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.
The check-in process has been updated to offer decreased contact 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/Check-In
Check-in: 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
- Arrive on campus, go directly to the Health and Wellness Center.
- Check-in will be limited to 3 people including the student. No children under the age of 16 will be permitted.
- Each individual’s (student + 2) temperature will be taken at the gym; it should not exceed the CDC guidelines.
- With the appropriate temperature, the student/family will be cleared to proceed to step 2.
- Students will participate in a Rapid Test facilitated by our Health and Counseling staff. (No PCR test needed).
- A clearance armband will be issued to the move-in party (max: 3).
- University Staff will check for clearance armband up arrival at the East Gate on Chase Road.
- The cleared party should park in the assigned residence hall parking lot.
- The cleared party should check-in at the front desk of the assigned residence hall.
- The checked-in party can begin the move-in process.
- Housing staff will check for clearance armband, and face mask upon entering the residence hall.
- The student will be directed to their room by staff.
- The checked-in party can move-in.
- Move-in should be completed by 5:00 p.m. (CST) each day.
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 move/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.Back to Top
Only personal vehicles will be allowed through the Check-In process. Moving trucks and trailers are not permitted.Back to Top
New Students: Check-In Schedule
Sunday, August 8th
- Foster East/West (2nd and 3rd Floors, only)
- Morris Hall
- Stephens Hall
- Thigpen Hall
Monday, August 9th
- Foster East/West (4th and 5th Floors, only)
- Hopkins Hall
- Palmer Hall
- Terry Hall
- Returning/New Graduate Students: Check-In Schedule
Tuesday, August 10th | Wednesday, August 11th
- Knight Complex
- Normal Hills
- Student Residence Hall
COVID 19 Safety Notice
For the first two weeks of the semester a curfew for residential students will be enforced for 11:00 pm., each night.Back to Top
Visitation restrictions will be in effect for the first two weeks of the semester. Residents may not visit between the residence halls/apartment community in which the student does not live. You may visit among your fellow residents in your assigned hall/apartment community. No outside visitors such as family and friends are permitted at any time, including the weekends.Back to Top
- After-Hour Arrival
No After-hour arrivals will be approved. If a student arrives after 3:30 p.m., they will NOT be permitted to move in.
If a student allows their roommate/suitemates to move-in without following proper procedures, all parties involved will be fined $500 for not following instructions/lose your housing privileges.Back to Top
- Early Arrival
Due to COVID 19, no early arrivals will be approved.Back to Top
- Arrival Policy
If you fail to claim your room within 48-hours of the designated move-in date, Residential Life and Housing will cancel your assignment. Email Residential Life and Housing (email@example.com) if you have an emergency or plan to arrive late. Be sure to include your name, contact number, A-number, building, and room number in your email. The subject line should read: NOTICE OF LATE ARRIVAL.
Please note: after the official move-in dates, you will need to follow check-in guidelines/clearance procedures to gain access to the residence hall.
No weekend arrivals will be approved beyond the move-in day schedule.Back to Top
- 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.Back to Top
- 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.Back to Top
- 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 5 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.Back to Top
- Shopping Near Campus and Around Huntsville
- 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.Back to Top