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Fast Pass Check-In

Introducing Fast Pass Check-In, conveniently located where you unload your vehicle for Move-In Day.  Once you arrive on-campus simply follow the correct traffic pattern to your buildings unloading zone. From there a Resident Mentor will check you in quickly to avoid the hassel of having to enter the residence hall during the unloading process.  

Whether you’re a new student or a family that has multiple students at Carolina, Fast Pass Check-In can help you get into the residence halls quickly and efficiently while eliminating stress and maximizing your time.

Before You Arrive

  • All students should pick up their Carolina Card prior to arriving for Move-In.  You will need this for any check in process including Fast Pass.
  • Residents must complete all normal college vaccinations and be cleared by Student Health Services in order to check in.  Discover more about vaccination requirements.

How It Works

Patterson/Women's Quad Fast Pass

  • You must utilize the Zone C traffic pattern leading to Bull Street garage.  Enter the garage via Pickens Street to Greene Street and enter the garage off of the Bull Street garage.
  • Once you enter the garage have your Carolina Card ready.  
  • Enter the unloading area for Patterson/Women's Quad.
  • Go to the kiosks closest to Patterson/Women's Quad and the Resident Mentor will scan you in.
  • At this point you are checked in for your residence hall.
  • Just a reminder that your Carolina Card is also your room key.  Your four digit pin should be set prior to arriving on-campus.- Set or Change your PIN (

Bates House/Bates West Fast Pass

  • You must utilize the Zone F traffic pattern via  Pickens Street to Rice Street.
  • As you approach Bates House/Bates West buildings have your Carolina Card ready. 
  • A Resident Mentor will approach your car to check your Carolina Card.
  • Once checked another Resident Mentor will bring your key to you in your vehicle.
  • At this point you are checked in for your residence hall.

*Residence Halls with Fast Pass Check In are subject to change or closure due to inclimate weather, and are not guaranteed and may not be available at all on your  Move-In Day.

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