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Moving In

Fall 2019

Welcome, new students!

Please use the links on your left for information about when to move in, how to get to your building, what to bring (and what to leave behind), which Service Center you'll be using, and what community rules and standards you should be aware of.

New first-year and transfer students: 

In order to ensure a safe and efficient move-in experience, new students will be assigned a move-in appointment (date and time) during one of the following days:

     Friday, August 23, 2019; 8am-5pm
     Saturday, August 24, 2019; 7am-1pm

Students will be notified of their individually assigned move-in date and timeslot once housing assignments are released in mid-June. Adhering to your assigned timeslot will allow us to provide the best possible move-in experience. All new students are welcome to participate in programs that take place on Friday, and the University-wide Orientation will begin with New Student Convocation at 2pm on Saturday.

More information on:

Learn more about when to move in – and how to prepare – at Move-In Information: New Undergraduate Students.


Current undergraduate students:

Cornell's undergraduate residences open for the Fall 2019 semester on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24. Please be aware that those first two days of Opening Weekend will be extremely crowded with new student move-in, and some areas of campus will have restricted access. We are highly encouraging returning students to return to campus any time after 2pm Saturday, August 24. Learn more at Move-In Information: Current Undergraduate Students.

Graduate & professional students:

You may move in to your residence beginning on the first day of your housing contract occupancy period.  Learn more at Move-In Information: New Graduate & Professional Students.

Cornell's preferred Shipping & Storage vendor:

If you'd like to ship your belongings ahead of move-in, Cornell's preferred vendor is Big Red Shipping & Storage, a student-run agency that will have your items waiting in your room when you arrive, as long as they receive your packages by August 19. 

Learn about Big Red Shipping and Storage at
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