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Move In Options


WKU Move In

WKU Housing & Residence Life provides a move in process that is a quick and efficient experience for our students and their families and friends. 

All move-in options require students to sign up for a move-in timeslot.

Students should sign up for ONE timeslot. 

 

Students have three move-in options to choose from:


About Top Drop & Go 

The Top Drop & Go move-in option allows students to drop off their belongings in their residence hall room early and return home until it is time to return to campus for the fall, avoiding the larger move-in rush. There is no extra cost for students to drop off their items early.

 

Eligibility 
  • We highly encourage students who have conflicts with the scheduled move-in dates to utilize this option, though ALL STUDENTS are eligible for TOP DROP

  • Students MUST have received their WKU ID card prior to arriving on campus to utilize the Top Drop & Go option. The ID card will be programmed to allow door access at the residence hall front door for the allotted two-hour timeslot

  • Top Drop and Go is not available at Rodes Harlin Hall or Hilltopper Hall, as they are the 2022 summer halls. Students with a fall 2022 room assignment in Rodes Harlin Hall or Hilltopper Hall may apply for summer housing if they need to move in early. Summer housing charges are pro-rated by the night. Learn More

 

Timeslots 

Top Drop & Go timeslots are available August 5-7, 2022.

Students are required to sign up for a two-hour Top Drop & Go timeslot through the WKU Housing Portal. 

The two-hour timeslot allots for electronic door access, moving belongings into the residence hall, and leaving campus. Timeslots are separated by 20 minutes, per student, per elevator.

 

Instructions for Top Drop & Go

  • You will receive personalized instructions in your email after signing up for a Top Drop & Go Timeslot.  This email will be sent a few days prior to your timelot date.

  • Student belongings must be left in containers; the room should be set up after students return to campus. This helps prevent any potential damage to belongings while the student is away for an extended period of time. Appliances and electronics should not be plugged in. Please DO NOT bring any food during Top Drop & Go. 

  • Students should move-in the majority of belongings for their room during their Top Drop & Go timeslot. When returning to campus, students should plan to only have a small amount of items left to bring (food, toiletries, etc.). 

  • Families are strongly encouraged to review that they have everything they need prior to leaving the hall during Top Drop & Go. However, if you have left something you need, please call WKU Housing & Residence Life at (270)745-3143 to arrange a time for pick up. 

 

Returning To Campus 

Students can return to campus in time for their program (ex. Honors H4, Sorority Recruitment, ISEC Academy, M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan, etc.) or for the beginning of classes. 

Students do not need an additional move in timeslot for their return and are not required to visit curbside check-in. 

Groups are asked to follow these returning timeframes in order to not interfere with other students moving in. 

Please follow detailed instructions provided by your program leadership. 

  • Students not attending a special program may return to campus any day/time between August 20 and August 23, 2021. 

 

About Special Programs Move In

Students attending one of WKU’s early orientation events, who do not choose the Top Drop & Go option, should sign up for a move in timeslot on the dates outlined below.

 

Eligibility

Students participating in a special program are eligible to sign up for the special programs move-in option; these students may opt for a Top Drop & Go move-in timeslot instead, if desired. Students only need one timeslot. 

Timeslots

Move-in timeslots are scheduled in 20 minute increments. This amount of time accounts for curbside check in. You do not need to be finished moving in within the 20 minutes.

Timeslots are created to limit lines and reduce elevator demand. Students and families can expect approximately 20 minutes of elevator use.  

After curbside check-in, move belongings out of the vehicle at the residence hall and relocate your vehicle to a perimeter parking lot to allow space for others moving in.

Timeslots are available during the following dates for each group: 

  1. Summer Scholars - July 9

  2. H4 Honors Retreat - August 8 

  3. Sorority Recruitment – August 11

  4. ISEC Academy - August 13

  5. M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan – August 15-16

  6. Approved Early Arrivals - August 10, 12 and 13 (go to residence hall directly for check-in; curbside check-in not available) 

    Programs not listed here that require an early move in should follow directions from their program leaders.

 

Check-In Instructions

After signing up for a move-in timeslot, personalized instructions will be sent to you via email. These instructions will include:

  1. A confirmation of your residence hall and room number
  2. Your move-in timeslot
  3. Your curbside check-in and key pick-up location (visit this location BEFORE going to your residence hall)
  4. A personalized QR code used for contactless check-in

Please print or save/screenshot the email to your phone so your instructions and barcode are easily accessible during the check-in process.

 

About August 19-22 Move-In

Students desiring to move-in for the fall semester without utilizing the Top Drop & Go or special programs move-in options can move in August 19-22, 2022. 

 

Eligibility

Returning students and First Year Students not participating in special programs.

 

Timeslots

Move-in timeslots are 20 minutes. This amount of time allots for curbside check in, moving belongings out of the vehicle, and relocating your vehicle to a perimeter parking lot. Move-in does not have to be completed within the 20 minutes.

Timeslots are separated by 20 minutes, per student, per elevator. Volunteers are not available during this move-in, so please consider asking family and/or friends to help you move in.

 

Check-In Instructions

After signing up for a move-in timeslot, personalized instructions will be sent to you via email. These instructions will include:

  1. A confirmation of your residence hall and room number

  2. Your move-in timeslot

  3. Your curbside check-in and key pick-up location (visit this location BEFORE going to your residence hall).

    Students moving in after 2 PM August 21-22 will go directly to the residence hall front desk

  4. A personalized QR code used for contactless check-in

Please print or save/screenshot the email to your phone so your instructions and barcode are easily accessible during the check-in process.

 

 



How to Sign Up

To sign up for a move in timeslot, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the WKU Housing Portal via my.wku.edu

  2. Choose “Move-In Timeslots” from the navigation menu.

  3. Select the option you prefer, and then select a date and time based on your preferred move-in option.

Please note: WKU is in the Central Time Zone.

Sign Up Now | WKU Housing Portal (my.wku.edu)

 WKU Move In

  


 

Please note: do NOT bring U-Hauls or trailers through Parking Structure 2 or Parking Structure 3 - they will get stuck! 

  1. Follow your personalized check in instructions sent to your email after you signed up for a timeslot.

  2. At curbside check-in, you will receive your room key, directions to your designated unloading zone, and temporary parking passes for all vehicles helping you move in.

  3. Unload your belongings as quickly as possible. 

  4. Immediately relocate your vehicle(s) after unloading to a perimeter parking lot. Students will be able to move vehicles to the lot associated with their parking permit AFTER Sunday, August 21st. Interior lots will remain closed to overnight parking during move-in week. 

 

curbside check in

  


The WKU Move-In Guide has all the information and resources you need to make your Home on the Hill. Check out what you need to bring and not to bring, and learn all about laundry, maintenance, wifi, and more: 

WKU Move-In Guide


We take you step-by-step through the new move-in options:

 

Top Drop & Go 

WKU Top Drop and Go Move-In Instructions Video Preview

(August 5-7 Only)

Curbside Check-In 

WKU Curbside Check-In Instructions Video Preview

 (Special Programs and Opening Weekend Move-In Options; Note: Honors H4 check in will take place at Minton Hall)

 

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 Last Modified 7/13/22