Moving into campus housing

Move-in Dates for Fall 2024

FIRST-YEAR, TRANSFER & LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY STUDENTS:

First-year, transfer, and Living Learning Community students new to campus housing for Fall 2024 can begin moving in on Wednesday, August 21, 2024. At your selected move-in time, you will go to the Wayne State Fieldhouse (1290 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201) to begin the move-in process.

Students will continue to receive important information about their housing assignment, meal plan, and move-in logistics throughout July & August 2024.  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. The Thompson residents will go directly to The Thompson building to begin their move-in process.

UPPERCLASS STUDENTS:

Your move-in date is Thursday, August 22, 2024.  All students (except University Towers Apartment and The Thompson residents) will go to the Wayne State Fieldhouse (1290 W. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201) to begin the move-in process. University Towers and The Thompson residents will go directly to their building to begin their move-in process. 

Students will continue to receive important information about their housing assignment, meal plan, and move-in logistics throughout July & August 2024.  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

There are some additional steps to take before you can move in or out of your housing assignment. You will receive an email from the Office of Housing & Residential Life notifying you of your next steps. More information is also available on the moving in and moving out pages to give you an overview of these processes.

Previous Webinar Recordings

Move-in Overview: What to Expect (View Recording)
Financial Literacy 101: How to pay for your Housing  (View Recording)
Packing 101: What to Bring to Campus (View Recording)

  • Check-in pass

    You must complete the Check-in Pass Module in order to receive your check-in badge. Once you've finished the interactive session, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, you will receive your check-in badge 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. 

    The Check-in Pass will be available soon. Please check back to complete the Check-in Pass.

    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.

     

  • 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.

    To view the CLG, visit housing.wayne.edu/pdf/community-living-guide.pdf. Printed copies are available at the front desk of every building.

  • 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 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. 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
    • 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.