Required or Optional Early Check-In | Fall Housing

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.

Note: as long as you have a Fall housing assignment, you can arrive to campus during the designated dates and times (listed below) to check-in early at no additional cost. No scheduling ahead needed. Go to Vandervelden Court for assistance (office near laundry room, building B).

Early Arrival Check-Ins August 21-26 | If you are part of a group that has pre-arranged arrival August 21-26, you can check in based on your supervisor, coach, or advisor's instructions. Check-in's will occur as detailed below, unless instructed differently by your supervisor, coach or advisor.

Check-In Times August 21-26

Location: Vandervelden Court (office near laundry room, building B)

  • Sunday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. (late night check-in)
  • Thursday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 26, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

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 will not be available to assist you until another open time block is available.

Preparing to Move In

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.

Important Meal Plan Information

Meal plans begin with brunch on Saturday, August 27.

If you are choosing to arrive early, you are responsible for your own meals. If you are required to arrive early, your department or sports team may provide some of your meals. Check with them for details.

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.

Planning ahead

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