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Pre-Orientation Trips FAQ

When are the Residence Halls Open?

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My student wants to go on a Leading Edge trip but we can't come up twice for move-in.  What do you recommend?

It is not necessary for a student's family to come to campus more than once for move-in. If your student applied to participate in The Leading Edge and has a confirmed spot on one of the trips, plan to come to campus on the first move-in day. The residence halls will be open for move-in between 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM. At 2:00 PM, students depart on their Leading Edge trips, and there is an informal meeting for parents in Lee Chapel with the Assistant Dean for First-Year Experience and the President. Students will have the opportunity to settle in to their rooms when they return on Friday.


The move-in day's schedule is exactly the same on the following Saturday, which is the date to come to campus if your student did not choose to participate in The Leading Edge. Also on Saturday, between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM, ALL INCOMING STUDENTS (first-years, transfers, international students, regardless of arrival date) officially CHECK-IN to the University during a process that takes about 30-45 minutes to complete as they follow a path through the Early-Fielding Building.