Note: If you are a UMD Law student, a new international student, or are approved for an early arrival (Fall athlete or selected ROC volunteer, for example) you should follow the move-in schedule sent you by your coach, supervisor, advisor or faculty member.
Immunization records **must** be up to date prior to your arrival and check in to campus housing. The Health Services office will be open starting 8-4 Monday through Friday for administrative purposes through August 30th, and will be open 7am through 7pm on first-year move in day. Students should mail in their health records confirming proper immunizations prior to moving on campus.
Dashboard arrival day permits
You must display the arrival day permit (mailed to you) on your vehicle dashboard when arriving on-campus. Follow the directions of the road signage and all traffic control staff. All first year students and family members are being asked to turn right after entering campus. You will be placed in a staging parking lot upon your arrival and then called to your assigned building as soon as space is available near that building. You can expect to wait with your vehicle as much as one hour, depending on your established move-in time.
Please do not arrive early!
You will not be permitted to enter the staging parking lots until one hour before your scheduled arrival/check-in time.
When you arrive at your assigned building, please stay with your vehicle while it is being unloaded by our move-in volunteers. Do not leave your belongings unattended! The vehicle's driver must move the unloaded vehicle to a space in one of the parking lots designated by the traffic control staff. Unattended vehicles left in the Unloading Zones will be towed at your expense. For your convenience, there will be large carts available for your use to expedite the unloading process, and a group of move in volunteers will assist you in navigating to stairwells near your assigned room or the central building elevator. With the assistance of move in volunteers, students living on 1st or 2nd floors will be encouraged to use stairwells to avoid delays at the central building elevator.
While your car is being unloaded, proceed to the check-in tables in front of each residence hall to pick up your room key, fill out emergency contact information, and complete a room/apartment inventory. Please have your UMass Dartmouth student ID with you.
Food and meals
Board plan begins on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 with dinner starting at 4pm. http://www.dineoncampus.com/umassd/
Parking information for the Fall semester http://www.umassd.edu/parking/
New student orientation
New Student Orientation for all new First Year Students will begin with a meeting in your residence hall on Sunday night, September 1 at 8:00pm. Your Resident Assistant will provide you with a location for this meeting and you will receive a full schedule of orientation when you check into your residence hall. New Student Orientation will run through Tuesday evening, September 4. All meals will be provided until the start of your meal plan. See you at the first meeting!