Spring Move In

Welcome to the University of Montana! We are excited to have you join us in the residence halls this Spring Semester and wanted to provide additional information about move in.

Move In Information

Move In Dates

First Day of Housing

The first official day of Spring housing is Saturday, January 24, 2015 and our Area Desks will open for check in at 9:00 am.

Early Arrival

Students wishing to arrive early may begin moving into their residence hall on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 without having to make special arrangement. Students will be charged a daily rate of $20.00 per night for each night they are here prior to the first official day of housing, January 24, 2015.

Check in Locations

Residence Life has four Area Desks that serve our students throughout the academic year. Students will check in at their residence hall's Area Desk.Area Desks: Aber, Craig, Miller, Jesse

  • Aber Hall Area Desk: Aber Hall residents
  • Craig Hall Area Desk: Craig, Duniway, and Elrod Hall residents
  • Jesse Hall Area Desk: Jesse, Turner, and Knowles Hall residents
  • Miller Hall Area Desk: Miller and Pantzer Hall residents

The Area Desks will be open from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm during early arrival 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.

What is Needed for Check In

At check in, students will need to have their Griz Card to check in. Their Griz Card will provide access to the front door of their residence hall. If a student still needs to get their Griz Card, please visit the Griz Card website for information about their availability during move in. If a student checks in after the Griz Card Center has closed and does not have their Griz Card, they will need photo identification for check in.


The Office of Public Safety 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 a busy time and to not leave their vehicles in "quick stop" parking spaces for longer than the allowed time period.  Please note that ticketing will still occur in reserved, quick stop, handicap, and no overnight parking areas.

What to Bring

All residence halls are equipped with standard twin-size beds, desks, dresser, closet, chair, bookshelf, overhead light,  network connection, and a wastebasket. Pantzer Hall suites' common living area also has a refrigerator, microwave, large storage closet, a furnished living room, and two bathrooms. Miller Hall pods also have a refrigerator, microwave, carpeted living room furnished with a two-seat sofa, and sofa table.  Miller Hall singles also have a refrigerator and microwave.

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:

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Throw rugs
  • Pictures/posters
  • Camera
  • Bathrobe
  • Desk organizer
  • Small fan
  • Refrigerator (under 4.0 cubic feet inside space)

Mailing Items to Students

Students wishing to ship items to themselves may do so. We request that students ship their items to have the package arrival date be as close as possible to their move in date so the student is able to pick up their package upon arrival. Storage for packages is limited within the residence halls. Please do not ship anything to arrive before Tuesday, January 20, 2015 as the package may be returned to sender as mailing address are not in effect until this day.

When mailing the package, students should address the package to themselves. 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.  For example:

Monte Bear
123 Craig Hall
Missoula, MT 59801

Residence Hall Hall Address
Aber Hall ### Aber Hall
Missoula, MT 59801
Craig Hall ### Craig Hall
Missoula, MT 59801
Duniway Hall ### Duniway Hall
Missoula, MT 59801
Elrod Hall ### Elrod Hall
Missoula, MT 59801
Jesse Hall ### Jesse Hall
Missoula, MT 59801
Knowles Hall ### Knowles Hall
Missoula, MT 59801
Miller Hall ### Miller Hall
Missoula, MT 59801
Pantzer Hall ### Pantzer Hall
Missoula, MT 59801
Turner Hall ### Turner Hall
Missoula, MT 59801

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions regarding move in, please contact the Residence Life Office at 406-243-2611. We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm.