Move-In August 2024

Instructions for New Student Move-In

Arriving On Campus

When you first arrive on campus please follow signage and those giving directions to the unloading station for your residence hall. If you are not familiar with where your residence hall is located, please refer to the University Map. You do not need to sign up for a specific time or let anyone know when you will arrive as long as it is between the times listed above for your residence hall.

Checking In

Once you arrive in the unloading area, faculty and staff will greet you with additional instructions. All belongings will be moved to staging pallets by our Move-In Team while the student checks in at the main lobby of their residence hall where they will pick up their room key and RockyCard Student ID. Someone should stay with the vehicle at all times.

Unloading Your Items

Once the student checks in and receives their room key, the Move-In Team will assist with transporting all items to the student’s room. This process usually only takes a matter of minutes. Once all items have been unloaded, you will then move your vehicle to one of the designated parking lots with directions provided by University Police and volunteers.

Settling In

We will have staff available to assist with arranging furniture, raising and lowering beds, and installing bed rails. Once you arrive at your room, if you need assistance, please email, and our team will respond quickly. Please do not request assistance before you arrive at your room.

Approved & Prohibited Items

All UNC Asheville’s residence hall rooms come equipped with:

  • Single bed (XL twin, 36″ x 80″)
  • Study desk with chair
  • Dresser
  • Window blinds
  • Shower curtain
  • Closet space
  • MicroFridge® – a combination microwave, refrigerator, and freezer
  • Direct and wireless internet service
  • Trash and recycling cans
  • Pillow, blanket, and bed linens (XL twin sheets)
  • Towels, washcloths, and bath mat
  • Personal hygiene items and toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Clothes hangers, laundry hamper, and laundry detergent
  • Microwave-safe dishes
  • Command Strips or poster putty
  • Non-abrasive cleaning supplies; broom/light vacuum
  • First Aid supplies
  • Desk lamp and extra light bulbs
  • Headphones/earbuds
  • Surge protector for all electronic equipment
  • Optional Items:
    • Ethernet cord –  (all buildings are equipped with wireless connection)
    • TV
    • Bedside rug
  • Candles, incense, hookah, or any flame-associated products
  • Pets (fish in 10-gallon or smaller tanks are allowed)
  • String lights and tube lights that contain halogen bulbs are prohibited (LED string lights and LED light strips are allowed – no more than 3 sets)
  • Combustible or explosive materials, including weapons, ammunition, fireworks, smoke bombs, gasoline, and oil
  • Knives
  • Toasters or toaster ovens
  • Open-coil burners
  • Hot plates
  • Deep-fat fryers
  • Hot-oil popcorn poppers
  • Electric skillets, woks, griddles, or grills
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hoverboards

Any student using fireworks or smoke bombs or found to be in possession of a weapon may be removed from the residence halls immediately and will be subject to the Student Conduct Process.

For a complete list of approved or prohibited items, please see the Housing and Residence Life Guide

Instructions for Returning Student Move-In

  • When you first arrive on campus please proceed to the main lobby of your residence hall to pick up your key and complete the Check-In process with your RockyCard Student ID.  
  • We will have staff available to assist with arranging furniture, raising and lowering beds, installing bed rails, etc. Once you arrive at your room, if you need assistance you will email and our teams will respond quickly. Please do not request assistance before you arrive at your room as we will not be able to process specific requests until you are on campus.  

If you have additional questions or plan to arrive after August 18, please notify us at or 828-251-6700. If you are an approved early arrival please disregard the information below and follow the instructions provided by your program, team, group, etc about returning to campus.

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