Residence Hall Fall 2022 Move-In Instructions
The staff of K-State Housing and Dining Services is pleased to welcome you to our campus community! Please read all the information below to prepare yourself for residence hall move-in.
This information is tentative and should only be used for general planning. As details are finalized this summer, updates will be posted here. Communication will also be sent to residents' @k-state.edu email address.
Residence halls open Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 for the academic year. Students planning to arrive early may move in as early as Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 for an additional fee of $50.00/day for each day prior to the official opening day.
All residents are required to complete the required information and create a check-in appointment.
Residence Hall Handbook and Calendar
Before Your Move
Preparing for Move-In
- Pack your items in boxes or totes which are easy to move and carry. Please be sure to label your items so they do not get mixed up. The doors throughout the residence halls are standard size.
- Please bring your own cart or dolly to help expedite your move. Housing and Dining Services has a very limited supply of carts and dollies available for use.
- Mail and packages: Housing and Dining Services is not able to accept packages/mail for residents prior to Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. If ordering items for delivery, please keep this in mind.
- Each room is equipped with standard furniture:
- XL twin bed - all beds are able to be bunked or lofted and correct equipment to do so is provided
- Desk chair
- Closet area
- All provided furniture in the room must stay in the room
- Students are welcome to bring futons, sitting chairs, etc.
Consult the map for your residence hall for directions on where to check-in, and where to park. Maps will be updated for fall 2020 move-in in June, 2022.
If you haven't already selected your move-in day and time via the check-in form, we highly recommend you do so as soon as possible. Some days/times are full for some residence halls. If needed, students can change their day and time in the system until 5 p.m. the day before arrival. Please do not arrive to check in on a day or time different than what you selected. We are unable to accommodate those without a check-in time or those arriving off-schedule.
Please memorize your eID (this is the first part of your K-State email address) and password, as you will need it to log into the system when you check in. If you do not remember your password, please reset it and create a new password before you arrive.
Please be sure to print your appointment confirmation (one copy for each vehicle you bring to unload). You can find this confirmation in your K-State email inbox, or on the check-in site under "View/Print Appointment."
- Please write your phone number on the confirmation page. This confirmation page should be placed in your dashboard while you are moving in.
- This is NOT a permanent parking permit. It is only for Move-In.
Please be mindful of the number of items you bring with you — help us get everyone in and settled as quickly as possible.
If you are bringing a vehicle for the semester, purchase a residence hall parking pass from K-State Parking Services. Your pass will be mailed to your hall's front desk, so if ordered a few days before you arrive, your parking pass may be available for pickup at your residence hall check-in appointment.
If bringing a bicycle, complete the free registration form to receive your bicycle permit.
Apply For Your K-State ID Card if you haven't yet. All new incoming students need to apply for a K-State Wildcat ID card prior to your arrival through the following process:
- Visit the K-State ID Center webpage.
- Click on "New Student Wildcat ID."
- The ID Center will review your application and send an email to your K-State email address.
- If ordered in advance, your new ID may be available for pickup at your residence hall check-in appointment. Please bring a valid state or federal-issued photo ID (i.e. driver's license or passport) for verification.
During Your Move
- Please make sure the temporary parking pass you received via email is showing in your dash with your phone number clearly visible.
- You have 30 minutes to unload your vehicles and move them to one of the larger lots near the hall (see the maps for locations).
- Please help us maintain a quick process by moving your vehicle immediately after unloading.
- For your convenience, please bring your own dolly or cart if you can. Our carts are limited in number.
We're asking all students and visitors to assist us in maintaining efficiency of the check-in process. You can assist by:
- Keeping items in your room to allow for maximum traffic flow.
- Using stairs throughout the building when possible.
- Breaking down all cardboard and removing all recycling and trash by placing it in dumpsters outside the building (staff can provide directions).
- Quickly moving your vehicle(s) away from the loading zones and into the larger lots.
We are not limiting the number of people who can assist you during Move-In, but we encourage you to bring as few as possible.
If you need assistance with bed lofting, unlofting, bunking, getting a shower curtain for your bathroom (suites only), or other maintenance requests, please visit the front desk or your resident assistant for assistance. After arrival, you may also submit a housing maintenance work order request through the Resident Portal. Maintenance staff may not be able to complete the request until the next business day.
After Your Move
Know when and where to eat! We recommend that you familiarize yourself with our dining center locations, menus, and hours. Meals for move-in week will begin with breakfast Monday, Aug. 15. Kramer Dining Center will be the only dining center open until the evening of Aug. 17 when Derby Dining Center will open. Students are able to eat at either dining center when open. Follow our Dining Services updates on Twitter or Facebook for more information.
Your Wildcat Welcome
- Welcome activities
- Academic college orientations
- Walk your class schedule
- New Student Convocation (your official, formal welcome to the university)
- Student Success resource fair
- And much more!
For more information about isolation and quarantine guidelines, please view K-State’s COVID-19 webpage.
Help Ensure a Safe Return to K-State
- Wash your hands frequently and follow good hand hygiene practices.
- Follow physical distancing guidelines.
- Stay home as much as possible the two weeks before classes start.
- Know the symptoms of COVID-19 and self-monitor for them.
- Prepare a wellness kit with items such as hand sanitizer, a thermometer, bandages, fever reducers, cough drops, etc.
- Read K-State guidance and FAQ for returning to campuses.