Move In/Move Out


Move In 


We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus in just a few weeks!  Listed below are some general reminders. If you are a summer resident staying for the fall semester, please disregard the check-in instructions below as a separate communication on summer transitions will be sent out soon.

Welcome Week

Please find the complete Week schedule here! Both new and returning students are welcome to participate in any and all activities!

Residence Hall Check-In

New resident check-in is Monday, August 15th | 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  We will pause all Move-in activities at 3pm to allow all of you to gather in Gunsaulus Field. Move-in will resume after Convocation. Please report directly to your residence hall for check-in. First Year residents will be required to sign up for a move-in time slot.

Returning residents may begin to move in on Thursday, August 18th at 9:00 a.m. Please report directly to your residence hall for check-in. 

Consult the Move-In Guide (coming soon!)  for specific move-in instructions. Returning students   may move in at any time, but we do encourage you to arrive to campus between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Please check your Housing Portal for room and roommate information. 

Steps for a Successful Move In

Step 1: Arrive to campus! The campus street address is 3300 S Federal St, Chicago, IL, 60616. If you’re driving, complementary parking is available in Lots A3, D1, and D2.  Other lots will be designated as 30 minute loading and unloading zones. Here is a campus parking map, for reference.

Step 2: Locate your residence hall!  

George J. Kacek Hall - 3101 South Wabash Avenue

Cunningham Hall - 3100 South Michigan Avenue

Carman Hall - 60 East 32nd Street

Gunsaulus Hall - 3140 South Michigan Avenue

McCormick Student Village - 3241 South Wabash Avenue

Jean and John Rowe Village (North) - 3303 South State Street

Jean and John Rowe Village (Middle) - 3333 South State Street

Jean and John Rowe Village (South) - 3353 South State Street

Step 3: Check in!  Remember to bring your HawkID. If you are a new student, we will have your HawkID at the check in table. Don’t forget to upload your photo here. Your Resident Advisor or staff volunteer will be here to greet you, check you in, help answer questions about move-in and getting acquainted with the residence halls and campus!

Step 4: Move in! Our staff and student volunteers will be welcoming all students and assisting families in any way they can. Find these community members wearing a volunteer t-shirt. Moving carts will also be available for your use at each of our Community Desks.  Move-in volunteers will be available on August 15th - August 19th from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Step 5: First Year Students - Attend Convocation at 4:00pm! Check-in will not take place during Convocation.  

Step 6: Attend your first Community Meeting! These will be held on individual floors at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, August 15th and again on Sunday, August 21st at 9:00pm. This will be a great time to get to know your neighbors and your Resident Advisor.

Early Arrivals

We understand that you may need to arrive before the official move-in day. We will accommodate early arrivals starting Friday, August 12th. Please submit the Early Arrival form if needed. If you need an earlier accommodation due to travel arrangements or participation in an athletic program, please reach out to Please know that you may be assigned to a temporary space if your fall assignment is not ready upon your arrival.

Late Arrivals

We understand that you may not have plans to arrive during Welcome Week. Students arriving after Monday, August 22nd should complete the Late Arrival Form.

What to Bring/Pack

In case you are still scrambling to pack things up to get ready to move, please read through our What to Bring and What Not to Bring list. 


Again, we look forward to seeing you soon!


Office of Residence Life Team


Move Out

Summer Storage Information

Campus Storage is the Office of Residence Life's preferred summer storage vendor for students.  We work with Campus Storage to provide a seemless stress-free storage option for your personal items over the summer term.  

Sign up online using code IIT30 for 30% off the first month of storage


Step 1: Select a date for in room pick-up of your belongings

Step 2: Campus Storage provide and ship all packing materials ordered (ex. boxes, tape, bubble wrap)

Step 3: Don't worry about hurting your back... professional movers do the heavy lifting of your item from your room to the storage facility

Step 4: Campus Storage stores your belongings in climate controlled storage facilities through the duration of summer

Step 5: All items are delivered to your new residence location in the fall