for more details about your move-in date.

See below for University Sponsored Group Early Arrival schedule: (Last Updated: 6/24/22)

Parking Instructions: Park in Lot 103 and go inside the fieldhouse to check-in.

  Group Date Time Check In Location
South Guides & NSR OLs 1 Friday, July 29th 9am-12pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
USA Housing RAs Sunday, July 31st 1-4pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Women's Soccer Monday, August 1st 9am-12pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
College of Education Field Experience Monday, August 1st 1-4pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Jaguar Marching Band 1 Tuesday, August 2nd 9am-12pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Football Tuesday, August 2nd 9am-12pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Jaguar Productions Tuesday, August 2nd 9am-12pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Sports Medicine  Tuesday, August 2nd 9am-12pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Jaguar Marching Band 2 Wednesday, August 3rd 1-4pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Jaguar Marching Band 3 Friday, August 5th 1-4pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Sorority Active Members Saturday, August 6th  9am-12pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Volleyball Saturday, August 6th 9am-12pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Engineering MathBridge Sunday, August 7th 1-4pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Intl. Exchange Participants Group 1 Monday, August 8th 1pm-4pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
BSU Executive Board Tuesday, August 9th 1-4pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Honors College Tuesday, August 9th 1-4pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
South Guides & NSR OLs 2 Tuesday, August 9th 9am-12pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Intl. Exchange Participants Group 2 Tuesday, August 9th 1pm-4pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Cheer & Mascots Wednesday, August 10th 1-4pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
USA Housing Desk Assistants Wednesday, August 10th 1-4pm CST Intramural Fieldhouse (#2 on Map)
Global USA International Students TBA TBA Contact Heather Nix

 

USA Housing will coordinate with your coach/organization’s advisor to schedule an earlier Move-In Appointment for you!

  • You will not need to personally schedule a Move-In Appointment.
  • You will receive your Move-In appointment and Move-In instructions (including check-in location) by mid-July via your JagMail.

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▼   IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR EARLY ARRIVAL

Early arrivals PRIOR TO August 9th are highly discouraged and must be based on the student's need to be on campus and not convenience, including travel convenience. As a result, USA Housing grants very few requests for early arrival outside the parameters noted below. It may be necessary for parents to take a day off from work to move a student, so families are asked to plan accordingly. Please know that all requests for early arrivals are subject to the availability of the space where the student is assigned to live. Please note: If you are a member of an approved University-Sponsored Early Arrival Group, you must arrive during your group's designated arrival date and time.


Requests to arrive prior to the fall move-in date will NOT be approved for the following reasons: 

  • Summer lease runs out: Students who live off-campus may not move into their fall rooms early due to summer off-campus leases expiring. Summer II housing (June 29th - July 31st) is available for students enrolled in a summer class. Students living on campus for Summer II and Fall 2022 are permitted to move to their fall room assignment on July 31st.

  • Roommate already on campus: Students hoping to move in because their roommate(s) have already been approved will not be granted permission for early arrival. Unauthorized early arrivals will be billed a $100 per day early arrival fee, may be asked to leave, and face disciplinary action.

  • "Just want to be back": If there is no legitimate reason for a student to be back on campus early, the request will not be approved. Unauthorized early arrivals will be billed a $100 per day early arrival fee, may be asked to leave, and face disciplinary action.

  • Working in Mobile: Students working off-campus will not receive approval to move in early. 

 

Early Arrival Requests will open on MyUSAHousing beginning June 15th, 2022 under the 'Requests' menu.

If you are NOT a member of a University-sponsored program or student organization and want to arrive early, you will need to submit an early arrival request online in your MyUSAHousing portal before July 22, 2022!

Early Arrival Move-In Timeline:

Early Arrival Additional Costs:

  • All late requests received July 23 - July 29 will be subject to a late charge of $100.00 in addition to the nightly rate.
  • All late requests received July 30- Aug. 5 will be subject to a late charge of $175.00 in addition to the nightly rate.
  • All late requests received after August 5 will be subject to a late charge of $250.00 in addition to the nightly rate.

The Do's & Don'ts

Please review the following carefully before submitting your Early Arrival Request

  • Please note that requests to arrive early may not be granted, as some rooms are unavailable until the published Residence Hall Opening date. If this applies to your room you will be notified via JagMail that you cannot participate in Early Arrival after USA Housing has processed your request.
  • If your request is not approved, you will be required to wait until the published residence hall opening date to move in.
  • Many services, such as Dining, may not be fully operational prior to the published residence hall opening date. 
  • Early Arrival is not guaranteed and will be assessed based on eligibility.
  • If the student withdraws from the program/event that necessitated their early arrival, they will no longer be eligible to arrive early.
  • Approved students are responsible for the 'Terms & Conditions' outlined in their housing contract and will be expected to abide by all housing Community Standards during the early arrival period. 
  • Overnight guests are not permitted during the early arrival period.
  • Building maintenance, including painting and final cleaning, may be ongoing in the residential communities during the early arrival period.

For more information or if you have any questions, please call our Central Housing Office at 251-341-4663.