Move-In Information


Please refer to the Dates & Groups tab.
Arrivals cannot be accommodated outside of these dates.


Students will be emailed a specific check-in timeslot for their move-in day to know the exact window of time they can arrive to get their room key and have their TCU ID card activated for residence hall access. Once they check-in, they are free to move their items in any time after that.


The move-in process will begin in Lot 4 at the north end of Amon G. Carter Stadium.
GrandMarc and Village East residents will go directly to their leasing office for move-in.

Check-In Process

Students will remain in their vehicle at the entrance of Lot 4 and then be moved to Lot 3 to have their TCU ID card activated. They will then receive a 15-minute unloading pass to park near their residence hall to unload. Once their car is unloaded, it must be moved to an approved lot. Vehicles will NOT be allowed in unloading area without this unloading pass.
Returning students must present their TCU ID card at check-in.

Moving/Storage Vendors

Students who used Campus Crates or College Truckers must contact them to have deliveries made after they have moved into their room.
Check-In timeslots will not be changed to accommodate a delivery.

Academic Year Parking Permit

From 8:00am-4:00pm on each move-in day, TCU Police will be setup in the Schollmaier Arena for students to pick up their academic year parking permit.

Fraternity and Sorority Life:

2022 recruitment will take place on campus from August 13 to August 21. For information about Fraternity and Sorority House residents, visit the Fraternity & Sorority Life Housing website.


Arrivals cannot be accommodated outside of these dates!

Students will be sent a specific check-in timeslot for their move-in day to their TCU email account!

Sunday, August 7:

  • Band leaders, drum
    core, & color guard
  • Cheer & Showgirls
  • Frog Camp “Challenge B”
  • International students
  • Work Week Women

Saturday, August 13:

  • August Orientation
  • Band members
  • Community Scholars
  • Frog Camp “All Stars B”
  • ROTC
  • Sorority Recruitment participants (PNMs)

Wednesday, August 17:

  • First-year students
  • Returning students

Friday, August 19-Sunday, August 21:

  • Fraternity chapter residents
  • Any remaining students

International students: you will receive a separate email in your TCU inbox about your move-in date.

Can I change my move-in timeslot?
Yes, students can change their move-in timeslot via their housing portal, pending availability. (Specific instructions and more details about this will be sent to your TCU email with your move-in timeslot.)

My move-in timeslot is from 8:00am-9:00am. Do I only get one hour to move into my room?
No, the timeslot is the exact window of time you need to arrive to pick up your room key and get your ID Card activated for your residence hall. You can move your items in at your leisure once you’ve gotten your room key.

Can family/friends help students move-in?
Yes, family/friends can help students move their belongings into the residence hall.

Do I have to bring my TCU ID card to move-in?
If you are a returning TCU student, you must have your TCU ID card for move-in. If you are a new student, you will be given your TCU ID card during the move-in process.

Will moving carts be available in the residence halls?
Yes, limited supplies will be available at the front desk of your residence hall. It is important that after you use a cart you return it to the front desk of your hall.

Questions? Contact us:

817-257-7865 (Please include your TCU ID# in all email communication to our office.)
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