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Move-In and Check-Out

Move-In

Discover Your Life on Campus

This is one of the most exciting times in your life – starting college! With all the excitement, we want you to be prepared. So we’ve included some helpful information & tips to get you started on the right foot & make your stay with us a success!

 

 

Move-In Requirements 

To live in the residence halls, submit a Residence Hall Agreement by mail, online via MyCentral, or in person at our Housing Office.  You must have your Meningococcal immunization on record with the University Health Center before picking up your keys.  View detailed information at the University Health Center's Immunization Information page.

In support of UCM's Learning to a Greater Degree, UCM requires first-year & sophomore students under the age of 21 to reside on campus as part of a two year residency requirement.  Freshmen & sophomores are also required to have specified meal plans.

Students must sign up for a check-in time which we will send that form out in mid-July!

 

Apartment Resident?  Find apartment move-in information can be found HERE!

 

Emule

Fall 2021 - Move-In Emules for residence hall living:


Emules are a way to get all the information for move-in that is included below and more!  A total of 4 editions will be issued via email and provided on this page.
 

View Emule #1 (Issued June 18, 2021)

 

     View Emule #2 (Issued July 9, 2021)  

 

View Emule #3 (Issued July 21, 2021)     

 

Also see our first-year student orientation handout here

Also view Sodexo's Orientation Handout here

Move in Banner

 

Guide to On-Campus Living & Move-In - Everything You Need to Know!

You must have your Meningococcal immunization on record with the University Health Center before picking up your keys.

Move-In Date & Times

 

Fall 2021: 

The residence halls open Thursday, August 12 for those first-year students who have signed up for the UCM Experience Kickoff.  Check-in will be 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Students will be required to sing up for a check-in time via a form that will be emailed directly to them in mid/late July.  

Freshmen who do not sign up for Kickoff & upperclass students can check in on Sunday, August 15.  Check-in will be 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.   As part of our response to COVID-19, Students will be required to sing up for a check-in time via a form that will be emailed directly to them in mid/late July.  

Due to the need to keep congestion of lobbies down, we do require that ONLY the student checks-in to get their key while parents/families wait outside.  Once student receives their key, guests may the enter to help move in items.  

Learn more about Kickoff here.

 

Spring 2022 Move-In:


Students returning to housing for spring 2021 may come back starting at 12 pm on Sunday, January 9, 2022

Students who are NEW to living on campus for spring 2022 may start moving in at their building starting at 8 am on Sunday, January 10, 2021.  You will get emails in late December with move-in information and resources.

Can I Move In Early?

Because of security & logistical reasons, you will not have access to your room until you check in during the designated times. Some groups will have a coordinated early arrival (staff, pre-season athletics, etc.); those students will be contacted by the group coordinator regarding check in times.

Sign Up for Move-In Time Required

Students must sign up to check-in.  That form information will be sent out in Mid-July with instsructions via email to UCM Email accounts and the personal email address on file with UCM.

Building Addresses

To find your hall address (including mailing address) visit our contacts and address page.  Please also note that front desks are not staffed until the date of student move-in.  

Unloading Your Items on Move-In Day

Look for specific check-in instructions when you arrive at your hall. Volunteer crews may be available for unloading your vehicle if you sign up to move in early on Thursday (fall move-in)

Once you unload, we ask that all students/families move vehicles to parking lots.  We ask ONLY students enter building at first to get key before moving  belongings in.

Find your building and parking lots on our map

Opening day can seem really hectic. For your own peace of mind, please make sure a family member stays with your belongings while unloading to ensure that no other family accidentally moves it into a different room.

How to Pack

Your room will be your home for several months, so you will want it to be as comfortable as possible. Some suggested items are:
  • bed linens/pillow
  • posters/pictures
  • laundry & cleaning supplies
  • desk lamp/supplies
  • rugs/carpet
  • towels & toiletries
  • power strip

New for fall 2021 and beyond, students will be required to bring their own shower curtain liner and shower hooks  We recommend 72x72 inches.  Shower rod is provided.

 

View Our Packing List!

View our amenities list further down the page.

In order to avoid purchasing two of everything or not having room on move-in day, discuss with your roommate/suitemate(s) who might be bringing the following:
  • Mini-refrigerator (6.0 cubic feet AND uses 1000 watts or less); see below for rental options
  • Microwave* (1000 watts or less)
  • Carpet or rugs,
  • Curtains
  • QAM ready television, DVD player (cable no longer provided starting fall 2021)
  • Video game console 

Items allowed in student room, but only when student is present:  curling/straightening irons (and similar products), coffee pots, slow-cookers, candle warmers

Items prohibited and to be LEFT AT HOME INCLUDE:

  • Toaster ovens
  • Grills (including kitchen electric grills
  • Space heaters
  • Hot plates
  • Candles/incense (no burnt wicks allowed, but battery operated candles are allowed)
  • Hoverboards
  • Halogen lamps/lava lamps
  • Weapons including but not limited to all forms of firearms, any mechanical or gas operated mechanism that propels a projectile, ammunition, fireworks, knives with blades that are more than four (4) inches in length, throwing stars, swords, and related items. 

