**We apologize, this post is in the process of being updated, and should be finished in the next 48 hours.** UPDATED: 11/8/18
We’ve Helped Over 10,000 Students Move In To College!
COLLEGE MOVE-IN DAY IS EXCITING, but it’s important to be organized and have a plan when you arrive. While you can usually expect traffic on campus and crowds in the stores, a little bit of planning will help provide you with an easy transition back to school. Using our comprehensive college move-in guide, we’ll make sure that you’re prepared, and can start the year off on the right foot!
With over a decade of experience helping students during college move in and move out, we’re experts at preparing for the beginning of the year — and you can bet we’ve been taking notes along the way. After all of our research, we’re confident our college move-in guide will ensure that you’re ready, too.
From Move-In Checklists To Dorm Products, This Is The Ultimate College Move-In Guide
This college move-in guide will help you understand what you need to do to get ready for college. We’ll show you how to prepare over the summer, what to do when you arrive on campus, and how to stay on track during first semester! You’ll get tips to help manage your academic and social calendars, and we’ll try an help you manage your new responsibilities and freedom.
PART 1: OVER THE SUMMER
PART 2: JUST BEFORE LEAVING
PART 3: ARRIVAL ON CAMPUS
PART 4: ONCE YOU’RE SETTLED
OVER THE SUMMER
If you plan ahead during the summer, you can get a lot of preparations figured out ahead of time. It will be helpful to think about class and living situations in a calm environment. Even if all you do is read through important academic deadlines, you can save yourself a lot of headache in the future.
Successful students set themselves up to avoid failure.
MAKE A PLAN NOW SO THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO WHEN YOU’RE BUSY
When we talk to college graduates, they often look back in amazement at their level of activity in college. Students keep track of a dizzying array of classes, activities, jobs, and social schedules.
With so many new activities and friends, your weekdays will be packed to the brim, and you’ll have plans every weekend. That makes it even more important to make sure you have a good weekly plan. Sticking to a schedule will help your physical and mental performance, and is closely correlated with academic success.
We recommend getting in the habit of using a calendar now, so that you don’t forget any deadlines or meetings. Use an app or program that you can access from both your computer and your phone, to make sure you can easily add things on the run or during class. We recommend using Google Calendar, which has these features and can connect with Gmail to automatically record confirmation emails.
ADD THESE REMINDERS TO YOUR CALENDAR SO YOU DON’T FORGET
Every school’s deadlines are different, so make sure to check your school’s website.