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Move-In Day

Are you ready to Live the Bulldog Life in a dynamic learning environment? We are looking forward to your arrival on “The Hill!” All students and parents will be expected to adhere to the new procedures established for everyone’s safety. 

  • Check-In Procedures

    The check-in process has been updated to offer a low-contact process in a large venue where physical distancing can be maximized. Students and family members are required to wear face coverings while going through the check-in process.

    Steps To Move-In 

    Check-in:

    1. Arrive on campus, go directly to the west side of Lewis Crews Stadium, and check-in at your assigned Residence Hall tent
    2. Check-in will be limited to 3 people including the student. No student under the age of 16 will be permitted.
    3. Each individual’s temperature will be taken at the tent; it should not exceed the CDC guidelines
    4. With the appropriate temperature, the student/family will be cleared to proceed to step 2
    5. A clearance armband will be issued to the move-in party (max: 3)

     Clearance:

    1. University Staff will check for clearance armband up arrival at the East Gate on Chase Road
    2. The cleared party should park in the assigned residence hall parking lot
    3. The cleared party should check-in at the front desk of the assigned residence hall
    4. The checked-in party can begin the move-in process

     Move-In:

    1. Housing staff will check for clearance armband, and face mask upon entering the residence hall
    2. The student will be directed to their room by staff
    3. The checked-in party can move-in
    4. Move-in should be completed by 6 p.m. (CST) each day

     

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  • Students + 2

    The resident and two (2) individuals may enter the residence hall to unpack and help the student settle in during move-in. No additional individuals will be permitted on campus, nor will they be allowed to sit in the car. If you bring additional individuals they will not be cleared, and the student will not be allowed to check-in. Similarly, a limited number of staff will be on-hand to allow for increased physical distancing. Face coverings are required. No children under the age of 16 will be permitted. 

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  • Vehicles

    Only personal vehicles will be allowed through the Move-In process. Moving trucks and trailers are not permitted. 

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  • New Students Move-In Schedule    

     

    DATES & TIMES

    RESIDENCE HALLS

    FLOOR

     August 10 | 7AM TO 6PM

    Foster Complex

    Hopkins Hall

    Knight Complex West

    Morris Hall

    Stephens Hall

    Terry Hall

    Thigpen Hall

    1st Floor Only

    1st Floor Only

    1st Floor Only

    1st Floor Only

    1st Floor Only

    1st Floor Only

    1st Floor Only

     August 11 | 7AM TO 6PM

    Foster Complex

    Hopkins Hall

    Knight Complex West

    Morris Hall

    Stephens Hall

    Terry Hall

    Thigpen Hall

    2nd Floor Only

    2nd Floor Only

    2nd Floor Only

    2nd Floor Only

    2nd Floor Only

    2nd Floor Only

    2nd Floor Only

     August 12 | 7AM TO 6PM

    Foster Complex

    Hopkins Hall

    Knight Complex West

    Morris Hall

    Stephens Hall

    Terry Hall

    Thigpen Hall

    3rd Floor Only

    3rd Floor Only

    3rd Floor Only

    3rd Floor Only

    3rd Floor Only

    3rd Floor Only

    3rd Floor Only

     August 13 | 7AM TO 6PM

    Foster Complex

    Hopkins Hall

    Knight Complex West

    Morris Hall

    Stephens Hall

    Terry Hall

    4th Floor Only

    4th Floor Only

    4th Floor Only

    4th Floor Only

    4th Floor Only

    4th Floor Only 

     August 14 | 7AM TO 6PM

    Foster Complex

     Knight Complex West

    5th Floor Only

    5th Floor Only

     August 15 | 7AM TO 6PM

    Foster Complex

    Hopkins Hall

    Knight Complex West

    Morris Hall

    Stephens Hall

    Terry Hall

    Thigpen Hall

    Students that Missed 

    Their Move-In

    Date

     

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  • Returning + New Graduate Students Move-in Schedule

     

