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University Housing at Northern Kentucky University works to make your move-in experience as smooth as possible. On move-in day, you’ll meet your roommate(s), your Resident Assistant, your Residence Life Coordinators, Assistant Residence Life Coordinators and many faculty, staff, and student volunteers that will be excited to welcome you home. We are excited to welcome our First-year students on Thursday, August 19 and Upperclass students on Saturday, August 21, 2021.
To ensure a safe and efficient move-in experience, first year students have been assigned move-in times based on their residential community. Please see the schedule below for your specific move-in time. We are unable to accommodate requests to arrive on campus earlier than your assigned time. Adhering to your assigned timeslot will allow Housing to provide the best possible move-in experience for all new Norse!
When you arrive to campus you'll be greeted by large signs directing you to your check-in locations. Please follow the directional signage to your appropriate check-in area. Please be sure to have your NKU All Card (NKU ID Card) ready for check-in. There are two centralized locations based on your residence hall assignment:
When you arrive to your assigned check-in location your vehicle will be greeted by a University Housing staff member. We ask that you stay in your vehicle at the check-in location. This will expedite the check-in process. Please also ensure you have your NKU All Card (NKU ID Card) or a photo ID ready to present at your check-in location.
At the check-in location a University Housing staff member will take your NKU All Card or photo ID and they will officially check you in. They will return to you with your room key along with helpful information. Once you are checked in and you receive your room key please follow the directional signage to your unloading zone.
Each residence hall has been assigned a specific unloading area. Unloading is limited to 15 minutes max in each zone. Once your car is unloaded you will be directed to a separate parking area.
|8:00 AM to 9:00 AM||Commonwealth Hall - Goldenrod Wing||University Suites 101-117 and 201-217||New Residence Hall 1st Floor|
|9:00 AM to 10:00 AM||Kentucky Hall - Laurel Wing||Norse Hall Apartments 11xx||New Residence Hall 2nd Floor
Northern Terrace 1st Floor
|10:00 AM to 11:00 AM||Commonwealth Hall - River Wing||University Suites 301-317 and 401-417||New Residence Hall 3rd Floor
Northern Terrace 2nd Floor
|11:00 AM to 12:00 PM||Kentucky Hall - Cumberland Wing||Norse Hall Apartments 13xx||New Residence Hall 4th Floor
Northern Terrace 3rd Floor
|12:00 PM to 1:00 PM||Commonwealth Hall - Cardinal Wing||University Suites 325-363 and 425-463||Northern Terrace 4th Floor|
|1:00 PM to 2:00 PM||Kentucky Hall - Bluegrass Wing||Norse Hall Apartments 12xx||Northern Terrace 5th Floor|
|2:00 PM to 3:00 PM||University Suites 125-163 and 225-263||Northern Terrace 6th Floor|
To arrive at NKU’s campus, please follow the appropriate instructions. Please do not rely on GPS
When you arrive at your designated check in area, please have the following information available:
A housing staff member will review your picture ID and collect your materials, including your keys. You will then be given instructions on where to park and unload to move into your hall.
Students who arrive early will not be able to move in before their assigned time. Due to heavy traffic on move-in day, it is recommended that families only bring one vehicle to campus.