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Fall 2023 MOVE-IN FAQs

Move-in begins soon and we are here to answer your questions. Feel free to drop us a line at, or search the Housing website, or find the information you need from this list of Frequently Asked Questions about Move-In!

What are public health requirements for move-in?

The good news is that if you already have a Housing contract, you are fully vaccinated or have a university approved exemption. For more information, see the University Vaccination Policy.

I can’t bring everything, what items should I leave at home?

The University has a list of items not to bring to campus.  This includes humidifiers, candles, electric scooters and hoverboards.  Please visit the Community Living at Michigan guide (page 17)  for the complete list and further information.

Can helpers come into the hall to help me move in?

Absolutely! We welcome your helpers to enjoy this special day with you. 

Can I ship my belongings in advance of my move-in day?

Housing is able to receive packages starting Monday, August 28, 2023.  

How do I find my building and where do we park?

A wayfind app is super useful — you probably already have one you like, and we find WAZE is quite accurate in navigating the UM campus.

What if I arrive late in the evening? Can I still move-in?

Yes! You’ll find instructions for “after hours move-in” on the door of your hall. We have staff on campus that can come to assist you.

Can I change my room assignment before move-in?

Right now we’re expecting our residence halls to be full, so we are not making changes before move-in. 

After move-in, there is a room change process.

Graduate Room Changes

Undergraduate Room Changes

Where do I get my MCard?

For New and Transfer students, MCards will be available at orientation. We will have a temporary card available for you at check-in to use until you receive your permanent card.



Below is contact information for Housing departments: