Housing

Fall 2024 Move In

For new Bearcats and their families, moving into residence halls for the first time can be both exciting and busy. Our goal is to make this transition as smooth as possible for everyone. Review this page to prepare for your new adventure.

Schedule & Process

Residents will schedule move-in appointments to indicate their desired move-in times (open for check-in between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.). All students can sign up for a move-in appointment in their housing portal beginning in late July. 

First-year student move-in appointments run Tuesday, Aug. 20 to Thursday, Aug. 22 and are designed to help residents settle in and prepare for Bearcats Welcome. Resident Advisors will lead floor meetings in all residence halls at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22. First-year students are required to attend.

Upperclass student move-in appointments run Friday, Aug. 23 to Sunday, Aug. 25. 

Key dates for university housing move-in for fall 2024; additional information below
Date Key Information
Aug. 17-19 Early arrivals (must be approved)
Aug. 19 Meal plan service begins
Aug. 20-22 First-year student move-in (by appointment)
Aug. 22 at 4 p.m. Floor meetings in residential communities; attendance required for first-year students (evening appointments)
Aug. 23-25 Upperclass and all other students move-in (by appointment)

Move-in Pro Tips

  • Do not bring tall vehicles to check-in, such as U-Hauls, tall trucks, etc. You will be going through garages. For information about the height limits of UC garages, please refer to the Parking Services locations page
  • You may be queued in the garage for check-in for some time. Be sure your car has plenty of gas, you've eaten, and have taken care of any other urgent needs before entering!
  • Bringing your own cart can speed up your move! 
  • Prepare for inclement weather.
  • Recycle your cardboard: There are recycling bins located near each campus residence hall. Please use these bins to dispose of any cardboard boxes and other recyclable materials from move-in.

Part 1: Arrival & Check-in

Part 2: Unloading


Dashpass

During regularly scheduled move-in (first-year students arriving Aug. 20-22 or upperclass students arriving Aug. 23-25), students will utilize their DashPass, which is emailed to their UC email accounts during the first week of August. This pass is designed to streamline check-in procedures, manage traffic flow, and provide essential contact information for on-site staff.

Your DashPass, attached to the pre-arrival instructions, contains the following details:

  • Queue Location: Your initial stop, typically a garage where you'll queue and complete the check-in process.
    • Upperclass students will generally not queue in a garage and will go directly to their communities to move in.     
  • Building Location: Indicates your assigned community, aiding traffic directors in guiding you to the unloading area.
  • Unloading Location: Specifies the designated area near your building where vehicle unloading is permitted.
  • Check-In Code: A personalized QR code for efficient scanning by our staff, facilitating a quick check-in.
  • Student Housing Information: Your personal details, including name and contact information, for communication while you're away from your vehicle.

We strongly recommend printing your DashPass and bringing it to check-in for a smooth and efficient arrival experience.

Please note: early and after-hours arrival students will not be required to queue in garages and should proceed directly to their assigned community for check-in. 


Arrival Requests

Arrivals Before August 20 (Early Arrivals)

Students seeking to move in prior to August 20 must be approved to do so. Requests may be made  in the housing portal when timeslots open in July. 

Students should make every effort to arrive at their communities between 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. to ensure a smooth move-in experience. 

Arrivals After August 22

After August 22, first-year students should go directly to their community for check-in and unloading if they arrive between 9 am. and 4 p.m. If you arrive after this time, please refer to the after-hours arrival information.

After-Hours Arrivals

Students arriving after hours should report to their community's service center to complete check-in. Service centers will maintain 24-hour staffing. Students checking into communities without a service center should call the RA on-call number upon arrival. 


First-Year Move-in Communities

Students in first-year communities will generally follow this process:

  • Students should go to their designated check-in location at your selected move-in appointment time. Refer to your DashPass for this information. (Campus Green Garage, Calhoun Garage, Stratford Garage, etc.).  
  • Students will be released in groups to go to their halls for unloading vehicles. 
  • After unloading vehicles, students with parking passes should park in their designated locations. Guests may park in the check-in garages.

First-Year Communities

  • Calhoun Hall
  • Campus Recreation Center Hall
  • Dabney Hall
  • Daniels Hall
  • Marian Spencer Hall
  • Morgens Hall
  • Schneider Hall
  • Scioto Hall
  • Siddall
  • Stratford Heights
  • Turner Hall
  • USquare Apartments
  • University Park Apartments 

Upperclass Move-in Communities

Students in our upperclass communities will generally follow this process:

  • Students should go to their designated check-in location (usually your assigned community) at your selected move-in appointment time. Refer to your DashPass for this information
  • After unloading vehicles, students with parking passes should park in their designated locations. Guests may park in the check-in garages.

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Please make every effort to arrive at your communities between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to ensure a smooth move-in experience. This includes the following communities:

  • Bellevue Gardens
  • CP Cincy
  • Jefferson House
  • The Eden
  • The Union on Taft
  • University Edge
  • USquare
  • 101 East Corry

Unloading Locations

Map showing check in and unloading for Calhoun halll . Contact Housing 513-556-6461 for directions

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Map showing check in and unloading for University Park Apartments. Contact Housing 513-556-6461 for directions

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Map showing check in and unloading for Dabney, Daniels. Contact Housing 513-556-6461 for directions

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Map showing check in and unloading for Calhoun halll . Contact Housing 513-556-6461 for directionsMap showing check in and unloading for Morgens Scioto, Marian Spencer, Turner and Schneider Halls . Contact Housing 513-556-6461 for directions

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Map showing check in and unloading for Campus Recreation Center hall . Contact Housing 513-556-6461 for directions

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Map showing check in and unloading for Stratford Heights . Contact Housing 513-556-6461 for directions

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