Moving In

Make it Easy for Yourself

Tentative date for Fall 2024 move in (new students only) is:  Thursday, August 22, 2024.

(Returning students move in on Sunday, August 25, 2024).  Classes begin Monday, August 26, 2024.

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 15, 2024. You will receive an email (sent to your SRU email) to prompt you to do so.   

Early arrival reservation form will open (tentatively) on July 15, 2024 on  MyHousing Portal. If you have extenuating circumstances in which you need to move in earlier than Sunday, you may complete the Early Arrival request form.  You'll be billed a nightly fee of $25 once the semester begins.  We encourage students not to arrive early unless necessary as part of the experience is arriving with your class as a group.

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.