Residence Hall Move-In Information
Spring Quarter Move-In is scheduled to be on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at noon. Check back here for further details.
Fall Student Move-In
First Year Student Fall 2023 Move-In dates will be posted here in the spring. Specific information, including your move-in day and time, the routing map through campus to your hall, and our move-in process, will be mailed to students in August as well as updated right here on our opening page.
Returning Student Fall 2023 Move-In dates will be posted here in the spring, and more specific information, including your move-in time, the routing map through campus to your hall, and our move-in process, will be mailed to students in August as well as updated right here on our opening page.
- Movers & Shakers Move-In Volunteers
Our volunteer program to help new students move into the residence halls is back! Returning students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to volunteer. Check out our Movers & Shakers page for more information.
- Residence Hall Move-In Appointment Times
- Move-In Day Traffic Maps
- Fall 2023 Move-In Guide
Our Move-In Guide provides additional guidelines and tips for Move-In Day.
Last year's guide:
Fall 2022 Move-In Guide
Winter Move-in 2024 is scheduled to be on Sunday, December 31, 2023 at noon. Check back here for further details.
What to Bring
Here is a list of recommended items to bring to campus. This is not a required list, just suggestions to consider depending on your lifestyle and needs. For a printable copy, click on the "What to Bring" list.
- Day-to-day clothing
- Computer and accessories
- School supplies: notebooks, folders, etc.
- Pens, pencils, highlighters
Food related items
- Dishware, silverware, cups
- Water bottle
- Snack food
- Game console
- Surge protector
- Desk lamp (no halogen)
- Area rug and other decorations
- Comb, brush, tweezers
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
- Deodorant, shampoo, conditioner
- Soap, lotion
- Shaving cream, razor
- Bath and hand towels, wash cloth
- Shower caddy
- Shower shoes and bathrobe
- Pillow and pillow case
- Sheets (twin XL) and blankets
- Mattress cover
- Facial coverings
- Hand sanitizer
- First aid materials and medications
- Money, credit/bank card
- Reading material
- Laundry basket, detergent
- Extra set of keys for home or car
What not to bring
- Hot plates
- Alcohol/drug and or paraphilia
Don’t Forget Your CWU Connection Card!
Housing and Residence Life and Dining Services welcome you to Central Washington University! While the items listed are appropriate, all are not necessary, and the priority of these items is left up to the individual. Keep in mind that your personal style and tastes are probably the most important considerations when you are packing for college.
Students are encouraged to consult their parents, friends, and the above list for advice, but you are the one who is going to have to live with what you bring or don’t bring. It would also be a good idea to talk with your roommate, and coordinate with them so that you don’t end up with two of everything. Plan ahead and choose wisely, but don’t panic. You can find almost anything you need on campus or in Ellensburg if you do happen to forget something. We also encourage you to create a list of serial numbers for your valuable items, and keep that list at home in the event something is lost or stolen. Remember, all halls have wireless internet, so you do not need to bring a router.