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Fall Semester

You must receive prior approval by the Office of Residential Life in order to move-in outside of your class year's move-in days. 

  • First Year students can select move-in appointments for Tuesday, August 16th
  • Upper Years students can move-in on Friday, August 19th or Saturday, August 20th

Requests based on employment, athletics, academics, or other campus involvement

Your early arrival request must be submitted by your employment supervisor, coach, academic advisor, or other IC staff or faculty member. Requests will be approved when possible, depending on reason and availability of the specific room or apartment assignment. Your employment supervisor, coach, academic advisor, staff or faculty member should refer to the Intercom message about the Early Arrival process. The Summer Housing Office will submit an Early Arrival Request for summer employees moving from their summer room to their fall room.   The early arrival request form will go live in IC Workflow on Monday, June 27th.

Requests based on Personal Reasons

If you have a need to move-in earlier due to extenuating circumstances, submit an early arrival request form and be as specific as possible when explaining the reason that you are requesting to arrive early.  Do not make travel arrangements until you have received a response, as  requests may not be able to be granted. The early arrival request form will go live in IC Workflow on Monday, June 27th.

No IC moving assistance or moving supplies (such as carts or dollies) are available during early arrival check-in.  For dining hours, locations, and other information, please visit the Ithaca College Dining website. 

Only students with prior approval may move-in early.

Spring Semester

Students with an on campus Fall assignment

Students who submitted their break occupancy registration form prior to the December 13th deadline are permitted to return. All other students will need to return on your approved January move-in date.

Students who did not live on campus during the fall semester or are changing rooms

Students moving into new rooms are not permitted to arrive early. Please follow the regular move-in schedule and your assigned move-in date when planning your arrival on campus.

Unauthorized Presence

Students found in a closed residence hall or apartment who are unapproved prior to the published opening time are subject to immediate removal from the building, a student conduct referral, and a $100.00 fine.