Move-In Date, TIme & Process
Moving in 5,300 students is no easy feat, so we’ve set a date and time for your student to check in at their building. Make sure they come between those times. Residence Staff will greet you, and the super-spirited Sophs (orientation leaders) will show your student to the check-in area, help them move their belongings, and direct you to long-term parking so you’re not ticketed. After you park, you’ll be able to help them unpack.
There will be heavy traffic and construction on Wharncliffe Road, so allow for extra time to get around campus. Wayfinding apps like Google Maps are helpful, but not always accurate (Ontario Hall does NOT have an entrance off Sarnia Road). Print out these route maps that show the building routes, drop-off location and directions to long-term parking.
Your student will also receive an email at the end of August that has a PDF with a unique barcode. For a faster check-in, ask your student to print the document or have the email ready on their smartphone.
If your student has requested an early arrival via the Residence Onboarding Process, they’ll need to check in at Ontario Hall. If they did not meet the deadline to submit an early arrival request, or have not received approval for their early arrival, contact the Housing Office.