Vaquero Move-In

Move In Guides

If you need to know what to bring, visit our website and download your campus move in guide at the following link: 

 

  • Brownsville Move-In Guide 2018 (You can use this version for Fall 2020, keep in mind dates are different, and are working on updating the new version soon.) (Adobe PDF)
  • Edingburg Move-In Guide 2018 (You can use this version for Fall 2020, keep in mind dates are different, and are working on updating the new version soon.)  (Adobe PDF)

Move In Dates For First Year Students (Freshmen) 

All New First Year Students are required to Move In Early to attend an orientation for residents called “Freshmen Town Hall”.  It is mandatory for new students living on campus to participate.  Residence Life organizes socials and training for freshmen residents. Please note the separate move in times indicated below for new students versus returning.

Campus

Check In Dates and Time

Notes


Edinburg

Freshmen Move In Day at Edinburg: Thursday, August 20, 2020 (All New and First Year students required to check in on this day)

Check In to Your Room – 9AM – 4 PM
Report to your assigned building at Unity Hall and Heritage Hall. 

Resident Dining Hall Opens - 5PM - 6:45PM -  https://utrgvdining.sodexomyway.com/

Meet Your Neighbor Social - 5PM – 7 PM - Student Union Game Room - "Free games and popcorn!"

Freshmen Town Hall - 7PM - 10PM - Student Union Theater - "Make UTRGV Home!"

 

Please arrive during the Check In Date to pick up your keys and room assignment.  Late Checks ins are not allowed.

(If you are traveling a distance greater than 60 miles from campus, you are welcome to check in late.)

Brownsville

Freshmen Move In Day Casa Bella Brownsville: Friday, August 21, 2020 
(All New and First Year students required to check in on this day)

Check In to Your Room – 9AM – 4 PM
Report to your assigned building at Casa Bella Apartments

Meet Your Neighbor Social - 5PM – 7 PM - Student Union Game Room - "Free games and popcorn!"

Freshmen Town Hall - 7PM - 10PM – Casa Bella Club House - "Make UTRGV Home!"

Please arrive during the Check In Date to pick up your keys and room assignment.  Late Checks ins are not allowed.

 

 

 

Move In Day for Returners and Transfer Students

All returners, upperclassmen, and transfer students move in on Saturday.  If you are expecting a late check in, please notify your building's Housing Coordinator in advance.

Campus

Check In Dates and Time

Notes

Edinburg

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Check In to Your Room – 10AM – 4 PM
Report to your assigned building at Village Apartments, Unity Hall, Heritage Hall and Troxel Hall. 

Please arrive during the Check In Date to pick up your keys and room assignment.  Late Checks ins are not allowed.

Brownsville

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Check In to Your Room – 10AM – 4 PM
Report to your assigned building at Casa Bella Apartments.

Please arrive during the Check In Date to pick up your keys and room assignment.  Late Checks ins are not allowed.

Early Move In Request

Residents may request to move in early  for their Fall 2020/Spring 2021 room assignments and requests will be approved on a case by case basis.  All request should be emailed to home@utrgv.edu and include in your  request:

  1. State your reason you need to move in early
  2. Full Name
  3. UTRGV ID Number
  4. Best number to reach you at
  5. Building Name and Room Number
  6. Date and time you would like to check in. 
  • All authorized Early Move in will be billed at $25 per night per student and charges will be posted to your student account (ASSIST).
  • Check In Time for Early Move in is from 3pm to 10pm on the day of Check In.
  • For additional questions email us at home@utrgv.edu or visit our website at www.utrgv.edu/housing .

Move In Steps

Step One – Arrive at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley:

We are suggesting residents and their family members arrive to the designated residence hall/apartment complex on campus. There will be signs to guide residents and their families.

Step Two – Park:

There will guides directing traffic and assisting with parking. Do not remove your items from your vehicle until you checked in first at your designated building. Once you have checked in and inspected your room, then you may return to your vehicle to acquire your items. Please also limit the check-in process to the student only and bring your student ID and Texas ID.

Step Three – Check-in (do not unload yet):

Residents will check in to their residence hall room by reporting to their assigned building. This includes confirming their room assignment, receiving keys, and reviewing room condition paperwork.

Step Four – Unload:

Once the check-in process is completed, residents will then head back to their vehicle and may begin unloading. Residents and their families will unload the vehicle(s), with a UTRGV volunteers. Once empty, the vehicle will be moved to a designated parking location. While the vehicle is being relocated by a friend or family member, the resident will be assisted with moving their belongings to their room.

Step Five – Move-In:

Move into your assigned room. Get to know your roommate and suitemates.