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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!” Please read information below to ensure a smooth move-in day experience.

  • Move-In Schedule

    Fall 2020 Move-In Information: All Move-In days, and procedures will be updated due to COVID 19, and based on the CDC guidelines for Colleges and Universities.

    All students and parents will be expected to adhere to the new procedures established for everyones safety. It is your responsibilty read the information below in its entirety.

    Are you ready to Live the Bulldog Life in a dynamic learning environment? We are looking forward to your arrival on “The Hill!” Please read information below to ensure a smooth move-in day experience.

    Please Note: The housing application process Will Not reopen for any student still seeking on-campus housing. Due to COVID 19, housing will not have a Waitlist for Fall 2020. Please Do Not arrive or return to campus unless you have a housing assignment. There will be No Exceptions.

    To verify your assignment, please log back into the housing portal to review the details. Also, any requests received to change rooms, roommates, or residential hall assignments Will Not be approved.

    If you need accommodation that falls under the American Disabilities Act, please contact The Office of Veterans Affairs and Disability Services.

     

    New Student Move-in Day  

    Returning students assigned to Knight West Should Review the New Student Schedule

    MOVE-IN

    DATES

    STUDENT

    BUILDINGS

    RESIDENCE HALL

    FLOOR

    CHECK-IN TIME

    Week 1

    Day 1

    Monday

    August 10

    New

    Students

    Foster Complex

    Hopkins Hall

    Knight Complex West

    Morris Hall

    Stephens Hall

    Terry Hall

    Thigpen Hall

    1st Floor Only

    Time restricted to

    7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    No after-hour

    move-in permitted

    Week 1

    Day 2

    Tuesday

    August 11

    New

    Students

    Foster Complex

    Hopkins Hall

    Knight Complex West

    Morris Hall

    Stephens Hall

    Terry Hall

    Thigpen Hall

    2nd Floor Only

    Time restricted to

    7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    No after-hour

    move-in permitted

    Week 1

    Day 3

    Wednesday

    August 12

    New

    Students

    Foster Complex

    Hopkins Hall

    Knight Complex West

    Morris Hall

    Stephens Hall

    Terry Hall

    Thigpen Hall

    3rd Floor Only

    Including returning

    students assigned 

    Time restricted to

    7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    No after-hour

    move-in permitted

    Week 1

    Day 4

    Thursday

    August 13

    New

    Students

    Foster Complex

    Hopkins Hall

    Knight Complex West

    Morris Hall

    Stephens Hall

    Terry Hall

     

    4th Floor Only

    Including returning

    students assigned 

    Time restricted to

    7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    No after-hour

    move-in permitted

    Week 1

    Day 5

    Friday

    August 14

    New

    Students

    Foster Complex

     Knight Complex West

    5th Floor Only

    Including returning

    students assigned 

    Time restricted to

    7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    No after-hour

    move-in permitted

    Week 1

    Day 6

    Saturday

    August 15

    New

    Students

    Foster Complex

    Hopkins Hall

    Knight Complex West

    Morris Hall

    Stephens Hall

    Terry Hall

    Thigpen Hall

    Only Students

    that Missed 

    Their Move-In

    Day and Time

    Time restricted to

    7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    No after-hour

    move-in permitted

    No After-hour arrivals will be approved. If a New/Returning Student arrives after 6:00 p.m., they will NOT be permitted to move in. Students will need to arrive day 6 of week 1, Saturday, August 15th. No Exceptions

     

    Returning and Graduate Student Move-in Day Schedule

    MOVE-IN

    DATES

    STUDENT

    BUILDINGS

    RESIDENCE HALL FLOOR

    BUILDING #

    CHECK-IN TIME

    Week 2

    Day 1

    Sunday

    August 16

    Returning

    Students

    Knight Complex East

    Normal Hills

    Student Residence Hall

    1ST Floor/Building

    # 1 Only

    Time restricted to

    7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    No after-hour

    move-in permitted

    Week 2

    Day 2

    Monday

    August 17

    Returning

    Students

    Knight Complex East

    Normal Hills

    Student Residence Hall

    2nd Floor/Building

    #2 Only

    Time restricted to

    7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    No after-hour

    move-in permitted

    Week 2

    Day 3

    Tuesday

    August 18

    Returning

    Students

    Knight Complex East

    Normal Hills

    Student Residence Hall

    3rd Floor/Building

    #3 Only

     

