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

Freshmen Student Move-In Day

 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 – 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • First Year Founders Residents Assigned to Rooms 105-131, 237-255 & 305-331
  • First Year Lincoln Residents Assigned to Rooms 128-147, 224-247 & 324-347

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 – 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

  • First Year Founders Residents Assigned to Rooms 205-231 & 337-355
  • First Year Lincoln Residents Assigned to Rooms 116-122, 200-222 & 300-322

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 check-in.

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

Check-In for each residence hall will be at the front desk of Founders and Lincoln Residence Halls, respectively on Move-In Day.  Those students approved, in advance, for early arrival (prior to Freshmen Move-In Day) will need to report to the Homer Butler Housing Commons (HCOM) to check-in at the Residence Life Office.

Students assigned to Founders or Lincoln Residence Halls arriving after their designated Move-In Days will need to report to the front desk of their assigned buildings to check-in.


During the check-in process you will:

  1. You will need to sign an Acknowledgement of Resident Responsibilities.
  2. You will be given your inventory and keys to your unit. You will be expected to complete your inventory within 72 hours of checking in. Please review the full check-in process via our Move-In Guide.  Please be thorough in your assessment, as your check-out process will be based on the notes you made during check-in.  We have a list of damage charges available as reference for all items within the unit.

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 2019 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 2019:

The Department of Residence Life requests that any resident wishing to arrival early to campus for Fall 2019 review the information below. No requests are approved to arrive earlier than Friday, August 16, 2019.

Fall 2019 housing opens for new freshmen, upperclassmen, transfer and graduate students on August 20, 2019 and opens for returning upperclassmen on August 23, 2019. Prior to these dates, the buildings are not fully staffed and thus cannot provide the safety and security operations necessary to physically open early. We encourage all students to move-in on or after their respective move-in date. Students can always check in after their respective opening date without financial penalty, through the second day of classes. Additionally, some buildings may not be ready for the early arrival process due to facility projects and renovations. If a student’s room/building is impacted by these summer projects then they will not be approved for these reasons.

Students will receive decision notifications of their submitted requests no later than July 31, 2019. Requests will be responded to by email. The deadline to receive requests will be 5:00pm , July 29, 2019.  Students that are approved for early arrival will be held accountable for policies and procedures outlined in the housing contract and may be removed from early arrival housing if violation of the contract occurs.

There are early arrival charges of $25 per night for student to move in early to their residence hall or apartment.

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

***Please note all Residence Life policies (including visitation and no guests) are still in effect during the Early Arrival period.

PLEASE NOTE: Requests for permission to arrive early for Fall 2019 must be received by July 29, 2019 at 5 PM to receive the $25/night rate.  All requests after this deadline will be considered late request, and if approved, will be charged at the $50/night rate, even if you have not yet received an assignment by this date.