New Student Move-In Information

New Student Move-In Day is Thursday, August 15th, 2019 from 8:00am - 12:00pm.  We're excited to have you join the OWU community!

New Student Move-In Overview

New Student Move-In Day is Thursday, August 15th, 2019 from 8:00am - 12:00pm.  All students will check in and pick up their room keys at Hamilton-Williams Campus Center before going to their hall to unload vehicles.   

To minimize wait times, some students will move in between 8:00am-10:00am and others will move in 10:00am-Noon.  Students will be divided by floors so they can move in to their rooms with their new roommates: 

8:00am-10:00am

Bashford Ground Floor

Bashford 2nd Floor 

Thomson 3rd Floor

Welch Ground Floor

Welch 2nd Floor

Smith East 1st Floor

10:00am-Noon

Bashford 1st Floor

Bashford 3rd Floor

Thomson 1st Floor

Thomson 2nd Floor

Welch 1st Floor

Welch 3rd Floor

New Student Check-In

All students will check in and pick up their room and mailbox keys at Hamilton-Williams Campus Center during their move-in time.  Students will also check in for Camp OWU in the same location.  Students who have not completed their Financial Aid verification or set up a payment plan with the Bursar's office will not be able to check in to the residence halls.  Financial Aid and the Bursar's office will be at new student check in so students can complete the necessary steps and check in.  All students will need a photo ID to complete the check in process. 

Directions to Hamilton-Williams Campus Center & Parking

Click here for a campus map with directions to Hamilton-Williams Campus Center and check-in parking. When you arrive in one of two parking lots for check-in, there will be signage directing you to Hamilton Williams Campus Center.

Returning Student Move-In Information

Returning Student Move-in is Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 

Returning Student Move-In Overview

Returning Student Move-in is Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  All students, regardless of where they are living, will check in at the Welch Hall lobby.  Prior to moving in to your room, all students must check in and pick up their room key in Welch Hall.  Students will need a photo ID to complete the check in process.  

Returning Students Arriving Later

Returning students who cannot move in during the scheduled move-in time will check in at the Welch lobby desk during the following times:

Sunday, August 18 - 9:00am - 7:00pm

Monday, August 19 - 9:00am - 7:00pm

Tuesday, August 20 - 9:00am - 7:00pm

Students who arrive between 7:00pm-11:00pm will have the ability to call a Resident Assistant or Moderator to complete the check in process.  Information on how to contact those individuals will be provided in the move-in letter sent a few weeks before returning student move-in.  Students will not be checked in before 9:00am or after 11:00pm so should plan to arrive when check-ins are possible.  

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 Requests

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 email reslife@owu.edu to request an early arrival.  Residential Life does not approve early arrivals without good reason.  The cost of moving in early is $25 per day and will be charged to your student account.