Move-In Day

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Everyone’s excited to get to campus, many are feeling all the emotions that surface when leaving their families, and it’s the first day of your new adventure as a student at Florida Poly.

Dates

Move-in is organized into two groups:

  • First-year Students (traditional freshmen students): Saturday, Aug. 17.
  • Returning Students (students returning to Florida Poly and transfer students): Sunday, Aug. 18

Prior to Move-In

Prior to move-in make sure you’ve completed (and turned in!) the following items:

The Move-In Process

1. Schedule an Appointment

First-year Students

  • Students must schedule an appointment time to move in.

Returning Students

  • Returning students were assigned a move-in appointment in their housing letter. if you cannot move in at your scheduled appointment time, please contact the Housing Office to request a change. The deadline to make changes is August 12. Early move-in and walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
2. At Your Move-In Time

Here are a few things you and your family need to know to make the experience as enjoyable as possible!

Please arrive during your scheduled move-in time. If you arrive early or late you will wait until your move-in time or until an available move-in time slot. Each student may have up to two vehicles to assist with your move-in process. Please unload as quickly as possible.

Suggestions

  • Bring a handcart or dolly.
  • Come up with a plan that makes good use of the 30-minute unloading time. A lot of families will unload their car while the student is checking into their residence hall. Once unloaded, someone stays with the belongings while another person moves the car.
  • Prepare yourself for a lot of walking.
  • Be prepared for summer weather.
  • Plan to send home or dispose of packing boxes, crates, or other moving supplies. Storage for such items is minimal.
  • Ask questions; staff members are available in both residence halls.

First-year Students

  • Enter campus by following “Event” signs. Park in lot 4, 6, or 8 and check-in at the tent in lot 6 (look for welcome and check-in signs).
  • Once you’ve checked in, you’ll receive your vehicle pass and will be asked to drive to Parking Lot 3, which is located directly in front of both residence halls.**
  • When you’re done unloading, you will be directed to park your vehicle(s) in Parking Lot 4, 6, or 8. Staff will be available to assist while you are moving your vehicle(s).

Returning Students

  • Returning students were assigned a move-in appointment in their housing letter. if you cannot move in at your scheduled appointment time, please contact the Housing Office to request a change. The deadline to make changes is August 12. Early move-in and walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
3. Parking (Aug. 17-18)

Parking will not be allowed in lot 3 (directly in front of the residence hall). This area will be reserved for the move-in process.

  • Tickets will not be issued for general parking in other campus parking lots.
  • Tickets will be issued for hazardous parking or parking in restricted areas and handicapped or reserved spaces.
  • Parking in the grassy area behind the Wellness Center is reserved for faculty and staff only. Uhaul’s, trailers, etc., cannot be parked in the area. Tickets will be issued.
4. Campus Resource Fair

All new students and their families are encouraged to visit the Campus Resource Fair on Saturday, August 17 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The fair will be held in the Innovation, Science, and Technology (IST) Building in the Saddle Creek Logistics Commons. Students and families will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions with Financial Aid, Student Business Services, Technologies Services, and other university departments. The fair will conclude with an Iced Tea Toast at 2:20 p.m. to officially welcome the Florida Poly class of 2023. For questions about the Phoenix Family Resource Fair please contact Student Development.

5. Dining Options

The dining facilities in the Wellness Center will be open in case you’d like to grab a drink or meal. Einstein Bros. will be open from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The dining hall will be open from 5-7 p.m. (meal plans will be active)

Questions?

Tonya Chestnut, Director of Student Development
863-874-8622
tchestnut@floridapoly.edu

Ebone Newkirk, Student Living Manager
863-874-8777
ebone.newkirk@floridapolytechnicuniversity.com

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