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Residence Hall Move In
Residence halls open for new residents fall semester at 8:00 am, Saturday, August 20, 2016.
Your Room Assignment
After the 1st round of room assignments are made in June, rooms are assigned all summer long. Watch your email or check Campus Connection. Roommates may change due to students deciding not to attend UND or other circumstances. Check Campus Connection often to check your roommate status throughout the summer.
Students who need to arrive before the residence halls open must sign up and have their arrival approved. Learn more about early arrival.
What to do before you arrive:
- Assemble things to bring for your room - see list What to Bring.
- Get a computer ready - see ResNet for help.
- Visit with your roommate (their email address is listed in your room assignment email and in Campus Connection). Read the Roommate Agreement and be ready to review with your roommate.
- Decide on optional services you may want to purchase such as phone line.
- Get familiar with Campus Connection.
- Learn how laundry works in the halls. It's included in the room & meal plan rate, so you don't need to bring quarters!
- If you bring a car, you need to buy a parking permit. Lots are assigned according to the residence hall where you live. Permits are available for online purchase in Campus Connection.
- View the Stop Drop & Go map for move-in day. On Saturday, August 20, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, there will be locations in front of every residence hall where you can pull up your car, unload your belongings, and receive assistance moving in. Learn more and view Stop Drop & Go Map.
Arrival on Campus:
- When you arrive, go directly to the hall where you are assigned. Hall staff and Welcome Weekend volunteers will be at each hall to assist with moving belongings to rooms. See Stop Drop & Go Map.
- Please bring a photo ID and you will receive your room key at the time you check-in.
- After you check-in and get your keys, you can begin moving your items into your room.
- Rent a UND refrigerator - don't reserve ahead, pick up when you arrive. Rental refrigerators are 3.3 cubic ft. and are charged to your UND account ($25 per semester). You may bring your own refrigerator up to 5.0 cubic ft.
- Our partner company, On-Campus Marketing offers several items that families may choose to purchase (listed below). A portion of sales is returned to UND Housing and given back to residents as scholarships.
- Bed sheets and linens. Purchase sheets that are guaranteed to fit. Orders are shipped directly to the student's home.
- Carpet is available to purchase and it will be delivered directly to a student's room. Choose from a variety of colors and carpet is sized to fit each room. Deadline to order is August 5, 2016.
- Care packages/Welcome kits. Choose from a wide variety of options that are delivered throughout the year to students. Families can include a personalized message.
- Set up a phone line (optional through Telecommunications for a fee, since rooms don’t include an active line)
- Midcontinent Communication offers upgraded cable services (movie packages, sports packages and equipment upgrades) for residents in Walsh Hall, Bek Hall, Fulton Hall, Noren Hall and Selke Hall. Basic cable TV is provided in every hall, so any upgraded service is the financial responsibility of the student. See Midcontinent Communication Upgraded Services. Contact Midcontinent directly for more information at 1.800.888.1300 or midco.com.
- Become a Facebook fan
- Give address to friends and family
Additional Move-in Information
Postal Mail & Mailing Address to Halls
There is daily mail pick-up and delivery at each service center (except Sundays and holidays). You and your roommate will share a mailbox and the box opens with your room key. Mailboxes are located at the service center closest to your hall. The Post Office requests that mail be addressed with all capital letters and no punctuation when addressing. Do not use the word “Room” use only the number/letter. Your mailing address is also listed in your room assignment email. See example below:
204B WEST HALL
GRAND FORKS ND 58202
Mailing Packages to Campus for Move-In
If you are interested in mailing a package to yourself to arrive on campus for move-in, please mail it to the address below. You are responsible for picking up the package at the Wilkerson Commons Service Center when you arrive.
Wilkerson Commons Service Center
3450 University Ave Stop 8386
Your Hall, Your Room #
Grand Forks, ND 58202
HOLD FOR ARRIVAL
The fall semester meal plan begins with brunch Saturday, August 20, 2016.
Computer Support - ResNet
Before you leave home, please install all operating system updates (Windows, Mac). Ensure that anti-virus software is installed on your computer and that it is up-to-date. If these updates are completed prior to arriving on campus, you will be able to quickly connect to the network. Instructions for self-setup are located at ResNet. Check out ResNet for free computer support online and in person in Wilkerson Commons. Regular hours are Monday - Thursday 3-10 pm and Sundays 6-10 pm. Wireless and hardwired Internet access is available in student rooms and throughout each residence hall.
Land Line Phone Service
Student rooms do not include land line phone service. You may purchase local and long distance service from UND Telecommunications. Please call at 701-777-3217 or see the website. If you choose to purchase this service, you will need to bring a phone.
Washers and Dryers
Washers and dryers are located in each hall. The cost of laundry is included in the room and meal plan rate, so no quarters are needed. Learn more about laundry in the residence halls.
Parking permits for residence hall students are sold based on where you live. Please order your permit early to ensure that you get the permit type desired.
Please visit the Parking Service’s website for detailed instructions on how to purchase.
Room and Board Payment
Semester room and board payments are due with tuition and fees on the first day of class. Paying online via Campus Connection using E-check is the fastest and most reliable method of payment at UND. Contact Student Account Services at (701) 777-3911 if you have questions.
Student ID Card - U Card
New students will receive their ID card (U Card) during Orientation. Bring a government issued photo ID (driver’s license or passport) with you. You will also get your fingerscan completed for entrance into the dining centers.