Fall Move-In: First Year Freshmen Move-In Schedule

First Year Student Move-In Fall 2021

ALL students* are expected to pre-register for a Move In timeslot to allow for a move-in experience that reduces congestion and supports physical distancing for students and their move-in helpers. Space during each timeslot will be limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

You will be able to sign up online for your preferred timeslot starting on Aug. 1. Please watch your email for the sign-up link! You will receive a confirmation email after making your selection. If you need to later adjust your check-in timeslot, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (217) 206-6190 or reslife@uis.edu.

Founders and Lincoln Residence Halls

  • Move-In: Monday, Aug. 16
  • Check-in Timeslots offered between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Getting to Campus for Move-In Day

For individuals utilizing GPS to arrive on-campus, please direct your GPS to:

2171 University Drive, Springfield, IL 62703

This will take you directly to the parking and check-in staging area. Once there, our staff will direct you to your designated Residence Hall for move in.

Driving Directions & Parking Information for Move-In Day for Founders and Lincoln Residence Halls

Check-In for all students will take place at TRAC.  Those students approved, in advance, for early arrival (prior to Aug. 16) will receive specific move in instructions via email from the Residence Life Office.

Students assigned to Founders or Lincoln Residence Halls arriving after their designated Move-In Days will need to contact the Residence Life Office for instructions on how to complete their check in.

During the check-in process you will:

  1. Be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, your temperature will be taken, and you will be tested for COVID-19.
  2. Receive a reusable cloth face mask along with disposable masks for your helper.
  3. Receive your parking permit (if you signed up for one in advance).
  4. Check in to Fall Welcome (first year students only).
  5. Receive your room keys and instructions on how to submit your Room Inventory.

Phone Numbers:

  • East Apartments and West Townhouses: (217) 206-6190
  • Lincoln Residence Hall (LRH): (217) 206-6200
  • Founders Residence Hall (FRH): (217) 206-8474

Status of Opening Work Orders and Maintenance

It has truly been a busy spring and summer in the Department of Residence Life. As our maintenance department continues to work diligently to address all maintenance related issues, we would like to let all of our students know that some work on projects may extend into the Fall semester. We ask that when you arrive, if a project is noted on your inventory or by your RA as in progress, or in the queue to be addressed, that you are aware that our maintenance staff will be addressing those issues as soon as possible. We typically address issues on the basis of urgency with safety, security, and basic life functions ranked at the highest priority first, with other concerns after those have been remedied. We thank you for your patience. If you should have any questions regarding the status of your work order, please contact your Resident Director for follow-up.


Request Permission to Arrive Early – Fall 2021:

Information regarding how to submit an Early Arrival Request coming soon. 

There are early arrival charges of $30 per night for students to move in early to their residence hall or apartment.*

*Residents who are required to return to campus early for the purposes of CDC Recommended Quarantining (such as recent international travel) will not be charged the Early Arrival Fee but are still required to submit the Early Arrival Request Form.

Additional questions regarding this process can contact Residence Life at 217-206-6190 or email at reslife@uis.edu. Thank you.