On-campus residential students

Students living on campus in residence halls (Ashton, Arnett, Hill, or Emerson halls) or in CHA (campus houses and apartments) are invited move in on Thursday, Sept. 8. Housing assignments will be sent via email over the summer. Students with last names A–L can move in between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and those with last names M–Z can move in from 1–5 p.m. 

Orientation Check-In for all residential halls and apartments is in Upper Gwinn.

Commuter students

If you are living off-campus, you have two options for Orientation Check-In. First, you can choose to check-in on Thursday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., or 1–5 p.m. 

On this day, head to Orientation Check-in located in Upper Gwinn when you arrive on campus. Commuter students can also choose to check-in on Friday, Sept. 9. We will be holding a commuter-only check-in time, 8–9:45 a.m., at 3rd Weter.

Moving in early?

New students who move in prior to Thursday, Sept. 8 (i.e., student athletes, international students, Early Connections students, and dining services employees), should move in as a part of their early arrival group. Additional information will be provided by the department sponsoring your early arrival. You must still go through the Orientation Check In line on Thursday, Sept. 8, to receive important information regarding your Orientation experience.

Other important information

  • Information about how to set up your Falcon Card before you arrive on campus can be found here. If you submit your photo online in advance, your Falcon Card will be available for pickup when you check-in.
  • The “What to Bring Checklist ” and “Room Regulations” section of the Residential Guidelines web page provide suggestions for what to bring and information about items that are prohibited in the residences.
  • Residential meetings on the Orientation Schedule are required for all residential students.
  • If you have accessibility questions about campus housing facilities for family members on move-in day, contact or call 206-281-2247.

Falcon Cards

The Falcon Card is your SPU identification card that gives you access to buildings, printing, meal plans, Falcon Funds, student discounts, and more! Before you arrive to campus, you must submit a photo for your ID card by Aug. 22. Find more information here about how to take and upload your photo.

If you upload a photo by Aug. 22, you’ll be able to get your Falcon Card when you check in for Orientation. Reach out to with any questions you have.