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When will you be moving in?
We hope you are as excited as we are for move-in! It’s an exciting time and it’ll be here before we know it. To make sure you are prepared to come to Clemson, make sure you read and complete all the items below. We can’t wait to welcome you to your new home and we’ll CU soon!
Make sure you have all the information needed for a successful move-in and get ready for your arrival on campus!
Move-in appointments are available any time after you have selected or been assigned to a space. Each resident must set an appointment in the Clemson Home Portal to determine the exact time and date that you will check in. Below you will find the dates that will be available for each student classification.
Students who will be keeping their vehicle on campus will need to purchase a parking permit prior to arriving and will park in a resident lot.
Any vehicle leaving after move-in may park in the family lot locations C1 or C2.
In case there is severe weather during move-in, be sure to familiarize yourself with Clemson University warning sirens and safe alerts. If severe weather impacts move-in operations, notification will be sent through the CU Safe Alert system.
The Clemson Home Guide gives you all the resources you’ll need for move-in and on-campus living right in the palm of your hand!
Have everything you need for move-in? Let’s make sure! Below you’ll find all the information you need for purchasing, renting, packing, and shipping. We highly recommend using packing labels to ensure your items don’t get lost during move-in. Print them on Avery (r) Template 5164/8164 or use printer paper and tape.
Consider bringing the following items. These are approved for use in University Housing and are not provided. Be sure to check with your roommate(s) so duplicate items are not brought.
We ask that residents do not bring the following items. This is done to keep our residents safe and our residence halls in good condition. These items are prohibited in all University Housing.
*Common bathroom areas will be cleaned by custodial staff – all residents who have a sink, bathroom or kitchenette in their space will be responsible for their own cleaning.
Room decorations such as posters, curtains, bulletin boards, etc. may be used along with push pins and white sticky tack. However, no drilling or nailing is allowed. Curtains (tension rod recommended) must be fire resistant.
While we know that Command Strips are a staple for college housing, we have started to see damage in some of our residence halls after constant long-term use of the strips on drywall. To make sure our living spaces continue to be well-maintained and attractive for all current and future residents, we do ask that you consider using alternatives if possible. We love when our residents personalize their spaces and show off their personalities, so check out this list of decorating options that have worked well for other students.
We encourage you to get creative with your room and figure out ways to make it your own. There are plenty of options and you can always look online for more ideas!
Note: Some communities have cinder block walls and will not be able to use many of our alternatives. For these communities, damage will be minimal and Command Strips may be your best option. These communities include the Shoeboxes (Benet, Cope, Geer, Sanders, Young), Bryan Mall (Barnett, Byrnes, Lever, Manning, Mauldin, Smith) and Thornhill Village.
*Clemson Home is not endorsing any specific products. Brand names are used only as common identifiers for general product types such as adhesive strips, drywall hooks, etc.
The MicroFridge is the ONLY MICROWAVE ALLOWED in residence hall rooms.
Order now at collegefridge.com/clemson
To guarantee pre-delivery of your unit to your room before you arrive for the Fall semester, please order before July 24th. A late fee of $25 will be added to your order if placed after the advertised deadline date. MicroFridge rentals are not available for the Summer semester.
*Please note you may bring your own refrigerator as long as it is 3.6 cubic feet or smaller, but cooking appliances other than a Microfridge are not allowed in the residence hall rooms. Hall kitchens are available in each community. Most normal kitchen appliances, including microwave ovens, may be used in apartment kitchens.
Over 1,600 MicroFridge’s were ordered by Clemson students last year with CCI!
All MicroFridge’s have a smoke sensor embedded in the microwave. This safety feature will automatically shut off the microwave at any detection of smoke. Also, each microwave will have a charging station with 2 USB ports and 1 traditional outlet.
The MicroFridge’s conform to all Clemson University and Housing building, fire, and safety specifications.
The proceeds support Student Government and the Residence Hall Association in their programming efforts.
Twin XL bedding is required for all on-campus housing, except Douthit Hills West (which offer full-size beds)
OCM is a wonderful place to find all your campus essentials, selling the Twin XL sheets, as well as Clemson gifts, organization accessories, care packages, decor, and more! Purchasing your college supplies from OCM allows you to get your shopping done in one place while also supporting the Clemson Residence Hall Association!
Items may be shipped ahead to the on-campus student post office across from McAlister Hall. Please ensure you will be able to transport items back to your residence hall after picking them up.
To mail items to the student post office, use the format below.
2275 University Station
PO Box Number & Residence Hall Name
Clemson, SC 29632
**You will need to include your box number and residence hall name on Line 2 of the address. If you move to a new residence on campus, you will need to ensure you use the new residence hall name.
Information about your P.O. Box assignment will be sent to your Clemson University email account prior to move-in. Please do not ship anything until you receive your P.O. Box assignment.
You will receive an email notification when you have mail or packages available for pick up and will indicate if you will need to visit the Student Post Office or one of the package lockers located across campus.
Visit Mail Services to learn more or check out their mail and package locker FAQs.
Buying something from Amazon? Check out the guides to adding your student post-office address to your account and getting help.
Student Mail Services will be open 8am-5pm the weekend of move-in and the following weekend.
What’s the process for Move-In Day?
Your check-in location will depend on when you arrive. Please view the information below based on your planned check-in.
All residents arriving during the designated Fall check-in dates will need to check in at the P-8 Parking Lot (at the intersection of Hwy 76 & Perimeter – Silas N. Pearman Blvd.) at your scheduled time to receive your key and unloading pass before proceeding to your building. You will receive a text message when it is time to check-in and will need to follow the check-in packet driving directions and instructions.
All residents are limited to two vehicles during move-in, and we encourage you to pack light and avoid the use of moving trucks, trailers, and other oversized vehicles.
All Summer School, Spring Semester, and Late Arrival Residents will check in at their Area Desk.
You will have 30 minutes to unload your vehicle in designated locations close to your building but will need to move as soon as you are done. Each vehicle will receive an unloading pass at the Check-In lot, so be sure all cars go through the check-in line. You must have an unloading pass hanging on your rearview mirror in order to be allowed into unloading zones.
Parking for guest vehicles during Fall Move-in will be available in Parking Lot C2 with shuttles to bring you back to the residential communities. Student vehicles that will be staying on campus will need a valid parking permit and may park in a resident lot according to their permit.
Once you have moved your vehicle, you may return to your space and begin unpacking. Remember to take all trash and recycling to the receptacles outside the building and don’t block hallways or doors as you unpack.
If you would like to loft your bed, follow our instructions to do so with two people and a rubber mallet.
Bed rails will be in the room when you arrive and cannot be removed from the space.
Students are responsible for lofting their own beds. However, lofting the provided ADA compliant modular beds is a simple process requiring two people. Just follow the steps below.
The bed frames provided are modular, which will allow you to raise or lower your bed to various heights without a loft kit. Raising the height of your bed creates more floor space, which allow more room for things like futons and TV’s.
Raised platform floors, bed risers, personally constructed lofts, or other physical space alterations are not allowed in any University-owned housing.
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