Moving In

Students begin moving in during  August for fall terms. Students who move in early will be charged a fee to their FIU student account. Early move-ins will only be granted if the space is clean and available.  Please contact our office for more information.

Fall 2018

 First-year and New Transfer Students

  • Friday, August 17, 2018:   9 AM – 4 PM  

Returning Students

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018:   9 AM – 4 PM  

Fall Early Move-in

Begins Sunday, August 12, 2018  from 1PM to 4PM  daily.

Students may request to move in early if they are part of an academic program or event that occurs during the week previous to Hall open such as Orientation.   Early arrival requests for dates before August 12, 2018, will not be considered.  

We will begin taking early move-in requests online starting July 1 through the portal.  

Preparing for 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.

  • Bring your FIU ID Card or another photo ID to receive your room key. Family and friends cannot check out your key for you.
  • Bring a dolly or hand truck, since it's difficult to park very close to the buildings. Parking permits are not required on move-in day. Do not park on sidewalks, in the grass or in ADA spaces.

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 suite.

Some Things You Might Need

Need help deciding what to bring and what not to bring when moving on campus? 

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

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8AM – 5PM

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