Move-In for Returning Students

Fall 2024

Key things to do

  • Residence halls open at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, August 24. (If you need to arrive earlier, complete the Early Arrival Request Form found on the housing portal under "My Forms" for review by Residential Life staff. Be sure to include your reason and the date you would like to return. Deadline: 11:59 p.m. August 1.)
  • You may have parents, family members, or friends help you move into the residence halls. We encourage you to consider carefully how many people you bring to campus to help you move in, and to help with traffic and congestion in the residence halls.
  • Review the list of what to pack and what’s prohibited: What to Bring
  • To reduce lines at Nazareth’s Central Mail Services at the start of the semester, please consider bringing most items with you instead of having them shipped ahead of time to campus, if possible.
  • Review the move-in process details below.

Move-in Process

Before you come

  • Connect with your roommates to plan out who is bringing what and what time each person is arriving.

Where to go

  • Entrance: More information about traffic flow through campus will be shared as we get closer to move-in. Check back for more details. 
  • Getting checked in: When you arrive on campus, you should go directly to your assigned residence hall. Residential Life staff will be waiting to greet you and give you your room key. Resident Assistants (RAs) will also be available inside the hall over the weekend to answer questions, provide guidance, and assist with any facilities issues.


  • Movement through buildings: We are still asking students to move through OC2 and OC3 one-way in/one-way out to reduce hallway congestion but no other building will have restrictions. We monitor hallways though to avoid congestion. If a particular hallway or stairwell starts to become too crowded, we may ask you to wait outside with your belongings until we can clear the congestion and allow you to safely enter the building and resume bringing things in.
  • Parking: Once you are done unloading your car, please move it to a designated parking area.


  • Fire spraying: Bringing a wall hanging or curtains to campus? We will have fire spray locations around campus during Move-In weekend. More details about the location will be shared as we get closer to move-in.

What to Pack

The list of What to Bring is the same for returning students and new students.