Housing Move In & Out Information

  • 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.

    Drop 'n Go

    Fall 2020 Move-In | Friday, August 7-9 and 14-16 | 8 am - 6 pm (by appointment only)

    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!

    How to Pick your Drop ‘n Go Day:

    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.

    On your Drop ‘n Go Day:

    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!

    Return to Campus

    Fall 2020 Move-In | Thursday, August 20 | 8 am - 3 pm

    We look forward to your return to campus on August 20th!

    Before Your Arrival:

    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:

    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 2020 Drop-In Day Schedule & Information
    Friday-Sunday, August 7-9 and 14-16 | 8 am - 3 pm (by appointment only)

    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!

    Before You Arrive

    • Check out the amenities your assigned residence hall offers, items you may want to bring with you, items we ask that you leave at home, and other helpful information as you prepare for your arrival.
    • West Ballard Hall female wing and Holmquist Hall do not have elevators. Please plan and pack accordingly.
    • 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 for Drop 'n Go

    • Please see Drop 'n Go Map for details.
      • After unloading, please move your vehicle to one of the locations listed on the map to allow others to use the unloading areas.
       
    • MSUM will not be ticketing most spots during Drop 'n Go Moving Dates.
    • Go to the table in front of your hall for your room key and proceed to drop off your items and settle in.
    • Be sure to lock your door before you return home.
        

    Housing & Move-In Day Questions?

    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.

    West Snarr Hall

    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.

    John Neumaier

    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.

    • For those Currently Living in John Neumaier: To keep your same apartment for Summer 2020, your Summer contract must be submitted by May 1.
    • For those Living in John Neumaier Fall 2020: If you would like to live in a John Neumaier apartment for Summer 2020, your application/contract must be submitted by May 1. If your apartment is not available for Summer 2020, you will be notified the week of May 1st.
        

    Interim Housing Dates | August 3 – August 19

    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.

    • Bathroom Supplies: Shower caddy to carry toiletries, rubber shower flip-flops, hair dryers, shavers, etc.
    • Linens: Extra-long twin sheets (XL twin), pillow, blanket, comforter, mattress pad, towels, washcloth, etc. Nelson Upperclass Singles require full-size bedding.
    • Clothing: While every room has a wardrobe/dresser and/or hanging space, you may run out of room for every piece of clothing (or pair of shoes) that you own. Think practically about what you will need/wear. If you're planning on going home at Fall or Winter Break, maybe you can trade out summer and winter clothing at that time. Plan ahead and be realistic! You will need to bring clothes hangers.
    • Removable Adhesive: Tape, tacks or nails cannot be used on the walls (but are ok on bulletin boards). Removable adhesive (such as Command Strips) may be used for hanging posters and pictures on walls. Please leave any Command Strips up for Maintenance to remove so that any damage to the walls or the paint will not result in damage charges when you move.
    • Networking: You may want to bring a long Ethernet/Cat-5 cord so that you can plug in your computer from anywhere in your room. If you want Wi-Fi in your room, you will need to bring a small/basic router. There is Wi-Fi in the lounges, but not the individual rooms. You will have access to a printer in your hall, but you may want to bring your own computer if you do not want to use the campus or hall computer labs.
    • Power Strips: Power strips are used instead of extension cords. The power strip must be rated for a maximum of 15 amps and 1875 watts and have a built-in circuit breaker.
    • Kitchen: While you have a dining contract that allows you to eat at Kise Commons and the retail areas on campus, you may still want to bring a small assortment of dishes and utensils. A dish towel, dish soap and paper towels may also come in handy.
    • Laundry Supplies: Laundry basket or bag, high efficiency detergent for top-loading washers, fabric softener, stain fighters, etc. There are laundry facilities in every hall.
    • Health Care Items: First aid kit, allergy, headache or stomach medications, adhesive bandages, sunscreen, etc.
    • Entertainment: TV, DVD player, video game consoles, etc. TVs must be digital cable ready as we do not have cable convertor boxes.
    • Approved Appliances: Small refrigerator under 4 cubic feet, microwave 600-800 watts, fan, coffee pots with auto-shutoff, and/or clothes iron with auto-shutoff. Please see below for a listing of appliances that are not allowed in the halls. If there is an appliance you are interested in bringing but is not featured on either list, please email housing@mnstate.edu for clarification.
    • Fan: a box fan or any medium/large fan is ideal for the first weeks of school.
    • TV/Cable: digital cable is provided in each room. If you want to utilize this, please bring a co-axial cable and a digital TV (we do not provide cable boxes for non-digital TVs - please ensure your TV is listed as "cable-ready").
    • COVID Shopping List: www.mnstate.edu/emergency/dragons-care/living-dining/
    • Pets: only fish in a 10-gallon or less aquarium are permitted.
    • Non-CFL or LED lights: Holiday lights, halogen lamps, black or neon lights, incandescent bulbs, paper lamps/lanterns with bulbs, torchiere floor lamps or light kits are not allowed.
    • Weapons: Firearms, weapons, ammunition or facsimiles.
    • Fireworks and Explosives
    • Candles or Incense: Open flames are prohibited in the residence halls. Even candles that have never been used are not allowed. Battery-operated (flameless) candles are a great alternative. This also includes plug-in air fresheners, wax warmers, potpourri warmers, Scentsy or other heated fragrance devices.
    • Extension Cords or Multi-Plug Converters: Use a power strip instead.
    • Toxic Chemicals or Hazardous Materials
    • Combustible Materials: Charcoal, gasoline, propane or charcoal starter fluid is not permitted. While grills are available for use around some of the residence halls, please be aware storing of many of the typical grilling products is not allowed in the residence halls.
    • Mattress: You will need to use the mattress provided in your room and are not allowed to bring a separate mattress. A mattress cover or pad is allowed.
    • Homemade Furniture/Lofts: Self-built or purchased lofts are not allowed. All residence halls, except Ballard Hall, are furnished with versatile twin-XL sized loftable furniture. John Neumaier Apartments are not equipped with lofting capability. Nelson Upperclass Singles are furnished with full-size beds that are not loftable.
    • University Furniture Not Assigned to You:If the furniture is from a study lounge, that's where it belongs.
    • Ashtrays, Alcohol, Empty Alcohol Containers, Alcohol Boxes, etc.
    • Printers: Each hall has a printer in their lounge, along with some computers for use, so save space and leave it at home!
    • Temperature Control: Window or portable air conditioners and space heaters are not permitted.
    • Appliances that are NOT Allowed: The use of any appliance with open heating coils is prohibited. Appliances that are not allowed include crock pots, Pizzazz Pizza Cookers, toasters, toaster ovens, hot plates, electric skillets and woks, indoor grills/George Foreman grills, rice cooker, deep fryer, electric sandwich makers/presses, waffle makers, bread makers, hot oil popcorn poppers, broilers, camp stoves, coffee/drink warmers (this does not include coffee makers), convection ovens, induction cooking appliances, outdoor grills, soldering irons or any electrical appliances that are not UL approved and/or labeled. Please see above for a listing of appliances that are allowed in the halls. If there is an appliance you are interested in bringing but is not featured on either list, please contact housing@mnstate.edu for clarification.

    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 housing@mnstate.edu

    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.