UR Move-In

We are excited to welcome you to campus! We have prepared the following resources to help you through the process of accessing campus, navigating through your check-in location and where to park once your Boilermaker has unloaded their belongings. 

Please continue to check this page to get the most updated move-in information as it is made available.

Spring Move-In Details


The 2023 Spring Semester Purdue University Residences contract begins Monday, January 9, 2023.  All new students and returning residents may move in beginning Wednesday, January 4, 2023, any time after 8 a.m. at no additional charge.   

With the exception of the below locations, all new students should go to their assigned residence hall’s main office to pick up their room key and check-in material. 

  • Salisbury Campus Apartments, Grant Street Apartments, Steely Apartments and Benchmark residents should go to the Hawkins Hall main office for their keys. 
  • Waldron Square, 125 Waldron, 19 Waldron and Russell residents should go to the Frieda Parker main office for their keys. 
  • Village West, Fuse and Cedarwood residents should go to the Cary Quad main office for their keys.

Once you have completed your move-in, please move your vehicle from the unloading area to one of the following locations: the McCutcheon Parking Garage, the Co-Rec Parking Lot or the University Street Parking Garage. This will help keep the move-in process running smoothly for others waiting to unload. Note: Avoid any spaces posted as reserved or handicap at all locations.

A Purdue family posing for a photo in their student's dorm room on move-in day.

What You'll Need

Items Provided By University Residences:
  • Bed
  • Mattress
  • Curtains (that must stay in place)
  • Desk with chair and lamp
  • Dresser
  • Trash can
  • Smoke detector
  • Closet and drawer space
  • All utilities
  • Internet outlets
Items you may want to bring with you:
  • Alarm clock
  • Laundry basket
  • Pillow, bed linens and blanket (not electric) for a twin bed - 36" x 78"
  • Umbrella
  • First aid kit
  • Bathrobe
  • Toiletries
  • Fan
  • Towels and wash cloths
  • Flashlight
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
  • Hoverboards
  • Paintball guns
  • Pets (except small fish)
  • Portable AC units
  • Toaster ovens or any cooking equipment other than a hot pot or a small microwave oven
  • (for undergraduate residence halls)

Hilltop Apartments Appliance Policy

The following appliances are permitted in your apartment:
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Rice Cooker
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Water Pot/Hot Pot
  • George Foreman Grill
  • Crockpot
The following appliances are NOT permitted in your apartment:
  • Hot Plates and Burner Plates
  • Candle/Wax Warmers
  • Portable Washers
  • Electric Woks
  • Toaster Ovens
  • Space Heaters
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Pizza Ovens and Pizza Bakers
  • Electric Blankets
  • Electric Skillets
  • Plug-in Air Fresheners
  • Indoor Grills
A Purdue family posing for a photo outside of a residence hall on move-in day.