Spring Move-In

Early Arrival Move-In: Friday, January 18th, 8:30am-10:00pm ($120 Early Arrival Fee)
Standard Move-In: Sunday, January 20th, 9:00am-10:00pm
*If you are unable to arrive on Move-In day, please see below.

New Students
Students who Selected a New Assignment
Students who are Returning to the Same Assignment
Students Returning to Break Housing Halls

Check In Instructions

New Students and Returning Students who Do Not Have Their Key

Before you arrive to campus, please log in to SPIRE>Main Menu>Move-In Reservation/Key Agmt to sign your Key Agreement.  Students who have not signed their key agreement may experience delays when they arrive to campus.  When you arrive to campus please proceed directly to your Residential Service Desk to pick up your room key.  You do not need to make a reservation before checking in for spring.  

Students can find a video tutorial for completing your Key Agreement here.

Students who are Returning to the Same Assignment and Have Their Key

Before you arrive to campus, please log in to SPIRE>Main Menu>Spring Check-In to verify that you have the correct key.  By completing Spring Check-In, students are verifying that you plan to live on campus for spring.  Students who are not sure that they are returning to campus are encouraged to wait until they are sure they are returning before completing this form.  Students who do not complete this form may be cancelled as a No-Show and will be subject to the cancellation fee schedule.

Please Note: Some keys have a 'floating' letter, which can be found either above or below the key code.  If all letters and numbers are on your key, then you have the correct key.  Please only mark the key code as 'wrong' if the letters and numbers do not match.

Students can find a video tutorial for completing their Spring Check-In here.

Traffic Advisory

Traffic pattern changes will be in effect on Sunday, January 20th between 8:30am and 7:00pm in the CHCRC and Southwest Residential Areas.

CHCRC

  • Hick’s Way will be one way only with entry available from Commonwealth Avenue.  

Southwest

  • Fearing Street will be one way only with entry available from University Drive.  Residence Halls that will need to use Fearing Street to gain access to their halls are: Cance, CoolidgeCrampton, Prince, Patterson, MacKimmie, Washington, John Quincy Adams, John Adams. Please note: access to the Southwest concourse may close prior to 7pm depending on the rate of traffic. 
  • Sunset Avenue will be one way only between Fearing Street and Massachusetts Avenue with access from Fearing Street only.

Early Arrival

Students who are interested in moving in on either Friday, January 18th or Saturday, January 19th can contact Residential Life Student Services by email at living@umass.edu or by phone Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm at 413 545-2100 to request Early Arrival.  Students who move in early are subject to the $120 Early Arrival Fee which will be applied to your spring bill after halls have opened.

Students returning to the same room who request early arrival will automatically be assessed the early arrival fee.

Students who need to pick up a key will only be assessed the early arrival fee if they pick up their key on January 18th or January 19th.

Not Driving to Campus?

If you are planning to arrive via bus, airplane or train you will have access to a free shuttle to bring you to your residence hall. The shuttle will run from the bus stop at the Haigis Mall starting at 11:00am and will mirror the Peter Pan Bus arrival schedule. If you are waiting at the bus stop for more than 15 minutes, please call (413) 545-0812 to request a pickup.

What if I can't arrive on Move-In day?

Students who are unable to arrive by 10pm on Sunday, January 20th must contact Residential Life Student Services at 413-545-2100 to request late arrival status. Students who do not request a late arrival or check in by 11:00pm on Monday, January 21, 2019 will be reported as a no show and their spring assignment will be canceled.  Canceled assignments are subject to the Cancellation Fee Schedule.

Arriving Monday?
Please note, traffic control, bin availability, and 20 minute unloading zones will not be in effect.

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