When Do I Move In?

Welcome to your new home! We’re dedicated to making move-in day a smooth and easy experience.

Whether you’re moving to a residence hall, campus apartment or house, we’re here to help. Check the schedule below for approved move-in dates.

Fall 2018 Term

Sunday, August 5

  • Head Residents

Sunday, August 12

  • Resident Advisers
  • ELSA Community Assistants

Tuesday, August 14

  • Football
  • Orientation Student Leaders
  • Transfer Leads

Friday, August 17

  • EC Connection (Mentors & Coordinators)
  • Women’s Cross Country
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Men’s Cross Country
  • Men’s Soccer

Saturday, August 18

  • EC Connection (Mentees)

Sunday, August 19

  • Men’s Golf

Monday, August 20

  • Women’s Golf

Tuesday, August 21

  • New Student Convocation

Wednesday, August 22

  • First-Year Student Move-In Day
  • New Transfer Student Move-In Day

Sunday, August 26

  • Continuing Student Move-In Day


  • International Exchange Students

Pre-Approved Group Move-In Dates

To qualify for these pre-approved groups, please submit an Early Arrival Housing Request Form.

  • August 14 – Student Teachers
  • August 21 – Out of Area New Students
  • August 25 – Out of Area Continuing Students

Individual Requests

Any student not in a pre-approved group, as indicated above, who wishes to request early arrival housing may submit the Early Arrival Housing Request Form. The application will be open until Wednesday, August 1, 2018. All applications for early arrival housing will be reviewed and students will receive a response to their Elmhurst College email address by Monday, August 6, 2018.

Office of Housing and Residence Life

West Hall, South Entrance

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