Moving In

Welcome to Radford University! To help make your transition to college life as smooth as possible, move-in information will be posted here throughout the summer. Don’t forget to check your Radford email frequently so you don’t miss important emails regarding housing.

Move-in Dates

Move-in at Radford University occurs over a period of four days.

  • Off campus apartment residents may begin moving in on Wednesday, August 23 at 8 a.m.
  • New students assigned to Muse Hall may begin moving in on Thursday, August 24 via the staggered schedule.
  • New students living in all other residence halls may begin moving in on Friday, August 25 at 7:30 a.m.
  • Returning students can move in on Saturday, August 26 at 8:30 a.m.
  • There are exceptions for athletes and students participating in Quest and other programs. Please see Early Arrival Requests for more information.

Use the links below for additional information on the move-in process.

Check-in procedures

BEFORE ARRIVING TO CAMPUS

  • Review the campus map and parking map [PDF].
  • Review your move-in date and time (at the top of this page).
  • Pack water and snacks - especially if it will be a hot and humid day.
  • Update your emergency contact information by logging into MyRU.
  • Students moving into Muse Hall will have staggered arrival times. Please review the staggered schedule.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE ON CAMPUS

  • Park in your designated parking area.
  • Report to the check-in table in your residence hall. It's usually outside of the front door or inside the lobby.
  • Have a photo ID ready.

AT YOUR HALL'S CHECK-IN TABLE

  • At this point, you will be given a room condition form to take to your room to complete. Make sure to add any and all pre-existing damages in your room to the form and then sign and return it. You will be charged for any damages to the room or furniture when you move out if those damages are not listed on the form, so be thorough before turning it back in.
  • You will be issued your room keys and a planner which includes Radford University's Standards of Student Conduct.

AS YOU ARE MOVING INTO YOUR ROOM

  • Remember, a lot of other people will be moving in too, so take your time and be patient.
  • If you need assistance, Housing and Residential Life staff will be available throughout the building. Look for the red polo shirts.
  • Take trash and recyclables outside to the designated collection points.
  • Report any issues you may be having with cable, electrical outlets, or logging into the computer network to the check-in desk. The responsible departments will have crews traveling around the halls to address issues throughout the day.

AFTER YOU HAVE MOVED IN

  • Take trash and recyclables outside to the designated collection points.
  • If you need to do some shopping, stop by the check-in tables for assistance and directions to local businesses, restaurants, and gas stations.
  • If you haven't met your RA yet, take a moment to introduce yourself to him or her.

Muse Hall check-in process

Students assigned to Muse Hall will move in on August 24.

We look forward to your arrival on-campus on August 24  for the upcoming academic year. Due to the current construction projects and anticipated congestion on campus we ask that all Muse residents please strictly adhere to the Muse Move-In Schedule listed below. 

When you arrive on campus, Muse Hall residents will be directed to volunteer supported parking lots around campus to begin the check-in process. Muse Hall move-in will operate on a staggered schedule with different arrival times based on assigned floor. 

  • 7 - 9:30 a.m. - Residents on Floors 1, 5 and 9
  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Residents on floors 2, 6, 10 and 11
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Residents on floors 3, 7 and 12
  • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Residents on floors 4, 8 and 13

THE MOVE-IN PROCESS

  • When you arrive on campus, you will be directed to a volunteer supported lot where a team of volunteers will help unload your vehicle and get your belongings to your assigned room. Drivers must remain with the vehicle at all times and will need to move the vehicle immediately after it is unloaded.
  • Students should go to the large tent in front of Muse Hall to receive their check-in packet and the key to your room.
  • Residents on floors 1-3 must arrive at the above designated times, however you will not use the main elevators to access your floors. You will utilize the wing elevators in your respective wings as necessary, there will be ramps to the side wing doors.
  • After unloading, all parent vehicles will be permitted to park in Lots E, U, and Z.  Students should move their vehicles to Lots CC, FF, and BF.
  • The Radford Transit Shuttle busses will be running from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will return you to campus or to the parking lots from campus.
  • 2016 Muse parking map [PDF]

MOVE-IN ADVICE

  • Arrival before or after your designated time period may slow up the move in process for all Muse Hall Residents. Arrival during your designated time period will help you avoid long lines and better ensure volunteers are available to help move items.
  • Move-in will be easier if you pack in stackable containers and please label everything with your name, building and room number.
  • Please be patient! – This is a very exciting and stressful day so we ask that you please be patient as we work to get all 900 Muse Hall residents checked-in and settled.

We look forward to a great year together! Please contact us at res-life@radford.edu if we can provide any additional information for you.