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What day and time is First Year Move-In 2020?

First Year Move-In Day for Fall 2020 will be announced in the Spring.  To ensure that Move-In Day runs smoothly, we assign each student a specific 2-hour time slot between 8am and 6pm. Assigned time slots are emailed via student’s Tulane email address in early to mid-July. If long distance travel arrangements to New Orleans need to be made before housing assignments announcements go out, it is suggested that you arrive the day before move-in and find local accommodation.

What can I expect during Move-In Day?

During your assigned time slot you will join your building’s move-in traffic queue.  Once you arrive, TU Move Krewe volunteers will be waiting at your building to assist with unloading your belongings into large carts and will help you bring them to your room.  The student checking in will then proceed to the check-in line with their government ID or Splash Card and receive their key or electronic access for their room.  They will also receive their Tulane splash ID card if they did not pick it up at CAST.  Someone will need to stay with the vehicle and move it to a long-term parking location after it has been unloaded.

Can I request or change my time slot?

Time slots are assigned to take into account the structure of our buildings, the amount of residents per floor, scheduling of our volunteers and a variety of other factors therefore specific times cannot be requested nor can time slots be changed.

Can I be on campus before my assigned time slot?

You are welcome to be on campus prior to your check in time, however, students will not be allowed to check in to their room prior to their assigned time slot. Early arrivals that have not been approved in advanced will not be allowed to move-in early if they arrive in New Orleans before move-in day.  Students and families find it useful to take care of errands such as visiting various resource offices, the bookstore etc prior to their assigned time slot. Parking will be available in our Claiborne Avenue Lot and we provide a shuttle to bring you to the middle of campus. 

How do I get my packages to campus?

Students will be mailed a packet of shipping information in mid to late July with information about shipping packages to campus. Students who ship their packages within their designated shipping window will have their packages delivered to their room prior to their arrival. Students who miss this shipping window will pick up their packages from a central location on move-in day.

What should I do to prepare for move-in day?

  • Submit your Splash Card photo by the announced deadline so your Tulane Splash Card will be ready when you arrive.
  • Label all items of your belongings with your legal name, and assigned building and room number.
  • Thoroughly read the Move-In guide when it becomes available online.
  • Contact Housing and Residence Life at or 504-865-5724 if you have any questions.

Students who are facing extreme circumstances and cannot arrive on First Year Move-In Day must submit an early move-in request online by July 1, 2020. There is a $100 / day fee to change your check-in date. 


Returning student Move-in Day will be announced in the spring. 

Students who are facing extreme circumstances and cannot arrive on or after Returning Student Move-in Day must submit an Early Move-In Request Form by July 1, 2020. There is a $100 / day fee to change your check-in date.

Returning students may volunteer for the TU Move Krewe and move-in early for free. Volunteers must register online by July 15, 2020.


Transfer students and new international students who have been assigned a room on campus for the academic year are approved to move-in on the day before their designated orientation sessions. These students 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 your Tulane e-mail address by Housing and Residence Life.