Moving In

Make it Easy for Yourself

Tentative date for Fall 2023 move in (new students only) is:  Thursday, August 17, 2023.

(Returning students move in on Sunday, August 20).

If you live within a two-hour drive of Slippery Rock, you can make move-in day easier by just bringing the essentials including clothes to last two weeks. Sometime during those two weeks, you can either pick up the rest of your things on a trip home, or invite your parents or family members to come to campus for a visit and ask them to bring you want you need.  By that time, you'll have a good idea of what you really need from home and what can realistically fit into your room.  We got a bit of a list started for you here: What to Bring.

Map of Slippery Rock and vicinity


All residents (new and returning):  Sign up for your move-in time on your MyHousing Portal  after July 10, 2023. You will receive an email (sent to your SRU email) to prompt you to do so.   

Early arrival:  July 10, 2023 on MyHousing Portal.  If you are part of a group (i.e. Jump Start, band, athletics, dance, etc.) DO NOT complete this form as your advisor/coach will do so for you.  You may wish to contact your coach/advisor to confirm your name has been submitted.    

If you have extenuating circumstances in which you must move in earlier than the scheduled date, you may complete the Early Arrival request You will pay a nightly fee ($25/night). We encourage students not to arrive early unless necessary, as part of the experience is arriving with your class as a group.