Moving in

Gustavus Adolphus College

Move-in Information - Fall 2021:

Note: Any/all information here is subject to change if any move-in, orientation, or other campus processes or policies change.

  • New student orientation will be Friday, September 3, 2021 through Monday, September 6, 2021. Please review the Orientation materials for full schedule when it is posted here.
  • Move in for first-year students will be Friday, September 3 as part of the First-Year Orientation Schedule.
    • Check in at your Residence Hall (Norelius, Pittman, Sohre) 9am-11am.
  • Move in for transfer students is Sunday, September 5 as part of the Transfer Orientation Schedule.
  • Move in for returning students is Sunday, September 5 or Monday, September 6.
    • Check in at the Residential Life office, Campus Center 105, to pick up your room key (8am - 4:45pm; contact to coordinate after-hours arrivals).
  • Fall 2021 classes begin Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

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 3 or 5). 
    • Loft and rental pickups will be available during move in on Friday, September 3 and Sunday, September 5 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 by August 18 for home delivery before move-in!

COVID-related questions can be sent to:

Belongings drop-off:

(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). 

Students may schedule an early belongings drop-off time slotto move in your belongings (we encourage this if you are able, it is not required) into your Fall room assignment between August 16-28. 

  • A time slot booking will be required to be able to move in belongings.
  • 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 3 for Orientation.
  • Returning students may return to campus Sunday, September 5 or Monday, September 6 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.