Roommates/Suitemates

Your relationship with your roommate and suitemates is very important to your success at UCM.

Students at UCM agree that getting in touch before you arrive takes pressure off the first day. You are encouraged to contact your roommate. Begin by laying the groundwork. Get to know each other. There are some things you should discuss with your roommate before the big day.

Find out what TV shows, types of music, or activities your roommate likes. Discuss class schedules, morning routines, and most importantly, who is going to bring what! Remember, we are all unique and different in our backgrounds, values, and attitudes.

Roommate/Suitemate information will be available via MyCentral no later than June 22. Students applying as new and incoming students for spring will be able to view this information beginning on December 21.  

How to Find My Assignment/Roommate

Required Move-In Day Floor Meetings

Fall semester:  Residents on first year floors will start meeting Thursday evening of check-in. Signs will be posted to let you know the location of your meeting. Please be unpacked & ready to go by this time.

Immunization Requirements

 You must have your Meningococcal immunization on record with the University Health Center before picking up your keys.  View detailed information at the University Health Center's Immunization Information page:  ucmo.edu/immunizations as well as this guide on submitting records

View Quick Guide on Submitting Records

Your Room


 

 Make Our Halls Your Home

Decorating Your New Home

When you move onto campus in the fall, you will create a new home for the next nine months.

  • Posters, pictures, & flags are a great way to personalize your new home, but please use an adhesive that can be easily removed without leaving any residue.
  • Please don’t damage the walls with nails or other permanent mounting devices.
  • For those that would like to hang window treatments, approximate window dimensions are 7 ft wide by 5 feet in length 
  • We suggest using 3M Command adhesives, 3M Command adhesive hangers, or Scotch Magic removable mounts.
  • Just remember to have fun & be creative, but follow the decorating guidelines.
  • NOTE:  Only t-pins are allowed to hang or place items on walls in The Crossing.

Room Condition Report

When you check in, make sure to fill in any issues in your room on the Room Condition/Inventory form that is given to you at check-in.  Reporting ALL issues helps prevent unnecessary charges at the end of semester/year.  Be completely detailed and list defects/issues.

See a sample form below:

Room Condition Report UCM

Room Amenities & Dimensions

All room furniture has been recently updated.  Each residence hall room comes with the following items:

  • Two, extra long twin beds
  • One dresser
  • Two or three closets (see hall pages for closet dimensions and specifics)
  • Wastebasket & recycle bins
  • Mini blinds
  • Two desks & two chairs

NOTE:  For fall 2020 and beyond, students will be required to bring their own shower curtain liner/curtain and shower hooks.  We recommend 72x72 inches.  Shower rods are provided.  See our packing list below as well!

All room furniture must remain in the room during your stay with us. No storage is available for room furnishings or personal belongings.

See our room amenity & dimension sheet below for details!   Building pages will have specific overall building amenities.

 

Room Amenities & Dimensions

 

Visit specific hall pages to see slideshows of building/room photos as well!  Find your exact hall and click explore at ucmo.edu/residencehallliving

Bed Lofts & Linens

All residence hall beds can be bunked. For safety purposes, students cannot build home-made lofts. Lofts can be ordered online at www.collegeproducts.com/ucm.  College Products provides lofts for rent at an affordable cost.  Lofts are a great way to maximize the space in your room. Lofts create 23 square feet of additional living space in your room.  Order yours by August 1 to save $20.

Move-in Loft Pickup:

Thursday, August 12, 8 am - 3 pm,  Parking Lot Behind Diemer (for Ellis Complex residents) and Parking lot south of Nattinger Bradshaw.

Sunday, August 15, 9 am - 3 pm, Parking Lot Behind Diemer (for Ellis Complex residents) and Parking lot south of Nattinger Bradshaw.


Lofts are NOT in rooms ahead of time, they must be picked up and returned (at the end of the year) by the student/family.

 

 

University Housing is partnering with a company to provide linens guaranteed to fit both our standard & our extra-long mattresses. Many options & packages are available.  Other items include decor and bath necessities.  Check it out at www.ocm.com/cms/linens

Mini-Fridge Rentals & Carpet Pick-Up

Refrigerators can be rented from the United Student Housing Association (located on Housing Services page) or students may bring their own refrigerators as long as they are 6.0 cubic feet in size or less OR 1000 watts or less.

