Move-in Guide

Move-In day for Fall Semester is Thursday, August 19, 2021! Halls will open at 9:00 a.m.  Moving in can be a hectic day full of different emotions and new sights and people, but it doesn’t have to be a mess.  There will be staff on hand to help with your move in.

Check in at your assigned building.

Watch for “unloading zone” signs, and be respectful of the 20 minute time limit in these spaces.

Some carts are available on campus, but in case they’re all gone when you arrive, we encourage you to bring your own, as well as any personal belongings that will make you feel comfortable as you settle into your own home.

Elevators will be in use; please be patient for your turn.

Remember to include some familiar comforts from home, like that teddy bear you’ve had since you were six!

Most of all, have fun and enjoy meeting your new neighbors!

Early Drop & Go Opportunities

Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15, between the hours of 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM, you can move your belongings into your room and take off, getting that work out of the way and lessening the business for you and others the following week when you return.

If you are interested in this opportunity, email with the date (Saturday, August 14th or Sunday, August 15th) you plan on participating in Drop & Go.

Early Arrivals

While move-in day is August 19, we can accommodate arrivals starting as early as 9AM on Saturday, August 14 with advance notice. This option is for students choosing to move in and stay in their room. There is a nightly charge for this option for those arriving August 14 or 15. Arrivals August 16 or later are free. Charges would range from $24-$30/night depending on your room type. Early arrivals can be requested through your housing application after completing room selection (through August 9) or by emailing our office (

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Bed, desk, dresser? Find out what is already here.

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Learn everything you need to know about bed lofting.

What should I bring for myself?

Winter wear and lots of underwear are no-brainers, but what else? Here are some items that you should plan to bring to campus.

What should I bring for my room?

Bedding, cooking items, furniture, study aids – we’ve thought of everything (well we tried to anyway).

Where can I store my weapons?

Bemidji State University has established a weapons storage area located in lower Walnut Hall. The storage area is the only physical campus space where firearms may be stored. Weapons are not permitted in the residence hall buildings. Weapon lockers are assigned by Residential Life and are regulated by Public Safety.  Firearms that are unloaded and completely enclosed in a case may be transported directly to and from the weapons storage area to any campus parking facility. Contact our office to sign up.