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MOVE-IN 2020

Welcome, Pokes!  We are excited that you will soon be living with us on campus for the 2020–2021 academic year. We have worked hard this summer to plan a UW Move-In that is flexible for residents, minimizes the work to move-in, and maximizes your safety.  To have a successful transition to your new home at UW, we encourage you to read all the information posted below.  If you have any questions regarding Move-In 2020, please contact us (307) 766-3175 or e-mail us at Also, stay tuned to our social media where we will post important information to help you get settled into your new home away from home!

If your plans change after you have submitted your Residence Life & Dining Services Contract, it is very important that you communicate the changes with the staff in the Residence Life & Dining Services office. Please refer to your Contract Terms and Conditions 2020-21 for more information about contract cancellation, release, and termination.

Move-In Day Assignments

Move-In days have been staggered to reduce large crowds and allow for physical distancing. 

New students will move-in Wednesday, August 19 through Friday, August 21. Returners will move-in Saturday, August 22. All students will receive an email with their move-in date and time along with their housing assignment beginning July, 17.  

Important Move-In Day Information

  • UW Residence Life & Dining Services will require residents and families to wear face coverings throughout the move-in process.

  • Students will be required to check-in during their assigned date and time, and are limited to two family members or move-in helpers.

  • Elevators will be limited to one family, and other guidelines including physical distancing and occupancy limits for all common areas will be posted.

  • Hand sanitizing stations have been placed in each lobby and floor.

  • Carts will be available to check out and will be sanitized regularly.

  • Varying from previous years, there will not be volunteers to help students move-in. 

Early Arrivals

Residence hall move-in will start on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. For those students who are part of a group that is moving into the halls earlier than this date, please work with your group coordinator to make these arrangements.

For all other students requesting an early move-in date, please email with your name, residence hall and room number, the date you would like to move-in, as well as a brief description of why you need to arrive earlier than August 19. Individual requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students moving in early should check into the front desk of their assigned residence hall.

Cowboy Connect

Cowboy Connect, a welcome and transition program for first-year residential, first-year non-residential, first-time veteran, and transfer students. Detailed schedules for each group will be made available by August 2020 on the Cowboy Connect webpage. 

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