Moving into campus housing

Move-in Dates for Fall 2022

First-year, transfer, and Living Learning Community students who are new to campus housing for Fall 2022 can begin to move in on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Students need to sign up for a move in time in their housing self-service portal. At your selected move-in time, you will go to the WSU Welcome Center (42 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48202) to begin the move-in process.

Students will continue to receive important information about their housing assignment, meal plan, and move-in throughout late July & August 2022.  Please continue to monitor your Wayne State email for additional updates or information regarding your move-in.  Please review each of the sections below for helpful information as you prepare to move in.

Your move-in date is Saturday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28, 2022. Your move in time is based on the first letter of your last name.  Please review the times below and plan to arrive to campus at that time. All students (except University Towers apartment residents) will go to the WSU Welcome Center (42 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48202) to begin the move-in process.  University Towers residents will go directly to University Towers to begin their move-in. 

9-11 a.m.: First Letter of Last Name A-H

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: First Letter of Last Name I-Q

2-5 p.m.: First Letter of Last Name R-Z

6-9 p.m.: Open move-in
During the open move-in time, check-in will be at the residence halls and apartments. 

Students will continue to receive important information about their housing assignment, meal plan, and move-in throughout late July & August 2022.  Please continue to monitor your Wayne State email for additional updates or information regarding your move-in.  Please review each of the sections below for helpful information as you prepare to move-in.


Move-in Resources

Parent Letter
A letter from Cheif Housing Officer and Associate Vice President, Tim Micheal (View Letter)

Webinar Recordings

Move-in Overview - August 23 at 5:30 p.m. (View Recording)
Financial Literacy 101: How to pay for your Housing - August 10 at 5:30 p.m. (View Recording)
Packing 101: What to Bring to Campus - July 26 at 5:30 p.m. (View Recording)



  • 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: After you complete the check-in pass, there may be a slight delay in receiving it via email.  You must provide your check-in pass printed or on your mobile device to the staff of your assigned residence hall or apartment building in order to move into your assigned space. 

    Begin Check-in Pass Module Here

    Please note: You must also complete the Stay Warrior Safe course provided by the Campus Health Committee in addition to the housing modules. 

    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 or call 313-577-2116.


  • 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 as a PDF.

  • Immunizations

    All students are strongly recommended to have their immunization records 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:

    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, it is recommended that you provide the Campus Health Center with your official immunization record as directed.

    You can 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 on your Move-In Day 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

  • 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 for answers to frequently asked questions or email


    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

  • Roommate information

    Your roommate(s) information for the 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.

  • Move-in Helpers

    In addition to having Warrior Welcome Crew to help assist moving in, residents are permitted to have friends and family help on move-in day. All guests will have to complete a guest daily screener prior to helping move in.

  • 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 (Unfurnished Apartments only)
    • 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
    • Crockpots
    • 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)
    • 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


    Unfurnished apartments only

    Students who live in University Towers should discuss with their roommates who will provide the larger items such as sofas and dining room tables to avoid having multiples in your apartment.