Moving in

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.

For more information and to get up to the minute move-in day schedules, download our WSU Housing mobile app.

  • Moving into residence halls and furnished apartments

    Required steps to move-in

    • Completed Check-in pass
    • Immunization records on file with the Campus Health Center
    • Completed Title IX training
    • Under-18 consent form
    • Renters insurance (Please check your personal policy and potentially add to homeowners.)

    This year we are launching a central check-in process. All students moving into Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments, Atchison Hall, Ghafari Hall, the Thompson, and Towers Residential Suites will check-in at the Welcome Center (42 W. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48202) during their designated time on August 24th and 25th. University Tower residents should go directly to the University Tower Apartments.

    When you arrive at campus, you will first stop by the Welcome Center, we will check your OneCard, verify your check-in pass, and make sure all the required steps are complete before you are issued your keys. You will get your key, building sticker and unloading pass all at the Welcome Center! After completing the check-in you will have your move-in hangtag and will be sent to your building to begin moving into your new home. You won’t be able to leave your car unattended as you unload, so we recommend you bring family or friends to help move.

    Please note that there is no parking for moving trucks or trucks with trailers at the central check-in.

  • Fall 2019 move-in schedule

    Move-in is an exciting and busy time on campus! We have created a move-in schedule to help minimize congestion and to create a positive move-in experience for all. We ask that you follow this schedule accordingly to ensure you are able to check-in to your room upon your arrival.

    Please note that on Monday, August 26th from 8 am - 6 pm, all buildings have open move-in for all students.

    Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments

    Check-in begins at the Welcome Center at 42 W. Warren, Detroit, MI 48202. Beginning at 6 pm, open move-in check-in begins in the lobby of the Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments.

    Saturday, August 24th (Freshman Only) Sunday, August 25th (Upperclassmen only)
    Time First Letter of the Last Name Time First Letter of the Last Name
    9a-11a A thru H 9a-11a A thru H
    11a-1p I thru Q 11a-1p I thru Q
    2p-4p R thru Z 2p-4p R thru Z
    6p-9p Open Move-in 6p-9p Open Move-in

    Atchison and Ghafari Halls

    Check-in begins at the Welcome Center at 42 W. Warren, Detroit, MI 48202. Beginning at 6 pm, open move-in check-in begins in the lobby of the Atchison and Ghafari Halls.

    Saturday, August 24th (Freshman Only) Sunday, August 25th (Upperclassmen only)
    Time First Letter of the Last Name Time First Letter of the Last Name
    9a-11a A thru H 9a-11a A thru H
    11a-1p I thru Q 11a-1p I thru Q
    2p-4p R thru Z 2p-4p R thru Z
    6p-9p Open Move-in 6p-9p Open Move-in

    The Thompson

    Check-in begins at the Welcome Center at 42 W. Warren, Detroit, MI 48202. Beginning at 6 pm, open move-in check-in begins in the lobby of the Thompson.

    Saturday, August 24th (Freshman Only) Sunday, August 25th (Upperclassmen only)
    Time First Letter of the Last Name Time First Letter of the Last Name
    9a-11a A thru H 9a-11a A thru H
    11a-1p I thru Q 11a-1p I thru Q
    2p-4p R thru Z 2p-4p R thru Z
    6p-9p Open Move-in 6p-9p Open Move-in

    Towers Residential Suites

    Check-in begins at the Welcome Center at 42 W. Warren, Detroit, MI 48202. Beginning at 6 pm, open move-in check-in begins in the lobby of the Towers Residential Suites.

    Saturday, August 24th (Freshman Only) Sunday, August 25th (Upperclassmen only)
    Time First Letter of the Last Name Time First Letter of the Last Name
    9a-11a A thru H 9a-11a A thru H
    11a-1p I thru Q 11a-1p I thru Q
    2p-4p R thru Z 2p-4p R thru Z
    6p-9p Open Move-in 6p-9p Open Move-in

    University Towers Apartments

    Check-in begins in the University Towers Apartments' lobby.

    Saturday, August 24th (Upperclassmen only) Sunday, August 25th (Upperclassmen only)
    Time Floor(s) Time Floor(s)
    9a-9p All Floors 9a-9p All Floors
  • Check-in pass

    You must complete the Check-in Pass Module at the link below, 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 into 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 us at housing@wayne.edu or call 313-577-2116.

    Begin the Check-in Pass Module

  • Immunizations

    All students are required to 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 received 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 are directed to provide the Campus Health Center with your official immunization record as directed.

    Please submit your immunization record to the Campus Health Center in one of the following ways:

    • Drop it off at 5285 Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit MI 48202; or
    • Mail it with “Attn Immunization Record” to Campus Health Center 5285 Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit MI 48202; or
    • Fax it with “Attn Immunization Record” to (313) 577-9581 or
    • Bring it to Move-In Day on August 24th, 2019 and drop it off at the Campus Health Center.

