On-campus residential students

New Students

New students living on campus in residence halls or in CHA (campus houses and apartments) are invited move in on Friday, Sept. 8. Housing assignments will be sent via email over the summer. Early Connections participants will have priority check-in from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Residential students with last names starting with A–L are invited to check in and move in from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Residential students with last names starting with M–Z are invited to check in and move in from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Orientation Check-In for all new students is in Upper Gwinn.

Returning Students

Returning students living on campus in residence halls or in CHA (campus houses and apartments) are invited to pick-up room keys to begin their move in starting Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1:00pm-5:00pm in 2nd Weter.

If you arrive to campus after these check-in windows end at 5PM on Saturday and Sunday, please go to the Office of Safety and Security (OSS) to pick up your key. To complete your after hours check in process you will need to email with subject line “Moved In” with your name and SPU ID.

Commuter students

Commuter students are invited to check in for New Student Orientation from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn on Friday, Sept. 8.

Moving in early?

New students who move in prior to Friday, Sept. 8 (i.e., student athletes, international 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. Student athletes and Dining Services employees must still go through the Orientation Check-in line on Friday, Sept. 8, to receive important information regarding your Orientation experience. International Students will be provided with general Orientation documents during International Student Orientation.

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 206-281-2689.

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.