Move In Guide
Congratulations on your decision to attend WKU! We know this is a very exciting, yet stressful time in your life as you begin preparing for your move on campus. We are here to help!
Before you move into a residence hall, you need to submit a housing agreement. If you have not applied for housing yet, you can do so now.
Fall Semester Move InSaturday, August 24, 2019
The residence halls open at 8 AM on Saturday, August 24. Students may move in anytime after that date and time.
Please check in to your residence hall before 11:59 pm, Monday, August 26, 2019.
Early Move InMust Have Prior Approval
If you are participating in a program that requires early move in, please refer to the directions given to you by your program leaders.
The residence halls open for the spring semester on
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8 AM
Students may move in anytime; please check in to your residence hall before 11:59 pm, Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
Students assigned to Douglas Keen, Hilltopper and Northeast Halls may move in anytime on or after
Monday, January 6, 2020
Check in at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center at your assigned move in timeslot to receive your room key and M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan materials.
Proceed to the designated unloading zone for your residence hall.
Allow our volunteers to help you move in.
Immediately relocate your vehicle(s) after unloading to designated parking.
Fall & Spring Semester Check In
Go directly to your residence hall to check in. The front desk will give you your room key. Please bring your WKU ID card.
Unload your vehicle in the metered parking areas and move items to your residence hall room.
Immediately relocate your vehicle(s) away from the building to allow for others to move in.
Limited carts are available. Please bring a cart or dollie with you to expediate the move in process.
Your residence hall room will soon become your "home away from home" and we want you to bring whatever items you will need to make it comfortable. Below is a list of suggested items to get you started:
Bed Linens (XL Twin)
Blanket / Comforter
Towels & Washcloths
Stamps and Envelopes
First Aid Kit
Broom and Dustpan
Television (View TV Compatibility)
Blu-Ray or DVD Player
Supplies for Classes/Studying
Refrigerator (5 cubic feet or less)
Microwave (1,000 watts or less)
Photos of friends and family
Pets (Fish are Permitted)
Wall and Ceiling Stickers
WKU laundry rooms are equipped with High-Efficiency washing machines and operate at no extra charge for you.
For best results, use High-Efficiency detergent.
Pre-measured HE liquid packets are also recommended & are convenient.
To view the status of your laundry machines online, go to www.laundryview.com.
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When you live on campus at WKU, you have free access to HBO Go® and 90+ cable channels.
The WKU Information Technology Services New Student Technology Guide can help you get connected to the Wi-Fi and connect your gaming and streaming devices.
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Contact our main office or your residence hall director.