move-in guide

a little move-in day wisdom

Move-in day can get a little chaotic at times, but here are some tips to help you make your move-in experience a less stressful one!

We hope you’ll use this guide to make the transition to your new home go smoothly so you may enjoy every aspect of your stay! Here, you will find some general information about move-in day and your new home. You may also receive additional documents & special directions at check in.

  • Bring a hand truck or something with wheels on it for moving boxes and big items. Even if the Village has carts, there are never enough to go around.
  • Know where you’ll be living, both the building and room number. You’ll need this information once you get to the Village.
    Parent/Guardian note: Keep a copy of this information at home so you’ll be able to send mail and care packages!
  • Pay attention to where you are to pick up your keys and complete necessary paperwork.
  • Pack cleaning supplies on top. No matter how clean the housekeeping staff makes your apartment, many people like to do a touch-up cleaning before getting everything in the room.
  • Label boxes that aren’t see-through. You don’t want to go through a dozen boxes looking for one item.
  • Eat a good breakfast. Moving in is a big process and takes lots of energy.
  • Drink plenty of water. It is usually hot during move-in days so don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink water! Keep hydrated all day long!
  • For parents and families: Enjoy this day with your student. Although it may be diffcult to leave at the end of the day, know that your student has started their college journey and will be in good hands to start the year off right.

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what to bring


  • bedding
  • hangers
  • clothes for all seasons
  • personal items
  • umbrella
  • alarm clock
  • waste can
  • computer/printer
  • desk lamp
  • TV
  • cables for TV
  • surge protector
  • vaccuum cleaner


  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • soap/cleanser
  • shower curtain & hooks
  • shower caddy
  • waste can
  • toilet paper
  • cleaning supplies
  • plunger
  • 2 sets of towels
  • tissues
  • dental hygiene supplies
  • hair dryer
  • first aid kit

Kitchen/Living Area

  • dishes and utensils
  • microwave
  • pots and pans
  • dish towels
  • dish rack
  • paper towels
  • can opener
  • trash can and bags
  • food storage containers
  • plants
  • lamp
  • TV and stand
  • DVD/gaming consoles
  • area rug/throw pillows

what NOT to bring

halogen lamps

weapons (or anything that can be construed as one)

grills, fireworks, candles, incense or any open heat source


hot plates

Personal Safety Tips

We want to remind you of some important personal safety tips to help you minimize the opportunity for crime.

Unfortunately, crime is everywhere and no one can ensure your personal safety. For this reason, you, your roommates and visitors should always remain as aware as possible. Always keep in mind the following safety reminders:

  • Get to know your neighbors, your Resident Assistants and our management team members.Be alert for strangers and always report suspicious activity to the on-call RA and our management team.
  • Always lock your doors and windows whenever you are inside your unit and whenever you leave.Always double-check to make sure all existing locks and latches are working and notify management immediately if these security devices are not working. Do not give others the impression that you are not home (notes on door, newspapers not picked up, etc.)
  • Never leave valuables (purses, wallets, mobile phones and other devices) visible in your carand lock your car when unattended.
  • Never walk alone at night. It is advisable to carry some kind of flashlight or illumination with you (easy keychain addition). Carry your keys in your hand while walking, whether it is daylight or dark.
  • Keep your friends and roommate(s) aware of where you are going and when you’ll be back.
  • If you ever observe suspicious activity or suspect that a crime is occurring, please call 911or contact the police immediately. Do not contact the leasing office first or answering service as this could result in critical delays in response time. When you can safely do so, please notify the RA on duty, and advise the RA responsible for your area of the community, or other appropriate onsite personnel.As you can appreciate, no one can guarantee your safety. Please remember that your security is your responsibility. Your awareness and participation is needed.

general policy reminders

rent is due on the 1st of each month
Late fees will be applied as per your lease contract. Remember, you will want to stay in good standing with your account balance because your credit rating and your guarantor’s credit rating will be in jeopardy if you do not. In addition, your school records could be jeopardized, too. It is always wise to come and talk with a professional sta member before you have a problem. Remember, we want you to succeed and we are here to help you!

We recommend paying in advance or by the semester, and this may be required at your Village.

complete a roommate agreement
You will find a Roommate Agreement form available to you online. Take the time to sit down with your new roommates and complete it. It provides an excellent opportunity for each of you to talk about your preferences and come to some agreements. If you ever encounter roommate problems, try to talk them out with that particular person. If you need further assistance, contact your RA and he or she will help with roommate intervention.

If you have an emergency after business hours (ex: water ooding your apartment), please call the Resident Assistant on duty (phone numbers available at your property). Explain the nature of the emergency to the RA on duty, and take steps to solve issues with them.

village events
Pay close attention to all of the upcoming events your RAs have planned for you. Activities are designed with you in mind! Keep up to date with current Village events by checking your email regularly (make sure your contact information is updated in the resident portal) and our Village Facebook page!