Move-in Guide

The Move-in Guide is provided as a pdf and will be mailed out to you prior to move-in. Typically, students receive their move-in guide in July prior to their August arrival on campus.

Furnished Items

Trying to figure out what to pack before moving into your residence hall can be overwhelming. Luckily, Tarleton has already provided a few things in your room, including furniture. Your room includes:

  • Micro-fridge (mini refrigerator/microwave combo)
  • Extra-long twin bed and mattress (Centennial, Hunewell/Annex, Legends, Legacy, Honors Shared Doubles, Texan Village)
  • Full size bed and mattress (Integrity, Traditions North & South, Honors 2 Bedroom Suites and Apartments, Texan Hall)
  • Desk and chair
  • Nightstand
  • Small dresser
  • Closet
  • Window blinds or shades

You are not allowed to bring personal refrigerators or AC window units.

Prohibited Items

Here are a few things that are prohibited in the halls:

  • 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, all flexible-neck 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 decorative items made from alcoholic containers (regardless of age)
  • Pets (exception includes a fish in a 10 gallon tank or smaller)
  • Open coil heating elements, such as toasters
  • Additional Micro-fridge, mini-fridge or microwave (appliances are provided)
  • Any appliance or electronic device that does not have a UL listing attached to it.
Fall 2023 Texan Freshmen Move-In Schedule – A specific move-in schedule or dates and times will be coming soon. Dates will fall between August 17 – 23, 2023.

THURSDAY, 8/17/2023

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Integrity & Ferguson 

FRIDAY, 8/18/2023

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Hunewell Annex
Hunewell Annex

SATURDAY, 8/19/2023

Building Floor Time 
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SUNDAY, 8/20/2023

Building Floor Time 
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What to Pack

There are some essentials that you don’t want to be without when you move-in to your residence hall. Here are some ideas 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
  • UL approved Desk lamp (Flexible neck lamps prohibited)
  • Scissors, stapler, staples, three-hole punch, paper clips
  • Computer
  • Printer and paper
  • Notecards
  • Calendar and/or daily planner
  • Backpack

Health & Safety

  • 5-10 Face Coverings
  • Thermometer
  • Physician recommended medication
  • Disposable Gloves for disinfecting
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Supplies


  • 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!

You can find additional policies and regulations, including firearms in residence halls in Housing Policies.

How to Pack

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

To maintain an environment that contributes to everyone’s well-being, continuous cleaning and disinfecting is vital. It might be necessary to move or relocate students throughout the year. Please bring only the essentials that can be disinfected and moved easily. 

Each person coming to campus must be able to certify their health. Students and their families must:

  • Be fever free 
  • Be symptom free (no cough, no loss of taste or smell, no runny nose, no sore throat, no difficulty breathing)
  • Not have been exposed or in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within the last 14 days

If unable to certify your health, please contact Housing to arrange for an alternative move-in time. 

Cable and Internet Set-Up

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

Outside routers are not allowed.

Fall 2023 Texan Transfer & Returners Move-In Schedule

MONDAY, 8/21/2023

All Halls9 am – 5pm

TUESDAY, 8/22/2023

All Halls9 am – 5 pm

WEDNESDAY, 8/23/2023

Building Time 
All Halls9 am – 5 pm 

What to Expect on Move-in Day

Our team works to ensure that Move-In Day is as easy 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, you will receive a check-in packet.

Please make sure a driver remains with your vehicle(s)

  • During assisted move-in times, volunteers will unload the vehicle.
  • Your vehicle(s) will need to immediately be moved to a designated parking area outside of arrival and unloading lots.
  • During assisted move-in times, 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.