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Move In FAQ

A - Yes, face masks are required throughout the move in experience.  This is not only a University policy, but also a city of Columbia ordinance.
A - Carolina Cards will be made available to residents during the check in process.  A photo id will be required to pick up your Carolina Cards.

A - No more than two guests can accompany any resident on move in day.

A - University Housing currently anticipates sign up for Move In days and times to begin on July 15.

A - All early arrival groups will have to sign up for a day and time to move in, however when you access the housing portal at you will find that you only have access to the approved early arrival days.

A - We are currently finalizing plans and will publish them in the coming weeks.

A - Unfortunately due to physical distancing and social responsibility we will not have a move crew available this year.  In addition, we will not have carts available for move in.  Carts are cardboard and cannot be properly sanitized quickly for our guests to use in a safe manner.
A - Once your child checks into the residence halls you can stay until floor meetings begin in the early evening time frame.  After that we ask all parents and guests to leave the residence halls so that we can begin the orientation process for living with us.
A - Move in times are a starting time, not a time period.
A - The postal service will have a drive through pick up area at Carolina Coliseum for Move In days.
A - Information will be available beginning on July 15 on the housing portal at
Information last updated on Friday, June 26, 2020

Still Have More Questions...

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    Please call us if you have any questions or wish to make a reservation over the phone. (803) 777-4283

  • In Person

    University Housing main offices are locatd in the Garden Level of Patterson Hall. Our hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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