Fall Arrivals

Check-in Dates & Locations

Unless approved to arrive early, students who live in residence halls should plan to check in at their residence hall to pick up keys and complete relevant check-in paperwork. First-year students and new transfer students move in on Thursday, August 16, 2018.  More information about new student move-in can be found here.  Upper-class students may begin moving in on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., or on Monday, August 20, 2018 and Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. Fall athletes and other students required to return to campus early for university sanctioned events will be permitted to return to campus early.  All students who need to move into their assignment earlier than these dates must be approved by Residential Life.  Early Arrival requests can be submitted via email at reslife@owu.edu.

Residents will check in at their assigned residential space unless otherwise noted below.  Residents who reside in campus houses should take note of the following check-in locations, which will be open for check in during the check-in times:

  • Small Living Units: Smith Hall
  • House of Black Culture: Smith Hall
  • Honors House: Smith Hall
  • 4 Williams Drive: Stuyvesant Hall
  • Bigelow Reed House: Stuyvesant Hall
  • Fraternity House Residents: Stuyvesant Hall
  • Panhellenic House Residents: Stuyvesant Hall

Residence Hall Information

Looking for information about the building you will be moving into in August? Check the Halls section of the Residential Living Options section of this website for rooms dimensions and amenities information for each of our halls.

Need help packing or purchasing items for your room? Visit our Packing Guide for helpful hints and details.

Early Arrival Request Form

Some students may have extenuating circumstances that necessitate a request to return to campus prior to the official opening of the residential facilities. Students can use the Early Arrival Request form to submit a request. The cost of moving in early is $25 per day and will be charged to your student account.



Year End Closing Information

The Year End Closing Information for May 2019 will be available soon!  It will give specific details on all the information you need to properly check out of your current housing assignment including dates, procedures, and answers to your most frequently asked questions. Information will be posted in the OWU Daily which also highlights the time line and the process for moving out of the residence halls in May.

Late Stay Request

The Late Stay Request form is for students who may have extenuating circumstances that necessitate a request to remain on campus after the facilities close. Each request must be approved by your RLC / the Assistant Director of Residential Life. Once your request has been submitted, you are to contact your Residential Life Coordinator or Assistant Director of Residential Life to set up an appointment to discuss your request, as each request is considered on a case by case basis. If you are requesting to stay past Monday following Commencement, please note that you will be expected to complete the summer housing application and contract and then move to our summer housing facility. Students who are requesting to remain on campus so that they can watch their friends graduate will not be granted permission to remain on campus; we are encouraging students to make alternative arrangements if they wish to watch commencement exercises.

Late Stay Request

May Move-out Recycling/Donations

We are pleased to make it easy for students to donate their gently used items or other things that they would rather not take home with them rather than sending them to a landfill.  Students may donate items at the portable storage units that will be located near bulk dumpsters in the residential parking areas.  Items will be donated to the local Goodwill store in Delaware.   As a part of our May Move Out initiative, students are reminded that anything that they brought into their residence should be taken home, donated at the portable storage units, or disposed of in the dumpsters provided.

Residential Storage Policy

The Residential Storage Policy outlines the specific criteria for students who need to store their personal belongings on campus during the summer months.  Limited storage is available on campus in Hayes, Smith, and Welch Halls.

View the Residential Storage Policy

Residence Hall Cleaning Agreement

The Residence Hall Cleaning Agreement can be used by roommates to divide up cleaning responsibilities.  All residence hall rooms must be cleaned up before students can check out.

View the Residence Hall Cleaning Agreement

SLU/House Cleaning Agreement

The SLU/House Cleaning Agreement can be used by housemates to divide up cleaning responsibilities.  All SLUs/Houses must be cleaned up before students can check out.

View the SLU/House Cleaning Agreement

Residence Hall/SLU Damage Responsibility Form

The can be used by roommates and housemates to  assign damage costs to the responsible resident or residents. Failure to accept or assign responsibility for damage will result in all residents equally splitting the cost of the repairs.

View the Damage Responsibility Form