Move -in Day is quickly approaching. As you and your student are purchasing items for the room, having those conversations about the transition and enjoying the summer, take note of the resources and information available to you.
Move-in at Missouri State begins at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15 for most students. If your student is in the Honors College or in a living-learning community, he or she can move in early on Thursday, Aug. 14.
Stop, drop and roll
Missouri State will be using the stop, drop and roll system during move-in this year:
- Stop your car at the designated location for each residence hall
- Drop your items at the curb with the person designated to stay with your items
- Send your student to check in at their building to get his or her room keys
- Roll your car to your parking lot
Members of Bear Crew will be stationed outside of each residence hall to assist you in moving your items into your room. A wheeled cart or dolly may be a good investment if you have larger items.
The resources listed below will help make move-in a smooth process for both you and your student:
- What to bring and what not to bring lists
- Move-in map noting one-way streets and parking lots
- Unloading pass (needed for every car)
- Purchase your student’s parking permit in advance
The office of student engagement partners with other groups across campus to host a series of events Aug. 15-17 that welcome students and their families to campus. Parents and family members are invited to attend the following events:
- Parent and Family Welcome, August 15 at 3 or 4 p.m. in the Plaster Student Union Theater
- The Parent/Student Aloha Brunch Saturday, August 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in all dining centers
- New Student Convocation, Sunday, August 17 at 2 p.m. featuring Provost Fellow Kurt Heinlein and alumnus Judith Rowland, global campaigns coordinator for the Global Poverty Project in JQH Arena or online via Livestream
Also, encourage your student to take advantage of all of the great student-specific Welcome Weekend events. These events are great opportunities to meet new people and to build connections on campus.