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Welcome Home Bobcats

In order to accommodate our Bobcats and their guests, while safely practicing social distancing, Move-In will take place over four days. There will be an opportunity for you to sign up for a specific Move-In arrival appointment online. 

It’s important to us to keep everyone safe and so we appreciate your patience as we continue to improve our Move-In process.


New Student Move-In
August 16 - 19


Returning Student Move-In
August 20 - 21

Move-In Arrival Appointments

There will be 16, 30-minute arrival appointments each move-in day for each residence hall and apartment.

You will be able to sign up for a specific move-in arrival appointment online through our StarRez Housing Portal based on the last two digits of your student ID number. Your ID number starts with "A0" and is followed by seven digits. Use this and the schedule below:

Wednesday, July 1 ID #'s ending in 00-19
Thursday, July 2 ID #'s ending in 20-39
Monday, July 6 ID #'s ending in 40-59
Tuesday, July 7 ID #'s ending in 60-79
Wednesday, July 8 ID #'s ending in 80-99

If you are unable to sign up on your date as indicated above, you will be able to sign up any time starting on July 9, 2020.

Guests During Move-In

Moving in and getting settled into your new place can be a lot of fun. To ensure everyone has a safe experience and to accommodate for social distancing students will be limited to bringing two adult guests (16 years or older) with them at move-in.


We know that decorating your room is one of the best things about living on campus. Review the list below for items that are allowed in your room and some that should be left at home. Consult with your roommate to help coordinate who brings what.

Moving carts will not be available for use during move-in; we encourage you to bring a small hand cart, dolly, or other moving equipment for assistance.

What NOT to Bring

  • Large Furniture (i.e. couches, futons, etc.)
  • Hot Plates
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Slow Cooker
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Sandwich Makers
  • Electric Grill
  • Weapons
  • Candles
  • Alcohol
  • Pets1
  • Wireless Router
  • Portable AC Units
  • Hoverboard
  • Command Strips2

1Only fish are allowed and in no larger than a 10 gallon tank.
2Command strips are not allowed on the walls as it can damage the paint. Use of command strips may result in damage fees. Only thumbtacks, push pins, and wall putty is allowed for hanging decorations.

What to Bring

  • Washable Face Coverings (bring several so that you can wear one while the other is being washed)
  • Cleaning Products
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Thermometer
  • Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Electric Kettle
  • Mini-Refrigerator—see policy
  • Microwave—see policy
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Personal Computer and charger
  • Alarm Clock
  • Surge Protection Extension Cords
  • Backpack or book bag
  • School Supplies
  • Thumbtacks, push pins, and wall putty
  • Rubber Mallet (if lofting your bed)
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • High Efficiency (HE) Laundry Detergent
  • Laundry Bag
  • Bedding
  • Hangers
  • Closet Organizers
  • Bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths
  • Toiletries
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Shoes

Early Arrivals

Early arrivals are select groups of students such as student athletes, strutters, and university band. These students are part of sponsored University groups and will be notified via their Texas State email address.

Late Arrivals

Please claim your space by Sunday, August 23, 2020, to avoid losing your space. If you are unable to check in by August 23, 2020, please contact our office at 512.245.4663 or

First day of class is Monday, August 24, 2020.