Pick- Up 

Fridges will be available for pick-up at Nickerson Hall lower level (facing Washington St.).  It is first come, first serve of fridge color/option.  Fridges are USED and cleaned after every return and again prior to pick-up.  

Thursday, August 12, 8 am - 3 pm,  Nickerson Hall lower level (facing Washington St.)

Sunday, August 15, 9 am - 3 pm, Nickerson Hall lower level (facing Washington St.)

If interested for spring semester only, please send an email to Jay Hicks (jhicks@ucmo.edu) to schedule a pick-up arrangement.

A limited number of refrigerators may still be available to rent.

Important Housing Information


 

 Other Important Information

Housing Assignments

First-year room assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis & can be viewed on the student portal no later than June 21 (for the Fall semester) and December 21 (for spring semester NEW students). The assignment will detail your room, roommate, and suitemates. As a reminder, the residence hall agreement is for the entire year.

Returning students are able to pick their room, roommates, and suitemates through our online reapplication process beginning in February and ending in April.

How to View Assignment/Roommate Info

Property Insurance

Because UCM does not purchase property insurance covering students’ personal property, you should be sure that you obtain renter’s insurance to protect your possessions from theft or loss due to other damage (smoke, water, etc.).

  • Check with your parents to see if you are covered on their insurance plan.
  • It will only take a few minutes & it may save you a big headache later on.  
  • If you would like to purchase a personal safe those are available at collegeproducts.com/ucm. This is a service provided but not required.

Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Check out our video on bathroom cleaning tips HERE!

Tips on Bathroom Cleaning:

  • With any multipurpose cleaner, please follow full directions  listed on product including how long to let sit on a surface
  • If possible, clean as you go/utilize your bathroom space
  • After showering, spray down the walls, tub, knobs, and wipe down. Be sure to let sit based on product instructions. Give the shower a rinse
  • After using your sink, wipe down the surrounding area including the basin, walls, and even medicine cabinet
  • For ongoing cleanliness, utilize cleaning products including sanitizing wipes for high touch point areas including sink/tub/toilet handles, door knobs, light switches, etc.
  • When cleaning, always utilize a new rag or use paper towels
  • To prevent cross-contamination, consider purchasing rubber cleaning cloves and clean those after use with soapy water

Dining and Meal Plans

There are numerous dining areas on campus. The residence hall Dining Centers are located in

  • Ellis Complex
  • Todd Hall

The hours of operation will be posted throughout the residence halls & in the Dining Centers as well as here on the Sodexo website.  Your meal plan will be encoded onto your student ID, so all you need to have to eat in the halls is your student ID.

First-year and second-year students must have a specific meal plan. The initial cost will be billed to your university account, but additional meals/Dining Dollars can be purchased via the Housing portal on MyCentral or at the housing office. Complete your meal plan via MyCentral.  You may purchase Dining Dollars at any time during the year.  Dining Dollars roll over from semester-to-semester, but meal swipes do not.

Room Change Requests

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t make it work. You may request a move to an available space in accordance with established procedures.

  • Check our Important Dates via the Housing home page to find the exact dates if we are offering this option 
  • If a first-year student would like a single room, they will be allowed to request a single room after the halls open and pending space availability (if rooms are configured as doubles)
  • Room changes cannot be made without prior permission from the Office of University Housing. After you arrive, talk to your CA or Residence Hall Director, who will help you through the process of making a formal request.

Wireless Device Registration

Please note that personal routers are not allowed on campus as they interfere with the university’s network. Information will be available when you check in.   Helpful information regarding getting the most out of your WiFi signal can be found on the Technology Support Center page

To directly register devices to connect to wifi, please visit (link to be provided come August) Students are allowed to register 3 devices.  Devices that can connect wireless include various game systems, smart TVs, streaming devices (such as Roku, Firestick, etc). 

Housing Policies

University policies as well as specific Housing policies can be found in the student handbook found here.  Specific Housing policies can be found here in our Housing Student Guide below. 

 

UCM Housing Student Guide

 

Students are expected to be knowledgeable and follow policies at all times.  

Who is Here to Help?

One thing is for sure: You’ll have all the help you need to settle into life at UCM. Your first line of assistance is your undergraduate staff member. There are Community Advisors (CAs) in all the residence halls. The CAs are supervised by a Residence Hall Director (RHD) who is a graduate assistant pursuing a master’s degree. There is also an Assistant Director who is a full-time professional who provides overall supervision and direction for the halls.
Check Out Information

 

Check-Out Cleaning List

Please check our Important Dates for check-out information for breaks, including end-of-year.  

Residence Hall Check-Out Cleaning List

 

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