Fall 2024 Move-In Schedule

Move-in schedule overview by student cohort





September 19–21

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Transfer Students

September 21–22

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Continuing Students

September 23–25

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Students who meet the eligibility criteria to move into their fall housing assignment before the scheduled move-in date for their college or residential facility may request an early arrival. See the Early Arrival Program for eligibility and request process.

College/Community Move-In Schedule

Please note: Your Move-In day is determined by your housing assignment location, not your college affiliation.

College Nine / John R. Lewis College / International Living Center

  • New frosh - Thursday, September 19
  • New frosh - Friday, September 20
  • International Living Center (ILC) - Thursday, September 19

Porter College / Kresge College / Redwood Grove

  • New frosh - Thursday, September 19
  • New frosh - Friday, September 20
  • New transfer students - Saturday, September 21
  • New transfer students - Sunday, September 22

Oakes College / Rachel Carson College

  • New frosh - Thursday, September 19
  • New frosh - Friday, September 20
  • New transfer students - Sunday, September 22

Cowell College / Stevenson College

  • New frosh - Thursday, September 19
  • New frosh - Friday, September 20

Crown College / Merrill College

  • New frosh - Friday, September 20
  • New frosh - Saturday, September 21

UTC / The Village

  • All students - Saturday, September 21
  • All students - Sunday, September 22

Continuing Students

  • All colleges/communities - Monday, September 23–Wednesday, September 25

New International Frosh, Exchange & Transfer Student Move-in Schedule

  • International Student (Frosh) - Monday, September 16 
    • New incoming international students must submit an early arrival request through the Housing Portal before Monday, September 16. 
  • International Transfer/Exchange - Thursday, September 19

For information on important instructions and actions you need to take, please visit International Student Orientation.



UC Santa Cruz is deeply committed to sustainability and is striving to both reduce the amount of waste we generate and divert waste to compost and recycle bins instead of landfill. For move-in, we're providing guidance to help guests support our zero waste goals. Check out our Zero Waste Initiatives page to sort your waste properly and find a tip sheet for a zero waste move in.

Tips for a Zero Waste Move-In 

What to Bring, and What NOT to Bring to College

As you prepare to come to UCSC, you may be wondering what you should pack. Our "What To Bring" page includes a handy list of items you may want to consider bringing. The list doesn't contain basics, like clothes, but does have things you might forget to pack. There's also a list of things you shouldn't bring, including fire hazards like candles and noisy items like drum sets. Be sure to check it out.

Microfridge Rentals

Move-in day just got easier! If you would like to have a mini fridge and microwave in your room, you can rent a MicroFridge from Collegiate Concepts and they will deliver it to your room so it’s there when you move in. Coordinate with your roommate(s) to make sure there is only one of each appliance in the room (fall roommate assignments are available in late August). This will save you time, energy, and money, and will help you make the best use of space in your room! If you prefer not to rent, purchased mini fridges are allowed, one per room. Orders received on or before Friday, August 30 are guaranteed delivery by move-in.

Important Technology Considerations

In order to make the most of your educational and personal entertainment needs when using the campus’s network, there are several important details to consider.

  • Important: If you plan to bring a desktop computer it must have a Wi-Fi adapter installed. The current recommended specs for your PCIe or USB Wi-Fi adapter are for it to support Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax).
  • Cable television is available to residents via Xfinity on Campus . If you plan to use a television set, a Roku or Fire TV is required. Chromecasts are not supported.
  • UCSC uses Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). MFA, also known as two-step or 2-factor authentication, adds a second layer of protection to your UCSC account in addition to your username and password. MFA requires a device in addition to your primary computer, laptop, or tablet.
  • Student rooms do not have access to the internet via Ethernet ports*. All internet access is wireless. More information about getting connected ». An Ethernet port may be present in some student rooms but these are not activated. *Some residence halls at Merrill, Crown, and University Town Center have ethernet service. See wired ResNet information page for details.
  • Wireless routers are not allowed in upgraded ResWiFi locations.
  • If you plan to bring a printer to campus, you can print wirelessly using Wi-Fi Direct or by connecting a USB cable. Standard wireless printers are incompatible with campus wireless networks.
  • ResWiFi doesn’t guarantee support for certain smart devices such as Chromecasts or Sonos speakers. Gaming consoles and streaming devices can be self enrolled. Visit the Getting Connected page to learn more.

For more information regarding device compatibility as well as for instructions on how to get help, please call, email, or open a ticket with the ResNet office.

Contact Us

  • For general questions about move-in, contact College Student Life Operations:
  • For questions about your room assignment and your college/community, contact your Housing Coordinator.
  • For questions about your housing bill or your housing application, contact the Campus Housing Office.

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