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Move In Guide

Heritage Hall

We can't wait to see you!

Just like you, we are preparing for a very important event - your arrival to Tarleton!

We hope that this guide will help you get ready for your Move-In Experience. Please take a few moments to look through the items below to find important information about what to bring, how to pack, things to take care of before moving in and what to expect when you get here.

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Getting Ready

Furnished Items
Trying to figure out what to pack before moving into your residence hall can seem a little overwhelming. Luckily, Tarleton has already provided a few things in your room, meaning you DON’T have to bring the following:
  • Microfridge (mini refrigerator/microwave combo)

Please note: Additional units not allowed

  • Extra long twin bed and mattress (Integrity, Traditions North and South, and some Honors Hall rooms are furnished with full size beds and mattresses)
  • Desk and chair
  • Nightstand
  • Small dresser

Furnished Items

View room layouts and photos of all of our facilities!

What to Pack
There are definitely some essentials that you don’t want to be without when you move-in to your residence hall. Here’s a list to get you started:
The Essentials
  • Extra long twin sheets (Integrity, Traditions North and South, and some Honors rooms are equipped with full size beds)
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Toiletries
  • Towels/wash cloths
  • Bath Robe
  • Portable shower caddy
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Laundry detergent/dryer sheets
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Clothes hangers
  • Plastic bowls/containers
  • Coffee Maker (internal heating element only)
  • Coffee mug/thermos
  • Plastic ware
  • Can opener
  • Snacks
  • Paper towels
Study Supplies
  • Pens, pencils and highlighters
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Desk lamp
  • Scissors, stapler, staples, three-hole punch, paper clips
  • Notecards
  • Calendar and/or daily planner
  • Backpack
  • Alarm clock
  • Batteries
  • Small fan
  • Table or floor lamps
  • Headphones
  • Hairdryer
  • Mattress pad/mattress protector
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Sticky Tack, 3M Command Strips, or equivalent product (for wall hanging)

Too much to remember? Make it easy and print off a shopping list!

Prohibited Items
Here are a few things that we ask you NOT to bring with you:
  • Electric skillets, deep fryers, toaster ovens, grills (indoor or outdoor)
  • Extension cords (bring surge protector strips instead)
  • Multi-plug outlet extensions
  • Space heaters
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles, fireworks, weapons and/or ammunition*
  • Outside antennas
  • Traffic signs
  • Decorative Christmas/party lights
  • Products that could damage paint/wall surfaces (e.g., nails, screws)
  • Steel-tipped darts and dartboards
  • Alcoholic beverages or containers (regardless of age)
  • Pets (exception includes a fish in a 10 gallon tank or smaller)

*For more information regarding firearms in residence halls, please visit the Campus Carry Website

You can find additional policies and regulations in the Guide to Community Living.

How to Pack

The Move-In Experience at Tarleton is fast-paced, so it's important to know how to pack properly to ensure your stuff is quickly placed in the right room.

  • Avoid loose items
  • Carefully pack all items in a secure container (such as boxes, plastic totes or suitcases)
  • Pack tightly to prevent breakage
  • Label every container with your name, residence hall and room number

    Sample Label

  • Load as much as possible into one or two vehicles. Trailers and moving vans are highly discouraged.

Before You Arrive

Map Out Move-In Day
We'll be helping students settle in to 9 separate residence halls during the Move-In Experience, so it's a good idea to know where you're going before you get here. For most halls, you will report directly to the residence hall to unload, however, for the larger halls you may be asked to first report to a staging lot.

Please watch your email in the weeks leading up to Move-In Experience for important information such as:

  • Reporting day and time
  • Where to report/Move-in routes
  • Printable dashboard signs
  • Parking info for after unloading

Get an idea of where your residence hall is located by viewing our interactive map.

Know Your Move-In Time

Friday, August 18, 2017

9-11AM.............Hunewell Hall 2nd floor, Hunewell Annex 2nd floor and 3rd floor
11 AM- 1PM.............Hunewell Hall 1st floor, Hunewell Annex 1st floor
3-5PM.............Heritage Hall 4th floor, Legacy Hall 3rd floor, Honors Hall 4th floor
5-7PM.............Heritage Hall 3rd floor, Legacy Hall 2nd floor, Honors Hall 3rd floor
7-9PM.............Heritage Hall 2nd floor, Legacy Hall 1st floor, Honors Hall 2nd and 1st floor

Saturday, August 19, 2017

8-10AM..........Heritage Hall 1st floor, Legends Hall 3rd floor, Centennial Hall 3rd floor
10AM-12PM....Legends Hall 2nd floor, Centennial Hall 2nd floor
12-2PM..........Legends Hall 1st floor, Centennial Hall 1st floor

View and/or print your move-in route

Before you arrive, be sure to map out your route. Check out the Move-In Map to find your check-in location.

