Move-In/Move-Out Information

Welcome, Jumbos!

This website is designed to help you coordinate the Fall 2019 move in process. 

Please note: new students attending Pre-Orientation are able to move into their residence hall room when they arrive to campus for their program. New students not attending Pre-Orientation will move into their residence hall room on their First-Year Move-In Day (SMFA or Medford).

Fall 2019 Move-In Dates and Arrival Information

Sunday, August 18 - 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 19 - 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 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.

Thursday, August 22 - 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 23 - 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 24 - Pre-Orientation: BEAST, CREATE (previously Arts @ Tufts), 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 24 - 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 25 - 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 26 - 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 27 - First-Year SMFA

Arrive between 12 and 5 p.m. at 1023, 1025, and 1047 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 27 - 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 28 - 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 30 - 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, 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. 

Sunday, September 1 - 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 30) at a cost of $50/night, which is billed to the student account. Early Arrival Requests will granted/denied each Friday and the outcome will be emailed to your Tufts address.

Request an Early Arrival for Fall 2019

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, Harleston Haskell
Sophia Gordon, Stratton Stratton
West, Wren, Hillsides, CoHos Wren 
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 residentiallife@tufts.edu to schedule an appointment with a Housing Operations Assistant by Monday, December 16.

Changing Rooms from Fall to Spring

If you have been approved for a room change and are switching spaces from the fall to spring semesters - you may keep your belongings in your fall room assignment over winter break. On Sunday, January 12, 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.