Move-in Day
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Move-In Days

Moving to campus can be overwhelmingly exciting (and equally stressful!). Now's the time to get packed and make sure you have a valid housing contract for the term.

Fall 2020 Information

At 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 18 all new and returning students may sign up online to reserve a date and one-hour time slot. Students may bring one guest. Everyone must wear a face covering at all times. 
 
As we navigate these unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19, move-in procedures for fall 2020 will be updated as necessary. Keep checking the website, social media, and your emails for updates.
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August 18 and 19

New Students

The transition to college is a big one. The residential experience at Florida Poly is characterized by support, strong interpersonal connections, and academic engagement. We are here for you, and our residents are here for each other.

  • Sign up for move-in and reserve your time slot.
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August 16 and 17

Returning Students

We can't wait to welcome you back home!

  • Sign up for move-in and reserve your time slot.

 

Latest Move-In Updates and Announcements

For all return to campus updates and announcements visit the COVID webpage

Thank you for your patience as we have worked to develop a move-in process to welcome students to campus this fall in accordance with public health guidelines. We have crafted policy around housing to ensure that students feel comfortable and assured while living on campus, and as such, our move-in process has been designed, with best practices, to create a plan that allows flexibility for our students and families when planning their arrival to campus.

Before returning to campus, we ask all students to commit to and demonstrate respect and consideration for themselves and others, and for the people they care about. We ask that students commit to protecting themselves, protecting others, and protecting the Phoenix community during these unprecedented times.

New students may move into their residence hall room on August 18 or 19. Starting at 7 a.m. on July 18, students may sign up for their move-in date and time slot. Students will only be allowed to sign up for a one-hour move-in timeslot; additional time to move in will not be given. Please email if you need an accommodation during move-in.

Students are permitted to bring only one adult guest who will be allowed to enter the residence halls with their student to assist them with moving in belongings (no additional friends or siblings will be allowed to enter the residence halls). We will have a Student Move-In Team present to assist you with unloading your vehicle(s) and to ensure a quick move in. To assist us with this, we ask that you label all of your boxes, bins, and belongings with masking tape that labels your first name, last name, and room number (dark Sharpie marker would be best). Our Move-In Team will assist in unloading your vehicle(s), place your belongings in sanitized carts, and bring and unload belongings to your room; which is why it is important to label your belongings, so we know where to take them! Our Move-In Team members will be required to wear gloves and masks at all times while assisting you.

We ask that students and guests bring no more than two vehicles with them to move-in. Moving trucks, trailers, and vans will not be permitted and cannot be parked on campus. Students may park their vehicles in Lot 8 during move-in days. Students who want to bring a personal vehicle with them to campus may not park their vehicle in Lot 3 (residence hall parking lot) until after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19. If you plan to bring a personal vehicle with you to campus make sure to purchase a parking permit. Please visit our Parking and Transportation website for more information.  

When you arrive to campus on your move-in date, please park your vehicle(s) in Lot 6 and proceed to the check-in tents. This is where you will check in for your move-in time slot and be given your move-in packet and keys. You will also be given your new Florida Poly ID card during check-in. Please make sure to complete the necessary steps, in your online Phoenix Orientation, to receive your Florida Poly ID card. Make sure to bring a valid photo ID with you to move-in as well; this will be needed in order to receive your new Florida Poly ID card, move-in packet, and keys. Please be aware, you will not be given a move-in packet or keys if you have not paid your housing balance or if you have not set up an adequate payment plan with Student Living. To ensure your housing balance has been paid or you have set up an adequate payment plan, please contact Student Living at 863-874-8779.

To help do your part and to keep safe, we ask that all students and guests wear a face covering and bring proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when coming to campus and while moving in. We will ensure that proper social distancing and cleaning takes place in the residence halls during move-in days and throughout the academic year.

Student Living will be sending you an email next week regarding your housing assignment, roommate information, and housing balance. This email will be sent to the email account you used to apply for housing.

Finally, please visit our Move-In Day website to review more detailed information regarding the move-in process and housing-related frequently asked questions. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me, Paul Carey, Assistant Director for Residential Life and Student Experience, or call at 863-874-8763. We look forward to welcoming you to campus in August!

Thank you,

Paul Carey, M.Ed. (He/Him/His)

Assistant Director, Residential Life & Student Experience

Thank you for your patience as we have worked to develop a move-in process to welcome students back to campus this fall in accordance with public health guidelines. We have crafted policy around housing to ensure that students feel comfortable and assured while living on campus, and as such, our move-in process has been designed, with best practices, to create a plan that allows flexibility for our students and families when planning their arrival to campus.

Before returning to campus, we ask all students to commit to and demonstrate respect and consideration for themselves and others, and for the people they care about.  We ask that students commit to protecting themselves, protecting others, and protecting the Phoenix community during these unprecedented times.

Returning students may move into their residence hall room on August 16 or 17. Starting at 7 a.m. on July 18, students may sign up for their move-in date and time slot. Students will only be allowed to sign up for a one-hour move-in timeslot; additional time to move in will not be given. Please email if you need an accommodation during move-in.

Students are permitted to bring only one adult guest who will be allowed to enter the residence halls with their student to assist them with moving in belongings (no additional friends or siblings will be allowed to enter the residence halls). We will have a Student Move-In Team present to assist you with unloading your vehicle(s) and to ensure a quick move in. To assist us with this, we ask that you label all of your boxes, bins, and belongings with masking tape that labels your first name, last name, and room number (dark Sharpie marker would be best). Our Move-In Team will assist in unloading your vehicle(s), place your belongings in sanitized carts, and bring and unload belongings to your room; which is why it is important to label your belongings, so we know where to take them! Our Move-In Team members will be required to wear gloves and masks at all times while assisting you.

