Moving information

Moving into residence halls and furnished apartments

Your assignment

  • Roommate information
  • Room swaps and wait-list
  • Meal plan change request
  • Early move-in request
  • Cancellation policy

Required steps to move-in

  • Check-in pass
  • Immunizations
  • Under-18 consent form
  • Renters insurance (Please check your personal policy and potentially add to family plan.)

The Office of Housing and Residential Life is excited that you have chosen to live in one of our Residence Halls or in our newly renovated Furnished Undergraduate Apartment Style Housing. We've created a Move-In Guide to assist with your transition to WSU and to simplify your move-in process. The Move-In Guide provides important information about what to bring, what to leave at home, safety and security, building security, and what to expect for your move-in day. 

Also take a look at the Residence Hall Community Living Guide for our complete list of policies and procedures that all campus residents must follow.

Fall 2018 Move-In Schedule

The move-in schedule for Fall 2018 has been published and is available online.


All students MUST have their immunization record on file at the Campus Health Center prior to moving in.  Please check with your primary care provider or local health department to inquire if your immunization record is on file with the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR).  This is the Michigan registry that holds immunization records for individuals who were born after 1994 and have receive immunizations in the State of Michigan. 

It is Wayne State University's (WSU) goal to protect the public health of the entire WSU community.  It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that all students be up-to-date on all age appropriate vaccines.  To learn more about which immunizations you may need, please visit the Centers for Disease Control website.

As a resident on WSU campus, there is a requirement to make sure that the Campus Health Center has access to your immunization history.

If you have verified your record is up-to-date in the Michigan Care Improvement Registry, you do not need to take any additional action. If you do not have a record in the Michigan Care Improvement Registry, or were born outside of Michigan or the United States, you must provide the Campus Health Center with your official immunization record as directed HERE.

Please submit your immunization record to the Campus Health Center as directed on the form in the link above. 

Check-In Pass

You must complete the Check-in Pass Module in order to receive your check-in pass.  Once you've finished the interactive session, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, you will receive your check-in pass via email. Note: You must provide your printed check-in pass to the staff of your assigned residence hall or apartment building in order to move in to your assigned space.

Prior to moving in, your fall housing balance must be paid in full.

Please refer to your student account on Academica for balance information. If you have issues concerning payment prior to move-in, you must contact Jeanine Bessette at 313-577-2116 or

Roommate information

Your roommate(s) information for the 2018-2019 academic year is available online by logging in to your housing account. You can log onto this site by using your AccessID and password. If you do not currently have an assigned roommate, you can check back periodically online to see if one has been assigned.

Please contact your roommate before move-in day to coordinate what to bring to avoid overcrowding in your room/suite. You may also want to begin discussing ground rules for your room or expectations you may have while living together. 

Early Move-in Requests

The official move in begins on Saturday August 25, 2018.  Students will not be able to move in prior to this date.   

Move In Guide

We have created a Move-in Guide with important information about what to bring to campus, what to leave at home, safety and security, and what to expect on move-in day. A copy of the Move-in Guide will be mailed to you and is valso available online (PDF).This information will be very helpful in your transition to campus, so please take the time to review it.

Community Living Guide

The Community Living Guide (CLG) is the Office of Housing and Residential Life's official document that outlines all of the rules and regulations of living in university housing. The CLG also has important information about services offered in your building and other valuable resources to help make your stay on campus enjoyable and memorable. A paper copy of the CLG will be provided to all incoming freshman students and is also available online.

Renters Insurance

NSSI (National Student Services Inc.) is the leader in providing college student property insurance designed specifically for college students living on campus. Student laptops, smartphones, textbooks, and more are staples for college students, and they are expensive to replace when a theft or damage occurs. We encourage you to cover your belongings with a student property insurance policy to protect the tools you need to be successful in your education. More information is available at

Warrior Welcome Crew

Are you an upper class student? Have you lived on campus previously? Do you want to be a leader and meet new people? The Office of Housing and Residential Life is looking for volunteers for fall semester move-in. Volunteers may work check-in tables, assist students in moving their belongings to their rooms, direct traffic, and more!

As a volunteer you must attend an all-day training before move in and be available to work on both the Saturday and Sunday of fall semester move-in. If you are selected you can move in early on the Thursday prior to move-in. Learn more!