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Move-In Information and Important Dates

Welcome Home!

The Student Living and College Engagement Staff is very excited you've chosen to live on campus!

Before you show up for move-in day, be sure to read the important information:

Important Information for Fall 2019:

  • We encourage all students to have their Housing Agreements in by June 1, 2019!

  • If you're requesting a roommate, you should do that through Moosematch, all requests are required to be in by June 1, 2019.  Make sure to have both roommates request each other. 

  • For more information on Housing Selection, please click here

New Student Move-In Day (First-Year and Transfers):

The Student Living and College Engagement Staff is very excited you've chosen to live on campus! Before you show up for move-in day, be sure to read through this important information.

New-Student Move-In Day is Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

You will begin move-in at Parking Lot B.  Please enter campus via the Burrstone Road Entrance for easy access.  (There will be directional signs and Campus Safety officers directing you throughout campus.)

Move-In Checklist:

  • Please contact the Center for Student Success to ensure that you are all set with your financial aid package. You can contact them at (315) 792-3179. Their business hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
  • Complete your Student Health Insurance waiver or enrollment online via the Health Center.
  • Submit your health form with immunization records to the Student Health Center.
  • Have your final high school transcript submitted to the Office of Admissions.
  • Please visibly label all your items with the following information: FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, RESIDENCE HALL & ROOM NUMBER

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Important Information for Fall 2019:

  • Housing selection takes place for returning students in the spring semester. Incoming Transfer students go through housing selection in June. For More information on Housing Selection, please click here.

Returning and Transfer Student Move-In:

The Student Living and College Engagement Staff is very excited to welcome you back to campus! Before you show up for move-in day, be sure to read through this important information.

Returning Student Move-In Day is Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm

*Please Note: If you have not already arranged payment through the Center for Student Success, you will  need to arrive to campus prior to 1:00 p.m. to meet with them first before being cleared to move in.

Move-In Checklist:

  • Please contact the Center for Student Success to ensure that you are all set with your financial aid package. You can contact them at (315) 792-3179. Their business hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. You can contact them at (315) 792-3179. Their business hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
  • Complete your Student Health Insurance waiver or enrollment online via the Health Center.
  • Submit your health form with immunization records to the Student Health Center.

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All the important dates you need to know for the 2019 / 2020 Academic Year.

Fall Break

  • No classes October 14, 2019 or October 15, 2019
  • Residence Halls do NOT close

Break Bus

  • Tickets can be found here (tickets go on sale September 27, 2019 at 9:00 AM)
  • Break Bus leaves from Utica College on October 12, 2019 at 7:30 AM
  • Break Bus leaves from Port Authority October 15, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Thanksgiving Break

  • No classes on November 27- November 29, 2019
  • All Residence Halls close for Thanksgiving Break on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM. The halls remain closed until Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM.
  • All student UC ID cards will be turned off from 11/27/19 through 12/1/19, and will remain off throughout the entire break. 
  • All students requesting to stay in their residence hall room during times when the residence halls are closed are required to get permission from the Office of Student Living and College Engagement. Email SLCE@utica.edu for more information.

Break Bus

  • Tickets can be found here (tickets go on sale November 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM)
  • Break Bus leaves from Utica College on November 27, 2019 at 7:30 AM
  • Break Bus leaves from Port Authority December 1, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Things to do before leaving for Thanksgiving Break:

  • Lock your doors & windows
  • Unplug everything except refrigerators and fish tanks
  • Plug your fridge or tank directly into the wall & label the cord or plug “fridge” or “tank”
  • Turn off all lights
  • Close the curtains
  • Remove the trash from your room
  • Take home your keys/cash/ jewelry/ laptops or other expensive items. The College is not responsible for your personal belongings.

Winter Break

  • Last Day of Finals is December 20, 2019
  • All Residence Halls close for Winter Break on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM.
  • All student UC ID cards will be turned off for winter break. 
  • All students requesting to stay in their residence hall room during times when the residence halls are closed are required to get permission from the Office of Student Living and College Engagement. Email SLCE@utica.edu for more information. 

Break Bus

  • Tickets can be found here (tickets go on sale December 6, 2019 at 9:00 AM)
  • Break Bus leaves from Utica College on December 21, 2019 at 7:30 AM

Things to do before leaving for Winter Break:

  • Lock your doors & windows
  • Clean and drain your refrigerator (place towel underneath, turn off, open door and let defrost)
  • Unplug everything (including fish tank fridge)
  • Turn off all lights
  • Close the curtains
  • Remove the trash from your room
  • Take home your keys/cash/ jewelry/ laptops or other expensive items. The College is not responsible for your personal belongings.

