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Residence Hall Move-In


Residence Hall Move-In

We are VERY excited you chose West Texas A&M University! You are beginning a new chapter in your life, and the
Residential Living staff is honored to be a part of this as you prepare to move into campus housing. Please travel safe, and if you have questions or need additional information, contact us.

This year we will again use the STOP, DROP and GO move-in process on THURSDAY, AUG. 24 between 9:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. Our goal is to get you as close as possible for unloading, help ease traffic congestion, and reduce the time that you wait in lines.

On Thursday, you will see STOP, DROP and GO zones. We ask that you

  1. STOP your vehicle, temporarily.
  2. DROP your belongings (unload your car) with the help of many volunteers.
  3. GO park your car away from this area.

Please find your assigned hall and follow the directions below:

Buff Hall
Approach campus on 4th Avenue, turn north onto 26th Street (a one-way street for this day) and continue until you see the signs directing you to the STOP, DROP, & GO area for Buff Hall on the left side of the street.  After unloading, traffic will be directed east onto Russell Long Blvd/TX Spur 48; you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Centennial Hall
Approach campus on 4th Avenue, turn left north onto 26th Street (a one-way street for this day) and continue until you see the signs directing you to turn right onto Lt. Jimmy Bean Street, where the STOP, DROP, & GO area is for Centennial Hall.  After unloading, you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Cross Hall
Approach campus on 4th Avenue, turn north onto 26th Street (a one-way street for this day) and continue until you see the signs directing you to turn right on PFC Stephen Geurin Street; turn left into Zone 16 South parking lot, where the STOP, DROP, & GO area is for Cross Hall.  After unloading, you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Conner Hall
Approach campus on Russell Long Blvd./TX Spur 48. Turn south into the Zone 7 parking lot on Keith Powell Drive. Follow the direction of volunteers and continue to the south side of Conner Hall until you see signs for the STOP, DROP and GO area. After unloading, you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Cousins Hall
Approach campus on 4th Avenue, turn left north onto 26th Street (a one-way street for this day) and continue until you see the signs directing you to the STOP, DROP, & GO area for Cousins Hall on the left side of the street.  After unloading, traffic will be directed northbound on 26th Street; use the center lane to exit east onto Russell Long Blvd/TX Spur 48. After unloading, you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Founders Hall
Approach campus on 4th Ave, turn north onto 27th Street, follow signs directing you into Zone 16 South parking lot, and then around to the north side of Founders Hall. Follow directions to the STOP, DROP and GO location. After unloading, exit south onto 28th Street and park in Zones 31 or 30.

Guenther Hall
Approach campus on Russell Long Blvd./TX Spur 48. Turn south into the Zone 7 parking lot on Keith Powell Drive. Follow the direction of volunteers and continue to the east side of Guenther Hall until you see signs for the STOP, DROP and GO area. After unloading, you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Jones Hall
Approach campus on Russell Long Blvd./TX Spur 48. Turn south into Zone 13 parking lot and follow signs directing you to the STOP, DROP and GO area on the north side of Jones Hall. After unloading, you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Shirley Hall
Approach campus on 4th Avenue, turn north onto 26th Street (a one-way street for this day) and continue until you see the signs directing you to the STOP, DROP, & GO area for Shirley Hall on the right side of the street.  After unloading, traffic will be directed east onto Russell Long Blvd/TX Spur 48; you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Stafford Hall
Approach campus on Russell Long Blvd/TX Spur 48. Follow the signs directing you to the STOP, DROP, & GO area located on the south side of Stafford Hall. After unloading, park in Zone 12.

 

Move-In Herd

Every year we welcome more than 2,000 students at Move-In Day on Thursday, August 24. It is the official kick-off to Welcome Week here at WTAMU!  To make move-in a very positive experience for students and their families, we need a “Move-In Herd” of at least 250 volunteers.  We are excited to include members of our student body, faculty/staff, alumni, and our friends in the Canyon community in welcoming our new residents into the Buff community.

We have a variety of needs during this event, from coordinating volunteers to carrying boxes to student rooms.  Volunteers will serve to greet, coordinate volunteers, unload vehicles, direct traffic to parking locations, answer questions, and carry belongings to student rooms. All volunteers will receive a free MOVE-IN HERD t-shirt to wear during their respective shifts (while supplies last).  Volunteers will be expected to attend one of our mandatory Move-In Herd Trainings prior to Move-In Day to receive your residence hall and position assignments, as well as to understand our STOP-DROP-GO move-in system. 

If you and your organization are interested in serving on this year's Move-In Herd, complete the appropriate form below. While we encourage each volunteer to complete the form, large organizations do have the option to upload a Microsoft Excel list of all your volunteers.

Early Move-In for Student Volunteers

Students wishing to arrive early to the residence halls may do so if they serve on the Move-In Herd; August 18 will be the earliest move-in date for volunteers. They must serve at least TWO (4 hours) of the listed shifts on the Move-In Herd volunteer form and attend one of the Move-In Herd trainings (more info to come).  In addition to completing the Move-In Herd volunteer form, you will need to login to your myHousing Portal (through your Buff Portal) and complete the Move-In Herd Early Arrival Request form (located at the top).  The deadline for students to sign up is August 15.

Student volunteers who sign up, move in early, and do not show up for their shifts, complete their full shifts, or are asked to leave as a result of their conduct, will be charged for their entire early arrival stay at $50 per day as well as the cost of the t-shirt ($10). 

 

What to Bring

Here is a list of commonly brought items that add your own personal touch to your room, as well as some items that are not permitted in the residence halls.  For a more comprehensive list and more information on what you can and cannot bring into the residence halls, see the Residential Living Handbook.

What to Bring

  • Bedding
  • Mattress Cover
  • Towels and Hygiene Products
  • Pictures from Home
  • Television/DVD/Blu-Ray
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Flashlight and Tools
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Sewing Kit
  • Laundry Soap and Dryer Sheets
  • Laundry Hamper
  • Snacks
  • Cooking/Eating Utensils
  • Water Bottle
  • Dish Soap and Sponge
  • Tape, Scissors and Stapler
  • Posters
  • Backpack, Notebooks, and Paper
  • Indoor Plants
  • Surge Protectors with On/Off Switch
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Insurance Policy Numbers
  • Sticky-Tack/Command Strips
  • Shower Caddy (with holes on bottom)
  • Flip-Flops/Shower Shoes
  • Oscillating/Box Fan
  • Coffee Pot

What to Leave at Home

  • Refrigerated Room Air Conditioners
  • Hoverboards
  • Waterbeds
  • Open-Surface Cooking Devices
  • Toasters
  • Regular Household Extension Cords
  • Dart Boards
  • Fireworks
  • Firearms - unless you are a CHL holder and have an approved Residential Living safe (more info to come)
  • Any Pets (except fish)
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Microwave (allowed only for Buff Hall)
  • Refrigerator/Deep-Freeze (micro-fridges provided)
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Candles, Incense, and Open-Flame Devices
  • Knives
  • Quarters for Laundry (it's free!)
  • Nails and screws