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.


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 of 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 Room Condition/Inventory Form you'll find on your desk and return it to the check-in before you begin unpacking.

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 accomodate 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 accomodate your travel schedule but you may not change your move-in date.

For a digital copy of the Move2BU brochure we distributed at Orientation, click here.

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.

Connecting with your roommate is one of the best ways to prepare for your move to Baylor. Roommate information is listed with your housing assignment in the My Housing portal, so contact your new roommate and introduce yourself. Don't forget to talk about plans for the room and determine what items you each will bring on move-in day to avoid unnecessary duplicates.

Learn about your new community. Whether you're in a First-Year Community, Living-Learning Center, or a Residential College, these links will provide you with all the necessary information to learn about your hall and room type.

If you are bringing a vehicle to campus, purchase a parking permit from Parking and Transportation Services. Students can park their vehicle in any of the 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.

Please note the following changes recently implemented by Parking and Transportation Services:

Traffic flow into the Speight Parking Garage is currently being modified to improve the pedestrian crossing at Fourth Street. The entrance into the garage has been moved so that traffic entering the garage does not cross the pedestrian walkway. Once completed, the pedestrian crossing will be much improved and safer for our community. Additionally, the surface parking lots in front of Sid Richardson, Russell Gym and between the McCrary Music Building and the Baylor Energy Complex are now designated Faculty and Staff parking. To balance student parking needs, the Speight Parking Garage is now designated for student parking.

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 2016 schedule of events here.


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.