Move-In/Move-Out Information

Welcome Jumbos!

We are excited for your arrival to campus and look forward to welcoming you. This website is designed to help you coordinate your arrival plans and know what to expect on your move-in day. Our move-in process is organized in a fashion to help you easily transition and making Tufts your new “home away from home.”

Fall 2018 Move-In Dates and Arrival Information

Sunday, August 19 - ResLife Staff and Pre-Orientation Leaders

Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 20 Professors Row to pick up your key. Your card access will be activated once you check in with the Housing Operations Staff.

Monday, August 20 - Pre-Orientation Leaders

Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 20 Professors Row to pick up your key. Your card access will be activated once you check in with the Housing Operations Staff.

Tuesday, August 21 - Pre-Orientation Leaders

Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 20 Professors Row to pick up your key. Your card access will be activated once you check in with the Housing Operations Staff.

Thursday, August 23 - Pre-Orientations: CAFÉ, TWO

Arrive between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Mayer Campus Center to check-in with your Pre-Orientation Group and Housing Operations. You will pick up your residence hall key and Tufts Student ID (which allows you access into the front door of the residence hall, among other important items).

Each hall has a designated drop-off and parking location after you have checked in. Move-In bins will be available at each drop-off location to help you with unloading your car (if necessary). Please keep in mind that the drop-off locations are designated 5-10 minutes maximum for unloading. We encourage you to arrive with a driver to move your car as you start moving in.

Friday, August 24 - Pre-Orientation: FOCUS

Arrive between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Mayer Campus Center to check-in with your Pre-Orientation Group and Housing Operations. You will pick up your residence hall key and Tufts Student ID (which allows you access into the front door of the residence hall, among other important items).

Each hall has a designated drop-off and parking location after you have checked in. Move-In bins will be available at each drop-off location to help you with unloading your car (if necessary). Please keep in mind that the drop-off locations are designated 5-10 minutes maximum for unloading. We encourage you to arrive with a driver to move your car as you start moving in.

Saturday, August 25 - Pre-Orientation: Arts @ Tufts, BEAST, FIT, GO, SQUAD

Arrive between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Mayer Campus Center to check-in with your Pre-Orientation Group and Housing Operations. You will pick up your residence hall key and Tufts Student ID (which allows you access into the front door of the residence hall, among other important items).

Each hall has a designated drop-off and parking location after you have checked in. Move-In bins will be available at each drop-off location to help you with unloading your car (if necessary). Please keep in mind that the drop-off locations are designated 5-10 minutes maximum for unloading. We encourage you to arrive with a driver to move your car as you start moving in.

Saturday, August 25 - Student Athletes (Football)

Arrive between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. at 20 Professors Row to pick up your key. Your card access will be activated once you check in with the Housing Operations Staff.

Sunday, August 26 - Student Athletes (M/W Soccer, Field Hockey, Volleyball), Orientation Performance Groups, Etc.

Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 20 Professors Row to pick up your key. Your card access will be activated once you check in with the Housing Operations Staff.

Monday, August 27 - Orientation Performance Groups, Etc.

Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.at 20 Professors Row to pick up your key. Your card access will be activated once you check in with the Housing Operations Staff.

Tuesday, August 28 - First-Year SMFA

Arrive between 12 and 5 p.m. at 1047 and 1023 Beacon Street to pick up your key and Student ID and move in. The University will have 2 dedicated drop-off spaces in front of 1047 Beacon Street. There is metered parking along Beacon Street for parking after you unload your car.

Tuesday, August 28 - Student Athletes (Cross Country), Orientation Performance Groups, Etc.

Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 20 Professors Row to pick up your key. Your card access will be activated once you check in with the Housing Operations Staff.

Wednesday, August 29 - Matriculation Day – First-Year Move-In

Arrive between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at your designated drop-off location to check in with your Residence Hall Staff. You will pick up your residence hall key and Tufts Student ID (which allows you access into the front door of the residence hall, among other important items).

Move-In bins will be available at each drop-off location to help you with unloading your car (if necessary). Please keep in mind that the drop-off locations are designated 5-10 minutes maximum for unloading. We encourage you to arrive with a driver to move your car as you start moving in.

Friday, August 31 - Returning Student: Approved Early Arrivals

Arrive at your residence hall between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to check in with Residential Life Staff. You will be able to pick up your key with your staff. If you live in a culture house or small woodframe house that does not have a residence life staff member, please proceed to 20 Professors Row to get your key from the Housing Operations staff between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m..

If you have not been approved to arrive early via our early arrival request form (early arrival charge is $50/night), your card access will not work on your building.

Saturday, September 1 - Returning Student: Approved Early Arrivals

Arrive at your residence hall between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to check in with Residential Life Staff. You will be able to pick up your key with your staff. If you live in a culture house or small woodframe house that does not have a residence life staff member, please proceed to 20 Professors Row to get your key from the Housing Operations staff between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m..

If you have not been approved to arrive early via our early arrival request form (early arrival charge is $50/night), your card access will not work on your building. 

Sunday, September 2 - Returning Student Move-In

Arrive at your residence hall between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.to check in with Residential Life Staff. You will be able to pick up your key with your staff. If you live in a culture house or small woodframe house that does not have a residence life staff member, please proceed to 20 Professors Row to get your key from the Housing Operations staff between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Woodframe/Culture Houses

Any students moving into culture houses or small wood frame houses should proceed to 20 Professors Row to check in. 

Early Arrivals

First-Year Early Arrivals are not permitted. Returning students that are not part of an approved group can request to arrive early (earliest date: August 31) at a cost of $50/night, which is billed to the student account. If you have significant financial need, and wish to petition to have the early arrival fee waived, please click here. Early Arrival Requests will granted/denied each Friday and the outcome will be emailed to your Tufts address.

Late Arrivals

If you are arriving later than your scheduled early arrival check-in time, please proceed to TUPD (1st Floor - Dowling Garage) to obtain your key and check-in.

Returning Students

Buildings
Check-In Location
Latin Way, Lewis, Haskell Haskell
Sophia Gordon, Stratton Stratton
Carmichael, Carpenter, West, Wren, Hillsides Carmichael
Woodframe Houses 20 Professors Row

Move-Out Information

Not Returning for Spring (going to study abroad, etc)

If you are not returning to housing for the spring semester, you must contact your CDA to schedule a checkout appointment. If your area does not have a CDA, please contact reslife@tufts.edu to schedule an appointment with a Housing Operations Assistant by Monday, December 17.

Changing Rooms from Fall to Spring

If you are changing room assignments on-campus from the fall to spring semesters - you may keep your belongings in your fall room assignment over winter break. On Sunday, January 13, you will need to return to campus for the spring semester to move to your new assignment between 10am - 3pm. Please check-in at the Office of Residential Life and Learning (20 Professors Row) to obtain your new keys/access.

Houston Residents moving to Miller: Please follow the directions you have been provided via your Tufts Email account.

Staying in the Same Room

If you are returning to the same room in the spring semester, please follow the directions you've been provided in your Tufts Email account and via your FYA/CDA about closing your room for the winter break. Be sure to close/lock your windows and turn your heat down to 1 (not off). All trash should be removed from your room and brought to the dumpsters outside of your building. Please turn off your lights and unplug electronics (with the exception of your refrigerator). Please do not forget any belongings/valuables you may need over break!