Move-In

Move-In Day marks the beginning of your Baylor journey and your new Baylor family wants to make sure you feel welcome and at home as soon as you arrive. Students, faculty, staff and volunteers from the Baylor community will greet you at your assigned drop-off location and ensure that all of your belongings are unloaded and delivered to your room while you go through the check-in process. Students and staff will be available throughout the day to answer any questions you may have and make sure you are settled into your new home.

What to Expect

Move2BU marks the beginning of your Baylor journey, and your new Baylor family wants to make sure you feel welcome and at home as soon as you arrive. Students, faculty, staff and volunteers from the Baylor community will greet you at your assigned drop-off location and ensure that all of your belongings are unloaded and delivered to your room while you go through the check-in process.

Students and staff will be available throughout the day to answer any questions you may have and make sure you are settled into your new home.

Move-in is an exciting beginning to your first year at Baylor. We love welcoming new members into the Baylor family. Your new home is one where you will find a caring community, new friends, and countless opportunities to author the life you've been called to live.

Logistics

Before you arrive on-campus, be sure that your Move-In Hangtag is placed on your rearview mirror. This is how our volunteers will direct you where to go. As you approach the Baylor campus, look for your correct route indicated by the letter and color on your hangtag. When you arrive at your residence hall, volunteers will unload all of your belongings and deliver them to your room while you check-in at the lobby. Be sure to label all your boxes and belongings with your first and last name, residence hall and room number so that our volunteers know where to take your items. When you get to your room, complete the Online Room Condition/Inventory Form and begin decorating your room.

After your vehicle has been unloaded, please park your vehicle at a nearby garage or at the Ferrell Center. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the Ferrell Center and the perimeter of campus. Please remember that many interior lots will be closed to accommodate move-in traffic.

Log into the My Housing portal to view your move-in date and time and route information. You may change your assigned time within the portal to better accommodate your travel schedule but you may not change your move-in date.

Move2BU - Dates

First Year & New Transfer Students

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Baylor & Beyond LLC
  • Brooks Residential College
  • Business & Innovations LLC
  • Impact LLC
  • Fine Arts LLC
  • Honors Residential College
  • Leadership LLC
  • Outdoor Adventure LLC
  • Science & Health LLC
  • Teal Residential College
  • Transfer Year Experience

Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • Collins Hall
  • Kokernot Hall
  • Martin Hall
  • Penland Hall
  • Texana House
  • University House

Upper-Division Students

Friday, August 18 - Sunday, August 20, 2017

  • Arbors
  • Brooks Flats
  • Fairmont
  • Gables
  • Texana House
  • University House
  • University Parks

Move-in any of the above days between 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Move in Times & your Move-In Hangtag
(Available in Early July)

We are so excited to have you join our on-campus community this fall. In two days, over 3,000 first-year students will participate in Move2BU as they make Baylor their new home. By logging into the My Housing portal and clicking the ‘Move2BU’ tab, you can view important details about your move-in date and time, your hangtag and route information, and important tasks you must complete prior to move-in day.

DATE & TIME
Each first year student is issued an official move in time and date. This will be sent out to you via email in early July. This date and time is based upon your room and location. Planning for your arrival to Waco please see the chart above about which day your building is moving in on. It is important to try to move in during your assigned time (between 8-12 each day). If your time does not work for your process you are able to select a different move in time through the My Housing portal.

HANGTAG
Each car will need their own hangtag. Your official hangtag will be distributed to you during orientation. If you are unable to attend orientation, you move rooms, or you need additional hangtags please print additional copies by visiting the My Housing portal.


What to Pack

We encourage students to bring various reminders of home and items that express their personalities and make them feel more comfortable. As you pack for your move to Baylor, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Living
  • Sheets + blankets (standard or XL twin)
  • Towels
  • Area rug
  • Lamp
  • Extension cord & surge protector
  • Trashcan
  • Umbrella
  • Study Supplies

Personal Care

  • Shower caddy & supplies
  • First-aid kit
  • Shower shoes
  • Insurance card - Medical information
  • Renter's Insurance

Laundry

  • Hamper or basket
  • Detergent
  • Iron + ironing board
  • Fabric softener + dryer sheets

Food

  • Snacks
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Coffee maker or single-serve brewer
  • Cups + mugs
  • Dishcloths + soap
  • Mini fridge or MicroFridge

Prohibited Items

  • Bed Risers
  • Appliances with exposed heat elements (toasters, grills, etc.)
  • Wireless Routers, Wireless Only Printers (Learn More...)
  • Candles
  • Hoverboards, self-propelled scooters, hands-free Segways, self-balancing scooters & other similar lithium batter-powered transportaion devices
Labeling

Before you load your vehicle with all of your belongings, please ensure that every item – including boxes, bags, containers, laundry baskets, and any uncontained items – is clearly labeled with your full name, residence hall, and room number so our volunteers take your items to the right room.

Early Move-In is NOT permitted

Staff are working hard to prepare halls and rooms for your arrival, so please arrive during your scheduled arrival time.

Don't Forget!
  • Label all of your belongings with your name, residence hall and room number
  • Place your hangtag with route information on your rearview mirror on move-in day. It’s how we’ll direct you to your drop-off area
  • Please follow the Move2BU maps on move in day and don’t follow your GPS. Many streets are temporarily made one-way during Move2BU
  • Bring your Student ID
  • Please keep all of your belongings in one vehicle for the move-in line. Other vehicles can park in designated parking facilities
  • You can change your official move in time (but, not the day) on the housing application under Move2BU
  • Print extra copies of your hangtag on the housing application under Move2BU. Please print enough for every car
  • Label all items. You won’t be doing the heavy lifting so marking it with your name, hall and room number helps the Move2BU Volunteers
How to Prepare for Move-In

Texas state law requires all new students under the age of 22 to show proof of Bacterial Meningococcal Vaccination (BMV) within the last 5 years. For more information visit the Health Center's website.

If you are bringing a vehicle to campus, purchase a parking permit from Parking and Transportation Services. Students can park their vehicle in designated student lots and garages on-campus with a valid parking permit. On move-in day, visitors may park in designated move-in parking areas or at the Ferrell Center.

Move2BU Map Move2BU Resources



Your First Week at Baylor

Dining Halls and Meal Plans

For information about dining hall hours and meal plans, please visit Baylor Dining Services.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is an exciting introduction to the Baylor experience. It takes place on Move-In Day through the first day of classes. Students will have the opportunity to participate in many Baylor activities and traditions during this four-day period. New students are led in small groups by upper-division students as they participate in these events. In these small groups, students are encouraged to build long-lasting relationships as they begin their own Baylor journey. Some of the events are listed below. View the Welcome Week schedule of events here.

Convocation

Academic Convocation, one of the first Baylor traditions you will experience, initiates the new class of Baylor Bears.

All-Hall Meeting

Every residence hall has their own All-Hall Meeting to kick off the new year. Look for time and location information from your residence hall staff during your first week on-campus.

First Day of Classes

Use your class schedule, accessed on Bearweb, to find the locations of your classes so you won't be late on the first day. Keep a map on-hand until you familiarize yourself with the campus.