Housing & Residence Life

Move In

What to Bring

As you prepare for your move to campus, we encourage you to take a look at our What to Bring list to help you decide which items to bring to campus and which to leave at home. Please note that all student rooms in the residence halls are carpeted except for those in International House and a few in Burton Judson.

All halls are equipped with coin and credit/debit card operated washers and dryers.  Vacuum cleaners, irons, and ironing boards are available for student check out and use from the residence hall front desk. Ice makers are located in all residence halls


    No. Residence Halls are closed to students until move in.

    No. Students may not move into or occupy their assigned room prior to their scheduled move in date and time. If you are planning to arrive to Chicago prior to your scheduled move in day, please make appropriate off campus lodging reservations in advance.


    Yes. We will begin accepting advance shipments on Tuesday, September 7. Items arriving prior to this date will be returned to sender. Shipments requiring a signature will be signed for by front desk/mail room staff and once entered into our system, you will receive an email communication through your UChicago email account. Due to the very high volume of parcels we receive prior to the residence halls opening, it can take up to 48 hours from the time your parcel arrives to your residence hall to the time you receive the aforementioned communication. If 48 hours have passed since the parcel has arrived to campus and you have not received the email communication, please email housing@uchicago.edu with details about your parcel, including shipper (i.e. UPS, FedEx, Amazon, etc.) and tracking number. Items that are not permitted in the residence halls will be returned to sender upon arrival.

    Individual parcels should weigh no more than 50 lbs. each and be addressed in the following format: Student Name, Residence Hall Name, Room Number, Residence Hall Street Address, Chicago, IL 60637. Your residence hall street address can be found in the myHousing portal, under Current Assignment Details or by selecting your residence hall from this page.

    Items will either be held at the front desk/mail room for you to pick-up after you arrive or delivered directly to your housing assignment by department staff.