Fall 2021 Move-In Day Information
Welcome! We hope you are excited about moving into your new campus home!
Fall Move-In will take place over 4 days, starting Wednesday, August 11th through Saturday, August 14th. Residents will be emailed a link in Mid-June to sign up for an Arrival timeslot . There will be a limit on how many residents can check in each hour at each building. Students are asked to limit the amount of guests they bring to Move-In and are encouraged to bring a face covering to wear during Check-In.
Students will report directly to their assigned building for Check-In. In order to limit contact and maintain social distancing, students will be responsible for moving their own belongings into their room. There will not be Move-In volunteers helping carry students' belongings this year. Large rolling boxes will be available to check out when a student checks in at their building.
Below are some helpful Move-In resources:
Getting Ready: Label all your boxes with your name, building, and room number. The Packing List
link and Housing Handbook link (both above) is full of great info about what to bring
or not bring. We recommend bringing a face covering in addition to the other items
mentioned in the list.
Parking and Traffic Information: Residents and their guests will drive to their assigned building. Shocker Hall residents will be directed to either the Shocker Hall Unloading Zone on the north side of the building or Lot 8 on the south side of the building. The University Police Department will be there directing traffic and staging vehicles to pull up to both of the Shocker Hall unloading zones. Once you are directed to the unloading zone, you will need to STOP, DROP, and ROLL.
1. STOP — in the spot you are directed to within the unloading zone. The student will go into their building's main lobby and get their keys and a rolling moving box.
2. DROP — unload and take items up to room.
3. ROLL — have someone in your party move your vehicle to the designated parking lot once it's empty.
*Be sure to keep moving! Parents will not need a parking permit for Move-In Day. Please help us make Move-In Day as easy as possible by following our STOP, DROP, and ROLL motto. Thank you!*
Early Move-In: Residents requesting to move in early (before August 8) must submit that information via their housing application between July 1st and August 1st. There is a daily charge of $35 for each day a resident moves in before their designated Move-In date. This fee will be placed on the resident's student account.
What to Bring: Please review our suggested packing list for ideas on what to bring and information on what is not allowed in your room. You do not need to bring all the items listed. This is just a helpful list of common items that residents frequently bring when they move in. If you have any questions about whether an item or piece of furniture is permitted, please call our office at (316) 978-3693.
Roommate and Suitemate Information: Final roommate and suitemate information will be sent out via email at the end of July. Residents can log in to their housing application any time and see the usernames of their roommates. The usernames are the prefix of that student's email address. Therefore, if you would like to contact them before July, simply add @shockers.wichita.edu to the end of their username to send them an email. You may also message them within the housing application by utilizing the messaging feature in the top right corner of your home page. Helpful hints for living with a roommate can be found HERE.
Directions and Parking for Fall Move-In
All students will report to their building's main lobby to complete check-in. We will provide you with instructions on how to get to your specific building in later communication.
Directions to WSU:
From North- Take Interstate 135 South to 21st Street and go east (turn left). Take 21st Street
to Hillside Street. Charles Koch Arena is on the southeast corner of 21st and Hillside.
From South- Take Interstate 135 North to 21st Street and go east (exit right). Take 21st Street to Hillside Street. Charles Koch Arena is on the southeast corner of 21st and Hillside.
From East- Take Interstate 35 West to Kellogg (U.S. Highway 54) exit and proceed west on Kellogg. Make a right at Rock Road and take Rock Road to 21st Street. Make a left at 21st Street (going west) and Charles Koch Arena is at 21st and Hillside.
From West (and Wichita Mid-Continent Airport)- From the airport, take Airport Road north to Kellogg (U.S. Highway 54). Take Kellogg east (past downtown) to Interstate 135 North to 21st Street and go east (exit right). Take 21st Street to Hillside Street. Charles Koch Arena is on the southeast corner of 21st and Hillside.
Directions for getting a Shocker card
You should get your Shocker card over the summer. Click HERE for the Shocker Card website.
Before you move into your room you must complete the required information on Meningitis. Information on what is required can be found in your Housing application portal.
At this time there is no requirement to have the COVID-19 Vaccine to live on campus. The Kansas Board of Regents would need to put a law into place for this to become a reality. We will update this information as we know more.