Fall 2014 Arrival Schedule
We assign a specified time frame for you to move in based on your building and the floor you live on. View the entire schedule.
Thursday, Aug. 21
Halls open from 1 - 4 p.m. New students attending orientation and approved early arrivals may move in.
Friday, Aug. 22
Halls open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. New students who attended orientation may move in.
Saturday, Aug. 23
Halls open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Both new and returning students may move in.
Sunday, Aug. 24
Halls open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Both new and returning students may move in.
Refer to myRedDragon after August 1 for your specialized move-in time based on your room assignment.
Before You Get Here
Purchase what you need for your room. Coordinate with your roommate to decide who is bringing what shared items like the TV, refrigerator and rug. Refer to our “What to Bring and What Not to Bring” document and print off our suggested shopping list to bring with you.
Label all items you will move into your room with your name, residence hall and room number. To make this process easier we have created labels that you can download and print onto your own label sheets (or just print them on regular paper and tape them on). You can use 2"x4" labels (Avery 5163). If you would like to receive assistance moving in your belongings, make sure your items are labeled (including your fan, refrigerator and any other loose items you have in addition to boxes and bags).
When You Get Here
When you arrive on campus SUNY Cortland staff will be available to make the move-in process one of the easiest you will ever experience. Here is what you can expect:
- A University Police officer will direct you where to go to move in.
- Once parked, one person must stay with the vehicle.
- Complete the info card and place on the dashboard of your vehicle.
- Check in and pick up your room key.
- Unload vehicle immediately as instructed by staff.
- As soon as your vehicle is empty, move it to the Park Center parking lot. Buses will be available to shuttle you back to the residence halls.
Are you interested in moving in earlier than Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? Sign up for Blaze's Opening Crew, formerly the Welcoming Team! All participants will receive a free, newly designed t-shirt. You can sign up between August 1-17. This is the only way you will be able to arrive early if you are returning or if you have already attended orientation.
If you have already attended orientation and want to arrive on Thursday, August 21, sign up for Blaze's Opening Crew. You will be permitted to move in between 1-4 p.m. on Thursday and will work a five hour shift on Friday to help other students move in. You will have the option to work 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or noon - 5 p.m. Sign up on myRedDragon between August 1-17.
If you want to arrive on Thursday, August 21, sign up for Blaze's Opening Crew. You will be permitted to move in between 1 - 4 p.m. on Thursday and will work a five hour shift on Friday and the other five hour shift on Saturday. You will have the option to work 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or noon - 5 p.m.
If you want to arrive on Friday, August 22, sign up for Blaze's Opening Crew. You will be permitted to move in between 3 - 5 p.m. on Friday and will work a five hour shift on Friday to help students move in. You will have the option to work 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or noon - 5 p.m.
Sign up on myRedDragon between August 1-17.
Off Campus Residents
If you want to participate in Blaze's Opening Crew and you do not live on campus, don't worry! You still can! Send an e-mail to Sarah Unruh in Residence Life and Housing with your name, shirt size, and the day and time you would like to work. It's that easy! We are open to full clubs and organizations sign up too. Please let us know by August 17.
West Campus Apartments
Students assigned to West Campus Apartments should go directly to the West Campus Recreation Center to check in.