    If you need assistance in evaluating your immunization status, the Campus Health Center can assist you.  Please call to schedule an appointment at 313-577-5041, or request an appointment using the patient portal.  Instructions for the patient portal can be found at health.wayne.edu

    Download: Immunization form (PDF)

  • Mandatory Title IX Training

    Get Inclusive:  Voices for Change - Online Training for Students

    The university has partnered with Get Inclusive, an educational technology company, to develop an interactive training program for all WSU students called "Voices for Change."  This web-based course focuses on several topics of critical importance to students including:

    • Consent and sexual violence;
    • Identities and inclusion;
    • Alcohol and other drugs; and
    • Hazing and Intimidation.

    To access "Voices for Change," log in with your AccessID and password at the following link:  Voices for Change.

    Please visit the FAQ section on titleix.wayne.edu for answers to frequently asked questions or email support@getinclusive.com.

     

    getinclusive link

     

  • 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 www.nssi.com.

  • Roommate information

    Your roommate(s) information for the 2019-2020 academic year is available online by logging into your self-service portal. You can log on to 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.

  • Warrior Welcome Crew

    Housing & Residential Life is now accepting volunteers for Warrior Welcome Crew 2019. WWC is a group of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who work together to foster Warrior Pride and get students and their families moved into their new home.

    Do I have to carry heavy boxes?

    There are so many options for WWC Volunteers! You may also be directing traffic, answering questions, helping keep lines short, or helping them find their room. If carrying boxes is your thing… then, yes!

    How many hours do I need to commit?

    We are asking for a minimum of a 2-hour commitment to volunteering.

    What do I get out of it?

    The joy of welcoming new Warriors to our community! Plus a t-shirt, fanny pack, and a meal.

    If I live on campus, can I move in early?

    Yes! You must volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours to qualify for early move-in. You can move into your Fall assignment as early as Thursday, August 22.

    *Please note you will only be able to move in early if your Fall assignment is prepared and ready.

    How will I know what to do?

    There is required training for all WWC Volunteers the morning of Friday, August 23. You’ll find out your shift and responsibility prior to that, but members of the Housing & Residential Life staff will provide guidance on your specific role and other questions you may be asked. Details will be communicated with you directly after you sign up to volunteer.

    How do I sign up?

    If you are interested in volunteering with us, please submit your interest by Completing an on-line application.

     

    Volunteer applications are due on Sunday, August 4 by 11:59pm.

    If you have any questions, please direct them to kathryn.turner2@wayne.edu

     

     

  • What to bring

    Students tend to over-pack when moving to campus. The list that follows details some things that you may want to consider bringing, as well as some things not permitted in the apartments. Many students bring the things they are going to use right away with them, and then later trade things out during a weekend home or the Thanksgiving or semester break periods. For example, you most likely won't need a winter coat until November, so you could leave that at home in August and bring it later in the year. Throughout the year, you might also choose to bring certain items home to lighten the load for when you move off-campus.

    Items to bring

    A cart or dolly! We have a number of carts available during move-in weekend, but bring your own to skip the wait and move into your new home quicker.

    • Alarm clock
    • Area rug or carpeting, if desired (floors are tile)
    • Bed
    • Bed linens (sheets must be twin extra-long)
    • Blankets
    • Pillows
    • Couch
    • Coffee tables
    • Dressers
    • Night stands
    • Dining Table
    • Camera
    • Clothes and hangers
    • TV and coaxial cable – Flat screen televisions cannot be mounted to the wall.
    • Ethernet cord
    • Computer with surge protector and printer
    • School supplies and cleaning supplies
    • Standing floor lamp
    • Extension cords and power strips
    • First-aid kit and sewing kit
    • Flashlight
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Laundry bag/basket, detergent and fabric softener
    • Toiletries and medications
    • Toilet paper and paper towels
    • Towels and washcloths
    • Umbrella
    • Posters/photos/other decorations
    • Removable wall adhesive – Posters may be hung on walls using removable adhesive only.
    • Shower curtain
    • Refrigerators less than five cubic feet, 115 volts and 45 inches in height (limit one per person or two per room)

    What not to bring

    • Candles
    • Space heaters
    • Oil lamps
    • Deep freezers
    • Alcohol/drugs
    • Crock pots
    • George Foreman Grills
    • Halogen lamps
    • Hot pots
    • Electric skillets
    • Electric blankets
    • Incense
    • Firearms or weapons
    • Routers
    • Pets (other than non-flesh-eating fish)
    • Waterbeds

    Things to discuss with your roommate(s)

    Discuss the items you and your roommate(s) plan to bring to campus. Coordinate with one another to avoid having duplicate items, and agree on items you can share to save space. Begin the conversation early about using each other's things.
    For example, if you plan to share cleaning supplies, how will you divide responsibility for replenishing them throughout the year when you are running low? Most students coordinate:

    • Desk and floor lamps (no overhead lighting in most rooms)
    • Couches
    • Dining room tables
    • Bath mat
    • Microwave
    • Mini refrigerator
    • TV, coaxial cable and DVD player
    • Wastebasket and trash bags
    • Cleaning supplies, including broom, dustpan and mop (you are responsible for cleaning your own room)