Students Returning to the Same Assignment for Spring

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

Prior to Arrival

I Lost My Key
Students who lost their key over break should NOT complete Spring Check In on SPIRE. These students must check in at their Residential Service Desk upon arrival to receive a new key.

Completing Spring Check In
Video Tutorial

Students who have their key and are returning to the same room for spring must complete a Spring Check-In on SPIRE under Main Menu>Housing. Students will be asked to verify that the code on their room key matches the code in our records.  Students with a matching key can go directly to their room when they arrive to campus.  

Students with a key code that does not match must visit their Residential Service Desk when they arrive on campus to resolve the issue.  Please review the video tutorial for step-by-step instructions to complete Spring Check-In.  Students who have not completed the Spring Check-In Panel by January 22nd may have their spring assignment cancelled as a No-Show.

Please Note: Some keys may have a letter located below or to the side of the key code.  This letter is part of the key code as well. When you are verifying your room key, if the letter is included in the code stored in SPIRE and all other information matches, your key code is correct.
(Ex 1AX-123 or 1XA-123 are considered correct codes if your key reads 1X-123 with an "A" printed below)

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 who have their key should travel directly to their hall for unloading. Students who do not have their key should navigate to their hall for unloading and walk to their Residential Service Desk to check in and receive their key. 

Arriving on Campus

After arriving on campus, students should take the following steps:

  1. Navigate to your hall for unloading.
  2. Pick up a room key at your Residential Service Desk if you lost yours over break.
  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 you may park your car in the nearest parking lot listed below. Please Note: parking is free on the weekend, but ticketing and towing will be enforced starting Tuesday at 7am.

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.