Updated as of 8/15/2022

Sign-Up Process

Move-In sign-up has launched as of Monday, July 18 at 9:00 A.M. 

RESIDENCE HALL MOVE IN: August 19-August 23

Only Orientation 4 students are permitted to move in on August 19, 2022.  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.

Move In Time Scheduler:

  1. Log in to your housing portal account. (Students MUST be logged in to their own portal account to sign up for a move in time). 
  2. In the yellow bar, find and select the menu item labeled "Forms".
  3. In the dropdown menu, select "Residence Hall Forms". 
  4. Select "Fall 2022 Move-In Times" from the blue boxes in the middle of the page. 
  5. Read the considerations and then select "Continue". 
  6. To book an appointment, select the blue arrow next to "Fall 2022 Move-In - August 19-23".  
  7. Select the time and date that works best for you; select "Confirm". 

Early Arrival Requests:

  • 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.
  • 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 August 20, 2022.
  • If approved, students will be charged $75/night to their Student Account.  

Please Note:

  • Orientation 4 students will be allowed to move in on Friday, August 19 without an early arrival request.    Orientation 4 students should plan to sign up for a move in time via the Housing Portal.  
  • 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.


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] 

Traffic and Parking

MSU Move-In Weekend Traffic Map

Move-In Weekend Parking Credential

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 does not have space or staff to receive mail for students who do not currently live on campus. University Student Housing is requesting that any student or family member wishing to ship items coordinates the arrival of packages to arrvive on or after the student moves in to their fall assignment.  For early arrival students, all personal belongings, packages, and orders shipped to the residence halls should to arrive no earlier than 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 Photo ID to check in. 

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.

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.

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.