Spring Opening

  • Residence Halls open January 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • First day of classes is January 21, 2020

Break Bus

  • Break bus leaves Port Authority on January 20, 2020 at 3:30 PM

Spring Break

  • No classes March 16-March 20, 2020
  • Residence Halls close March 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Residence Halls open March 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Break Bus

  • Tickets can be found here (tickets go on sale February 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM)
  • Break bus leaves Utica College on March 14, 2020 at 7:30 AM
  • Break bus leaves Port Authority on March 22, 2020 at 3:30 PM

Things to do before leaving for Spring Break:

  • Lock your doors & windows
  • Unplug everything except refrigerators and fish tanks
  • Plug your fridge or tank directly into the wall & label the cord or plug “fridge” or “tank”
  • Turn off all lights
  • Close the curtains
  • Remove the trash from your room
  • Take home your keys/cash/ jewelry/ laptops or other expensive items. The College is not responsible for your personal belongings.

Spring Closing and Commencement

  • Last Day of Classes is May 4, 2020
  • Final Exams are May 6, 2020 - May 11, 2020
  • Residence Halls close on May 12, 2020 at 10 a.m. (for all students not graduating)
  • Commencement is May 15, 2020
  • Residence Halls close on May 15, 2020 for students graduating

OPENING & CLOSING DATES DOWNLOADABLE PDF

Packing Guide

The following is a guide of what students should and should not have in their residence hall rooms. You should spend some time thinking about what to bring but remember...you do not have to bring every item listed.  Make sure you reach out and talk with your roommate(s) so you can plan what to bring together.

Clothing

No matter how many forecasts you watch, there is no way you can predict the weather in Central New York. The walk from the residence halls to the classrooms will seem much longer if you are not dressed for the weather. Be sure to pack for all conditions. Snow is inevitable here in Utica, so be prepared.

There are also many functions where 'dressy' attire will be needed as well. You may need to "spiff up" for formal gatherings and group functions, so be sure to bring clothes for special occasions.

Room Décor

All residential rooms are an "eggshell" color so your room has a lot of potential. Beds, desks, bureaus, curtains, and a ceiling light are provided for your convenience. You may want to bring desk lamps, a spare lamp, a carpet or throw rugs, plants, and posters or pictures, which can brighten the room and make it more comfortable.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Bell Hall, Boehlert Hall, Pioneer Village, and Tower Hall are air-conditioned.
  • You are responsible for all items left in your room during the academic year. You are not allowed to leave items in your room during the summer break. Be sure to check your parents' homeowners' insurance policy for details regarding coverage for your belongings.

Items You May Want to Bring

  • Clothes for all seasons such as boots, a winter coat, scarf, gloves, and an umbrella.
  • Carpeting. Room sizes vary but a 9-foot by 12-foot rug fits most double rooms in Alumni, Burrstone, North and South Halls. The Bell, Boehlert and Tower Hall singles measure 9 feet, 4 inches by 11 feet, 4 inches and doubles are 11 feet, 4 inches by 17 feet, 4 inches.
  • A UL listed multiple outlet surge protector (or two).
  • Extra cell phone charger.
  • A cable ready television model that can receive more than 55 stations.
  • A 16- to 24-foot coaxial cord for your TV. All rooms receive FREE cable service.
  • Headphones in case you bring a stereo/television.
  • Band-Aids/First aid kit
  • A small sewing kit
  • An iron and a small ironing board
  • Sporting goods (baseball glove, tennis racquet, racquetball equipment, etc.)
  • Dishes and cooking utensils that are microwave-safe. A community microwave is provided in all residence halls with the exception of Alumni Hall. Some students also choose to bring their own microwave for their room.
  • Dishcloths, dishtowels, dish detergent.
  • Desk/Office supplies.
  • Stationery, stamps, envelopes, and an address book.
  • A small refrigerator, no larger than 3 cubic feet (1 per room).
  • Coffee maker with an automatic shut off.
  • Bathroom supplies (soap holder and plastic bucket for carrying items to the bathroom).
  • Twin XL-sized (80") bed sheets and at least one pillow.
  • Towels and washcloths.
  • Hangers for your clothes.
  • A laundry basket or bag.
  • Board games and playing cards.
  • A desktop or laptop computer.
  • An electric fan.
  • An alarm clock.
  • Fun tack, masking tape, or "painter's tape" for hanging posters/pictures
  • A memo board, whiteboard calendar, or other organizational board.  

PDF VERSION OF PACKING LIST

**Please see our Prohibited Items List below to know what items must be left at home.

Prohibited Items

  • Pets are not allowed (the exception being pet fish).
  • Hot plates, heating coils, electric frying pans, space heaters, broilers, griddles, toasters, toaster ovens, and other open-coil cooking appliances.
  • Incense and incense burners.
  • