Updated as of 02/10/23

Move-In Time sign-up will launch on Monday, July 17 at 9:00 A.M. MST


Move In Days:

  • Beginning in early July, students will receive information about Move In Days and how to sign up for a Move In Timeslot.
  • Each student will have 2-hours to check in and unload their items into their room.
  • If students need to cancel or change their move-in time, there will be a cancellation/change link in the confirmation email that they receive after they select their move-in time.
  • Any questions or concerns can be directed to the University Student Housing Office at 406-994-2661 or [email protected] to discuss their change.

Early Arrival Requests (Requests to move in to the Residence Halls prior to Sunday, August 20, 2023):

  • Orientation 4 students will be allowed to move in on Saturday, August 19, but must still submit an early arrival request form. There are no additional costs for Orientation 4 students to move in early.  
  • University Student Housing will begin taking Early Arrival requests in the Housing Portal beginning April 10, 2023.  Students will be receive a decision about their early arrival request beginning in June 2023. 
  • If students are NOT part of an early arrival program, and want to request arrival prior to Sunday, August 20, they need to complete an Early Arrival Request form found in the Housing Portal Forms section.
  • If students are approved for an early arrival request, they do not need to sign up for a move in time via the Move In Time Scheduler in the Housing Portal.  Early Arrival students will receive information on their move in time once approved.
  • Early Arrivals MUST be approved before any student will be allowed to move in prior to Sunday, August 20, 2023.
  • If approved, students will be charged $75/night to their Student Account.  
  • Meal plans do not start until Sunday, August 20, 2023

Ski & Bike Lockers

All sign-ups/rentals will happen through the Housing Portal and will begin in early July - more information will be emailed out as it gets closer.

Ski & Bike Lockers are ONLY available to those students that live in Yellowstone, Hyalite, or Hapner Halls.  Students in these halls will have the ability to rent a ski locker and/or a spot in the secure bike storage area for the academic year. 

Please note that Hapner residents only have access to rent a ski locker as there is no secure bike storage in Hapner Hall.

Microfridge Rentals

MicroFridge rentals can be made through Collegiate Concepts Inc. (CCI) webpage. If you have any questions, please contact CCI at 888-929-0806.

Suggested Items to Bring

Students are expected to keep MSU University Student Housing furniture in their room and it must be in the same condition at the end of the year as it was at the beginning of the year when the student moved in.

Desk Items:

Multi-outlet plug-in strip, envelopes, stamps, highlighters, stapler and staples, rubber bands, paper clips, poster tack, markers, binders, paper, stationery, post-its, tape, glue, pushpins, note cards, safety pins, desk lamp, pencil holder, pencil sharpener, writing utensils, 3-hole punch, ruler, scissors, calculator, calendar.

Shower Items:

Shower shoes, bathroom caddy, toothbrush, toothbrush holder, toothpaste, soap, bar soap container, shampoo, conditioner, shaving kit, cosmetics, deodorant, bathrobe.

Laundry Items:

Laundry basket/bag, detergent, softener, bleach, Woolite, dryer sheets, hangers, drying rack, iron/clothes steamer, ironing board.


Towels, wash cloths, blankets, sheets, pillows.


Microwave (must be UL-Approved), mini refrigerator (up to 4.5 cubic feet), coffee maker, television, computer, fan, alarm clock, water filter, floor lamp, blow dryer, curling iron.

Please note: Air Fryers, Air Conditioners, Toasters/Toaster Ovens and other appliances are not allowed in the halls.  For more information review our Community Standards.  

MicroFridge Information can be found on the University Student Housing website.


Pictures, yearbook, wall decorations, rugs, favorite books, music, video games, movies, strands of lights, plants, camera, planner, temporary shelving, keepsakes, boots, waterproof jacket, athletic equipment, windshield scraper, dishes, silverware, water bottle, medicine, batteries, storage bins, furniture, posters, sewing kit, packing tape, first aid kit, food, umbrella, stress ball, tool kit, cards/dice/board games, extension cords.