Moving into Campus Housing

Fall 2021 Move-in Calendar 

Students must schedule a move-in appointment after receiving or selecting their housing assignment.  

Students who arrive late or after 5 p.m. must check in at their quad’s information center or apartment complex’s office. 

Once you arrive on campus, please follow the signs to your housing area. Staff will direct you from there. Download a campus map. 

Questions? Contact Residential Life at [email protected] or 518-442-5875
 

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Move-in Days for Specific Groups
Type of Student Date Appointment Times
New international students Sunday, August 15, 2021 Arrive between 1 and 5 p.m. No appointment required.
Incoming first-year students living in Living-Learning Communities Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Appointments are required.
Incoming first-year students enrolled in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Appointments are required.
New transfer students Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Appointments are required.
Students living in Honors College housing Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Appointments are required.
Harvey House residents  Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Appointments are required.
Move-in Days for Other Incoming First-Year Students 
Date Appointment Times
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Appointments are required.
Thursday, August 19, 2021 Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Appointments are required.
Friday, August 20, 2021

Arrive between 9 a.m. and noon. Appointments are required.

Note: First-year students must check in by noon on Friday, August 20, 2021 to attend Convocation.

Move-in Days for Other Returning Students 
Date Appointment Times
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Appointments are required.
Thursday, August 19, 2021 Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Appointments are required.
Friday, August 20, 2021 Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Appointments are required.
Saturday, August 21, 2021 Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Appointments are required.
Sunday, August 22, 2021 Arrive between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Appointments are required.

Fall 2021 Check-in Information 

  • Health & Safety Protocols: Please visit the Protocols & Requirements for Fall 2021 and Vaccinate UAlbany pages on the University's COVID-19 website for detailed instructions, including vaccination requirements, pre-arrival testing, mask mandates and surveillance testing.
     

  • Move-in Deadline: Rooms will be held for assigned students through Monday, August 23, 2021, unless the student made prior arrangements with Residential Life. Students who have not checked in by August 23 may have their rooms reassigned to other students.
     

  • Room Condition: Students must complete an Electronic Room Condition Report, documenting any room, suite or apartment damages, on the Housing Portal within 72 hours of their check-in to avoid any damage charges. 
     

  • Dining: Meal plans for the 2021-2022 Academic Year will be activated at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Visit the UAlbany Dining website for more information.
     

Moving & Storage 

Don’s Moving and Storage offers move-in, move-out and summer storage services to UAlbany students. Note: This is the only storage and moving company allowed on our campus. 

Don’s Moving and Storage can help you move your belongings into or out of your campus housing. They can also pick up storage boxes during spring move-out, store them over the summer and then drop them off during fall move-in.
 

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Fall 2021 Move-in Delivery Schedule
Location Date & Time Notes
Colonial Quad 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, August 21, 2021 The trucks will be parked between Hamilton and Delancey Halls, at the west corner nearest to the student parking lot.
Dutch Quad 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 21, 2021 The trucks will be parked between Ten Broeck and Bleeker Halls, at the east corner nearest to the Campus Center.
Indigenous Quad 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 21, 2021 The trucks will be parked between Montauk and Oneida Halls, at the north corner nearest to the Campus Center.
State Quad 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 21, 2021 The trucks will be parked between Irving and Melville, at the west corner nearest to University Hall.
Freedom Apartments 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 21, 2021 The trucks will be parked in Parking Lot 12, next to Northrup Building C-1.
Liberty Terrace 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 21, 2021 The trucks will be parked in the parking lot near the main entrance to Liberty Terrace.
Empire Commons 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, August 22, 2021 One truck will be parked in Parking Lot 7. A second truck will be parked in front of Building 1 in the E Cluster.


Download a campus map. 

Please contact the company directly to schedule an alternative delivery date or location. 

Visit Don’s Moving and Storage website for contact information and pricing. For additional questions or concerns regarding moving and storage, please contact University Auxiliary Services.

 

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What to Pack 

Each residential student is provided a desk, chair, dresser, mattress, bed frame, shower curtain and window coverings. 

This is not a comprehensive list, but you may want to consider packing these items: 
 

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Health & Beauty
  • Shampoo, conditioner and body wash 

  • Mouthwash, toothbrush and toothpaste 

  • Hand soap 

  • Deodorant 

  • Hair care products (brushes, combs, hair dryers, gels, pomade, etc.) 

  • Razors and shaving cream 

  • Cosmetics 

  • Shower caddy 

  • First aid kit (pain reliever, bandages, cold medicine, digital thermometer, etc.) 

  • Vitamins and prescription medication 

  • Tissues 

  • Cotton balls and/or cotton swabs 

  • Small sewing kit 

Household Goods
  • Surge protectors (please review our Extension Cord & Power Strip Guidelines

  • Wastebasket 

  • Area rug 

  • Laundry supplies (laundry bag, detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, foldable drying rack, etc.) 

  • Clothes hangers 

  • Storage containers 

  • Sheets, pillows, blankets, comforter, quilt, etc. 

