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Spring New Resident Move-In

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Below is campus move-in information for new undergraduate spring semester residential students! We look forward to welcoming you home the morning of Friday, January 20, 2023!

Move-In Instructions
Packing for the Semester

Plan to pack the essentials and remember, what you carry into the residence halls will eventually have to be carried out. 

Arriving on Campus

All new residential students will move-in by appointment with Residence Life as part of the Orientation Check-In process via the Sadler Center Atrium.

Directional signage will be in-place to help guide you:

  • from Richmond Road onto Dillard Street
  • proceed straight onto Ukrop Way
  • turn left onto Yates Drive
  • turn right onto Gooch Drive
  • proceed straight into the Sadler Center Parking Lot
Once parked in one of the lot's reserved spaces specifically for new residential student check-in, you will follow the signs to the Grand Entrance of the Sadler Center (directly across from the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center's Main Entrance) to complete the Check-in Process.
Check-In Process

Residential new students have a different orientation check-in process than those living off-campus or have been approved to commute from their permanent address.

New residential students will:

  • complete their Orientation check-in process with Orientation student staff
  • receive their Tribe Student ID Card (provided all steps were completed by the deadline) 
  • check-in with Residence Life and procure your residence hall room key
You will need the following when you arrive at the Residence Life table:
  • Clearance from the W&M Student Health Center. If you have not heard from a Health Center official, you can assume you are okay.
  • Patience. Our staff will do the best they can to check you in quickly. However, circumstances sometimes occur beyond their control that may slow up the process.

After you have completed the entire check-in process and have arrived at your building's unloading zone, please unpack your vehicle and park your car in a nearby lot before moving your belongings up to your room. 

Insurance Information
Personal Property Insurance Recommended for Residential Students

The university is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage to property resulting from fire, theft, casualty or any cause, or for personal injury occurring within the leased premises, except as may be required by Virginia law. It is strongly recommended that personal property insurance be obtained by each student for his or her belongings. Renter's insurance is offered by most major insurance companies; some companies actually offer the option of a rider on a homeowner's policy to cover the belongings of students away at college. We recommend that you contact your current insurance provider or visit these informational websites for quotesguides and reviews, to examine your options.

Unloading Zones
Unloading Zone SignUpon arriving at your residence hall's unloading zone, we ask that you:
  1. Unload your vehicle within one hour's time
  2. Move your vehicle to a nearby parking space 
  3. Unpack your belongings and get settled in as needed
  4. Have your "See You Later" moment
Unloading Zone Details
Vehicle Restrictions
  • No oversized vehicles are allowed (RVs, campers, trailers, box trucks, etc.)
  • Only one vehicle per student allowed at any one point in time
Zone Restrictions
  • One-hour time limit strictly enforced (fines range up to $100)
  • Vehicles must be accompanied by a driver at all times during the unloading process
  • Do not park in fire lanes, or on grass or sidewalks (fines range up to $100)