Fall 2013 Mooov-In: Checking In
Welcome to The University of Texas at Austin!
We know that you have many questions and might be going through information overload as you get ready to move to UT Austin. Use this page as a helpful guide about how to check in, what to bring, and what to expect.
This page will guide you through the Mooov-In process. Before you arrive, make sure you've looked at this information as well.
We're looking forward to seeing you on campus! Hook 'em!
Checking In On Campus
1. Decide When You Are Checking In
If you check in August 20, 21, 22: Early check-in begins at 4 p.m. on August 20. Students who check in early will be charged $50 per night's stay. If you need to check in early, you MUST schedule a check-in time online to ensure your room will be ready.
If you check in August 23 or 24 from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (official Mooov-In times): Regular check-in will take place at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. UFCU Disch-Falk Field is labeled as DFF on the map. This is the central location for check-in on Friday and Saturday only, August 23 and 24 from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Since the majority of students check-in during this time, we host check-in at DFF to accommodate everyone in a much faster and more streamlined way. Don't unload all your stuff at DFF; just pick up the check-in info and then head to the residence hall.
If you check in after hours: The halls are open 24 hours a day for check-in. If you are checking in at a time when we are not doing centralized check-in at DFF, see the chart below to find out where your check-in location will be. NOTE: All Check-In stations and desks are CLOSED on Friday and Saturday, August 23 and 24 from 5 a.m - 7 a.m. and from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. while keys are being moved to and from the residence hall desks.
|If your room is in...||Check In at:|
|Quad Desk (Carothers Desk)|
|Whitis Court, Duren||Duren Desk|
|Jester East||Jester East Desk|
|Jester West||Jester West Desk|
|Brackenridge, Roberts, Prather||Prather Desk|
|Moore-Hill, Creekside||Moore-Hill Desk|
|San Jacinto||San Jacinto Desk|
If you check in after 5 p.m. on August 25: You are required to check in by 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 25. If you are unable to arrive by then, you MUST notify DHFS in advance to avoid having your contract canceled. You can do this online.
2. Schedule a Check-In Time
Sign up for a check-in time before August 16. The check-in scheduler will be available beginning in June.
3. Arrive During Your Allotted Time
Please arrive during your allotted time. If you have a change in plans or a traffic jam causes you to be a few minutes late... relax and drive safely. You do not need to notify DHFS that you are running behind. However, if you are running hours (or a day) late, try to update the check-in scheduler online.
4. Complete The Process
Bring your UTID Card or photo ID to the check-in location. After you accept your key, you cannot be released from your contract. Your housing contract ends May 14, 2014. Refer to the Terms and Conditions for further information.
5. Unload and Move In
Designated loading zone parking spaces are available around each residence hall. Sixty-minute loading zone permits will be available when you check in. Participating volunteers will be wearing an official Mooov-In t-shirt, and they will be able to help you with any questions.
Since check-in is allowed 24 hours a day, we do ask that after 10 p.m. you move only what is necessary for that night. Out of courtesy to other residents already in the building, this helps reduce the noise during late night hours.
Parking During Mooov-In
Parking around UT Austin can be tricky. Follow these tips to make your parking experience a more positive one!
- Unloading: During check-in you will receive a sixty-minute loading zone permit. After unloading the vehicle, please move it to an appropriate parking area. Tickets will be given to vehicles who stay in an unloading zone past their sixty minute time frame.
- Garages (R Permit): Any resident who was offered and paid for a parking garage resident permit must park in the garage they received in the draw. Use the access card attached to your permit that was mailed to you. If you have not yet received your permit and access card, pull a garage entry ticket and park your vehicle. During garage business hours (7:45 a.m. until 9 p.m.) take the pulled ticket and a photo ID to the garage office to obtain a temporary parking garage access card and temporary dashboard permit.
- Surface Lots (C Permits): Students may purchase a C Permit at the Parking & Transportation Services office, located in the Trinity Garage (TRG) at MLK and Trinity. Office hours are M-F from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., expect official university holidays.
- The check-in scheduler helps limit the amount of traffic on campus. Less hectic traffic typically occurs during early morning or late evening check-in times.
- Parking is limited, so please bring only needed vehicles to campus during this time.
Advice From Current Students
So you've moved in; now what? Some advice from current students about what to do once you've moved in:
- Introduce yourself to your RA. Ask your RA or returning neighbors for a tour of the building.
- Walk around your building's area (Whitis, Waller Creek, or Jester Center) to learn more about where you live.
- Get to know the other people moving in. You'll be living with them all year, so reach out now!
- Get out of your room, meet your neighbors, and don't be afraid to talk to strangers. They won't be a stranger for long!
- Don't worry about making sure that everything in your room is exactly where you want it the very first day. You have a whole year to arrange (and rearrange) your room.
- Leave your room! Go to public areas in order to meet new people.
- Invite a neighbor to dinner.
- The first week is when a lot of new friendships are made, so don't be shy.
- Within the first week, make a map to find your classes and walk your route. Learn how long it will take you to get to class before classes start.
- Ask questions. Your RA or returning residents probably know a few tricks about your residence hall, but they wouldn't know to tell you unless you ask.
- Remember, everyone is in the same boat and eager to make new friends. You're not the only one with a little anxiety!
What to Bring?
Preparing for your first year at UT is exciting! We know you're itching to get into your new residence hall. Check out these handy lists of what you should (and shouldn't) bring with you to campus.
When packing for Mooov-In, try to pack as efficiently as possible so your car can be easily unloaded.
Frequently Asked Questions
Billing and Payment Information
Meal Plan (Dine In Dollars & Bevo Bucks)
ResNet - Internet Access
Safety In the Halls
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
What To Bring
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