Updated as of 6/13/2022

Sign-Up Process

All students are required to sign-up for a move-in time unless they have signed up for an early arrival program that they are supposed to move into the residence halls prior to Saturday, August 20. Students should visit the website below to select their day and time for their move-in.

Please Note:

  • Orientation 4 students will move in on Friday, August 19 and will be pre-assigned a move in time.  Orientation 4 students DO NOT need to submit an early arrival form.   
  • 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.
  • If students are NOT part of an early arrival program, but need to request arrival prior to Saturday, August 20, they need to complete an Early Arrival Request form found in the Housing Portal Forms section. Early Arrivals MUST be approved before any student will be allowed to move in prior to August 20, 2022. If approved, students will be charged $75/night to their Student Account.  
  • Any questions or concerns can be directed to the University Student Housing Office at 406-994-2661 or [email protected] to discuss their change.

Move-In sign-up will begin during the summer in July. More information will be sent out in the coming months.

Move-In Weekend Volunteers

To sign-up to be a volunteer for Move-In Weekend, please follow the link below.

Move-In Weekend Volunteer Sign-Up

If you have questions regarding volunteering for move-in, please contact James Tobin at 406-994-2345 or at [email protected] 

Residence Hall Webinars

University Student Housing in partnership with the Bobcat Parent & Family Program will host live webinars/presentations with information about fall housing, fall move-in information, and additional items for parents and students to hear about. More information about registration for these webinars will be announced later this spring.

Traffic and Parking

MSU is currently working on all of the logistics with regards to traffic and parking arrangements in and around the MSU campus. As soon as traffic maps and parking maps have been developed, they will be posted on this page for students and families to gain a better sense of what to expect navigating around campus during the move-in process.

All students and families that drive to campus will be expected to place a temporary move-in parking credential on their vehicle dashboard when parking on campus. The parking credential can be dowloaded from this page or will be sent to all students and parents in an email later this summer.

Ship Personal Belongings

University Student Housing is asking students and families to consider shipping personal belongings and items to their specific residence hall ahead of time to reduce the amount of items that are needed to move into the building during the move-in process. All personal belongings, packages, and orders shipped to the residence halls should to arrive on or after Monday, August 15, 2022.

Mailing Addresses:

Hannon, Hapner, Johnstone, Langford, Mullan, Quads

Student's Name
100 (Hall Name) (Room Number)
Bozeman, MT 59715

Headwaters, Hyalite, North Hedges, Roskie, South Hedges, Yellowstone

Student's Name
200(Hall Name) (Room Number)
Bozeman, MT 59715

Check-In Process

We realize that moving into the residence halls is a new and exciting time in your life. When you arrive at your assigned residence hall, University Student Housing staff members (including Resident Advisors, Community Directors, and Program Coordinators) will be waiting to help you through the administrative processes necessary to get your room key. Staff members train prior to your arrival to ensure you have a positive transition.

Students will need either their CatCard or barcode image that will be emailed to them later in July

In your room, you will find the following furnishings: extra long twin bed (regular twin beds are furnished in the Quads and Roskie Hall), closet, trash can, desk, and chair.

What 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, CD player, speakers, DVD player, HD television, computer, printer, fan, alarm clock, water filter, hot pot, floor lamp, blow dryer, curling iron. 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.

Ski & Bike Lockers

For those students that live in Yellowstone, Hyalite, or Hapner Halls only, you have the ability to rent a ski locker and/or a spot in the secure bike storage area for the academic year. 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.

Please note that Hapner residents only have access to rent a ski locker as there is not 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.