When is Move-In?
All First Year Students (both Hawk Hill and University City) will move in on Friday, August 19th.
Returning Students at University City will move in on Saturday, August 20th.
Returning Students at Hawk Hill will move in on Sunday, August 21st.
What time should I move in?
Students will receive an email with instructions to sign up for a move-in appointment for their designated move-in date. Appointments are offered in 30-minute timeslots and are limited to one appointment per student.
Signing up for an Appointment in the Housing Portal
- Log into the Nest (nest.sju.edu) and click the “Student” link in the upper-right corner.
- Under the "Student Services & Resources" section at the bottom of the page, find "Housing & Dining Services."
- Click on the "Housing Application" link to access the Housing Portal.
- Within the Portal, click on the "Appointments" link in the red menu at the top of the page
- Read the available information and click “Save & Continue” to view available appointments
- Click on “Fall 2022 Move-In Appointments” to view available appointments
- Within the calendar view, select from any of the available appointment times listed. Students are only able to view appointment times for their building.
Early Arrival Requests
Early arrival requests are for students who need to stay on campus prior to their published move-in date. An early arrival request form will be available here for those interested in applying for approval to arrive early on campus due to special circumstances. Residence Life will be approving students on a limited basis and for extraordinary needs.
The deadline to request an early arrival has passed.
Drop & Go
Students who register for the Drop & Go process are able to drop off their items directly to their room a week early, and then return to campus to stay on move-in weekend. Students will receive an email when Drop & Go appointments are available for their building. Drop & Go Appointments will occur between August 10-13.
Move-In Maps & Locations
We are excited to see you on campus! Please select your location below to view a Move-In Map and additional directions for your arrival.
What to Bring
All rooms come furnished with one bed, desk, desk chair and dresser per person. Keep in mind that the room is small and that you will be sharing this space with another person. Talk with your roommate and decide what you will bring with you and what items you can share. Also, make sure to review the list below of items you can't bring.
As you review this information, please also check out the following vendors with whom we partner for information regarding micro-fridge rental and linen packages. While it is not required to utilize these vendors/options, arranging these items in advance is helpful to some students.
- Bedding (Hawk Hill: standard twin sheets; University City: twin xl sheets), comforter, pillows and blankets
- Alarm clock
- Basic first aid supplies
- Towels and washcloths
- Trash can and bags
- Toiletries and tote
- Shower shoes
- Small wastebasket
- Storage boxes (stackable and/or underbed*) * Underbed space ranges for 10"-13" depending on the type of bed frame
- Coaxial cable and ethernet cords
- Desk organizer
- Note pads
- Pens, pencils and highlighter
- Markers and color pencils
- Thesaurus and dictionary
- Stationery, stamps and envelopes
Laundry & Cleaning Items
- Laundry detergent, stain remover and fabric softener
- Iron and small ironing board
- Laundry bag/basket
- Sewing kit
- Glass cleaner, cleaning wipes and dusting spray
- Small hand broom and dustpan
Health & Safety Items
- Disposable or reusable face masks or face coverings
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfectant/room cleaning supplies for personal use
- Fever reducer/other over the counter medications
- A small refrigerator (3.6 cu. ft. or smaller)
- Microwave (under 800 watts)
- Wall decorations and photographs
- TV (no wall-mounted units)
- DVD player
- Desk lamp and extra light bulbs
- Stereo and headphones
- Extension cords/surge protectors (UL approved)
- A few dishes and some silverware
- Playing cards and board games
- Sports equipment
- AC units
- Ceiling fans
- Halogen lamps, lava lamps or medusa lamps
- Lofts or bed risers
- Dry-erase boards or other types of message boards
- Duct tape or double-sided sticky tape
- Nails, hooks, etc. for walls
- Any of the following electrical appliances: George Foreman grills, deep fryers, electric skillets, oil popcorn poppers, toasters, toaster ovens or any other electrical appliance with open coils or flames
- Large refrigerators over 4 cu. ft.
- Dishwashers or other major electrical appliances
- Space heaters
- Ceiling fans or track lighting
- Candles (including all decorative candles, incense, oil lamps or any other items that have an open flame — even if it's just for decoration)
- Weapons of any kind (including decorative items, knives or martial arts, paintball guns, airguns, etc.)
- Alcohol and other drug-related items (including cans/bottles, empty or full, posters, lights, boxes, etc.)
- Stolen road/traffic signs, cones, etc.
- Flammable liquids
- Gas or charcoal grills
- Fabric, metal, paper or other wall hangings that cover over 50 percent of any wall
- Amplified guitars, drum sets, any other loud music instrument and sound systems
- Large sofas or any other large items that do not fit into your room/suite/apartment (no University furniture can be removed from the room/suite/apartment; they cannot be stacked, and there is no storage available on campus)
- Pets (except fish in clean tanks, 10 gallons or less) — not even for a brief visit
- Wireless routers (these devices interfere with our network and will be disabled)
Students may request an extra-long bed or to get their beds bunked during move-in. Facilities Management will assist you. As a reminder, please do not attempt to bunk beds on your own.