Move-In Information

Welcome to Fall 2020 Move-In

Fall 2020 Move-In Day for New RBS Graduate students  is TBA.

Fall 2020 Move-In Day for New Law Graduate students  is TBA.

Fall 2020 Move-In Day for Continuing Law Graduate students  is TBA.

Fall 2020 Move-In Day for New undergraduate and other graduate students  is TBA.

Fall 2020 Move-In Day for Continuing undergraduate and graduate students  is TBA.

For all students (First Year Students, Transfer Students, Returning Students) moving into Woodward Hall, Talbott Apartments, and University Square Apartments, Bleeker Street between University Ave. and MLK Blvd. will be dedicated for Student Move-in.  You must enter with your car from the corner of University and Bleeker, and then an officer will direct you to park.  Once you get parked, you will be able to unload your car using any of the carts available in the lobby of the buildings.

For all students (Transfer Students, Returning Students, Graduate Students) moving into 15 Washington Street Apartments, please move in to the rear entrance of 15 Washington Street Apartments located at 21 Essex Street.  We ask that you enter through the Orange Street side of James Street to access Essex Street.  Once you come on to Essex Street from Orange Street, you will go into the Essex Street Parking Lot across the street from the Essex Street entrance of 15 Washington Street Apartments.  We will have a limited number of red carts that students can use to unload their vehicles.  Vehicles can not be left overnight or parked in the Essex Street Parking Lot after move in weekend.  



RU ready to move to campus? We are excited to see you back on campus for your move-in. Here is some helpful information for this big day!

An official email with check-time times and dates will be sent out as your move-in date gets near!

However, if your plans have changed, and you are no longer in need of on campus housing, please email our Assignments Director at to cancel your housing before move in day, to avoid accruing housing charges.



  • Confirm that you have been assigned a space. Simply log onto the application portal at using your university NETID and password, to access your assignment and roommate information.
  • If you cannot see your assignment, you may not have updated your health records. Please confirm that all pending documents have been received via the online portal. You will be allowed to move-in, however, you must resolve all issues with Health Services, the next business day. (Phone: 973-353-5231)
  • If you have cleared your medical records and applied on-time but do not have a room assignment, please contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life for further assistance. (Phone: 973-353-1037)
  • Pack everything in an organized manner so that packing and unpacking your personal belongings is quick and easy. Make sure to check our Guide to Residence Life to make sure all of your room accessories are university approved.



Upon your arrival, there will be staff eager to assist with your move-in process and make sure that you are all checked into your new home.

  1. Arrive at your indicated time. This will alleviate a rush of students attempting to check-in at one time. If an early or late arrival is needed, please contact your Area Director via email.
  2. Upon arrival at the residence hall, quickly unload your vehicle(s) and place belongings into carts. 
  3. As you empty your vehicle(s), promptly move vehicle(s) to a designated parking area. 
  4. When entering your residence hall, please be aware that:
  • We all need to be patient with staff, students and families.
  • You are going to want to have your Student ID on your person at all times.
  • Memorize your RUID. You will need it for all of you time here.
  • Elevator usage will be at a premium with all the students moving in.



Finish settling in and immerse yourself into living on campus!

  1. Introduce yourself to your Resident Assistant and building staff members.  We are all here to help!
  2. Get to know your suitemates and other members of the on-campus community.  You may build friendships that will last a lifetime!
  3. Attend other scheduled activities, especially, first- year students.  Exciting times are ahead of you!
  4. Prepare for your classes. Make sure you are familiar with building locations and your schedule.

In case your housing assignment recently changed, please be sure to review your assignment information by logging in to

If you have additional questions, please look at our Housing and Residence Life FAQ, by clicking HERE.