Updated as of 8/11/23

Move-In Time Sign Ups have launched! See below for specific instructions.  


Move In Days:

  • Move In Day Webinar with details about Move In Day. 
  • Parking Credential and Traffic Flow Map
  • Students will be asked to complete their Pre-Arrival Forms before picking up their room key. Instructions for accessing the Housing Portal to sign Pre-Arrival Forms. 
  • 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.
  • The earliest date University Student Housing will accept mail and packages for Fall 2023 students will be 8/14/23. Please do not mail or ship anything to arrive prior to Monday, 8/14/23.
  • 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 on 8/19/23. If a student requests and is approved to move in before 8/19/23, there will be a $75/night charge billed to their student account.  
  • University Student Housing will begin taking Early Arrival requests in the Housing Portal beginning April 10, 2023. University Student Housing will review requests regularly and it can take up to 2 weeks to receive a decision by email.
  • 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.  
  • Early Arrival Decisions will be sent to the preferred email address on file with MSU.
  • Meal plans do not start until Sunday, August 20, 2023

Move In Time Sign Up Process:

  • Starting July 17 at 9am MST, students who have been assigned a room will be able to sign up for a move in time slot. 
  • Students should log into the Housing Portal, select 'Forms' from the Gold Menu Bar at the top of the screen.  Select 'Residence Hall Forms'. Select 'Move-In Times'.  
  • Timeslots are only created for August 20 and 21st. They start each hour from 8am – 7pm. If students are moving in on August 20th or 21st but AFTER 7pm, they do not need to have a timeslot. If students are moving in AFTER August 21st, they do not need a timeslot. In both those cases, they just go to their hall front desk to check in when they arrive on campus.
  • 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.
  • Early arrival students do not need to sign up for a move in time. We will be emailing early arrivals about move in procedures closer to their arrival time. Similarly, they will check into their hall front desks when they arrive.

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]

Ski & Bike Lockers

All sign-ups/rentals will happen through the Housing Portal 

The sign-up process for Ski and Bike Lockers is complete. If/as there open lockers, students will be notified. 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.