Housing & Residential life hope to make your transition to Minnesota State University Moorhead or from hall to hall easy and fun! Please take some time to review the following information regarding move in and out procedures. View our Housing & Dining plan during the COVID pandemic.
Fall semester is approaching and we wanted to give you information on how Fall Move-In will work this year. We are implementing a Drop ‘n Go format to allow for better physical distancing. All first-year students must sign up for a Drop ‘n Go date.
Residents will sign up for a date and time to come to campus, unpack, set up your room, and then return home until Move-In Day on August 20. Residents will keep their keys and pick up their Dragon IDs on their Drop ‘n Go date. Students who have pre-registered for a parking permit will also be able to pick it up on their Drop ‘n Go date.
Returning Residents have the option of signing up for Drop ‘n Go appointment and returning to campus on Move-In Day, August 20, or moving in Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 23, 9 am – 9 pm (no appointment needed).
New students should be back on campus and ready for the Welcome Week kick-off at 3 pm on Thursday, August 20. The residence halls will open at 8am on Move-In Day and our staff will be excited to officially welcome students to campus!
On Monday, July 20 you will receive an email with the link to select your Drop ‘n Go appointment date. Registration runs July 20 – August 6. These spaces are limited to accommodate physical distancing, so be sure to sign up as soon as you know what best works for you. Please note, you cannot select a Drop ‘n Go date if you have not yet selected your room.
Drop ‘n Go Dates are August 7-9 and 14-16, 8 am-5 pm (you select a 3-hour time slot). August 20 is specifically reserved for those traveling a significant distance to campus and requires approval from Housing and Residential Life; however, you still may opt to choose from one of the earlier Drop 'n Go dates.
Residents should limit the number of helpers to three. All people are required to wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained; we also ask residents to wear a mask when they pick up their key and Dragon ID. We encourage students to bring their own cart if they have one.
When you arrive, pull into the parking lot listed on the Drop‘n Go Map and proceed to the check-in table for your building. If you brought helpers, this is a good time for them to unload your items to the curb. Once items are unloaded, please move your car to the listed parking spots to allow space for more people to move in. At the check-in table you will need to show a picture ID to receive your room key. Housing staff will direct you to the best entrance and tell you who your RA will be.
If you have already submitted your Dragon ID photo, proceed to unload your items in your room and make it your new home. If you have not submitted your photo, please go directly to the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the library (north entrance) to take your photo so that your Dragon ID will be ready for pickup before you leave. To pick up your Dragon ID, visit the US Bank table, located at the NE corner of the Wellness Center. Be sure to pick this up before you leave as this will also be used as your keycard to get into your building and to eat on campus!
We look forward to your return to campus on August 20th!
Before your arrival on campus, every student and guest must complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment. If you receive a green screen at the end, you are welcome to come to campus; however, if you receive a red screen you may not come to campus at this time.
When you arrive on campus, pick up your student ID from the tent by the Wellness Center if you did not do so during your Drop ‘n Go appointment. Next, you can go to your room and get settled. Your Resident Assistant will be stopping by to meet you. We ask that you only have two guests inside the hall at any time during your return to campus on August 20. Also, please limit the time that guests are inside the halls and take advantage of the photo opportunities outside the residence halls.
Be prepared to join your SOC Group for the Welcome Week kick-off at 3 pm.
If you have questions on August 20, please visit your hall desk or the Welcome Tent located between West Snarr and Dahl Halls. View the Return to Campus Map.
Fall semester is approaching and we wanted to give you
information on how Fall Move-In will work this year. We are implementing a Drop
‘n Go format to allow for better physical distancing. All first-year students
must sign up for a Drop ‘n Go date.
Residents will sign up for a date and time to come to
campus, unpack, set up your room, and then return home until Move-In Day on
August 20. Residents will keep their keys and pick up their Dragon IDs on their
Drop ‘n Go date. Students who have pre-registered for a parking permit will also
be able to pick it up on their Drop ‘n Go date.
Returning Residents have the option of signing up for Drop ‘n
Go appointment and returning to campus on Move-In Day, August 20, or moving in
Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 23, 9am – 9pm (no appointment needed).
New students should be back on campus and ready for the Welcome
Week kick-off at 3pm on Thursday, August 20. The residence halls will open at 8am on Move-In Day and our staff will
be excited to officially welcome students to campus!
Contact the Housing & Residential Life Office or on Facebook.
To be eligible for summer housing, all previous housing charges must be paid in full and your account must be free of any holds. Any MSUM student must be enrolled in at least one summer class or registered for Fall classes to live in summer housing.
Summer housing check-in will begin on Monday, May 18 at the Snarr Desk.
You will receive your keys for summer housing at the Snarr desk, so you can move your belongings and be ready for housing staff to check you out of your current room. Check out of your current room must be completed on Wednesday, May 20, 5pm.
If you are not contracted for Fall 2020, you must check out of your room by Monday, August 3, 5pm.
If you are enrolled for fall semester AND you have a housing contract for fall, you may stay through the interim housing dates at the summer housing rate. At the beginning of August, you will be notified by Housing when you will move into your fall room assignment.
Summer housing check-in begins Monday, June 1 at 5pm. If you need summer housing accommodations until you are able to check in to your apartment, you will need to apply to live in South Snarr Hall for the interim. Please refer to the Summer Housing Rates for South Snarr.
John Neumaier summer housing ends on July 31st. If you are not staying with us in the fall, you need to be checked out of your apartment by noon on this day.
Interim housing is available only for those students who have a fall room assignment. All other students must be checked out by August 3, 5pm.
If you are living in Dahl, Grantham, Holmquist or Snarr Complex, your room is furnished with a bed with lofting capabilities built into it. You do not need to rent a separate loft kit.
If you live in Nelson Hall, you are equipped with a full size bed (non-loftable).
Homemade or purchased lofts are not permitted.
If you live in Ballard Hall, you are able to rent a bed loft through College Loft Services. To rent a loft, please visit College Loft Services or call 218.354.2107 for more information. Homemade or purchased lofts are not permitted.
A limited number of MicroFridge (combination refrigerator, freezer, and microwave) will be available for rental on a first come first serve basis. They are $75 per semester. WE ARE FULL FOR FALL 2020 - to be put on a waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you reserve prior to the official Move-In Day, your MicroFridge will be in your room when you move in.
If you have special circumstances and need to move in early, submit the request by filling out the Early Arrival Form. Please be advised that submitting this form does not guarantee permission to arrive early into the residence halls and apartments.
You will only be granted early arrival for employment, Athletics, group organizations or extensive travel circumstances. Your request may need approval from your supervisor, advisor, coach or representative. We will contact them for approval.
Housing & Residential Life will notify you if your request is approved or denied through your campus email address. Information that is not supplied or is incorrect can delay your request.
As the academic year comes to an end the residence halls are preparing to close. Below outlines dates, times, and procedures to help you complete your responsibilities for your move-out process for all MSUM locations. If you have questions, please ask a staff member in your hall or stop by the Housing Office in Ballard 120.
Spring 2020 Housing Extension
Spring Check Out Late Check Out Request
If you are requesting to check out late, please allow up to 48 hours for approval.