Spring New Student Move In

Prior to Arrival | Getting to Campus | Arriving on Campus

Early Arrival Move-In: Friday, January 18th, 9:00am-10:00pm ($120 Early Arrival Fee)
Standard Move-In: Sunday, January 20th, 9:00am-10:00pm
                                Monday, January 21st, 9:00am-10:00pm

Email: Spring Move-In Traditional Halls
Email: Spring Move-In Break Housing Halls
Email: Spring Move-In North and Lincoln Apartments

Prior to Arrival

Signing the Key Agreement
Video Tutorial

New students and students checking into a new assignment for spring must complete the Key Agreement in SPIRE under Main Menu>Housing>Move-In Reservation.

Students who do not sign the Key Agreement may experience delays when they arrive on campus to move into their room.  Students are not required to make a Move-In Reservation for Spring Semester.

Your Residential Service Desk
There are nine Residential Service Desks (RSDs) on campus. Each RSD services multiple residence halls in close proximity to the building. Students will check in and pick up their key at their RSD. To determine which RSD serves your residence hall, please click here.

Getting to Campus

Students and families are encouraged to plan for additional traffic in the Amherst area due to Spring Move-In.

Directions to Unloading
Students in a residence hall NOT listed below should navigate directly to their residence hall for unloading. Halls listed below should navigate to the unload zone outlined below.  

Oak, Linden - Navigate to Tobin Rd.
Birch, Maple, Linden - Navigate to Hicks Way

Orchard Hill 
Dickinson, Grayson, Field, Webster - Navigate to the Orchard Hill Quad by driving onto the sidewalk between Field and Webster halls. (Sunday ONLY)

Coolidge - Navigate to the Southwest concourse by driving between Cance and Washington halls. (Sunday and Monday ONLY)

To get an overview of campus before your arrival please view the Campus Map.

Arriving on Campus

After arriving on campus using the instructions above, take the following steps:

  1. Navigate to your unloading location outlined above.
  2. Check in at your Residential Service Desk and pick up your room key. 
  3. Unload your vehicle (you will be allotted 20 minutes to unload). 
    *Moving bins will be available during move-in hours on Friday, Sunday, and Monday in the lobby of buildings with elevators.
  4. After unloading, park your vehicle in the nearest lot shown below. Please note: parking is free on the weekend, but ticketing and towing will be enforced starting Tuesday at 7:00 am. 

Nearest Parking Lots by Residential Area

CHCRC - lots 25, 12
Central (upper) - lots 49
Central (lower) - lots 46, 52, 63
North - lot 44
Northeast - lots 43, 27
Orchard Hill - lots 49
Southwest - lots 32, 33, 22
Sylvan - lots 44

To see parking locations please view the Campus Map.