Move-In Day Guide, Fall 2019 (Metro Campus)

Dear Residents,

Greetings from the Housing and Residence Life! We are so very pleased to have you joining us in the residence halls for the 2019-2020 academic year. Our Move-In Day Guide contains important information for checking into the residence halls, at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus for Fall 2019. 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.

Best Regards,
Ruben C. Flores
Associate Dean of Students for Housing & Residence Life

Checking Into Your Room

Our official Move-In Days will take place as per the following dates and times:

New International Students, Tuesday, August 20, from 10 AM to 5 PM
Location: Housing and Residence Life

New Domestic Students, Saturday, August 24 from 9 AM to 3 PM
Location: SUB Multipurpose Room

All Returning Students, Sunday, August 25 from 9 AM to 3 PM
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 and 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 Housing and Residence Life between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM.

Early Arrivals

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 and 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 Housing and Residence Life, to verify if their name will be included on the early arrival list.

Financial and 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

Find information about 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 with each vendor.

Prohibited and 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.

Review list of Prohibited and Restricted Items.

Suggested 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? Review the cable TV technical requirements.

Microfridges and Refrigerators

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: Friday, August 16, 2019

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: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • Microfridge Delivery Day 3: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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 Housing and Residence Life for this information. We are not able to share room assignment or roommate information over the phone.

New Student Cookout

Housing and Residence Life will sponsor our annual New Student Cookout (for New Students and their families) on Saturday, August 24 from 11 AM to 5 PM 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 24 at 4:00 PM
  • Returning Students, Sunday, August 25 at 7:00 PM
  • Location: Please check for flyers in your building advertising the location of your floor/building meeting.

Illumination Ceremony

All New Students, and their families, are cordially invited to participate in the Procession and the Illumination Ceremony on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

  • Procession will begin at 5:30 pm (meet in front of the Student Union Building)
  • Illumination Ceremony, 6pm (Wilson Auditorium in Dickinson Hall)

Housing and Residence Life Welcome: "Living On-Campus at FDU"

All first-year resident students are required to attend the official (mandatory) Housing and Residence Life Welcome: "Living On-Campus at FDU." You will have the opportunity to meet the entire Housing and Residence Life staff.

  • "Living On-Campus at FDU," Saturday, August 24 at 7:15 PM, Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall
  • New Student Pizza Social, Saturday, August 24 at 8:00 PM, Dickinson Hall

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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