2022 Official Housing Check-In Dates

Housing Check-In Details | The primary move-in days for Fall 2022 are Thursday, August 25 for new first-year students and new transfer students, and Saturday, August 27-28 for returning students.

New First-Year Students and New Transfer Students | Pick up your key at the Orientation check-in tents (Cascade Lawn), then make your way to your residence hall. Your hall's Resident Assistants will greet you there, show you to your room to test your key, and let you know the easiest path for moving your belongings to your room. Temporary parking will be available on a limited basis near each hall; cars must be unloaded quickly and moved longer-term parking lots to make room for other vehicles.

  • Thursday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Returning Students | Pick up your key at Vandervelden Court, then make your way to your residence hall. Your hall's Resident Assistants will greet you there, show you to your room to test your key, and let you know the easiest path for moving your belongings to your room.

  • Saturday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 27, 11 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Optional Early Arrival | New & Returning students can opt to arrive early without needing pre-approval between August 21-26 during select designated times. Optional check-in's outside of these dates and times cannot be accommodated. If you need to come to Forest Grove prior to August 21, see this page for local hotels.

Checking In Outside of Designated Times |It is essential that you arrive during the established check-in timeframes. If you miss the designated check-in times, staff members may not be available to assist you until another open time block is available; see posted signage or the Resident Assistant on-call to see if they are available to check you in. Arriving outside of the check-in time may result in a $50 improper check-in fee. 

    Resident Assistant On-call

    • Northside RA On-Call (Burlingham, Gilbert and Vandervelden): 971-275-2028
    • Southside RA On-Call (Cascade, Clark, McCormick, and Walter): 971-275-2027

    Meal Plan Information

    Meal plans begin with brunch on Saturday, August 27.

    Pre-Arrival Information

    Be sure to check out our What to Bring and What Not to Bring lists. Bring the essentials and then determine what else you might once you have moved into your specific room. Many items can be purchased in town after you arrive.

    Linen packs available for purchase with On Campus Marketing (OCM). A portion of the proceeds go directly to the student-led Residence Hall Association.

    On Your Move-In Day

    Each student may bring guests/helpers along during move-in. If you have a family pet, please leave your furry friends at home as they are not permitted in the halls. 

    Parking | Please use designated unloading areas to unload and move in. There are limited hand carts available in and near the halls on a first-come, first-served basis; we recommend bringing your own moving cart or wagon. If you plan to park a vehicle on campus during the year, please visit Parking in Forest Grove to purchase your permit.

    Filling Out Room Condition Report (RCRs) | Your RCR records what your room is like before you settle in. We will compare your RCR against the condition of your room after you move out to determine any changes that you may be responsible for. You will get a link to this form upon move-in.

    Please complete your RCR the day you move in before putting your belongings away. This will give you the best opportunity to see the pre-existing condition of spaces like your floor, closets, walls, and mattress before they get covered up.

    If you do not complete the RCR within 5 days, you may be subject to a $50 improper check-in fee and waive your right to appeal any charges assessed when you move out.

    If you have any difficulties, contact a Residence Life staff member for assistance.

    Storage | Did you store items on campus last spring? Check out how to access Summer Storage.

    Planning ahead

    Check out our Housing Calendar when booking your travel at breaks and at the end of the year.