Baylor University

Packing for Move-In Day

Baylor University is excited to have you join our community! We've been planning and preparing for your arrival for months...much like you have!

Here are some tips on how to be best prepared for your Move-In Day 2013 experience:
• DON'T OVER-PACK!
Don't over-load boxes making them too heavy to carry. You can avoid this common mistake by using smaller boxes. Smaller boxes are easier to manipulate when packing them into vehicles and much lighter for you and our Move-In Crews to carry!

• BE SURE ALL YOUR BELONGINGS ARE CONTAINED IN BOXES
Loose items are easily dropped...which means loose items are easily lost! Please make every effort to pack all your belongings inside boxes or containers. That includes hanging clothes, toiletries, shoes, etc.!

• LABEL EVERY BOX AND EVERY ITEM
We will do our best to make sure your belongings make to your room...but please make that process easy on our Move-In Crews by labeling every box and every item you are moving into your room with your name and your room number.

• GO GREEN @ MOVE IN
When you're packing for move-in, we strongly encourage you to pack with reusable or recyclable containers. While you are on campus, be on the look out for recycling locations positioned outside of the residence halls. Go green, go Baylor!

• LEAVE ONE PERSON IN YOUR VEHICLE
When you pull up to your designated unloading zone, please leave one person or family member with your vehicle. This will help us to make sure none of your items are left alone and to move your vehicle out of the unloading zone as soon as it is emptied.

• THANK YOUR MOVE-IN CREW!
The volunteers who are helping you move your belongings into your residence hall are truly volunteers! They are not required to be a part of Move-In Day...so don't forget to thank them for their hard work!

General Health Tips

There is a good chance it will be a long, hot day for Move-In Day 2013. Baylor wants you to have a positive, healthy experience, despite the heat! Here are some tips to keep you going through the day:
Eat well at least two days before Move-In Day
Eating well means being aware of your calorie intake because you will burn a lot of calories and energy during Move-In Day. Consume a lot of carbohydrates - they serve as disposable calories...you take them in and in return, they give you a burst of energy for the day of the event!

Eat some bananas!
Potassium is a great source of energy and can work to prevent muscle-cramping, so eat some bananas throughout the couple of days leading up to Move-In Day and during the event too.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Since there is little chance that it will be a cool day for Move-In Day, you'll need to start your hydration early! Drink plenty of water a couple of days before the event. Be ready to burn through that in a hurry during Move-In Day. Water is the best option for hydration, but if during Move-In Day you find you're developing a headache, it may be an early sign of dehydration. Drink some water or for a quick fix to replace your lost electrolytes, drink Gatorade. Throughout Move-In Day, there will be Hydration Stations conveniently located for your use.

Don't take unnecessary risks!
• You will be working in the hot sun...wear sunscreen!
• You will be lifting heavy items and boxes...lift with your legs!
• You will be climbing lots of stairs...take occasional breaks!
• If you see someone you think is in trouble (in need of water, medical assistance, etc.)...find a Move-In Day Committee Member or medical staff member!