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Move-in

Move-in 2021

Residence Halls - August 13-15, 2021

Apartments - August 13-22, 2021

Gulf and Delta Halls at Nicholson Gateway Apartments - August 18-22, 2021 only

COVID-19 Campus Entry Test Procedure

All LSU students will need to provide one of the following items prior to arriving on campus for the Fall 2021 semester:

  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 5 days prior to your arrival on campus
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Proof of a positive COVID-19 test result no more than 90 days prior to your arrival on campus

Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 during this process should report their positive test in LSU’s Daily Symptom Checker and should isolate at home according to LSU’s COVID-19 protocols

To show compliance with LSU’s entry protocols, students must access the Fall 2021 COVID-19 Entry Test Verification Portal and upload appropriate documentation. Documentation should be complete, legible, and meet the time periods detailed above for test results. 

Students moving into on-campus residence halls and apartments must complete this process before move-in day. On-campus residents will be expected to show their confirmation e-mail to Residential Life staff at their time of arrival to proceed with their move-in. 

Know Your Room

View your room or apartment assignment on the "My Details" tab in the housing portal. Room selection and wait list details are available at lsu.edu/mylsuhome

Starting August 1, all requests to make changes to your room assignment, wait list preferences, or move-in time must be sent to housing@lsu.edu


Choose Your Move-in Time 

Select and adjust your move-in time June 28 - July 31, 2021.

  • Each student signs up for a move-in arrival date and time.
  • If you and your roommate want to move-in at the same time, you both need to select the same move-in arrival time.
  • If your first choice of move-in time or day fills up, select your second choice and check the appointment site through July 31 for new availability.

 

Students Moving into a Residence Hall Students Moving into an Apartment

You must move in August 13-15, 2021, so you can participate in Welcome Week activities.

Scheduling an arrival time on Friday, August 13, 2021, will add a $100 early arrival charge to your student account.

You can move in August 13-22, 2021, so you do not have to move-in at the same time as residence halls if you don't want to.

Students moving into Gulf and Delta Halls at Nicholson Gateway Apartments move-in August 18-22, 2021.

Scheduling an arrival time on Friday, August 13, 2021, will add a $100 early arrival charge to your student account.

You must move in by August 23, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Schedule an appointment with your community's residence coordinator if you need to arrive later.

 

 

Get Your Tiger Card

Submit your photo for your Tiger Card by July 20, 2021. Make sure to bring your Tiger Card on your Move-in Day since it's how you access your building! If you are living on-campus and submit your photo by July 20, 2021, your Tiger Card will be mailed to you.

After July 20, 2021, pick up your Tiger Card from the Tiger Card Office in the Student Union. 

 

Submit Loft Preferences 

Use this form (closed now) to let us know how you want your bed lofted by August 6, 2021. If you don't submit a request prior to move-in, just go to your community's front desk when you move in to make the request in person.   

 

Packing Prep 

Read the Living on Campus Handbook for all policies and procedures, what's allowed and what to leave at home, and safety and security measures in place on campus. 

Use our packing guide as a helpful checklist! 

Try to pack items in boxes, storage tubs, or durable, easy to carry bags to make the move-in process easy for you. Label each item with your First initial, last name, room number, and tally of boxes. For example, Mike the Tiger in Herget 212 with 5 boxes would label his items with "M. Tiger, Herget 212, Box 1/5, Box 2/5," etc. 

Rolling carts are available for use, however you are encouraged to bring a hand truck, dolly, or wagon to use. You and your guests are responsible for moving items into your room. 

 

Print Your Hang Tag

Check your inbox on August 7, 2021, for your printable Move-in Day hang tag. This hang tag is the only way you are allowed on campus and into the Move-in Day staging area on River Road at your move-in day and time. 

Print one hang tag per car. Each student can have a maximum of two vehicles. Photocopying or printing extra copies of hang tags is not permitted.  

If you don't have access to a printer, just let us know and we'll mail it to you or tell you how to get one on campus the day you move in. 

Position your hang tag on your vehicle's rear view mirror with the date, time, and barcode facing the front windshield. Each student can bring up to two (2) cars. If you have a third car,  you need to park it in a perimeter lot on campus before coming to the staging area. A third car will not be allowed into the Move-in staging area.

Arrive at the Move-in Day staging area, Levee Lot 412 on River Road, no more than 15 minutes before your move-in time.

Early birds will be redirected to the exit lane to wait for their time.

Late arrivals will be accommodated as possible.

Pull up to the welcome tents where you will exchange your hang-tag for a building-specific hang tag.

Oversize vehicles, cars with trailers attached, and box trucks should use the far right-hand lane in the staging area. 

From there just follow the directional signage and friendly faces to get in the correct lane for your building and then from the staging area to your residence hall or apartment unloading zone. 

At your community's unloading zone, guests can begin unloading cars while the student enters the building to check in.

Rolling carts are available for use, however you are encouraged to bring a hand truck, dolly, or wagon to use. You and your guests are responsible for moving items into your room.

After cars are unloaded, they must be moved to parking areas throughout campus that do not interfere with move-in routes. Guests can then walk back to their student's community and rejoin the group.

Bring down all trash and flattened cardboard boxes to the trash and recycle dumpsters outside the building.

Request to have your bed height adjusted at your community's front desk.

You will drive straight to your community's unloading zone. The River Road staging area is only used August 13-15, 2021.

Position your hang tag on your vehicle's rear view mirror with the date, time, and barcode facing the front windshield. Each student can bring up to two (2) cars. If you have a third car,  you need to park it in a perimeter lot on campus before coming to your unloading area. 

Arrive at your community's unloading zone no more than 15 minutes before your move-in time.

At your community's unloading zone, guests can begin unloading cars while the student enters the building to check in.

Wheeled carts will be available. Please return them to the lobby after use so they can be cleaned for the next Tigers moving in. 

If you go shopping or go to dinner with your family, that is fine. If you leave campus, be prepared for traffic congestion when you return during the day when other students are moving in.  

Welcome Week begins after you move-in. LSU Enrollment Management and Orientation will send detailed schedules to you about all the Welcome Week activities. 

Make sure to get your Tiger Card by July 20, 2021, and bring it to check-in on your Move-in Day:

  1. On a desktop or mobile browser, navigate to myphoto.lsu.edu.
  2. Click “Get Started Now!” and log in with your myLSU username and password.
  3. Submit your ID photo, government issued ID, and signature.

If you are living on-campus and submit your photo by July 20, 2021, your Tiger Card will be mailed to you.

After July 20, 2021, you will have to pick up your Tiger Card from the Tiger Card Office in the Student Union. 

If you have a housing exemption and are not living on campus,  you must pick up your Tiger Card at the The Tiger Card Office located on the first floor of the LSU Student Union. 

If you have any questions, please call 225-578-4300 or email tigercard@lsu.edu.

Dining halls open and meal plans begin on Saturday, August 14, 2021. 

MOVE-IN MAPS

Campus Map

PACKING CHECKLIST

Family unpacking

MOVE-IN LIVE Q&A RECORDING

Correction: You absolutely CAN use pods, but make sure they go into the washer drum on the front-loading washing machines before you put in your clothing, and not in the detergent drawer.