Residential Living - Move In Information

Residence Hall Move-In


Residence Hall Move-In

We are VERY excited you chose West Texas A&M University! You are beginning a new chapter in your life, and the
Residential Living staff is honored to be a part of this as you prepare to move into campus housing. Please travel safe, and if you have questions or need additional information, contact us.

This year we will again use the STOP, DROP and GO move-in process on THURSDAY, AUG. 23 between 9:00 a.m. and 3 p.m. Our goal is to get you as close as possible for unloading, help ease traffic congestion, and reduce the time that you wait in lines. If you cannot make it by 3 p.m., check out our other check-in times.

Move-In Prep…what YOU need to do:

  • Mark all boxes and belongings with the following information:
    • Full Name
    • Buff ID#
    • Residence Hall & Room Number

On Thursday, you will see STOP, DROP and GO zones. We ask that you:

  1. STOP your vehicle, temporarily.
  2. DROP your belongings (unload your car) with the help of many volunteers.
  3. GO park your car away from this area.

Please find your assigned hall and follow the directions below:

Buff Hall  (click here for map)
Approach campus on 4th Avenue, turn north onto 26th Street (a one-way street for this day) and continue until you see the signs directing you to the STOP, DROP, & GO area for Buff Hall on the left side of the street.  After unloading, traffic will be directed east (right) onto Russell Long Blvd/TX Spur 48; you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Centennial Hall  (click here for map)
Approach campus on 4th Avenue, turn left north onto 26th Street (a one-way street for this day) and continue until you see the signs directing you to turn right onto Lt. Jimmy Bean Street, where the STOP, DROP, & GO area is for Centennial Hall.  After unloading, you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Cross Hall  (click here for map)
Approach campus on 4th Avenue, turn north onto 26th Street (a one-way street for this day) and continue until you see the signs directing you to turn right on PFC Stephen Geurin Street; turn left into Zone 16 South parking lot, where the STOP, DROP, & GO area is for Cross Hall.  After unloading, you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Conner Hall  (click here for map)
Approach campus on Russell Long Blvd./TX Spur 48. Turn south into the Zone 7 parking lot on Keith Powell Drive. Keep right and follow the direction of volunteers and continue to the south side of Conner Hall until you see signs for the STOP, DROP and GO area. After unloading, you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Cousins Hall  (click here for map)
Approach campus on 4th Avenue, turn left north onto 26th Street (a one-way street for this day) and continue until you see the signs directing you to the STOP, DROP, & GO area for Cousins Hall on the left side of the street.  After unloading, traffic will be directed northbound on 26th Street; use the center lane to exit east onto Russell Long Blvd/TX Spur 48. After unloading, you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Founders Hall  (click here for map)
Approach campus via Interstate-27 (I-27) and exit #106 (TX-217) for Canyon & Palo Duro State Park.  Head west (towards Canyon) on 4th Ave, turn north (right) onto Russell Long Blvd./TX Spur 48 (in front of the First United Bank Center), turn south (left) onto Hospital Drive, turn west (right) onto N. 2nd Avenue and follow the signs directing you into Zone 16 East parking lot, and then around to the north side of Founders Hall. Follow directions to the STOP, DROP and GO location. After unloading, exit north or south onto 28th Street and park in Zones 31 or 30, or the First United Bank Center

Guenther Hall  (click here for map)
Approach campus on Russell Long Blvd./TX Spur 48. Turn south into the Zone 7 parking lot on Keith Powell Drive. Keep right and follow the direction of volunteers and continue to the east side of Guenther Hall until you see signs for the STOP, DROP and GO area. After unloading, you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Jarrett Hall  (click here for map)

Approach campus via Interstate-27 (I-27) and choose ONE of the two exit options:

  1. Exit #108 for Hunsley Road. Head west (towards Canyon) on Hunsley Road, turn south (left) onto WTAMU Drive (last turn before the overpass), turn right (west) onto Russell Long Blvd./TX Spur 48.
  2. Exit #106 (TX-217) for Canyon & Palo Duro State Park.  Head west (towards Canyon) on 4th Ave, turn north (right) onto Russell Long Blvd./TX Spur 48 (in front of the First United Bank Center).
You will then follow signs directing you into Zone 6 West parking lot, on the west side of Jarrett Hall. Follow directions into the STOP, DROP and GO location. After unloading, you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus.

Jones Hall  (click here for map)
Approach campus on Russell Long Blvd./TX Spur 48. Turn south into Zone 13 parking lot and follow signs directing you to the STOP, DROP and GO area on the north side of Jones Hall. After unloading, you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Shirley Hall  (click here for map)
Approach campus on 4th Avenue, turn north onto 26th Street (a one-way street for this day) and continue until you see the signs directing you to the STOP, DROP, & GO area for Shirley Hall on the right side of the street.  After unloading, traffic will be directed east (right) onto Russell Long Blvd/TX Spur 48; you will find parking at the First United Bank Center, as well as access to the WT Shuttle Bus

Stafford Hall  (click here for map)
Approach campus on Russell Long Blvd/TX Spur 48. Follow the signs directing you to the STOP, DROP, & GO area located on the south side of Stafford Hall. After unloading, park in Zone 12.

