Moving In

Preparing for Spring 2021 Move-in

Move-in day can be an exciting or stressful day depending on how you prepare. Having everything you need with you is important to make your transition into your new home go smoothly. To help ensure the safety of our residents, during COVID-19, we are taking preventative measures to keep your move-in experience healthy, clean, and safe.  

Move-in Date and Time 

We have created a schedule that promotes physical distancing.  Only 4-5 students will be allowed to move in per hour per building with move-in happening over 5 days. Students will sign up for a one-hour move-in time slot at -> Student Tools -> Student Housing -> MMC Housing -> Move-in Time Selection.   They will be able to select a date and time to arrive between January 5-9 from 9am to 5pm each day. 

You can make your selection beginning November 17, 2020. 

Students who arrive within their designated time, are given priority. If you arrive outside of your designated time, you will need to wait for students with priority to be granted access to move in. A staff member will provide direction upon arrival. 

Day of Check-in 

Check-in will be touchless. Students will check-in online, at -> Student Tools -> Student Housing -> MMC Housing -> Spring Check-in.   Once this is completed, their One Card will be activated and they can swipe their One Card to get into their apartment or suite. 

  • Students will be limited to two helpers to assist with move-in.
  • All students and helpers will be required to wear masks when on campus.
  • Students will be granted access to a cart. Carts will be wiped down and sanitized after every use by a staff member. Students also have the option to bring their own dolly or hand-truck.  
  • Parking permits are not required on move-in day. Do not park on sidewalks, on the grass, or in ADA spaces. 
  • In efforts to make your move-in day easy, we encourage students to print our HRL Car Contact form prior. To download, click the link below. Please write your name and phone number, and place it on the vehicle's dashboard while parking in your loading zone. 

Spring 2021 On-campus Housing COVID-19 Changes

We remain committed to providing a healthy environment for you to live in this spring. HRL will continue all cleaning and safety protocols to reduce risk.   You can read about these protocols at    In addition to these protocols, we will be implementing the following requirements for students living on campus:

  • All students moving into on-campus housing in the spring will be required to test prior to move-in. All residents will be asked to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result that was taken within 7 days prior to check-in. The test result will be required prior to check-in.
  • The test needs to be an RT-PCR test (This is not an antigen or rapid test). You can get this test through your health care provider or in many cities free by making an appointment.   You can visit your state or local health department’s website to look for the latest local information on testing.
  • If you test positive, please let the FIU COVID-19 Response Team (CRT) know by calling 305-348-1919. You will need to remain home until you are cleared to come back to campus by the FIU COVID-19 Response Team (CRT).
  • Information on how spring move-in will work and where to submit test results will be shared via email in December.
  • Students who stay on campus during the semester break will be required to get an RT-PCR test during the week before spring classes start. You will receive more information on the process after you complete the required winter break registration. This test will be at no cost to you.
  • During the Spring 2021 semester, each week, on-campus residents will be randomly selected to participate in surveillance testing. There is no cost for this test. Staff will explain where you will go once you have been selected.   Participation in surveillance testing will be required for on-campus housing residents for the Spring 2021 semester.

Students will be provided a welcome package, which includes Resident Assistants contacts and virtual floor meeting information.  

What to Bring 

Making your own residence hall checklist can also be helpful. Some students find it convenient to bring only the necessities and buy additional items after consulting with roommates. There is no additional storage space, so only bring enough to fit in your suit

List of Things to Bring

COVID-19 Essentials

  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Face Coverings
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Disinfectant Spray
  • Antibacterial Soap


Bed Linens

  • Pillow
  • Pillow cases
  • Bed sheets
  • Mattress pad
  • Bedspread

Bath Linens

  • Bath towels
  • Washcloths
  • Hand towels
  • Bath Mat

Cleaning Supplies

  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Scrub brush
  • Spray cleaner
  • Broom

Emergency/Hurricane Supplies

  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Radio
  • Water
  • Canned food

Kitchen Items

  • Dishes
  • Plastic containers
  • Dish towels
  • Utensils
  • Pots and pans


  • TV (Must receive digital signals)
  • Power Strips (No extension cords)
  • Desk Lamp
  • Laundry Supplies


11200 SW 8th St.
UT 121
Miami, FL 33199

Fax 305-348-4295

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