Move-in day tips and tricks


Caitlin Slator

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Move-in day tips and tricks

Preparing to move to the University of North Dakota this weekend? We’re here to help!

Getting ready to move and transition to college can be nerve-wracking, but Welcome Weekend offers tons of events, information and entertainment.

As you’re getting ready to move, make sure you have completed the recommended summer check list and packed everything you’ll need. Don’t forget, while most residence halls have elevators, there will probably be many students needing to use them. Pack your boxes light to make carrying them up stairs easier.

Kristi Okerlund, family and student programming coordinator, said, during the first weekend, patience and a sense of humor are key because moving can be stressful, busy and warm.

Settling In

Move-in day will mean extra traffic on campus, so we suggest West Hall residents approach University Avenue from the east. Fulton, Johnstone and Smith Hall residents are advised to approach University Avenue from the west.

When you arrive, be sure to go to the “stop drop & go zone ” assigned to your residence hall. Here Hall Orientation Team (H.O.T.) members will quickly and safely unload your things. The “stop drop & go zone” map also shows were you can find loft-pick-up sites, information tents; and truck, trailer and RV parking.

Next, make sure you check into your residence hall by using either a driver’s license or your UND ID.

The residence halls are open between 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. H.O.T. members will be available from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., to assist with your move.

Setting up

Grand Forks offers a variety of stores available to purchase room supplies and decorations, if needed.

Wireless and hardwired internet access is available in student rooms and throughout each residence hall. ResNet is available to assist with network connections, login support, general computer hardware and software connections and more.

Textbooks can be purchased online or in store at UND’s bookstore.


After a long day of moving, don’t forget about the free sub sandwich feed, located at Wilkerson and Squires Dining Halls as well as Swanson Hall and the Conference Center, from 5-7 p.m., for students and family members.

There will be brunch available Saturday and Sunday at Wilkerson Dining Hall that are covered by your meal plan. Families are welcome to use dining dollars, guest passes or pay cash for brunch ($7 per person).

Regular dining center hours will begin Monday, Aug. 20.

There also is a wide variety of restaurants in Grand Forks to choose from as well.

Caitlin Slator

University Relations Writer

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