Fall 2017 Early / Late Arrivals

Move-in works best when everyone arrives on their scheduled date, so please consider the below options only as a last resort.

Early Arrival - Can I move in before my scheduled date?

If you are a member of an approved early arrival group, please contact your supervisor, group organizer or coach to ensure your name is “on the list.” We will not add your name to any list without that person’s written authorization.

If you are not a member of an approved group and you MUST move in early, you can request to do so according to the instructions below:

Residence Halls open for early arrivals beginning Saturday, August 12 at 9:00 am.
  • Move in prior to August 12 is not available.
  • You will be charged $35 for each day you arrive prior to your regularly scheduled move-in date.
    • These charges will be placed on your Ubill in September.
    • If you would like to reduce these charges, consider being a part of our Move-In Crew.

Frederiksen Court, Iowa State West, Legacy, Memorial Union, & Schilletter-University Village Apartments
  • Contracts begin on August 12 at 9:00 am.
  • Due to staff training, move-in is not available August 1 - 11.
  • Early arrival is only permitted in EXTREME circumstances and only if your apartment is vacant and ready for occupancy.
  • Do not count on being able to arrive early as very few requests are approved.  
  • Requests can be sent to housing@iastate.edu. Please include your name and ISU ID#.
  • If approved, the cost is $35 per day.
    • These charges will be placed on your Ubill in September.
    • If you would like to reduce these charges, consider being a part of our Move-In Crew.

Newly Admitted International / Exchange Students in need of housing prior to August 12 should contact the International Students & Scholars office for temporary housing locations and rates.

Late Arrival - Can I move in after my scheduled date?

Your scheduled move-in date is the first date you can move in. You can move in any day after that. If you will arrive once classes have begun, move-in is available only during Hall Desk hours. Please send us an email to tell us about your late arrival. Otherwise, we may cancel your assignment.

After Hours Arrival - What if I can't get here during scheduled move-in hours?

In the residence halls, if you must arrive after 9:00 pm, you can move in by contacting the CA on duty. That information will be posted at the Hall Desk for your building.

In the apartment communties, if you know in advance you will not arrive by 5:00 pm, please call the appropriate apartment community to make arrangements. Otherwise, you can still move in by contacting the CA. That information will be posted at the Community Center for your apartment.

  • Frederiksen Court - (515) 294-2107
  • Legacy - (515) 460-0733
  • Iowa State University West (Formerly Maricopa-Walton) - (515) 290-7197
  • SUV - (515) 294-5360