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First-year Move-in

Move-In Day

Move-in Day is Friday, August 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for Marycrest and Stuart Halls, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. for Founders and 2:30 - 4 p.m. for Marianist Hall!

The 2019 University of Dayton New Student Orientation Move-In Day Schedule 

(The complete schedule with session locations will be available through the 1850 Orientation Schedule Apps on August 1, 2019)

In order to ensure the most efficient Move-in day possible, the New Student Orientation staff has established a drop and go process that enables multiple cars to pull up to the curb at the residence hall, unload and then move their car to an outer parking area so that other cars may unload. All traffic will be routed according to their specific residence hall assignment. Please see the directions website, for specific directions to each residence hall. Each student will be asked to print a color coded hang tag for your car's rearview mirror based on the hall where the student is assigned to live. 

First-Year Move-In is as easy as 1,2,3...

1. Follow the color-coded map and directional signs to your assigned residence hall

2. Pull up to your hall's drop-and-go zone and with the help of the Blue Crew, unload and carry your belongings to your room

3. Move your car to the parking lot you are directed to and return to the residence hall on the shuttle provided

Know Before You Go...

Hang Tags

  • Visit the orientation tab of Porches ( or click here to access hang tags
  • Print the color-coded move-in hang tag for your assigned residence hall and hang from your car's rearview mirror

Directional Signs

  • Signs are color-coded to match hang tags and direct traffic flow to each residence hall's drop-and-go zone

Drop-and-go Zones

  • These are for unloading only; permanent parking is not allowed
  • One person needs to stay with vehicle at all times while unloading
  • Once unloaded, the car must be immediately moved to the move-in parking lot (staff will direct cars to the appropriate lots)

Blue Crew

  • UD staff and student volunteers who lend a helping hand and assist with moving in
  • Blue Crew assistance will end at 4 p.m. on Friday

Early Drop-off Participants

  • Do not get in to the move-in day lines on Friday - please proceed directly to move-in day parking lots and take the shuttle to your residence hall.

Housing Assignments

  • Will be emailed to student University of Dayton email accounts on July 22, 2019.

Questions about Early Drop-off or Move-in Day? Contact or call 937-229-2229.


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