  • Towels and washcloths 

  • Hand-crank can opener 

  • Bowls, plates, mugs, glasses, silverware, food containers, etc. 

  • Iron and ironing board 

  • Paper towels 

  • Small fan 

  • Screwdriver 

  • Posters 

Appliances

The following appliances — which must be UL approved — are permitted inside residence halls: 

  • Thermostatically controlled hot pots or rice cookers 

  • Percolators or drip coffee makers with an automatic shutoff 

  • Pop-up toasters 

  • Closed-element popcorn poppers 

  • Refrigerators (must be 6 cubic feet or less, 110-volt, 1.75-amp and UL-approved) 

  • Rented MicroFridges

    • MicroFridge rentals cost $199.99 for the academic year

    • If ordered by August 9, 2021, the MicroFridge unit will be placed in your residence hall room prior to your arrival

    • There is a $20 discount for orders placed before July 15, 2021

Surge protectors are recommended. Please review our Extension Cord & Power Strip Guidelines for more information. 

Our What Not to Pack section provides a list of prohibited appliances. 

Clothing

Be prepared for hot weather when you move into your residence hall or apartment in August. Most rooms do not have air conditioning. 

You should also bring warm clothing and bedding, as the temperatures will start dropping in September and it may snow as early as late October. 

However, don’t pack everything you own because space is limited in our residence halls. Students who can swap out clothing while they are home for Thanksgiving Break should consider doing so. 

Don’t forget to bring: 

  • Comfortable shoes 

  • Athletic clothing and sports equipment 

  • Raincoat, rain boots and umbrella 

  • Winter coat, hat, gloves, scarf and boots 

School Supplies
  • Laptop, computer and/or tablet, plus charging cables 

  • Reading lamp 

  • Pencil sharpener 

  • Scissors, ruler, tape, etc. 

  • Printer, printer paper and ink 

  • Stamps and envelopes 

  • Pens, pencils and highlighters 

  • Notebooks, binders, etc. 

  • Backpack or book bag 

COVID-19 Safety

Please visit the University’s COVID-19 website for detailed information on our health and safety protocols. 

We recommend students bring:  

  • Face masks 

  • Hand sanitizer 

  • Cleaning supplies 

  • Extra hand soap

Renter's Insurance

We encourage all residential students to purchase renter’s insurance to cover any items that are lost or damaged while they live in on-campus housing.  

Haylor, Freyer & Coon offers renter’s insurance for UAlbany students. Additionally, some homeowner's insurance policies may extend riders to an existing policy that covers a student’s belongings on campus. 

What Not to Pack 

The following items are not permitted in UAlbany’s residence halls: 

  • Halogen lamps: These lamps are prohibited because they have the potential to cause a fire.

  • Microwaves, toaster ovens, air fryers or indoor grills: These items are prohibited because they have the potential to cause a fire. Microwaves are only allowed in residence halls if they are part of a rented MicroFridge unit.

    • Note: Freedom Apartment residents may bring one microwave per kitchen, as Freedom Apartments are not equipped with a microwave.

  • Space heaters or portable air conditioners: These items are prohibited because they have the potential to cause a fire.

  • Cinder blocks, bricks or other materials for raising beds: These items are prohibited because they may cause injury. Store-bought plastic bed riders are permitted.

  • Waterbeds or lofts: Only University-supplied loft configurations are acceptable. Waterbeds are prohibited

  • Pets: Tropical fish are the only pets permitted in the residence halls. Qualified service animals and emotional support animals must be registered and approved by the Disability Resource Center.

  • Candles or incense: Open flames are prohibited inside residence halls because they have the potential to cause a fire.

  • Knives or any other weapons: Dangerous objects are not allowed inside residence halls, as they pose a threat to our community.

  • Alcohol, drugs and paraphernalia: The University adheres to all state and federal regulations for alcohol and drug use. Paraphernalia — such as bongs, pipes or empty cans/bottles — are not perceived as decorations and should not be brought to the University at Albany. 

For more information, please refer to the Housing License and UAlbany’s student code of conduct, Community Rights and Responsibilities

 

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Extension Cord & Power Strip Guidelines 

Extension cords cannot be used as a substitute for fixed, permanent wiring.  

They can be used temporarily (for example: while running a vacuum cleaner) but cannot be used as a fixed source of power. Extension cords can only be used for portable appliances. 

For all intents and purposes, students should not possess or use extension cords in the residence halls. 

Multi-plug adapters are not permitted, unless they are a power strip with overcurrent protection. Prohibited items include cube taps and unfused plug strips.  

All power strips must be UL listed and labeled. They must be listed to UL 1363, “Standard for Relocatable Power Taps,” and be maintained in good condition. 

Power strips cannot be run through doorways, windows or similar opening. They cannot be placed under rugs or similar coverings. 

Power strips must be plugged directly into a permanently installed wall receptacle. Power strips can never be plugged into an extension cord or another power strip. 

The ampere capacity of the power strips must meet at least the rated capacity of the portable appliances they are feeding. 

 

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