Fall Mustang Move-In
Updated: May 30, 2018
University Housing looks forward to welcoming you to your campus home, Mustangs, and we've planned the big move with your convenience in mind!
First-year & transfer students move in Friday & Saturday, Sept. 14-15. Both days are "assisted" move-in days with the Mustang Welcome Team available to direct you to your drop off zone and long-term parking and help you unload.
Tip! Wow grouping starts the morning of Sept. 16.
Continuing Students move in Sunday, Sept. 16 - Wednesday, Sept. 19. Sunday is an assisted day. Monday - Wednesday are self-guided days.
Mustang Move-in Pass
All students must have a Mustang Move-in Pass for move-in on the dates noted above. The pass is secured by signing up for a required move-in arrival date and time for vehicle unloading, check-in and long-term parking. Students will be emailed a link to secure a pass in August.
Tip! This year, new students will be assigned a WOW check-in time based on the move-in arrival time.
Early Start Programs Participants
Students who are required to be on campus before the published fall move-in dates are eligible for early move-in through formalized agreements with campus programs. Early start programs participants will be emailed move-in dates and instructions in August, after all student rosters are finalized. Early Start Programs participants do not need a Mustang Move-in Pass.
Retail-to-Room & Home-to-Room Delivery
Focus on going to college, not moving to college. Have your items delivered to your room before you arrive!
Place your order by Monday, July 30 to ensure fall delivery with College Storage Services.
Order items online through your favorite retailer.
Tip! New students: since room assignments aren't posted until Aug. 6, enter College Storage Services' mailing info. at check-out. CSS will receive and store your purchase. We work directly with CSS to arrange secure delivery to your room.
Box Delivery from Home to Room
Travel light move-in weekend. Just pack and ship using the move-in kits provided to you!
Tip! Move-in kits will be mailed to subscribers early August. The last day to ship your boxes back to CSS is Monday, Aug. 13.
Local to California, CSS also provides moving and storage services to UCLA, UC Berkeley, Pepperdine and UC Santa Barbara.
Campus Entry Point, Maps & Video
No one likes long lines and traffic delays. To ensure a convenient move-in experience, we've designated campus entry points based on living community.
The campus entry point for students living in yakʔitʸutʸu, and Sierra Madre & Yosemite Halls is Grand Avenue. Use the Grand Avenue Move-in Map.
The campus entry point for students living in the South Mountain (red brick) Residence Halls, North Mountain Halls, Cerro Vista Apartments and Poly Canyon Village is Highland Drive. Use the Highland Drive Move-in Map.
Maps will be emailed to students and posted here in August.
Tip! Campus housing is located on hilly terrain. Be prepared to climb stairs, and remember that September days on the Central Coast are warm. Consider bringing comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen and water. Please leave pets at home.
What's Provided in the Rooms
Your new home comes move-in ready. All of our residence halls and apartments are furnished. View the floor plans and amenities for the following residences:
- Sierra Madre & Yosemite Halls
- South Mountain Halls
- North Mountain Halls
- Cerro Vista Apartments
- Poly Canyon Village Apartments
Don’t bring your entire room with you. You always have breaks to get things from home or have things shipped to you.
What to Bring (and Leave at Home)
Take a look at the "Free to Bring" suggestion checklist, and talk with your roommates about items to share. Please leave prohibited items at home.
Mailing Packages Before Move-in
Need to mail your belongings to Cal Poly? Distribution Services begins accepting packages for residents Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2018.
Tip! Consider using UPS or FedEx to ensure efficient tracking and delivery of your packages.