Moving in

Gustavus Adolphus College

Move-in Information - Fall 2022:

Note: information may be subject to change if any move-in, orientation, or other campus processes or policies change.

  • Please review the Orientation materials for full schedule via Guidebook app, see more information here.
  • Move in for first-year students will be Friday, September 2 as part of the First-Year Orientation Schedule.
    • 8am-Noon: Check in at Norelius Hall or Pittman Hall to pick up your room key and move in.
      • Label your belongings with your name and room number to ensure the Move Crew can best assist you!
    • If you live in any other residence hall, pick up your room key from the Residential Life office, Jackson Campus Center 105.
  • Move in for transfer students will be Sunday, September 4 as part of the Transfer Orientation Schedule.
    • 9am-4pm: Check in at the Campus Activities info desk, lower level of the Jackson Campus Center.
  • Move in for returning students will be Sunday, September 4 or Monday, September 5.
    • 8am-4:45pm: Check in at the Residential Life office, Campus Center 105, to pick up your room key (contact to coordinate after-hours arrivals).
  • Fall 2022 classes begin Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

Please review the following guidelines:

  • First-year students move in information (tips and parking/drop off guidelines) will be sent out in the mail in August - more info coming soon!
  • We discourage bringing large furniture items - they complicate the move in and out process, and Gustavus cannot provide storage for anyone who lives less than 350+ miles away, and cannot store furniture, rugs, or micro-fridges/microwaves.
    • Consider renting from (the only lofts approved for use in Residence Halls, but they also offer microwave/fridge rentals and futon purchases). Orders need to be placed by August 30 for pick up during move-in (September 2 or 4). 
    • Loft and rental pickups will be available during move in on Friday and Sunday of move-in weekend from 8am-12pm - pick up at trailers outside Norelius and Pittman Halls.
  • Communal vacuums are not available - consider bringing a small vacuum/personal cleaning supplies for your room (public areas will receive regular cleaning services).
  • Please check out our What to Bring Guidelines to help you plan for arrival. Residence Hall rooms all contain the following furniture (which cannot be removed): bed (frame & mattress), desk & desk chair, closet/wardrobe & dresser, window covering (drapes or blinds). As a reminder - no personal air conditioners, candles, hot plates, or lofts other than those purchased through Review the Residential Life Policies page in the Gustie Guide for a full list of policies.
  • Linen and decor packages are available from OCM - order early August for home delivery before move-in!

COVID-related questions can be sent to:

Belongings drop-off:

Students may schedule an optional early belongings drop-off time slot to move in your belongings into your Fall room assignment August 19 - 26. (Note: Those with Fall housing assignments in College View or Chapel View will not be able to book for early belongings drop-off because those spaces are used for summer housing). 

  • Please do not book a belongings drop off time slot if you are approved for early arrival/move-in, that is a separate approval process.
  • A time slot booking will be required to be able to move in belongings early.
  • Bookings will close 72 hours in advance of each arrival date/time to allow time for programming card access and preparing keys.
  • You will pick up your room key at the Residential Life office - lower level of the Jackson Campus Center, 105.
  • Move in your belongings and lock your door before departing campus, keep your key with you for when you return for regular move-in. (These bookings do not allow for overnight stays in your room).
  • First-year students may return to campus on Friday, September 2 for Orientation.
  • Returning students may return to campus Sunday, September 4 or Monday, September 5 at their convenience.

Early-arrival requests:
  • Make sure you review the early arrival information/requirements online and have advance approval if you are required to be on campus early (i.e., athletics, student employment, leadership role, etc. 
  • Those who violate the early return approval process (i.e., not receiving approval for early return, allowing roommates or friends to move-in without approval, etc) are subject to a $150/night charge to their student account for all parties involved.