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Move In Information

8 A.M.- 7 P.M. : Go directly to your residence hall to check-in.

Incoming students arriving on Thursday, Aug. 21 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. will check in at his or her residence hall. The check in location will either be in the lobby of your residence hall or outside one of the main entrance doors. Residence hall staff members and Movers and Groovers will be on-site to help direct you to your check-in location.

Go directly to your Area Desk

Any student registered for early arrival and returning students arriving on Saturday or Sunday will check-in at their area desk.

Listed below are all of the halls and their corresponding area desk:

Area Desks

Residence Halls

Twin Towers Area Desk
(Located in-between Beall and McDowell Halls)

Allyn, Beall, Clark, Fletcher, Manchester, McDowell, Van Campen

New Front Area Desk
(Located in Dunbar Hall)

Centennial Court A, Centennial Court B, Centennial Court C, Centennial Court D, Centennial Court E, Centennial Court F, Dunbar, Engleman, Prentice, Verder

Tri-Towers Area Desk
(Located in the Tri-Towers Rotunda)

Koonce, Korb, Leebrick, Wright

Quad Area Desk
(Located in Stopher Hall)

Johnson, Lake, Olson, Stopher

Are you wondering what you should pack and what you shouldn't pack for your new on-campus room? Have you started to think about how you'll arrange decorate your room? This page provides some basic information ranging from what is already provided in your residence hall room to recommendations from students of previous years.

A PDF of the information below can be downloaded by clicking here. (Download the PDF)

Each residence hall room on campus comes furnished with the following items:

*** Due to minimal and decreasing utilization of landline phones in student rooms, effective at the start of the Fall 2011 semester student rooms will no longer be equipped with landline phone service or voicemail.

_ Bed ( click here to view information about our loftable furniture)
_ Mattress (extra-long twin 36"x 80")
_ Desk and chair
_ Dresser
_ Shelves
_ Closet
_ Cable TV connection
_ High speed wireless internet connection
_ Microfridge (except for Beall, Leebrick, and McDowell halls)

Additionally, each hall has a variety of public lounges many of which are equipped with televisions.

Full-size public-access refrigerators are available in Beall/McDowell, Leebrick, Korb, and Stopher/Johnson halls.

Our laundry facilities are not coin-operated; rather, each resident is issued a laundry card to use during their stay on campus. Money can be placed on these cards via a cash to card machine at each area desk

The following lists are suggestions on what to bring based on previous residence hall students.

Bed and Bath Items:

_ Bed sheets extra long twin – 36"x 80"
_ Blankets
_ Pillows/pillow cases
_ Mattress Pad
_ Towels/Washcloths
_ Shower Shoes
_ Shower Tote/Caddy
_ Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner
_ Toothbrush/toothpaste
_ Other Personal Toiletries

Electronics and Hardware:

Please view the ResNet website for your technology relegated questions.

Energy Star products are recommended

Power strips, extension cords and other electronics should be Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) approved with the label not removed from the cord.

_ Alarm Clock
_ Batteries
_ Coaxial Cable* (for your television)
_ Computer/Laptop/Printer
_ Camera
_ DVD Player*
_ Ethernet Cords (RJ-45 cable)
_ Fan*
_ Flashlight
_ Headphones
_ Non-Halogen Study Lamp
_ Stereo*
_ Surge Protector/Power Strip(s)
_ Cellphone
_ TV*

Cooking/Cleaning Supplies:

_ A Few Non-Perishable Food Items
_ Can-opener
_ Cookware, Utensils, Cups, Plates, Napkins, Food Storage Containers
_ Dish Soap
_ Fabric Softener/Dryer Sheets
_ Iron/Small Ironing Board
_ Laundry Basket & Detergent

Personal Items:

_ Address Book
_ Backpack/Messenger Bag
_ Calculator
_ Clothing to last until you go home or through the season
_ Envelopes and Stamps
_ Hometown Phonebook
_ Names, Addresses, Phone Numbers, Policy Numbers of Medical, Credit Card(s), and/or Auto Insurance Companies
_ Personal Medications
_ School Supplies (notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, highlighters, stapler, tape, etc.)
_ Warm Clothing and Coat (it can turn cold here frequently)
_ Umbrella

Miscellaneous Room Items:

_ 3-M Hooks (that do not damage walls when removed
_ Bicycle (some halls have bike rooms and/or bike racks)
_ Bike Lock
_ First Aid Kit
_ Hangers
_ Sticky-Tac
_ Stacking Shelves/Storage Containers
_ Small Tool Kit
_ Small Fan
_ Sports Equipment (Frisbee, football, basketball, etc.)

