Fall Move-In Day Information
Welcome! We hope you are excited about moving into your new campus home!
Move-In for the 2019-20 Academic Year will be Thursday, August 15th and Friday, August 16th. First-year students will move in on Thursday, August 15th from 8am to 3pm. (Residents attending Orientation will be allowed to check in and start moving in at 7am) Returners will move in on Friday, August 16th from 8am to 3pm. Check-in for all buildings will begin at Koch Arena.
Getting Ready: Label all your boxes with your name, building, and room number. This will help the
WSU Move-In Crew help you! Our Move-In website has plenty of information that you
will want to know, such as what to bring or not bring, a list of activities happening
throughout the weekend, dining information, how to connect your computer to the network,
things to do in and around Wichita, and more.
Parking and Traffic Information: On Thursday and Friday, all vehicles need to drive to the Koch Arena parking lot on the southeast corner of Hillside and 21st Street. Vehicles will park in the north half of the lot and residents and their families will proceed to the lobby of Koch Arena where Check-In will take place. Residents will receive their keys and a parking placard to place on their vehichle's dashboard (these will be color coded by which unloading zone they are assigned), then return to their vehicles.
At this time, Flats and Suites residents will be directed to drive to the unloading
zone at the Flats parking lot. Shocker Hall residents will be directed to either the
Shocker Hall unloading zone or Lot 8 on the south side of Shocker Hall. 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.
2. DROP — unload as quickly as possible. The WSU Move-In Crew will help!
3. ROLL — have someone in your party move your vehicle to the designated parking lot while another person stays with your belongings or begins taking them up to your room with the help of our volunteers. You will be directed to the appropriate parking lot to park and we will provide you with a golf cart ride back to the building!
*Be sure to keep moving! Do not leave your car unattended in the unloading zone! Prolonged parking in an unloading zone may result in ticketing or towing. 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 their designated Move-In date of Thursday the 15th or Friday the 16th) 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 Koch Arena first to complete check-in. Koch Arena is located on the Southeast corner of 21st Street and N. Hillside. We will provide you with instructions on how to get to your building once you are checked in at Koch Arena.
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 during your Orientation session 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. Documentation can be brought to Koch Arena and turned in at the Student Health table on Move-In Day.