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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.
You can also check out the digital version of the Move In Guide!

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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
  • Closet
  • Window blinds or shades

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/napkins
  • Wastebasket/garbage bags
  • Surge protector strips
  • Umbrella/rain boots
Study Supplies
  • Pens, pencils and highlighters
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Desk lamp
  • Scissors, stapler, staples, three-hole punch, paper clips
  • Computer
  • Printer and paper
  • Notecards
  • Calendar and/or daily planner
  • Backpack
  • Alarm clock
  • Batteries
  • Small fan
  • Table or floor lamp
  • Headphones
  • Hairdryer
  • Mattress pad/mattress protector
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Sticky Tack, 3M Command Strips, or equivalent product (for wall hangings)

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)
  • Open coil heating elements, such as toasters
  • Microfridge, mini-fridge or microwave

*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:

  • Assignment confirmation
  • 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.

 When you arrive to campus, you must check in to a central location based on your assigned Residence Hall. 

  • Honors, Centennial, Heritage, Legacy and Legends: check in to the west side of Memorial Stadium. 
  • Hunewell and Hunewell Annex: check in to the corner of Vanderbilt and Ollie Streets 

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). All cable is in HD. Older TVs may require a QAM tuner; check your TV prior to arrival.


For more information, visit

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

It’s important to adhere to your specific reporting time to help us avoid any delays in getting you all moved-in and settled into your new home. Only reporting times for first-year students are listed.


Sunday, August 19

 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

  • Honors Hall 3rd and 4th floor
  • Centennial Hall 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor

11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

  • Honors Hall 2nd floor

1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

  • Honors Hall 1st floor
  • Heritage Hall 4th floor

3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

  • Heritage Hall 3rd floor
  • Legacy Hall 1st floor

5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

  • Legacy Hall 3rd floor

7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

  • Legacy Hall 2nd floor


Monday, August 20

9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

  • Hunewell Hall 2nd floor
  • Hunewell Annex 2nd and 3rd floor
  • Heritage Hall 2nd floor
  • Legends Hall 3rd floor

11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

  • Hunewell Hall 1st floor
  • Hunewell Annex 1st floor
  • Heritage Hall 1st floor
  • Legends Hall 2nd floor

1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

  • Legends Hall 1st floor


Wednesday, August 22

Transfer Student Move-In Day

  • Transfer students are only allowed to move-in early if they are participating in Transition Week.

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- Located in Dining Hall

Sunday, Aug. 19 Options:

Brunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Monday, Aug. 20 Options:

Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Dinner: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Tarleton Campus Store- Located in Thompson Student Center

Sunday, Aug. 19

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Monday, Aug. 20

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

University Parking- Located in University Police Station*

Sunday, Aug. 19

2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Monday, Aug. 20

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

*Tours will be available, contact University Police for more information

Texan Card

Sunday, Aug. 19- Located in Thompson Student Center

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Monday, Aug. 20- Located in Texan Card Office

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Post Office- Located in Thompson Student Center

Sunday, Aug. 19



Monday, Aug. 20

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.