Fall Move In
Welcome to the University of Montana! We are excited to have you join us in the Residence Halls this fall and want to provide additional information about move in.
The first official day of fall housing is Saturday, August 25, 2018, and our Area Desks will open for check in at 9:00 am. If you plan to arrive later than Sunday, August 26, 2018, please contact the UM Housing Office so we can continue to hold your room for your arrival.
Students wishing to arrive early may begin moving into their Residence Hall on Saturday, August 18, 2018, without having to make special arrangements. Students will be charged a daily rate of $23.00 per night for each night they are here prior to the first official housing day of August 25, 2018.
The Area Desks will be open from 9:00 am-8:00 pm during move-in week. If a student arrives after the Area Desk is closed to check into their Residence Hall, they may call the on-call phone number posted on the front doors of the Residence Hall. A staff member will meet them at the Area Desk and check them into their Residence Hall room.
If they do not have their Griz Card yet students should request an outdoor access card to use until they get their Griz Card. Outdoor access cards are meant to be temporary and should be returned within 7 days.
If a student still needs to get their Griz Card, please visit the Griz Card Center website for information about their availability during move in.
Please note that only the student can check into their room. Parents can not check in or pick up keys for students.
The UM Police Department oversees parking at the University of Montana. There will be additional short term parking locations available near the Residence Halls for move in. We encourage students to be mindful that move in is a busy time, and to not leave their vehicles in "quick stop" parking spaces for longer than the allowed time period.
Please note that reserved, accessible, quick stop, no overnight, and hourly parking spaces will be enforced during move in. Be aware of where you are parking to avoid a parking ticket.
Students should bring:
- Personal care items, toiletry basket, shower shoes
- Standard twin-size sheets, blankets, pillow, mattress pad
- Clothes, hangers
- Bath towels
- School supplies, such as notebook paper and pens
- Desk study lamp
- Alarm clock
- Laundry basket or bag, laundry detergent
Optional items that many students bring, but are not needed include:
- Throw rugs
- Desk organizer
- Small fan
- Refrigerator (under 4.0 cubic feet inside space)
- Electrical appliances for cooking are not allowed in any of the buildings. This includes electric burners, George Foreman Grills, toasters, toaster ovens, etc. Exceptions are made for hot air poppers, coffee pots, hot pots, and microwaves.
- Anything with an open element
- Candles and incense
- Flammable liquids
- Halogen lamps
- Pets (other than fish in a tank 10 gallons or less)
- Hoverboards, Swagways, IO Hawks, and Skywalkers
A student's mailing address consists of their first and last name on the first line, their room number and hall on the second line, and Missoula, MT 59801 on the third line. Do not include "University of Montana" in the mailing address, including "University of Montana" will delay delivery. For example:
123 Craig Hall
Missoula, MT 59801