    DATES & TIMES

    RESIDENCE HALL/BUILDINGS

     FLOOR/BUILDING

     August 16 | 7AM TO 6PM

    Knight Complex West

    Knight Complex East

    Student Residence Hall

    Normal Hills Apartments 

    1ST Floor 

    1ST Floor

    1ST Floor

    Building  1  

     August 17 | 7AM TO 6PM

    Knight Complex West

    Knight Complex East

    Student Residence Hall

    Normal Hills Apartments 

    2nd Floor

    2nd Floor

    2nd Floor

    Building 2

     August 18 | 7AM TO 6PM

    Knight Complex West

    Knight Complex East

    Student Residence Hall

    Normal Hills Apartments 

    3rd Floor

    3rd Floor

    3rd Floor

    Building 3 

     August 19 | 7AM TO 6PM

    Knight Complex West

    Knight Complex East

    Student Residence Hall

    Normal Hills Apartments 

    4th Floor

    4th Floor

    4th Floor

    Building 4 & 6

     August 20 | 7AM TO 6PM

    Knight Complex West

    Knight Complex East

    Normal Hills Apartments 

    5th Floor

    5th Floor

    Building 5 & 7 

     August 21 | 7AM TO 6PM

    Normal Hills Apartments 

    Building 8 & 9

     August 22 | 7AM TO 6PM

    Knight Complex West

    Knight Complex East

    Knight Complex East

    Student Residence Hall

    Normal Hills Apartments 

    Students that Missed 

    Their Move-In

    Date

     

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  • After-Hour Arrival 

    No After-hour arrivals will be approved. If a student arrives after 6:00 p.m., they will NOT be permitted to move in.

    If a student allows their roommate/suitemate to move-in without following proper procedures, all parties involved will lose their housing privileges.

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  • Early Arrival 

    Due to COVID 19, no early arrivals will be approved.

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  • Arrival Policy

    If you fail to claim your room within the designated Move-In date or the alternative/missed date, Residential Life and Housing will cancel your assignment.

    • New Students alternative/missed dates : August 15 & August 22
    • Returning + Graduate Students alternative/missed date: August 22 

    Due to COVID 19, we cannot accept late arrivals beyond your scheduled move-in week or alternative/missed date.

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  • Questions

    Questions or concerns about your arrival should be e-mailed to (housing@aamu.edu).  Be sure to include your name, contact number, A-number, building, and room number in your email. 

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  • Tips for Packing

    Space in the residence halls is relatively limited, and we suggest packing lightly and picking up additional items at a later time.

    Label all items with your name, building, room number and phone number.

    Fold hanging clothes and bring hangers separately. Clothes do not fit well on the moving carts and may get dirty on Move-In Day.

    Leave winter clothes at home. Due to limited storage space, consider exchanging summer clothes for winter clothes during trips home.

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  • Settling In

    Please label your belongings with your last name and room number as an added measure of security (painter’s tape works well). If you are assigned to Foster Complex, please also designate East or West on your belongings. Due to COVID 19, no assistance with unpacking, arranging furnishings, etc., will be provided by volunteers in the event a package or item is dropped or left behind.

    How to Hang Items in Your Room

    You may only use 3M Command Strips to hang items on walls, or furniture. Nails or push pins are prohibited.

    You are not permitted to use wall mount systems for flat screen televisions in any Residence Hall.

    Setting up Your Bed

    Beds adjust up to approximately 30” from the floor in the following Residence Halls: Stephens, Morris, Terry, Palmer, and in select rooms in Normal Hills.

    Height-adjustable beds should be adjusted by Hall Staff, only. Trying to do this yourself may result in a damage charge. Contact your Hall Director to request a change in the height of your bed.

    Do Not use concrete blocks to heighten your bed. They will be removed and a fine may be imposed.

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  • After Settling In

    After you finish unpacking and settling into your room, there are several things to do with your family or your roommates to get acquainted with Huntsville. Here are some ideas:

    Go grocery shopping after moving in. This cuts down on perishables packed in your vehicle. (NOTE: We recommend shopping before  6 pm). 

    Introduce yourself to your Resident Advisor and find out when your first floor meeting will happen. This provides you more information about your community and a chance to meet your neighbors!

    Walk through your class schedule to cut down on confusion when classes start.

    For more information about exploring Huntsville, go to http://www.huntsville.org for area events and attractions.

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  • Shopping Near Campus and Around Huntsville
    Bridge Street Town Centre (11 miles)
    365 The Bridge Street, Suite 106 Huntsville, AL    
    Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
    Parkway Place Mall (6 miles)
    2801 Memorial Parkway South Huntsville, AL    
    Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
    Walmart Supercenter (2.5 miles)
    2200 Sparkman Dr., NW Huntsville, AL 35810
    Open 24-hours
    Target Supercenter (7 miles)
    6275 University Dr., NW Huntsville, AL 35806
    Open Daily: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

     

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  • Driving Directions

    Driving Directions and Parking

    Campus Map/Legend found here: https://www.aamu.edu/information/pages/campusmap.aspx

    The majority of the move-in day traffic to the residence hall/apartment community will enter campus through the gate at Chase Road and Buchanan Way (located east of Councill Blvd near Foster Complex). Those halls include; Foster Complex, Stephens Hall, Morris Hall, Hopkins Hall, Thigpen Hall, and Terry Hall.

    Residents of Knight Complex, Student Residence Hall, and Normal Hills Apartment Community should enter on the west side of the campus.

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