University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Spring Move-in Information

Returning students:

  • Residence halls will reopen at 8 a.m., Sunday, January 7 for returning students.
  • Use the online check-in system when you arrive on campus. Here's how:
  1. Navigate to the Johnstown Campus Housing & Dining Services  task center on Pitt Passport OR scan the QR code posted on the bulletin boards in your building.   
  2. Click on the "Check Into Your Room" link at the top of the page, click "run" and then click "finish."
  3. You should complete the check-in process immediately upon arrival. Building access for students not checked in will be removed Monday morning. 
  • Students arriving after January 7 should notify Housing and Dining Services in advance so they can be indicated as a late arrival.
  • Students who have travel challenges or other extenuating circumstances can request to arrive on Saturday, January 6 by submitting an Early Arrival Request form, which is available in the Johnstown Campus Housing & Dining Services task center on  A $50 overnight fee will be charged to students who have approval to arrive on January 6.  The deadline to submit an Early Arrival Request has been extended to 4 p.m., Thursday, January 4.  Students arriving early without approval will be fined $100 for an Unauthorized Stay. 

Returning students moving into a different assignment 

  • You can arrive  Saturday, January 6 between 12-2 p.m. with prior permission and must complete the "early arrival request" on the Johnstown Campus Housing and Dining Services task center at  There is no overnight charge for students who receive permission to arrive on January 6 due to a room change.   
  • Check in with the RA in your new building/community to receive your room key.  Once you have completed your move return your old room key to an RA in your former building/community. 
  • Students who do not have approval to arrive early will not be permitted to come to campus until Sunday, January 7. A  $100 Unauthorized Stay fine and $50 nightly room charge will be added to the accounts of all students who arrive early without permission.  The deadline to submit an Early Arrival Request is 4 p.m., Wednesday, January 3. 

New residents ​

  • You can arrive Saturday, January 6 between 12-2 p.m. with prior permission (please complete the "early arrival request" on the Johnstown Campus Housing and Dining Services task center at  Otherwise, new residents can arrive between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sunday, January 7.  There is no overnight charge for new residents who receive permission to arrive on January 6.     
  • Check in with an RA in your building/community (see locations below) to retrieve your key and student ID card before moving into your residence hall.
  • You are permitted to have two guests assist with moving your belongings into your room. 

New Resident Check-in locations are as follows:

  • 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 and Townhouses: Highland 8
  • Willow Hall: First floor lobby

What 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 (the ID Center is NOT take photos in-person currently).  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.