What to Expect


  1. Arrive at your building at your scheduled Move-In time and date. Scheduling is set up to prevent traffic jams and long elevator waits. If you arrive outside of your scheduled time, our staff will direct you to a waiting area.
  2. Upon arrival, you will receive a parking pass to place on the driver’s side of the front windshield of your vehicle(s) (max. 2 vehicles/ resident, no moving trucks or trailers) which gives you access to the unloading zone.
  3. When you pull into the loading zone, our staff will unload your vehicle into carts and then meet you at your room to unload all belongings (except in Bryce Lawn, Bryant, Harris, and Highlands). Label your belongings with your last name and room number for extra security. In Ridgecrest South, designate North or South Tower. In Burke, designate East or West.
  4. While our staff is unloading the vehicle, the resident will start the check-in process to receive their keys. Action Card and CWID are required to complete check-in.
  5. Once your vehicles are unloaded, our staff will direct you to park all vehicles in the designated parking area. Depending on proximity to the building, shuttles are provided to bring you back to the building.
  6. Meet up at the resident’s room and let the unpacking begin!


  • Due to limited space in elevators, over-sized items (42″ W x 24″ D x 72″ H or greater) are not allowed during scheduled Move-In hours. You can unload these items into the building’s monitored storage area and move them in after scheduled Move-In hours that day. Staff will provide further instructions for these types of items during unloading.
  • Pack belongings into easily transportable containers (suitcases, moving boxes, etc.).
  • Our staff does not assist with unpacking, arranging furnishings, etc.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes!

Driving Directions


Get access to step-by-step Move-In directions for each building, important numbers, and the answers to many of your Move-In day questions, even while offline, by downloading The University of Alabama Move-In Guidebook to your phone.

Driving directions are also provided below. Note: Directions are for August 7-9 and 16-18 only.

Internet Setup

Students can connect to Eduroam with their Crimson email address and password. Step-by-step instructions are available at oit.ua.edu/wifi. Please do not use hotspots or bring wireless routers, as this can cause significant interference with UA’s wireless network.

If you have any internet issues, please reach out to the Office of Information Technology at 205-348-5555 or itsd.ua.edu. When reporting a wireless issue, please be prepared to provide your name, myBama username, location, and device you are using.

Television Setup

All rooms are equipped with cable TV service. You will need to provide your own television and coax cord. If you are in a shared room, we suggest communicating with your roommate to decide who will bring a TV.

In addition to cable access, residents have free access to HBO Go and Philo Edu, which provides the ability to record shows and watch them live on different devices.

For more information, visit the Cable Television page on Enterprise Operation’s site.

Work Orders

For problems with air conditioning, heat, locks, leaks, and/or UA-owned appliances (dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, washer or dryer) please contact the 24-hour front desk for your area to connect with on-call staff who will assist you in contacting appropriate staff members to help solve your facility issue

For all other requests, submit a work order.

Submit a work order

Hanging Items on Walls

When hanging items on the walls, please use the method listed for your building in order to avoid potential damage charges.

Nails or push pins (max 10)

Blount, Bryant, Bryce Lawn, Highlands, Lakeside, John England Jr. Hall, Presidential Village, Ridgecrest, and Riverside

3M Command Strips

Burke, Harris, Parham, Paty, and Tutwiler

Mounting televisions and screw anchors are not permitted in any buildings.

Bed Heights

Maximum bed heights vary by building and are provided on each building’s page. Additionally, the set beds heights on Move-In Day will vary by each room. In order to have your bed set to your preferred height prior to Move-In and/or request bed rails, complete a work order by July 17. If you are wanting to fit you dresser underneath your bed, make sure to include this information in the work order.

Submit a work order

To have your bed set higher than the maximum height indicated on the building page, bed lofts are available through Collegiate Bed Lofts.  Bed Lofts are not available for Bryant, John England Jr., Paty, Presidential I, Presidential II, and Ridgecrest South