Move-In Guide 2016: Everything You Need to Know for Your Arrival on Rocky Top

55000_IMG_8609Are you ready for life on Rocky Top? Campus will be bustling next week with students arriving for the fall semester. Many students will be moving into their residence halls throughout the week for activities like Ignite and sorority recruitment. Move-in day for most first-year students is Saturday, August 13.

For detailed information on specific move-in times for each residence hall, download the “UT Housing Move-In Day: 2016 Key to Tennessee” move-in guide within the New Vols app. The guide includes a schedule of move-in dates and times, “to-do” and “what to bring” lists, and loft and carpet purchase information

As you finish packing, check out this list of things to bring and items to leave at home.

We anticipate there will be a lot of traffic on move-in day. Make sure you are aware of best traffic routes to take next week due to construction and move-in.

Students and volunteers moving during move in day. .Photo by B.J. Crawford

Once you arrive on campus, go directly to the main lobby of your assigned residence hall, where staff will check you in and direct you to your assigned room.

The University Housing office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Student Services Building Room 405.

University Housing will hold your room until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 17. If you cannot check in by then, please contact their office at 865-974-2571 for an extension.

Hundreds of volunteers from the campus and community will be on hand Saturday to help unload cars. University staff will be available to answer questions for you and your family.

One Stop Express Student Services, on the first floor of Hodges Library, will have special hours from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday to help students who have questions about financial aid, registration, or fee payment.

The VolCard Office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

VolShop, VolBooks, and VolTech will be open in the Student Union during move-in weekend. VolShop will open at 9:00 a.m. Saturday and will close at 6:00 p.m. The store will be open from noon until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.

VolTech will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6:00 p.m. Sunday.

VolBooks will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The store will also be open with extended hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 and noon to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 21.

Check the Welcome Week schedule for a list of activities and programs beginning Sunday, August 14, through Friday, August 19. First-year students should receive an email from the Office of Orientation and Transition on Saturday, August 13, about Welcome Week group assignments.

Move-in dates and times

Monday, August 8
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Ignite Serves and Ignite Knox participants

Tuesday, August 9
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Summer school students

Wednesday, August 10
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Sorority recruitment participants

Thursday, August 11
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Upper-division students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors)
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Ignite Leadership Summit Session 2 participants

Friday, August 12
Living and Learning Communities
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Brown Hall (Honors, Crescendo, and ECAP)
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Clement Hall (MMP, Leadership & Service, and Volunteer Bridge)
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Hess Hall (Venture)
12:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Massey Hall (Army ROTC)
12:00 to 5:00 p.m. – North Carrick Hall (Pre-Medicine)
12:00 to 5:00 p.m. – South Carrick Hall (Pre-Medicine)

White Hall:
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – CASNR
12:00 to 5:00 p.m. – The Pulse
1:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Design

Morrill Hall:
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Discovery
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Greenhouse
12:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Air Force ROTC
1:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Baker Center
2:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Wellness

Saturday, August 13
All residence halls will open for first-year students at 8:00 a.m.