We ask that students and guests bring no more than two vehicles with them to move-in. Moving trucks, trailers, and vans will not be permitted and cannot be parked on campus. Students may park their vehicles in Lot 8 during move-in days. Students who want to bring a personal vehicle with them to campus may not park their vehicle in Lot 3 (residence hall parking lot) until after 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19. If you plan to bring a personal vehicle with you to campus make sure to purchase a parking permit. Please visit our Parking and Transportation website for more information.  

When you arrive to campus on your move-in date, please park your vehicle(s) in Lot 6 and proceed to the Check-In tents. This is where you will check in for your move-in time slot and be given your move-in packet and keys. Please make sure to bring your Florida Poly ID card and a valid photo ID with you on your move-in date. Room access will be added to your Florida Poly ID card on your move-in date. If you have lost or damaged your Florida Poly ID card, please contact Auxiliary Enterprises. Please be aware, you will not be given a move-in packet or keys if you have not paid your housing balance or if you have not set up an adequate payment plan with Student Living. To ensure your housing balance has been paid or you have set up an adequate payment plan, please contact Student Living at 863-874-8779.

To help do your part and to keep safe, we ask that all students and guests wear a face covering and bring proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when coming to campus and while moving in. We will ensure that proper social distancing and cleaning takes place in the residence halls during move-in days and throughout the academic year.

Student Living will be sending you an email next week regarding your housing assignment, roommate information, and housing balance. This email will be sent to the email account you used to apply for housing.

Finally, please visit our Move-In Day website to review more detailed information regarding the move-in process and housing-related frequently asked questions. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me, Paul Carey, Assistant Director for Residential Life and Student Experience, or call at 863-874-8763. We look forward to welcoming you to campus in August!

Thank you,

Paul Carey, M.Ed. (He/Him/His)

Assistant Director, Residential Life & Student Experience 

 

Preparing for Move-in Day

To ensure your move-in is quick and painless, be sure to take care of these items ahead of time.

To ensure you have paid your housing bill or you have made adequate payment arrangements prior to your move-in date, send an email to Student Living (Leasing Office) or call 863-874-8779.

Renter’s insurance is not required; however, residents are encouraged to purchase renter’s insurance to insure their personal belongings. Florida Poly and Student Living (Leasing Office), are not responsible for, nor do we insure, the student’s personal property. We strongly recommend that you contact an insurance agent to purchase apartment dwellers insurance to cover your personal belongings against fire, burglary, and water damage, as well as personal liability. If you are a legal dependent of a parent or guardian, you may be covered under that person's homeowner’s insurance. Your parent or guardian should check with their insurance carrier to determine this.

We know you want to bring it all, but please don’t. Check out this list of recommended do (and don't) bring items!

New students: Be sure to take and submit your photo for your Florida Poly ID Card.

If you plan to bring a vehicle to campus, be sure to purchase your parking permit.

New students: Make sure you have completed your admissions requirements.

Take a few minutes to review the most frequently asked questions to make sure you know everything you need to know before you leave home.

 

What to Expect on Move-in Day

All students and guests must wear a face covering and bring proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when coming to campus. 

Students are permitted to bring one adult guest with them to move-in, and guests will be allowed to enter the residence halls with their student to assist them with moving in belongings.

We ask that students and guests bring no more than two vehicles with them to move-in. Moving trucks, trailers, or vans will not be permitted and cannot be parked on campus.

Students who plan to bring a personal vehicle with them to campus may not park their vehicle in Lot 3 (residence hall parking lot) until after 7 p.m. August 19. Students may park their vehicles in Lot 8 during move-in days. Students bringing a personal vehicle to campus must purchase a parking permit in advance.

When you arrive to campus on your move-in date, please park your vehicle(s) in Lot 6 and proceed to the check-in tents. This is where you will check in for your move-in time slot and be given your move-in packet, which will include your Florida Poly ID Card (for new students only) and keys.

  • New students: Please follow the instructions provided to you in your online orientation to receive your Florida Poly ID Card. Be sure to bring a photo ID with you to move-in, as well.
  • Returning students: If you have lost or damaged your Florida Poly ID Card follow the process outlined on the Florida Poly ID Card webpage. Be sure to bring a photo ID with you to move-in, as well.

Please be aware you will not be given a move-in packet or keys if you have not paid your housing bill in full. To ensure your housing bill is paid contact Student Living at 863-874-8779.

Move-In Team volunteers will be available to help students move-into their rooms. The volunteers will assist with unloading your vehicle(s), placing your belongings in sanitized carts, bringing the carts to your room, and unloading your belongings in your room. Move-In Team members will be required to wear gloves and face coverings at all times while assisting you.

To ensure all your belongings make it to your room, please label all of your boxes, crates, and belongings with masking tape that states your first name, last name, and room number.

Residents are required to attend a floor meeting with their RA at 6 p.m. on the day they move in.

To make changes to your scheduled move-in date and time, contact Paul Carey at 863-874-8763 as soon as possible.

 

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Resources

Contact Information

The Department of Residential Life oversees residence hall programming and initiatives, supervision of resident assistants (RAs), resident emergency and crisis response, and student conduct. Contact: Paul Carey, assistant director for residential life and student experience, 863-874-8763

 

Student Living handles the leasing and maintenance for the on-campus residence halls. Contact: Student Living863-874-8779

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Packing List Recommendations
We know you want to bring it all, but please don’t. Check out this list of recommended do (and don't) bring items!
Residential Life Handbook

The Residential Life Handbook outlines the rules, expectations and behaviors that all residents are expected to abide by. (coming in August 2020)