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Move-in Information

Welcome home, Eagles!  

We’re all adjusting to a new set of expectations and practices as we continue to conduct our daily lives in this unprecedented time. Move-in at MSU for our residence halls is no different. Though this move-in process will be different than prior and future ones, what will not change is our commitment to providing a plan and a process that allows you to move into your new home in the most convenient, safest, and quickest way possible.  

Details will be added as we get closer to the move-in timeframe and additional requirements are clarified. Continue to check both your MSU email and this page. If you have specific questions or need assistance, please reach out via telephone at 606-783-2060 or email to and one of our team will be happy to help. 

See you soon! 

Alan Rucker 
Director, Office of Student Housing 

The Basics for Fall 2020 Move-In 

  • Unlike years past where buildings/floors have had windows of time for moving in, this year both returning students and new students will need to schedule a specific date and time for move-in.  
  • Scheduled Move-Ins are available daily from August 8 through August 16, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Spaces are limited during each block to allow for adequate social distancing and reduced crowds. 
  • Move-in windows are three hours in length and will be firmly enforced. 
  • To limit contact, there will be no move-in volunteers. It is strongly encouraged that individuals bring dollies or handcarts for their items.  
  • There is a strict limit on visitors. Each student may bring two people for the move-in process. 
  • All students will begin their move-in at a central location on campus. There, they will pick up their keys and any other items that they may need that are ready (parking permit, Eagle Card for first year students, etc.).
  • View Fall 2020 Move-in Day Process

Res Hall


The Scheduled Move-in Sign-Up Process 

  • All students (returning and new) will need to schedule an individual move-in time slot for their building via the online housing portal. Sign-ups open on July 6 at 12 p.m. 
  • Move-in time slots will be available daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from August 8 through August 16. Residents will have three hours to complete their move-in once their scheduled time begins.  
  • Between July 6, 2020, at noon and July 31, 2020, at noon, you will be able to sign up for a move-in time via the housing self-service portal. The housing self-service portal is available via MyMoreheadState under “Housing Self-Service.”
  • To log in: 
    • Username – your MSU ID in the format m0000000 without the ‘’ 
    • Password – your MSU network password 
  • Once logged in, scroll toward the bottom of the main page. You will see the scheduling drop down below your room and roommate information. 
  • Once you click the dropdown box, you will see the time slots available to be selected. 
  • Scroll to find the date and time you wish to check in, and then select “Update my time.” You will receive a confirmation email confirming the date and time you selected within 24 hours. 
  • The scheduled move-in time slots will be available from August 8 to August 16 with the earliest check in time at 8 a.m. and the latest at 6 p.m. each day. You will have three hours to complete your move-in once your time begins. 
  • Please note that not signing up for a move-in time by noon on July 31, 2020, could result in a late sign-up fee and/or inability to sign up for a preferred time. 

Move-in Process

Parking Permits

You'll need to order your parking permit online.
  1. Go to (see your MSU email for details).
  2. Click on the Parking icon.
  3. Register your vehicle and pay.
  4. Visit for more info.