University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Fall Move-In Day

Fall 2020 Move-In Day Details

(2021 details will be posted in July)

First-Year Student Move-In: Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15

Upper-Class Student Move-In: Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18. 

Students have been assigned specific day and time to move onto campus based on their housing assignments. 

Check-in Locations:

  • First-Year Halls:
    ​All first-year students will check in inside the lobby of their assigned buildings.
  •  LLC:
    Students residing on the 1st and 2nd floors will check in outdoors beneath the bridge connecting the Conference Center with the residential portion.  Students residing on the 3rd floor should enter through the Conference Center, which is where you will retrieve your key.  You will then access the residential side via the enclosed bridge. The elevators should be used only by residents of the second floor.
  • Maple Hall::
    ​All Maple Hall residents will check in inside the lobby of their assigned buildings.
  • CPA:
    All CPA residents will check-in on the first floor.  For students residing on upper floors, only the student checking in should enter the first floor to check in. 
  • North Lodges:
    All north lodge residents will check-in on the lower level of the Owen Library in front of the Academic Success Center.  Only the student checking in should enter this area.
  • Townhouses:
    All townhouse residents will check-in on the lower level of the Student Union.  Only the student checking in should enter this area.
  • South Lodges:
    All south lodge residents will check in at the covered area at the Facilities Management building.
  • Willow Hall:
    All Willow Hall residents will check in on the first floor of Willow Hall.

Click here for COVID-19 guidelines for residence halls

The plan for campus move-in have been developed with the safety of our students as our top priority.  We continue to work in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office and the Healthcare Advisory Group and adhere to CDC guidelines  We appreciate your patience and understanding

In order to make the move-in process as safe and easy as possible, several new procedures are being implemented this year:

  • In order to allow appropriate social distancing and regulate the number of people in the buildings, all students will be assigned a day and time to move into residence halls.  Assignments will be based on where the student will be residing for the year.  Unfortunately, move-in assignments cannot be changed unless there are extreme circumstances making it impossible for the student to arrive at his/her designated time.  Students wishing to request a change in arrival date/time must do so before August 6, 2020.  
  • Students were sent their move-in day/time assignment via email  the week of July 20.
  • Guests of students will only be permitted in the residence hall during the student's assigned time.  Students who arrive on a wrong day and/or time will not be permitted to move in at that time.
  • Students who arrive late, beyond their assigned time, will forfeit their assignment and will need to be rescheduled by contacting the Housing Office. 
  • Students will be allotted 90 minutes to move all of their items into their rooms.
  • Students will be limited to two guests to help with the move-in process.  Guests should not be in a high-risk category.
  • Students and guests will be required to wear masks when inside all buildings. 
  • Students are encouraged to pack light. Remember…it will be August and everyone will be wearing a mask.
  • Students can ship belongings to campus in advance and they will be delivered directly to the students’ assigned rooms. If you are planning to ship items, they must arrive on campus no later than August 5.
  • While high-touch items such as moving carts, door handles, elevator buttons, stairwell railings, and public restrooms will be sanitized frequently, students and guests are encouraged to wear disposable gloves.
  • Due to the amount of time needed to sanitize moving carts, students are encouraged to bring their own handcarts. 
  • The first meal available under student meal plans will be the evening meal on Monday, August 17.  First-year students will be provided with meals as part of New Student Orientation.

Not sure what you should bring on move-in day?  Visit our What to Bring page. 

Additional information:

  • Students who do not have a student ID card will need to submit their photo electronically. The ID Center will NOT take photos in-person.  ID cards will be sent to students’ home addresses.  Visit the ID Center's website for more details.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to plan in these unprecedented times.