We’re proud to welcome you back on campus for the 2021-2022 academic year! All residents
will move in for Fall ‘21 during their assigned time block between August 16-22.
Time blocks will be between 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM by appointment only. With thousands of residents moving in each semester, we stagger the check-in times
and dates in order to provide everyone the best move-in experience possible. Please
schedule your move-in time according to your specific hall move-in date.
PARKING AND UNLOADING
On Move-In Day, traffic has a history of being found across campus, so all parents/guardians
are encouraged to park in the Stadium Parking lot as their students check in at the
Al Lawson Multipurpose Center Teaching Gymnasium and in their residential facilities.
Once the student has been given the approval to begin moving their belongings into
their room, parents/ guardians may move their vehicle to the unloading area of the
residence hall. Because parking is limited, unloading zones are for temporary parking
only. Campus police will be present to offer directions and parking restrictions.
MOVING YOUR STUFF
Carts – or large wheeled bins – and dollies are provided for students on a first-come-first-serve
basis and may be checked out for a limited time. To check outcart or dolly, residents
will need to provide an identification card. There is a limit to one cart/dolly per
Elevator access is offered in the following residential facilities: FAMU Village,
Gibbs Hall, Sampson Hall, Young Hall, and Palmetto Street Phase III. Palmetto Street
South and North do not have elevators, so please plan accordingly.
EXTRA TIPS FOR RESIDENTS
To avoid getting overwhelmed on Move-In Day, some items be brought or shipped at a
more convenient date
What To Bring
THINKING ABOUT WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU? HERE’S A QUICK LIST.
Bed Sheets (Twin XL)*
Pillows and Pillow cases*
Shower curtain* (FAMU Village or Apartments)
Iron and small ironing board
Mini frige (no larger than 4 cubic ft)
Microwave (700 watts or less)
laundry bag or basket
basic cleaning tools
Multiple outlet strip with surge protector
cell phone and chargers
Cable Jack cord
IF YOU’RE ASSIGNED TO AN APARTMENT, YOU’LL NEED ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS THINGS FOR
Pots and pans
Small kitchen appliances
Dishes/ cooking and eating utensils
Basic cleaning tools
Not sure if you're allowed to bring that? HERE’S A QUICK LIST.
Tobacco: FAMU is a tobacco free campus, this includes use of electronic cigarettes
and vape pens
Alcohol: University policy prohibits the possession, consumption, or storage of any
alcoholic beverages or containers.
Drugs: The use, sale or possession of any illegal drugs and/or drug paraphernalia
Extension cords – Fire Marshal prohibits use of extension cords (only surge protectors
Open coil heating or cooking devices (toaster ovens, hot plates, space heaters, air
String lights such as Christmas lights unless battery operated
Weapons: Guns (including plastic/wooden replications), knives, ammunition, bombs,
slingshots, gasoline, firework, explosives and other items that could be used or mistaken
for a weapon are prohibited.
Candles or incense Fireworks Weapons or anything that can be construed as a weapon
Illegal drugs/ paraphernalia
Pets (including fish) are not allowed on the grounds or in the facility.
COVID-19 Move In Day Guidelines
Face coverings are encouraged for all persons assisting in the move-in process.
Staff within the facilities will be conducting temperature checks.
We encourage all participates to follow social distancing from others.
There will be a limited number of carts available at the residence halls for students
to use during the move-in process, we strongly encourage you to bring your own moving
In order to adhere to our internal safety protocols, residents will be only able to
have a maximum of two guests to assist them while moving in.
There will not be any volunteers assisting during Move-In.
If you or anyone attending move-in with you are feeling sick or displaying the symptoms
of COVID-19, you may not come to campus and will need to reschedule your move-in time.
Please follow the FAMU COVID-19 FAQ for guidelines on reporting illness.
Need help providing your home-away-from-home essentials? The Florida A&M University
Official Residence Hall Linens Program can give any room needs from memory-foam mattress
pads to an array of designer sheets and extra-fluffy pillows at a discount. Select
from a choice of Value Packs or order individual items from famu.ocm.com or call 1-800-957-4338
to supply your room with everything you need to create your new home away from home!
A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Residence Hall Association insupport
of their mission to promote unity and community among residents, and to provide quality
educational and social programming.