Move-in Days:  August 18-22, 2021

  • Please be patient: around the residence halls, traffic will be heavy during the day. Some roads are narrowed or one way. Please consider traffic as you plan your route.
  • Before coming to campus, you will receive an email with directions about completing the housing training module. It must be complete, or you will not be allowed to check-in.
  • Do not come to campus if you or the person helping you move in are exhibiting any signs of COVID-19; you or your helper has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days, or either of you have been exposed to anyone showing symptoms of the virus since you were tested through UAB.
  • Students will sign up for a move-in time by logging into myHousing. You will receive an email the first week of August with instructions.
  • We are unable to provide volunteers during move-in. Students will be allowed one (2) helpers to move belongings into your residence hall.
  • A limited number of hand trucks and carts will be provided, but we encourage you to bring your own hand truck if available.
  • You and your helper must be wearing a face mask covering your mouth and nose while moving into the building.
  • You will have one hour to move your belongings to your room. Please move your vehicle away from the loading zone as soon as it is unloaded. You may take as much time as you like to unpack and set up your room.
  • If you plan on moving in on or after the first day of classes, please email us at

Early Move-In

If you are a part of a special group or organization, you might be moving in early.

Someone from your group or organization will communicate with you about your arrival date and time.

What to Bring

Make sure all items are packed in boxes or reusable totes and are clearly labeled with your name, residence hall, and room number. Below is a PDF checklist of things to bring and what not to bring.



Vehicles with a few small or no items should park in the 16th Street Deck and rejoin your party at your hall. Once you have unloaded your car you will also park in the 16th Street Parking Deck (highlighted in green in the map above)

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