Skip to Content

Housing


Banner Image

Move-In

One of the most memorable days of your college career is the first time you move in to your residence hall.  Gain everything you need to know about packing, loading, unloading, unpacking and finally setting up your room. 

Guide to Calling Carolina Home

What You Need To Know About Move-In

Early Move-In

Early Move-In for approved groups will begin on August 15.  Students not in an approved Early Move-In group can move in on Monday, August 20. All students will be required to register for a Move-In and parking time.  A link to sign-up for a Move-In time will be sent to all students via email.

Residents that do not sign up for a Move-In time will be assigned a time by University Housing staff and will receive an email with their Move-In time.

Gamecock Gateway Move-In

Move-In day for students taking part in the Gamecock Gateway program is Friday, August 24.  Students will be required to register for a Move-In time from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A link to sign-up for a Move-In time will be sent to all students via email.

My Move-In Guide

Customized Move-In guides for each community are available on the virtual tour of each residence hall.  Check back frequently as guides will be updated as necessary.

My Room Assignments

Log in to Self Service Carolina to view your room and roommate assignment. Housing assignments will be released on July 15.

My Move-In Time

All students will be required to register for a Move-In and parking time.  A link to sign-up for a Move-In time will be sent to all students via email.

Residents that do not sign up for a Move-In time will be assigned a time by University Housing staff and will receive an email with their Move-In time.

Assisting Me

Assistance
Volunteers will be stationed throughout campus on Move-In day to assist with different phases of your Move-In experience. 

Move-In Carts 
All residents are encouraged to bring a dolly/carts to assist with their items, however, a limited number of carts will be available for residents to check-out on a limited-time basis.

Immunizations

All students moving into University Housing must have all immunizations completed and up-to-date with Student Health Services prior to being allowed to check-in to their residence hall.


What You Need To Know About Your Room

Hanging Items on Walls

Please refer to your Move-In guide for information about what to bring to hang items on your residence hall room walls.  Please note:  Damage to room walls will result in fines at the conclusion of your stay.  Please ONLY use approved push pins in sheet rock walls and command strips on concrete walls.

Bathroom Cleaning

Traditional-style bathrooms are cleaned daily during the week.  Suite and Apartment-style bathrooms are cleaned once a month by University Housing.  Please ensure that items are put away from counters and shower areas on the day your floor is cleaned. 

*Please note that residents of the Park Place community are responsible for bathroom cleaning throughout their stay.

Microfridges

If you want to use a microwave or refrigerator in your residence hall room, you'll need to purchase or rent a combination microwave and refrigerator called a microfridge. No individual refrigerators or microwaves are allowed in rooms that have beds in them. A microwave is acceptable in apartments only.

Personal & Liability Insurance
If you don't have renter's insurance, you can get a quote for coverage from our partner, GradGuard Insurance.


What You Need To Know About Move-In Traffic/Parking/Vehicals

Trucks, Trailers & Luggage Carriers

USCPD and University Housing remind everyone that no oversized trucks, trailers or car topped carriers are allowed on Move-In Days.  Vehicles that cannot fit into one parking space in a parking garage will not be allowed close to residence halls.

Traffic Patterns

Move-In day is always an exciting day on campus, however, to accommodate so many new Gamecocks moving in, traffic patterns in parts of campus will be adjusted to assist with traffic.

Unloading

Some residence halls provide a limited-time unloading zone.  Please check with parking personnel as you approach your residence hall.