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New Student Move-In

Are we there yet?

We can't wait to see you soon!

The New Student Move-In process is one of the most highly-orchestrated events during William & Mary's academic year. Every residence hall will be assigned a color-coded and/or named route to be followed as exactly as possible.  

Packing for Your Move-In

In general, pack the essentials and slowly expand into optional items from there. And remember ... what gets moved into your residence hall room will eventually have to be moved out!

A recommended packing list will be available by May 31.

Move-In Dates

Residential new students will schedule an individual appointment to check into their residence hall assignment via our drive-through, contactless process. These appointments will occur just prior to the start of New Student Orientation on Thursday, August 24.

Appointment instructions will be released by Residence Life via your W&M email by mid-July.

Continuing William & Mary students should plan to to make their residence hall check-in appointments per the upper-level move-in student schedule.

Move-In Routes

These routes will be published mid-July.

Loading Zone Restrictions/Limitations

Please note that because of congested traffic and limited space, the following loading zone restrictions will be enforced during all move-in time periods:

  • No oversized vehicles (trailers, box trucks, etc.) are allowed
  • Only one vehicle per student allowed at any one point time