Move in FAQs

Move-In Day Logistics

Move-in for the 2023-2024 academic year will occur on August 18 and 21. New students will move in on Friday, August 18, 2023 from 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Returning students will move in on Monday, August 21 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.

Remember to bring a state issued ID. Family members or other guests may be asked to wait outside while the student completes the check-in process to reduce the number of people in the check-in area.  

The Student Financial Check-In process must be completed, and Bill Clearance granted each semester before the student may attend class or move into campus housing.  Please review our Before You Arrive page for further details.

Go directly to the building/Residence Hall you were assigned. Signage and volunteers will be placed all over campus to direct you. Hall staff will also be at your building to welcome you. 

Once you have checked in and picked up your key, you can begin unloading your car. Please remember to bring your driver’s license or some form of identification to be issued a room key.

Family members or other guests are asked to wait outside while the student completes the check-in process to reduce the number of people in the check-in area. 


  • First-year students living in residence halls will have volunteers to assist with their move in on Friday, August 19, from 8 am – 1 pm. Volunteer movers will unload their items and take them to their rooms. 
  • Students living in apartments will be responsible for moving their own items. 

Only students who are required to be here for a Campbell University sponsored program or activity will be able to arrive early. Students who have another reason they must move in early may request an early arrival. You may move in late, although you may miss some valuable Tartan programming. Please notify Residence Life and Housing if you will be arriving later than 48 hours (2 days) after your move-in date and time. Residents must claim their room by 5 PM on the first day of classes, August 24. 

If you arrive after normal business or check-in hours, you will need to contact the staff person on call. Follow the instructions posted on the main door of the residence hall/apartment office. 

Please check Parkingfor a campus map, general directions, and residence hall street addresses. Vehicles should be pulled into the assigned lot, unpacked, and moved to the permanent lot. Volunteers and signs will be available on Move-in day to guide you to the appropriate parking lot.  

You may bring all your vehicles into the unloading area but they all must be moved once they are unpacked. 

We ask that families make other arrangements for overnight stay after move-in. 

Once you move in, you will begin Tartan activities. 

What should I bring?

Please review the list of recommended items for your residence hall:


Yes. If students bring bicycles on campus the bicycle must be registered. This is a free service and, once registered, the student is given a sticker to affix to the bicycle. The Bicycle Registration Form is maintained at the Campus Safety. 

If you are assigned to a residence hall you may bring a refrigerator or microbridge (3.5 cubic feet max; 1.5 amps max). Only one microwave is allowed per residence hall room.  


Yes, washers and dryers are available in each residential facility. There is no cost to use the washers and dryers. 

It is prohibited to bring dogs, cats, or other pets inside any residence halls/University apts., except for service and/or approved emotional support animals. All animals must be registered and approved by the Disability Service for Students Office. 

Other Questions

Faculty/Staff and students (undergraduate, graduate, professional school and/or special) attending Campbell University and all residents of Campbell-owned housing, who own and/or operate a motor vehicle (including motorcycles and motor scooters) on the campus are required to register their vehicles with Parking Services and properly display the issued permit.

The cost of your student housing is added to your overall student account. Information regarding payment options can be found on the webpage for the  Bursar’s Office.

Dining operations will open on Friday, August 19 at 5:00 pm.   

Campbell University encourages students to sign up for a post office box at the local U.S. Post Office, located adjacent to campus, for regular mail delivery. Packages can be sent to:  

Student’s Full Name 
Campbell University 
Student ID Number 
255 Dr. McKoy Rd., Mail Room 
Buies Creek, NC 27506 

Mailroom Hours: Monday – Friday 8am-12pm & 1pm-5pm    Mailroom (Closed 12-1 for Lunch)