    Time restricted to

    7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    No after-hour

    move-in permitted

    Week 2

    Day 4

    Wednesday

    August 19

    Returning

     Students

    Knight Complex East

    Normal Hills

    Student Residence Hall

    4th Floor/Building

    #4 & 6 Only

    Time restricted to

    7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    No after-hour

    move-in permitted

    Week 2

    Day 5

    Thursday

    August 20

    Returning

    New Graduate

    Students

    Knight Complex East

    Normal Hills

    5th Floor/Building

    #5 & 7 Only

    Time restricted to

    7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    No after-hour

    move-in permitted

    Week 2

    Day 6

    Friday

    August 21

    Returning

    Students

    Normal Hills

    Building #8 & 9 Only

    Time restricted to

    7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    No after-hour

    move-in permitted

    Week 2

    Day 7

    Saturday

    August 22

    Returning

    New Graduate

    Students

    Knight Complex East

    Normal Hills

    Student Residence Hall

    Only Students

    that Missed 

    Their Move-In

    Day and Time

    Time restricted to

    7:00 am to 6:00 pm

    No after-hour

    move-in permitted

    No after-hour arrivals will be approved. If a Returning or Graduate Student arrival after 6:00 p.m., they will not be permitted to move in. Students will need to arrive day 7 of week 2, Saturday, August 22nd. No Exceptions

    Note: If you fail to claim your room within 48-hours of designated Move-In date, Residential Life and Housing will cancel your assignment. Email Residential Life and Housing (housing@aamu.edu) if you have an emergency or plan to arrive later than Move-In Day weekend. Only send an e-mail if you need to arrive later than August 31st. 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.

    Driving Directions and Parking

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

    Students checking into your residence hall/apartment community floor date must report to the parking lot of the residence hall/apartment community. Residents will receive instructions on how to proceed to the next step. Due to COVID 19, all move-in day clearance will take place at a designated area outside of the residence hall/apartment community.

    The majority of the move-in day traffic to the residence hall/apartment community floor date mentioned 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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  • Move-In day Expectations

    Move-In Day is a busy time for everyone, as hundreds of students will be arriving at Alabama A&M University to begin the 2020-2021 academic year. To make the Move-In process run as smoothly as possible, we ask that you review the following information before arriving on campus. Due to COVID 19, the information below has been adjusted.

    • Please abide by your Move-In schedule, day, and time. All students have been assigned a specific Move-In date to decrease the number of students and parents on campus due to COVID 19. If you arrive outside of your assigned Move-In period, you will need to adhere to the move-in schedule provided. No Exceptions.
    • Only personal vehicles will be allowed through the Move-In process. Moving trucks and trailers are not permitted. Keep in mind that only one vehicle per student will be allowed into the residence hall unloading zone on Move-In Day. Not including the students' personal vehicle used while staying on campus.
    • When arriving at the residence hall/apartment community, the driver should park in the parking lot of the building assigned. There will be a limit of three (3) people allowed including the student to enter the building during the Move-In day process. No additional visitors will be allowed. No children under 16 years old will be permitted. No pets will be allowed during the Move-In Day process, unless approval has been granted before the students' arrival by the Office of Veterans Affairs and Disability Services. During this time, each person will be cleared to proceed to each step (3) during the process. Please keep in mind that all moving should be completed before 7 p.m., during the students' arrival date, and time.
    • Face mask are required to be worn upon arrival, and throughout the Move-In Day process. In addition to social distancing practices, also use hand sanitizer to help avoid the of spread COVID 19.
    • We ask that you 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.
    • Remember to wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes!
    • Additional information may be e-mailed to students regarding the Check-In Process.
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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

    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 after 6 pm. Due to traffic concerns, the unloading zones at each building will continue to be reserved for those who must still check-in and unload.

    Check out the University’s Welcome Week events.

    Head out for dinner with your new roommates or for a send-off dinner with your family.

    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.

    Visit the Student Wellness Center for a swim or workout. Your membership is free!

    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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