Check-In Procedures

Each student must officially check in at the beginning of each semester.

Moving into a residence hall without going through the proper procedure will result in a $100 fine. The Residence Life Staff is unable to allow early check ins unless required by the University. Specials groups who are required by the University to move in at a time different from the times listed on our website should contact their program lead. Please bring your CSU student ID with you to check in.

New Students check in is Friday, August 19 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Check in location is determined by room assignment.

  • Quad 1, 2, or 3 check in the Quads.
  • Women’s North or South check in Littlejohn Parlor.
  • Russell East or West check in the Russell Horseshoe.

If you do not have a room assignment upon arrival, please visit the Housing Office in Russell West.

Each resident will receive one room key. Residents of Russell East, Russell West, Women’s North and Women’s South will receive FOBs for hall access. The resident is responsible for his/her key and FOB and the area that they access. Any lost or stolen keys will be replaced for a $75 charge. Lost or stolen FOBs will be replaced for a $25 charge.

Returning Student check in is Friday, August 19 from 2p.m.-6p.m. and/or Saturday, August 20 2p.m.-4p.m. Check in location is determined by room assignment.

  • Quad 1, 2, or 3 check in the Quads
  • Women’s North or South, or Russell West check in Littlejohn Parlor
  • Students staying at the residence hall at the hotel on campus must check in at the Wingate by Wyndham on Saturday, August 20 from 3-6:00 p.m.

Each resident will receive one room key. Residents of Russell East, Russell West, Women’s North and Women’s South will receive FOBs for hall access. The resident is responsible for his/her key and FOB and the area that they access. Any lost or stolen keys will be replaced for a $75 charge. Lost or stolen FOBs will be replaced for a $25 charge.

Classes begin on Monday, August 22.

For Questions, contact: Residence Life Office at 843-863-7190.

Tips for a Successful Move in

  1. Read the Student Handbook. Make sure to review items to bring and items to leave at home lists. All of the Residence Life policies and procedures are found in the Student Handbook. Residents are encouraged to contact their RA if questions or concerns arise.
  1. Know your room assignment and move in location.
  2. Be on time. Early and late check ins are unacceptable. If for any reason a resident is unable to check in on time, he/she must inform the Residence Life Office at least 48 hours in advance for arrangements to be made.

Please email Residence Life at reslife@csuniv.edu What to expect after moving in Community Meetings Each hall has at least one Resident Advisor. Residents will have a Welcome Home Community Meeting the day of, or after move ins.

Please talk with your Resident Advisor for more information.

Welcome Week will be August 22-26. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved on campus and meet other students.

Room Condition Form needs to be completed by all roommates a room and turned into the Resident Advisor within 24 hours after move in. Check your room to ensure there are no missing items, nothing is broken, and report anything that is not up to par within your room.

Roommate and Suitemate Agreements are filled out by every resident.

Communication is the single most important factor in building good relationships. Every year, residents come to the Residence Life staff with issues, and more often than not the issues could have been resolved through a simple conversation. We recommend taking this opportunity to get to know one another and express concerns and reservations regarding sharing space.

Take your time filling out these forms and use open, honest communication and listen to one another. These agreements will be completed during a meeting with your RA three weeks after move-ins.