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Directions & Parking

Roll up. Unload. Roll out.

Exclusively on August 29 or 30, we will have volunteers to assist the high volume of students moving into residence halls. You should expect to arrive, quickly check in, and unload your vehicle in 10-15 minutes. Volunteers are there to help you unload the vehicle, but you and your helpers will push carts from the unloading area to your room.

On all move-in dates except August 29 and 30, we ask all residents and their helpers to plan for a 45-minute move (from your vehicle to your room) to reduce congestion in lobbies, elevators, and stairwells.

Important: Residents should immediately proceed to the building lobby to check-in, receive their keys, and any other instructions for taking belongings into the building and returning carts. If there is a wait for parking/unloading spots, students can check in and return to the vehicle when it is time to unload.

After you finish bringing your belongings to your room, residents should quickly unpack the moving carts so they can be returned to the check-in desk, and you or your helper should move your car to long-term parking. If you have not already, please review our Move-In Checklist for more information.

Plan for Road Construction

There are a variety of construction projects happening throughout the Twin Cities, and this can mean significant delays. We recommend reviewing the MNDOT website in advance and considering alternate routes.

Directions by Building

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Move-In Guide
Our team prides itself on an efficient Move-In process. Review our instructions and tips to prepare for your big move.
Students on move-in day
What to Bring
Focus on only bringing essentials when you first move in. You can bring more later!
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Move-In Checklist
Feeling stressed about everything to do before and after you move in? This checklist will help.