Move-In Day Guide
Greetings from the Office of Residence Life! We are so very pleased to have you joining us in the residence halls for the 2016-2017 academic year. Our Move-In Day Guide contains important information for checking into the residence halls, at Fairleigh Dickinson University (Metropolitan Campus), for Fall 2016. Please review all of the below information carefully. All students are required to present a valid photo ID (Driver’s License, State ID, FDU ID, or Passport) at check-in.
My team and I look forward to meeting each of you, and your families, on your Move-In Day. Enjoy the remainder of your summer.
Ruben C. Flores
Director of Residence Life
Checking Into Your Room
Our official Move-In Days will take place as per the following dates and times:
New International Students, Monday, August 22 from 10am to 5pm
Location: Office of Residence Life
New Domestic Students, Saturday, August 27 from 9am to 4pm
Location: SUB Multipurpose Room
All Returning Students, Sunday, August 28 from 9am to 4pm
Location: SUB Multipurpose Room
All students are strongly advised to arrive early in the morning on their check-in day. If you require additional assistance with Financial Clearance (Enrollment Services) or Medical Clearance (Student Health Services), an early arrival will allow you the required time to be processed by Enrollment Services & Student Health prior to checking into your room. The check-in stations will close promptly at the designated time. Students that arrive close to an hour before closing time risk not being able to be assisted if they require Financial and/or Medical Clearance. Please arrive early to avoid any inconvenience.
Any student arriving on their move-in day, after check-in has ended for the day, will need to return the following business day to check-in at the Office of Residence Life between the hours of 10am and 4pm.
We are not able to receive early arrivals so please plan accordingly. It is important that you check-in on your official move-in day during the designated times. Residents arriving before their official move-in day will need to make arrangements at a local hotel until their move-in day.
Student Employees & In-Season Athletes:
Student employees, only from select departments/offices, and in-season athletes (Men's & Women's Soccer, Volleyball, Men's & Women's Cross-Country) approved for an early arrival should contact their sponsoring department directly, not the Office of Residence Life, to verify if their name will be included on the early arrival list.
Financial & Medical Clearance
Medical Clearance: All First-Year & New Students, and first-time resident students, will require medical clearance from FDU Student Health Services prior to moving in to the residence halls. Please make sure all of your required medical documents are submitted to Student Health Services prior to your move-in day.
Financial Clearance: All students will need to obtain financial clearance, prior to moving in to the residence halls, from the Office of Enrollment Services.
Valid Photo ID
All students are required to present a valid photo ID (Driver's License, State ID, Passport, or FDU ID) to gain admittance to the check-in station.
Your FDU ID Card
The ID card access system in the residence halls requires the use of your FDU student ID.
New Students will receive a new FDU ID card during the check-in process on their Move-In Day.
Returning Students should bring their FDU ID card, on their move-in day, for activation after the check-in process. Replacement ID cards will be available directly at the Department of Public Safety for $25.
Requesting A Roommmate
Click here for information on how to request to be paired with a specific roommate.
Optional Services for Students
For your convenience, the following optional services are available to all residents. You can place an order at the link provided for each vendor.
Prohibited & Restricted Items
Certain items are prohibited in the residence halls for safety and security purposes. Confiscated items become property of the University and will be discarded or, when possible, donated to a local charity, but will not be returned to residents or anyone else. Please do not bring these items to campus. A minimum fine of at least $50 will be issued for each item confiscated.
Click here to review a list of Prohibited & Restricted Items.
For those unexpected situations, we highly suggest students consider bringing a battery operated flashlight and a sleeping bag.
Residence Hall Cable TV Requirements
Bringing a television for your room? Click here for requirements.
Microfridges & Refrigerators
Click here to review our microfridge and refrigerator policy.
If you have ordered a microfridge rental from Campus Specialties Inc. by the established deadline, your micro-fridge will be delivered and installed in your room prior to your arrival:
Microfridge Delivery Day 1 - Thursday, August 18
If you have ordered a microfridge rental from Campus Specialties Inc. after the deadline, your micro-fridge will be delivered and installed in your room on one of the following days:
Microfridge Delivery Day 2 - Wednesday, August 31
Microfridge Delivery Day 3 - Wednesday, September 7
Your Room Assignment and Roommate
Please keep in mind that Housing Applications are received on a daily basis during the summer months, any resident currently not assigned a roommate may receive a roommate prior to the start of the academic year.
To view your room, roommate, and suitemate (Linden residents) information:
Log into MyHousing to view your room assignment. If you have a roommate assigned at this time, you can also view their contact information.
New Students, beginning July 31, will also be able to view their room and roommate information via MyHousing, once all new student assignments are complete.
(Please do not call the Office of Residence Life for this information. We are not able to share room assignment or roommate information over the phone.)
New Student Cookout
The Office of Residence Life will sponsor our annual New Student Cookout (for New Students and their families) on Saturday, August 27 from 11 am to 5pm directly behind the Student Union Building.
First Floor Meeting
All residents are required to attend their floor or building meetings. The first meeting is especially important as it will be the first time you meet the residents of your floor or building.
First Year Students, Saturday, August 27 at 6:00 pm
Returning Students, Sunday, August 28 at 7:00 pm
Location: Please check for flyers in your building advertising the location of your floor/building meeting.
Residence Life Welcome: "Living On-Campus @ FDU"
All first-year resident students are required to attend the official (mandatory) Residence Life Welcome: "Living On-Campus @ FDU" on Saturday, August 27 at 7pm. You will have the opportunity to meet the entire Office of Residence Life staff and win some FDU prizes. In addition, your RAs will perform a series of skits to help familiarize you with "Living On-Campus @ FDU".
Parking on Your Move-In Day
Parking will be available behind the Student Union Building (SUB). Please do not park in the staff/faculty reserved parking spaces in front of the SUB, . Once you have officially checked-in, you may proceed to move your vehicle closer to your assigned residence hall. It is highly recommended that you bring your personal handtruck or dolly to assist you with transporting your belongings from your vehicle into your residence hall room. Parking your vehicle near your building, while unloading, is limited to 15-20 minutes. Once your belongings have been unloaded, your vehicle must be moved to an authorized parking space. Parking on grass or unpaved surfaces is not permitted.
Linden 1, 2 and 3 residents — Vehicles are not permitted in the walkway or doorways leading into the entrances of Linden 1, 2 and 3. You must park your vehicle in the roadway adjacent to the east side of Linden 1 to unload your belongings.
Linden 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 residents — Vehicles are not permitted in the walkway or doorways leading into the entrances of Linden 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. You can park behind the SUB or in the driveway that wraps around the building.
University Court residents — Parking is permitted in the small driveway that divides University Court 6 from University Court 7 and 8 only on the University Court 7 and 8 side (north side). Please do not park on both sides of this small driveway. Parking is also permitted in the driveway adjacent to the backside of University Court 2 and University Court 5.
Northpointe residents — Parking is available in the parking lot behind and in front of Northpointe. Parking in the circle walkway in front of Northpointe is strictly prohibited.
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