We can't wait to welcome you to your home for the next academic year!
Below you will find your designated move in dates & times, key pick-up instructions and move in directions. We look forward to seeing you during Fall Opening Weekend!
Check In Locations & Campus Map
Please check back mid-August for our Move In Day Campus Map. You may use this street addresses to navigate to with your GPS if that is more convenient.
- First Year and Transfer students check in at the Student Union Building located at 84 W South St, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
- University Towers students check in at the Towers located at 10 East South St, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
- All other Returning students check in at Passan Hall located at 267 S Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre, PA.
First Year Student Move In
In order to reduce stress on families, buildings, and traffic on campus, move in times have been established for each first year student. All First Year Students should direct themselves to the Student Union Building (SUB) for check in. Residence Life staff will be there 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day to hand out keys and answer any questions.
Move-In Groups & Times
To ensure that first year students have additional support while in their first days on campus, move in times will be based on your Orientation Mentor group assignment:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Aariyanna Gould
- Abigail Lewis
- Arianna Ryan
- Arlyn Rivera
- Bella Ruiz
- Carolyn Purdy
- Daphne Shencavitz
- Darwin Gonzalez
- Dean Ambosie
- Devyn Cammarota
- Edweana Alexis
- Ellie Freiss
- Emily Repp
- Emma Freels
- Gisela Orama
- James Hiryak
- Kara Beerley
- Kathrine Ermeus
- Kaylee Simmons
- Kylie Jayne
- Leah Kubasek
1 - 4 p.m.
- Long Le
- Luz Castro
- Madelynn Kinard
- Madison Horensky
- Maria Rodriguez
- Marytere Quintana-Avila
- Matt Haubert
- Matthew Schwarztrauber
- Maxi Bodnari
- Michelle Bazan
- Morgan Steiner
- Morgann Davis
- Morganne Seitz
- Nathaniel Edwards
- Nikki Polivka
- Sarah Pavlick
Move-In & Unloading Information
North End Halls
After you pick up your keys, drive down River Street and make a right onto Northampton.
Thursday: There will be police officers / public safety officers directing traffic. Please park in the UCOM Parkade once all belongings are unloaded. Meter parking is available, but you must pay the fee. The city will ticket overdue cars.
West River Street Halls
After you pick up your keys, drive to West River Street. The wrap around driveway and street parking is for unloading only (Doane, Waller North, and Waller South). Please park in the UCOM Parkade once all belongings are unloaded. Meter parking is available, but you must pay the fee. The city will ticket overdue cars.
South Franklin Street Halls
After you pick up your keys, drive to Franklin Street, in front of your building. Please park in the UCOM Parkade once all belongings are unloaded. Meter parking is available, but you must pay the fee. The city will ticket overdue cars.
South River Street Halls
After you pick up your keys, drive to South River Street. Please park in the parking lot across the street from Sullivan Hall. Meter parking is available, but you must pay the fee. The city will ticket overdue cars.
Transfer Student Move In
All transfer students will go to the Student Union Building (84 W South St) to retrieve their key. Transfer students can report to campus on Thursday, Aug. 25 between 9 a.m and 4 p.m. so they can settle in to participate in Welcome Weekend activities. Transfer students and their families should follow the same loading and unloading instructions included above for their hall.
Returning Student Move In
For all returning students, you will want to make sure that you know which day you will be returning to campus and plan accordingly. All returning students should follow the times listed to ensure for physical distancing and move in is a positive experience for all involved.
Mansion Style Halls & Select Apartment Areas
For folks in these halls, you will want to report to Passan Hall located at 267 S Franklin St to retrieve your room key from the Office of Residence Life. There will be a tent set up in front of the building from which you can retrieve your key during the times listed below.
Friday, Aug. 26
- Michelini Hall
- Rifkin Hall
- Sullivan Hall
- 77 West
Saturday, Aug. 27
- Fortinsky Hall
- Slocum Hall
- Weiss Hall
40 West (YMCA)
All residents residing at 40 West (or the YMCA, 40 W Northampton St, Wilkes-Barre, PA) will proceed to Passan Hall to retrieve their keys during their assigned move in day and time. There will be a tent set up in front of the building from which you can retrieve your key during the times listed below. Afterwards, you will need to stop at the Front Desk of the YMCA to receive a swipe card that will give you access to the residential floors.
|Apartment Assignment||Move In Day & Time|
|4th Floor, Even Apartments (402, 404, 406, etc.)||Friday, Aug. 26 - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.|
|5th Floor, Even Apartments (502, 504, 506, etc.)||Friday, Aug. 26 - 1 to 4 p.m.|
|4th Floor, Odd Apartments (401, 403, 405, etc.)||Saturday, Aug. 27 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.|
|5th Floor, Odd Apartments (501, 503, 505, etc.) & 6th Floor||Saturday, Aug. 27 - 1 to 4 p.m.|
All University Towers residents may proceed directly to University Towers at 10 E South St to check in. Residence Life staff will be there to assist with key distribution. Please refer to the chart below to determine what your move in time will be. Elevator access will be limited to maintain physical distance expectations so it is imperative that folks adhere to the times assigned below.
|Apartment Assignment||Move In Day & Time|
|"00" Apartments (100, 200, 300, etc.)||Thursday, Aug. 25 - 8 to 11 a.m.|
|"70" Apartments (170, 270, 370, etc.)||Thursday, Aug. 25 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|"10" Apartments (110, 210, 310, etc.)||Thursday, Aug. 25 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|"60" Apartments (160, 260, 360, etc.)||Thursday, Aug. 25 - 2 to 5 p.m.|
|"20" Apartments (120, 220, 320, etc.)||Friday, Aug. 26 - 8 to 11 a.m.|
|"50" Apartments (150, 250, 350, etc.)||Friday, Aug. 26 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|"30" Apartments (130, 230, 330, etc.)||Friday, Aug. 26 - 2 to 5 p.m.|
|"80" Apartments (180, 280, 380, etc.)||Saturday, Aug. 27 - 8 to 11 a.m.|
|"40" Apartments (140, 240, 340, etc.)||Saturday, Aug. 27 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
|"90" Apartments (190, 290, 390, etc.)||Saturday, Aug. 27 - 2 to 5 p.m.|
Requesting An Alternate Move In Day & Time
For folks whose move in day and time assignment will pose a significant financial hardship, they can request an alternate time. Requests for an alternate move in days or times will only be considered for situations in which the student can demonstrate significant finanical hardship with their assigned day and time. Documentation may be required for approval.
You will be required to send an email to email@example.com with "Requesting An Alternate Move In Day & Time" in the subject line and the reason for your request in the body of the email.
Suggested Packing List
With move in time being stressful for everyone and there being added pressure for students and families this year with limited capacities on elevators and in stairwells, it has never been more important to think critically about what you are bringing with you to campus. Please consider only bring the essentials. In order to help with that planning, Residence Life has created a Suggested Packing List of some must-haves and things you can probably consider leaving at home!