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First-year student Move-in Day for all first-year students is Friday, August 25, 2017. At Tulane we have teams of people and organized procedures to help make the day go as smoothly as possible. Each student will be assigned a designated move-in time-slot. Our Tulane University Police Department officers and some NOPD officers will direct traffic from the perimeter of campus through the unloading queues and on to the parking locations. ROTC cadets work with Mail Services and help transport students' items from the shipping trailers and Mailroom to the drop off locations at the residence halls. Upperclass student Move-In Day volunteers will help unload cars at the drop off locations and take students' belongings to their residence hall rooms. Housing and Residence Life staff will manage check-in, keys, and front door access. Student Orientation Coordinators will provide directions. Hundreds of other university staff will be on hand to welcome and assist you.

Please plan to arrive on Friday, August 25, 2017 at your designated move in time-slot.

For more information, download the First Year Student Move-In Guide.

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Returning student Move-in Day for all returning students is Saturday, August 26, 2017. We are excited to welcome our returning students back to campus for another exciting year at Tulane. Move in carts will be available for returning students to move their belongings in.

Please plan to arrive on Saturday, August 26, 2017. There are not designated move in times for returning students. They may begin moving in any time after 9am on August 26, 2017.

For more information, download the Returning Student Move-In Guide.

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Transfer students and new international students, participating in their respective orientations, who have been assigned a room on campus for 2017-2018 are all approved to arrive the day before their designated orientation sessions. You will be able to check in beginning at 9am on your move-in day. Your specific check in information and location will be emailed to you by Housing and Residence Life in early August.

  • International student move-in day: August 20, 2017
  • Transfer student move-in day: August 23, 2017