With move-in day right around the corner, we want to provide you with some helpful tips to consider when you are packing up and preparing to arrive. Whether this is your first time moving in or you've been through this process before, these pieces of advice will hopefully lead to a stress free and seamless move-in.
CU Housing & Dining Services’ Move-in/Move-out web pages have detailed lists to help you know exactly how to prepare for your arrival on campus. These include:
We cover everything from bedding and furniture to appliances and hoverboards. We also provide some great tips on computing and campus Wi-Fi. And while we always support being prepared, keep in mind that it might take you a few days, or even weeks, to settle in and get a really good sense of what you’ll actually need. We don’t want you to spend money on things that end up in a closet or recycling bin before the end of the year. The Boulder area is also home to many big box department stores where you can get any items that you realize you need once you get here.
Some things you might consider waiting to buy until after you arrive:
In addition to waiting to buy materials until you get here, CU Boulder also offers a convenient online Linens Program through On-Campus Marketing. This program allows you to buy bedding that is gaurenteed to fit the extra-long twin beds in the residence hall rooms. In addition to this perk offered through OCM, the Residence Hall Association also offers parents the opportunity to take advantage of a care package service.
Do you have any items you don't feel like hauling to campus in your car? Well, you're in luck. At CU Boulder we offer a program through the UPS Store called Home2Home that provides you delivery of UPS shipments not just to the unviersity, but complimentary delivery right into your dorm room at the same low retail rate. This can save you the hassle of moving boxes on your own. For more information about cost and shipping deadlines, visit our Home2Home page.
We also recommend that you complete the Living On and Off Campus section of your Online Experience to help you get to know the ins and outs of living on campus your first year. There are some really helpful pieces of information on dining, meal plan options, involvement opportunities and more. Plus if you take the course and answer a few questions at the end, you'll be entered into a drawing for a prize basket worth $100, filled with residence hall room essentials and other awesome items!
When you start unpacking, you may realize you forgot a couple items that you need to go purchase. While we totally understand this may happen as we encourage everyone to pack lightly, we just ask that you save your shopping until the move-in crowds have died down. This prevents confusion for volunteers who are assisting with move-in and keeps traffic to a minimum. Instead of shopping right away consider doing any of the following:
Happy packing Buffs, we can’t wait to see you!