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Office of Residence Life



Office of Residence Life


The Office of Residence Life welcomes you to Southwestern University. We are residential campus, which means our on-campus living program is an integral part of the total student experience. We believe, and research has shown, that students who live on campus enjoy greater academic success and are more likely to achieve in other areas such as teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership.

We offer a variety of residential facilities and living options including residence halls and spacious apartments. Within each of these options you also have the choice of either single gender and co-ed residence configurations.

New Student Move-In 

 Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15 (by appointment only) 


Returning Student Move-In 

Friday, August 21 - Sunday, August 23 (by appointment only)


* Early arrivals are limited to students with a pre-class department dictated responsibility*

Fall 2020 Move-In Guidelines and Highlights

  • Arrival times are staggered to allow for unloading and social distancing both inside and outside of buildings. 
  • Students will select an arrival window via Sign-Up Genius on either day - sign up information was included in the room assignment email.
  • Masks are required at all times (residents, guests, and staff).
  • Limit 2 guests/helpers per resident.
  • Limit 2 cars max per resident.
  • Students will unload their cars at a designated spot and enter the building in a controlled manner directed by Residence Life and Housing Staff. (New Student Move-In)
  • Observe the coordinated traffic patterns (inside and outside) to limit interaction with others.
  • All high traffic areas (lobbies, elevators, hallways) will be disinfected regularly.
  • Building specific move-in logistics will be communicated closer to move-in dates. 
  • All guests/non-residents must vacate the building by 8 PM each day. (New Student Move-In) 

Click here for more move-in information