 

Move-In Herd

Every year we welcome more than 2,000 students at Move-In Day on Thursday, August 23. It is the official kick-off to Welcome Week here at WTAMU!  To make move-in a very positive experience for students and their families, we need a “Move-In Herd” of at least 250 volunteers.  We are excited to include members of our student body, faculty/staff, alumni, and our friends in the Canyon community in welcoming our new residents into the Buff community.

We have a variety of needs during this event, from coordinating volunteers to carrying boxes to student rooms.  Volunteers will serve to greet, coordinate volunteers, unload vehicles, direct traffic to parking locations, answer questions, and carry belongings to student rooms. All volunteers will receive a free MOVE-IN HERD t-shirt to wear during their respective shifts (while supplies last).  Volunteers will be expected to attend one of our mandatory Move-In Herd Trainings prior to Move-In Day to receive your residence hall and position assignments, as well as to understand our STOP-DROP-GO move-in system. 

If you and your organization are interested in serving on this year's Move-In Herd, complete the appropriate form below.  If you are serving with a group/organization, each individual will need to complete the volunteer form. 

Early Move-In for Student Volunteers

Students wishing to arrive early to the residence halls may do so if they serve on the Move-In Herd; August 17 will be the earliest move-in date for volunteers. They must serve at least TWO (4 hours) of the listed shifts on the Move-In Herd volunteer form and attend one of the Move-In Herd trainings (more info to come).  In addition to completing the Move-In Herd volunteer form, you will need to login to your myHousing Portal (through your Buff Portal) and complete the Move-In Herd Early Arrival Request form (located at the top).  The deadline for students to sign up is August 15.

Student volunteers who sign up, move in early, and do not show up for their shifts or the training, complete their full shifts, or are asked to leave as a result of their conduct, will be charged for their entire early arrival stay at $50 per day as well as the cost of the t-shirt ($10). 

JARRETT HALL RESIDENTSUnfortunately, rooms in Jarrett Hall will not be available until Move-In Day (August 23).  Therefore, Early Move-In will NOT be available for students assigned to Jarrett Hall.  We also are unable to provide alternative accommodations should you choose to serve on the Move-In Herd. 

Move-In Herd Training

Volunteers must attend one of our mandatory Move-In Herd Trainings prior to Move-In Day to be oriented to volunteer expectations, pick up their t-shirt, receive residence hall and position assignments, as well as to understand our STOP-DROP-GO move-in system.  Attendance at this training is expected, even if you've attended in previous years.  Please choose ONE of the available training sessions, located on the WTAMU campus: 

  • Monday, August 20, 6:00-7:00pm – Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Thunder Room (#35, lower level)
  • Tuesday, August 21, 12:00-1:00pm – Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Thunder Room (#35, lower level)
  • Tuesday, August 21, 6:00-7:00pm – Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Thunder Room (#35, lower level)
  • Wednesday, August 22, 12:00-1:00pm – Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Thunder Room (#35, lower level)

 

What to Bring

Here is a list of commonly brought items that add your own personal touch to your room, as well as some items that are not permitted in the residence halls.  We recommend coordinating with your roommate, to make sure you don't double up! For a more comprehensive list and more information on what you can and cannot bring into the residence halls, see the Code of Student Life.

What to Bring

  • Bedding and Pillows
  • Mattress Cover / Protector
  • Towels / Washcloths
  • Toiletries and Hygiene Products
  • Command Strips/Hooks, Sticky-Tack
  • UL-approved Surge Protectors with On/Off Switch
  • Oscillating / Box Fan
  • Television / DVD Player
  • Coffee Pot
  • Reusable Water Bottle / Tumbler
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Flashlight and Mini-Toolkit
  • Small Trash Can
  • Table / Floor Lamps
  • Shower Caddy, Flip-Flops / Shower Shoes
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Sewing Kit
  • Laundry Soap and Dryer Sheets
  • Laundry Basket / Hamper
  • Cooking / Eating Utensils
  • Dish Soap and Sponge
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Insurance Policy Numbers
  • Lock Box for Valuables
    (or you can rent a Residential Living safe)
  • Scentsy Products (light-bulb heated only)

What to Leave at Home

  • Portable Air Conditioners and Space Heaters
  • Hoverboards
  • Extension Cords (use Surge Protectors only)
  • Nails and screws
  • Open-Surface Cooking Devices
  • Toasters / Toaster Ovens, NuWave Ovens
  • Candles, Incense, and Open-Flame Devices
  • Any Pets (except fish in a tank up to 20 gallons)
  • Weapons / Firearms - unless you are a LTC holder and have an approved Residential Living safe
  • Knives (blades larger than 5 1/2 inches)
  • Microwave (allowed only for Buff Hall)
  • Refrigerator / Deep-Freeze (micro-fridges provided)
  • Alcohol and Alcohol Containers
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Dart Boards
  • Fireworks
  • Waterbeds
  • Extra Furniture
  • Quarters for Laundry (it's free!)