Please view the FAQ for information about bringing carpet for your room.

Things to Leave at Home

_ Any Lamp with Halogen Bulbs
_ Any Pet that is NOT a Fish
_ Candles/Incense
_ Fireworks
_ Electrical Devices with an Exposed Heating Coil
_ Flexible Mutli-Armed Floor Lamps
_ In-door Grills (George Foreman™ types)
_ Lava Lamps
_ Nails for Hanging Items (please use sticky-tac or 3-M removable hooks instead)
_ Rubber or Foam Backed Carpet
_ Stand-Alone Freezer
_ Space Heaters
_ Torchiere Style Lamps/Multi-arm Style Lamps
_ Window Air Conditioning Units
_ Toaster Ovens/Hot Pots/Plates
_ Toy Guns (i.e. BB or Airsoft)
_ Weapons (real or fake that look real)
_ Window A/C Units

(These items are prohibited on-campus)

* items you may want to talk about with your roommate to avoid bringing duplicates.

If you have any additional questions about what items are permitted or prohibited within the residence halls, please reference our Hallways Handbook (on-campus housing policy handbook) or contact us at 330-672-7000.

Opening Day and Early Arrival Information

To help the move-in process work smoothly, we have developed a schedule (based on the first letter of your last name) for you to move into your residential community. It is critical that you plan your arrival on campus and residence hall move-in at the time and date designated below.

We are very excited that you will be joining our residential community and hope that you are prepared for the unique opportunities and challenges that await you this fall.

When Is Move-In Day?

Your move-in date and time depends on the first letter of your last-name and whether you are a new or returning Kent State student.

(eg. John Doe)

INCOMING/NEW Student Move-In Dates (including new transfer students):

A - G Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:00 am – 10:00 am
H - L Thursday, August 21, 2014  11:00 am – 1:00 pm
M - R Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
S - Z Thursday, August 21, 2014 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
*Example: John Doe – move in date:
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 8:00 am – 10:00 am.

RETURNING student move-in dates:

A - L Saturday, August 23, 2014 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
M - Z Sunday, August 24, 2014 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
*Example: Sally Smith – move in date:
Sunday, August 24, 2014, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Please note that if you need to move in earlier than your move-in date, the earliest a student may register for early arrival is Tuesday, August 19th. In order to secure an early move-in date, you MUST register for early arrival online (; the early arrival registration process will begin August 1st. There will be a nightly charge associated with early arrival.

When you arrive at your residence hall, there will be a limited number of carts available to assist moving your belongings up to your residence hall room. Depending on the number of students moving in at the same time as you, there may be a short wait until a cart becomes available. If your family happens to have one, students are encouraged to bring their own dollies or two-wheeled carts from home to assist their move in process and decrease the length of time you may need to wait for a cart to become available.

You will have limited time to park your vehicle near your Residence hall during move-in. Please be prepared to unload quickly and move your car into a satellite parking lot. You may only unload ONE car at a time; if you bring more than one vehicle, other vehicles must be parked in a long-term parking lot nearby. Please leave one driver with the vehicle at all times during unloading outside the residence hall. A move-in parking map will be sent to you in August.

All cars that will remain on campus need to be parked in the areas designated by their parking pass (all Stadium passes must begin to park at the stadium immediately).

Campus Bus Service will be available starting the first day of move-in to provide transportation from designated parking lots to the residence halls.

In the near future you will receive a temporary parking pass for move-in. Please complete the pass and bring it with you on move-in day. We strongly encourage that you move in on your designated date and time to avoid traffic and unloading issues. *For more information on parking, please visit the parking services website at:

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