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Move-In Day 2020

This year, move-in will take place over a four-day period, which will allow us to better limit the number of students actively moving in at a particular time.

All students will have a one-hour time window to bring all of their belongings from their vehicle to their room. Where possible, our halls will also have a designated entrance and an “up stairwell,” with a different exit and “down stairwell” to keep everyone moving in the same direction through the building. This is designed to help minimize cross traffic by spreading out people who are moving their belongings into the buildings.

Before you register for your drop-off or move-in time, you will need to go through the DUO-Authentication Process. Follow the link to do complete this process.

Move-In Sign Up

To sign up for a time slot (either traditional, Drop N Go, or athletes), students should check their DSU email for the Move In Sign Up Link. Students will need to know their housing assignment, which they received in an email titled “Housing Assignment Newsletter.” Students will be able to sign up for one time slot; if need be, they may also reschedule their time slot from that link.

If you have any questions, please let us know. Call Residence Life at (605) 256-5146, or email.

Traditional Move-In

Traditional Move-In Instructional Video
Traditional Move-In Instructional Video

  •  Saturday, August 15 – Tuesday, August 18
  • Students must sign up for a one-hour time block
    • During this time block, students can park close to the building and will need to bring all their belongings to their room
    • Vehicles will need to be moved to long-term parking once all items are taken out of vehicle or at the end of their one-hour block, whichever comes first
  • Time blocks are first come, first served, and there will be limits on the number of students in each slot per building
  • Time slots are available from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Upon arrival, students will go to the parking lot west of the Fieldhouse to check in from their vehicle
  • Students can have a maximum of two adults (minimum 18 years of age) to assist them
  • A path through the building will be provided to limit cross traffic where possible
    • One entrance to the building and a different exit out of the building
    • One stairwell for people going up and one stairwell for people going down

Drop N Go Move-In

Drop n Go Move in Instructions
Drop n Go Instructional Video

DSU Residence Life will also offer a Drop N Go move-in process to provide more flexibility to students. The Drop N Go process will take place from Saturday, August 1 through Thursday, August 13. During this time, students will be able to move all of their belongings into their room and will receive their key, but they will not be able to stay in the hall until traditional move-in begins on August 15.

  • Saturday, August 1 – Thursday, August 13
  • Students must sign up for a one-hour time block
    • During this time block, students can park close to the building and will need to bring all of their belongings to their room
    • Vehicles will need to be moved to long-term parking once all items are taken out of vehicle or at the end of their one-hour block (whichever comes first)
  • Time blocks are first come, first served, and there will be limits on the number of students in each slot per building
  • Time slots available from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
  • Students can have a maximum of two adults (minimum 18 years of age) to assist them
  • During this time, students will be able to move their belongings into their room, will receive their key and be provided card access to the building, but will not be able to stay in the hall until Saturday, August 15
  • Students moving in during Drop N Go Move-In do not need to sign up for a timeslot during traditional Move-In (August 15 - 18).