University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Fall Move-In Day

Fall 2024 Arrival Dates*:

First-Year Students:

  • Wednesday, August 21 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) 

Upper-Class Students: 

  • Sunday, August 25 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

*Students must be enrolled as a full-time student (on or before Friday, August 9) in order to move onto campus. 

Check-in Locations:

  • First-Year Halls:
    Lobby of assigned building
  • LLC: 
    Terrace Room (first floor)
  • CPA: 
    First floor lobby
  • North Lodges (Briar, Foxfire, Hawthorn, Heather, and Larkspur): 
    Briar 1
  • South Lodges (Buckhorn and Sunset)
    Buckhorn 3
  • Townhouses: 
  • Highland 8
  • Willow Hall: 
    First floor lobby

First-Year Student Arrival

Moving onto campus for the first time is an exciting and memorable time as it marks the start of a new chapter in your life.  At Pitt-Johnstown our entire campus works collaboratively to welcome you onto campus and make your arrival as smooth as possible.

When you drive onto campus, you will be directed to your check-in area (which is based on your housing assignment).  Once you arrive at your residence hall you will be greeted by members of our volunteer Move-In Crew who will help you unpack your vehicle and take items to your room.  While that's happening, you will go into your residence hall and check-in with our staff.  At that time, you will receive your room key and your ID card (if you have not already received it) and then be directed to your room. 

Once your belongings have been unloaded, your vehicle should be moved to one of the parking lots in order to make room for other arriving students. 

In addition to staff from Housing, Dining & Residence Life, team members from Facilities Management and Information Technology will be available to assist you with any issues relating to those areas.

All campus offices, including the Bookstore, will be open, staffed, and ready to assist you.  Don't forget to pick up your mailbox key from our Campus Mailroom, located on the lower level of the Student Union. 

The moment you arrive in your residence hall, our specially trained residence hall team members (aka RAs) are there to answer any questions you have.  Once you're settled in, you will have a more formal opportunity to meet your RAs and fellow residents.   

Remember, it's August…it's hot.  Dress comfortably! Water stations will be setup at each residence hall to help you stay hydrated and members of the campus community, including the President, will be available to answer questions and point you in the right direction.  The number of people and level of activity, along with the heat, when you arrive can be overwhelming for a family pet.  So, we ask you to leave him or her at home. 

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New Student Orientation

One of the best ways to kick off your college career is New Student Orientation.  Our orientation team is eager to meet you and help you navigate the new student orientation program. Our New Student Orientation program aims to achieve three goals: 

  1. Prepare you for the academic rigor of a Pitt-Johnstown education.
  2. Further familiarize you with our beautiful campus and the facilities, amenities, and resources available to you.
  3. Establish a strong sense of community and Mountain Cat Pride!

Click here for more information.

What to Bring/What Not to Bring

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

ID Cards

  • Students who do not have a student ID card will need to submit their photo electronically.  ID cards will be sent to students’ home addresses. Visit the ID Center's website for more details. Remember you will need your ID card to access your building and use your meal plan.