If you lost your email from RL&L or didn't yet receive one, you can find and print your dashboard signs and packing labels online. Here's how:

  • Log on to MyGateway
  • Select Ducktrax > Student Housing > New Incoming Portal > Move-In Permits & Labels
  • Print a dashboard sign for each vehicle that will be unloading
  • Print enough mailing labels for all your boxes/packages, cut and tape them on.
Set up cable and Internet

To guarantee you're connected as soon as you move-in, it's recommended to set up your account in advance. Keep in mind you will need to provide your own Coaxial cable for cable service and your own Ethernet cable for Internet (if not using wifi).

Please note: Outside routers are not allowed.

Other Things to Consider

Moving in more than 2,000 students is quite a feat. Here are a few things to prepare for before arriving to campus:

  • Bring along snacks and beverages (just in case there is a wait)
  • Bring plenty of water (keep in mind the August heat)
  • Take a bathroom break just before arriving
  • If bringing a bicycle to campus, be sure it is registered through the University. Contact Parking Services for additional information about the free registration process.
Move-In Schedule Breakdown

*The following schedule pertains to only freshman and 1st year transfer students. All returners will move in the weekend of August 26, 2017.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Hunewell Hall 2nd floor

9am - 11am

Hunewell Annex 2nd floor

9am - 11am

Hunewell Annex 3rd floor

9am - 11am

Hunewell Hall 1st floor

11am - 1pm

Hunewell Annex 1st floor

11am - 1pm

Heritage Hall 4th floor

3pm - 5pm

Legacy Hall 3rd floor

3pm - 5pm

Honors Hall 4th floor

3pm - 5pm

Heritage Hall 3rd floor

5pm - 7pm

Legacy Hall 2nd floor

5pm - 7pm

Honors Hall 3rd floor

5pm - 7pm

Heritage Hall 2nd floor

7pm - 9pm

Legacy Hall 1st floor

7pm - 9pm

Honors Hall 2nd and 1st floor

7pm - 9pm

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Heritage Hall 1st floor

8am - 10am

Legends Hall 3rd floor

8am - 10am

Centennial Hall 3rd floor

8am - 10am

Legends Hall 2nd floor

10am - 12pm

Centennial Hall 2nd floor

10am - 12pm

Legends Hall 1st floor

12pm - 2pm

Centennial Hall 1st floor

12pm - 2pm

When You Get Here

What to Expect on Move-In Day
We work really hard to make sure the Move-In Experience is as easy and painless as possible for you and your family. Here are the steps to take and what you can expect when you arrive.
  • Arrive to your designated reporting location (watch your email for additional information)
  • Once you have made it to the unloading zone directly in front of your residence hall, head to the lobby to check-in.

If possible, please make sure a driver remains with your vehicle(s)

  • Volunteers will unload the vehicle.
  • Your vehicle(s) will need to immediately be moved to a designated parking area.
  • Volunteers will assist you with carrying your items to your assigned room.
  • Someone should remain with your belongings until all items are secure in your room.
  • Most of all, relax! We're here to help.
Campus Services Available During Move-In Day

Need to take care of some last minute business or want to get some more Tarleton gear? Once you're settled, take advantage of the following services/offices open and available during the Move-In Experience:

Dining Locations

Friday, August 18

Dinner 6-7:30pm

Saturday, August 19

Lunch: 11:30am-1pm

Dinner: 6-7:30pm

Campus Book Store

Friday, August 18: 7:30am-5pm
Saturday, August 19: 8am-4pm

University Parking

Friday, August 18: 8am to 7:30pm
Saturday, August 19: 11am-5pm

Texan Card

Friday, August 18: 8am-5pm in Tarleton Center
Saturday, August 19: 3pm-8pm in Student Center 130
Saturday, August 19: 9am-1pm in Student Center 130

Post Office

Friday, August 18: 8am-5pm
Saturday August 19: 8am-5pm