Move-In Information – Fall 2019

Welcome to Allegheny! The Orientation and Residence Life staff members are excited to welcome you and your family to campus. We thought it would be helpful to share important details about move-in day to assist you in this transition to the Allegheny community.

Please note: Move-in on Saturday, August 24, is for new first-year and new transfer students only. Move-in for returning students is Sunday, August 25.

Take time to prepare!

Picture of Staff helping students move into dorms. The staff has worked to prepare for the arrival of students, parents and families so things run as efficiently as possible. Please be prepared as there will likely be some waiting as we move all new first year and transfer students onto campus. We ask that you dress comfortably as the weather in Meadville is a little unpredictable — it might be hot and humid or cool and rainy.

Patience and a sense of humor will be invaluable assets throughout the day! We encourage students to bring a window fan or standing fan to stay cool, as there are limited residence halls with air conditioning.

We also encourage families to discuss with their students what is most necessary to bring on move-in day. Seasonal items that are not needed for the first few weeks of the school year could be brought in or shipped sometime after move-in day when students are settled and have a better sense of available space.

Move-in Times

Students eligible to move in before August 24 will be notified; other early arrivals are not
permitted.

August 13: Football Team Move-in

9 am to noon
Check in at Campus Center lobby

Upperclass Approved Early Arrival Groups and Residence Life Leadership Move-in 8 am – 8 pm

August 16: Early Move-in

For Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Men’s Soccer, Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Access Allegheny, and First-year International Students

9 am to noon
Check-in at Campus Center lobby

Upperclass Approved Early Arrival Groups Move-in 8 am – 8 pm

August 18: Upperclass Move-in

Residence Life Staff 10 am – 4 pm

August 20: Bonner Program Move-in

9 am to 5 pm
Check in at Campus Center lobby

Upperclass Approved Early Arrival Groups Move-in 8 am – 8 pm

August 22: New Transfer Students Move-in and Orientation

9 am to noon
Check in at Campus Center lobby

Upperclass Approved Early Arrival Groups Move-in 8 am – 8 pm

August 24: Fall Move-in (All Other New First-year Students)

Move-in time is from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
You can arrive any time between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.

August 25: Fall Move-in (Upperclass Students)

Move-in time is from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
For more detailed information, please see the Residence Life website

August 24 Move-in details

First-Year Students

Please proceed directly to your assigned residence hall, and check in at the table near the entrance to receive your room keys and Welcome Weekend packet.

Transfer students

Please check in at the Henderson Campus Center lobby to receive your room keys and Welcome Weekend packet. You can then proceed to your residence hall to unload your belongings and move into your room.

Commuters

Check in any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Henderson Campus Center lobby to receive your Welcome Weekend packet and schedule.

When you move in, please bring the Allegheny student ID card that you received at Summer Orientation. If you lost your Allegheny student ID card, you can get a replacement in Schultz Hall. (After August 26 there will be a replacement fee.)

If you’re registered for the fourth Orientation Session (August 22), you’ll get your Allegheny student ID card in Schultz Hall when you move in.

Arriving on Campus

Click to expand map of move in parking around campus. When you arrive at your student’s residence hall, we ask that you prepare to stop in front of your residence hall, unload the items immediately onto the sidewalk, and then relocate your vehicle to longer-term parking. Please refer to the maps linked below for residence hall move-in routes. If you are unsure where to park after unloading, just ask a staff member or student volunteer for assistance!

Typically, the incoming student goes to the move-in table to get their keys and to pick up a Welcome Weekend packet while family and/or friends begin to unload belongings. There will be student volunteers available to assist you in moving your belongings to your room. Have one or more people stay with the belongings while you wait for the incoming student to return. Please be sure to have your car attended in the drop-off area to reduce delays for those waiting behind you. Your cooperation is very much appreciated!

Residence Hall Move-In Routes

You’ve moved in. Now What?

First-Year Students

Once first-year students have moved into the residence hall, please consult your Welcome Weekend packet for a variety of sessions and options that are available to students and their families. Note that some of the events are required.

Transfer Students and Commuters

Once transfer and commuter students have moved in (if applicable), please consult your Welcome Weekend packet for a variety of sessions and options that are available to students and their families. Note that some of the events are required.

Meet the Residence Life Staff

Each building has Residence Life staff members who are specially selected and trained to serve as a resource for students. Resident Advisors (RAs) are full-time students assigned to work with a specific floor or area and will likely be one of the first people new students meet when they arrive. Any questions or concerns that you may have can be directed to your RA.

In addition, we have paraprofessional student and professional staff members who are helpful resources for students. We ask that students take time to get to know the staff members who work in each building.

Room Changes

Each student was given special attention to ensure a comfortable and supportive housing arrangement at Allegheny. Students are asked to take time during the first few weeks of school to try to become more familiar with their roommate and work to address questions and concerns. The College rarely makes room changes within the first two weeks of the semester, as we believe it is important for students to enhance their interpersonal skills and ability to manage and resolve challenging situations.

The Residence Life staff is available to assist students with addressing any questions and concerns. Always remember that we are here to help with many different options that include meeting, engaging in mediation and developing a roommate agreement.

Facilities, Physical Plant, and Housekeeping

Physical Plant and Housekeeping have prepared every residence hall room for move-in day. If your student discovers that there are items not working properly, or simply needs assistance, please encourage the student to contact a Resident Advisor or a member of the Residence Life administrative staff to address the concern. Students may also contact Physical Plant at (814) 332-5378. As always, we appreciate your patience and flexibility as Physical Plant will be responding to a higher than normal volume of requests at the beginning of the semester.

Room Condition Report

Students will receive a Room Condition Report (RCR) from their Resident Advisor. This form is used to document the condition of the room on move-in day. It will allow us to remedy items that may be in need of attention. We will also use this form to assess the condition of the room when students move out at the end of the year. It is very important that students communicate any questions and concerns to the staff through this process. Please remember that students are discouraged from using nails, duct tape or double-sided tape on their walls while hanging posters or other items. The College recommends poster putty as the best option for these items. In addition, students are not permitted to paint their rooms, and all furniture must remain in the room.

Questions? We can help!

Questions about the residence halls, or other housing concerns:

Office of Residence Life
reslife@allegheny.edu
(814) 332-3865

General questions or any questions about New Student Orientation:

Orientation Staff
orientation@allegheny.edu
(814) 332-2898