Moving In - Fall 2014

Boiler Gold Rush Participants

Students registered for Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) may move in on Saturday, August 16 or Sunday, August 17, 2014. (You should receive information along with your BGR registration materials.) The BGR fees include your room charges from August 16, 2014 and meals beginning on Monday, August 18, 2014.  Please note the Purdue Dining & Catering’s residential dining courts will also be open on August 16-17, 2014, and you may use BoilerExpress to purchase meals before your BGR meals begin on Monday, August 18, 2014.  Cash and credit card are also accepted.

Non-Boiler Gold Rush Participant

Early check-in: All residents have the option to check in early for an additional fee per person per day, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 16 through Thursday, August 21, 2014. Optional meal service will be available for an additional fee per day from Saturday, August 16 through Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Regular Check In

Regular check in begins at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 22, 2014, and the first contract meal served will begin with breakfast. This is the first meal served under your housing contract.

Check-In Procedures

BGR participants, please, be sure to arrive at your assigned residence at your specified move-in time. Carts (and many friendly student leaders) will be available to assist you as you move your belongings into your new home. After you unload your belongings, be prepared to move your vehicle(s) to a designated parking area so that we can expedite the process for other residents.

When you check-in, you will receive your room key and pertinent information.

Bringing Things Early

University Residences is unable to store or hold items for you over the summer. However, if you need to mail a trunk or box immediately before you arrive, please note your name on the package and address it to the main office of the hall or apartment community where you are assigned. Please be sure to mail the package so that the package’s arrival will coincide with your check-in. Information regarding pick-up will be available at your residence’s main office.

To easily answer any questions you may have regarding moving into Purdue University Residences, please visit our FAQ’s.

What You'll Need

Provided Items

Items Provide by University Residences:

  • Bed (beds in some halls are bunkable, others are not)
  • Mattress and mattress pad/cover
  • Curtains (that must stay in place)
  • Desk with lamp
  • Dresser
  • Phone (Purdue Village only)
  • Trash can
  • Smoke detector
  • Closet and drawer space
  • All utilities
  • Internet outlets

Note: All University Residences furniture must remain in your room or apartment to comply with OSHA regulations and state law. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

You Should Bring

Items you may want to bring with you:

  • Alarm clock
  • Laundry basket
  • Pillow, bed linens, and blanket (not electric) for a regular twin bed - 36" x 78"
  • Umbrella
  • First aid kit
  • Bathrobe
  • Toiletries
  • Fan
  • Towels and wash clothes
  • Flashlight
DON'T Bring

Items you may not bring with you:

  • Candles, incense or anything else you would burn
  • Electric bed warmers
  • Empty alcohol bottles for decoration
  • Fireworks
  • Grills
  • Halogen lamps
  • Paintball guns
  • Pets (except small fish)
  • Toaster ovens or any cooking equipment other than a hot pot or a small microwave oven (for undergraduate residence halls - more information for Hilltop Apartments residents)