Fall 2020 Move-In

We're excited to welcome you to your new home on campus! Time to start planning and get ready to move in.

Visit this page often. The information below is not final and will change per developments in COVID-19. 

Residence Halls 

Move-In Dates

You are strongly encouraged to arrive on your designated Move-In day. We are able to provide the best service on these specific days including hall welcome events, parking and traffic control, and staff availability. 

  • Tuesday, August 18 for new residents of living-learning communities participating in LLC Orientation
  • Thursday, August 20 for new freshmen and transfer students
  • Saturday, August 22 for returning students

However, we are open 24-hours a day starting at noon August 16 — you can check in anytime day or night.

Need to move in early?

If there is a need to come to campus prior to the designated Move-In days above, you may move in between noon on August 16 and August 19. No registration is needed — just show up at the front desk of the hall you are assigned to with your i-card or other photo ID. There are additional fees as these dates fall outside your University Housing Contract. 

See Early Arrival information page for more details and rates. 

If you will be unable to arrive by the first day of classes on August 24, notify the Housing Information Office of when you intend to check in. If you arrive after August 24 without notifying the Housing Information Office, your assignment may change. Failure to claim your room assignment does not automatically cancel your contract.


Dining meal plans begin on August 20 with breakfast. The deadline to make meal plan changes for the fall semester is September 19.


Parking on campus is very limited. Upon your arrival, you may unload your vehicle from a curb or metered space nearest your residence hall (do not leave your car unattended while unloading). For longer term visitor parking that same day you must contact Campus Parking at (217) 333-3530 or www.parking.illinois.edu. Meters and lots are enforced by Campus Parking during Move-In. University Housing is not responsible for parking tickets you may receive.

International Students

Review the International Move-In page for information specific to your needs.

Sherman and Daniels Halls

Residents must apply online to move in prior to the above dates. See Early Arrival information for more details and rates.   

Parking at Daniels Hall: Urbana parking meters are located along Gregory Street. There are no meters in B10 or B11 lots. B10 Lot will be used as a “Load and Go lot” location that is accessed from Daniels via the East side exit and entry points.

University Apartments

Apartment Check-in

If you will be moving in to University Apartments at Orchard Downs, Goodwin-Green, or Ashton Woods, please come to the Family & Graduate Housing office to check in. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed over weekends and on holidays. If you need to pick up your keys outside of our normal business hours, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make alternate arrangements.

The Family & Graduate Housing Office is located at:

1841 Orchard Place
Urbana, IL 61801 
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Check-in will take 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the volume of residents arriving. We have requested that you bring completed forms and provide proof of affiliation to the University of Illinois. Check-in will be more efficient if your forms are completed in advance and you provide the appropriate documents (marriage certificate, domestic partner verification, and birth certificates, as appropriate).


If you will need parking, please review our parking information and apply. 

Directions For Getting An i-card

Visit the i-card website to learn more about i-cards and where to get one.