Before heading to Austin, encourage your student to...
  • Schedule a check-in time on "My Housing Page" before Monday, August 13. 
  • Take a look at the Mooov-in process here. This gives specific directions on where to check in depending on the day and time your student has selected. There is also information about Mooov-In parking, advice from current students, and answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Check out University Housing and Dining's (UHD) "Before You Arrive" page here with a list of to-do's, what to and not to bring, what is already in the room, links to information about laundry facilities and internet access.
For Your Information:
  • Regardless of the number of vehicles you bring, only one loading permit will be issued per student. You'll have to unload one vehicle first, move and park it and then put the permit in the second vehicle and complete the same process in the allotted permit time.
  • Remember, it's August in Central Texas - it will be hot and likely triple digits. Keep this in mind when packing what you'll wear.
  • Wear comfortable, supportive shoes, there is a lot of walking and standing. High heels have been seen in past years but are not recommended!
  • Bring bottled water and stay hydrated.
  • Less is best when it comes to what to bring. Leave winter-wear at home for now. Get unpacked and then determine if you need things like shelves, storage carts, etc. Know there are plenty of fully-stocked stores in Austin ready to serve.
  • Take pictures and enjoy this time with your student.
  • Be patient and remember that thousands of students and their families are on campus at the same time, with hundreds of cars, using the same elevators, stairs, carts, etc. It will all get done. Smile and make conversation with those around you, you're in this together!
  • Wagons and/or dollies are highly encouraged as UT has a limited number available.

*Early check-in begins Monday, August 20 at 3 p.m. for those who would like to move into the dorms before the weekend. Students choosing this option will be charged an additional $50 per night. 

Send Your Student a Mooov-In Postcard
If your student is moving in on Friday or Saturday, please stop by the Texas Parents table at Disch-Falk Field. Postcards will be provided for families to fill out while students check-in to receive their keys. Staff will deliver postcards to the students' campus mailboxes during the first weeks of classes.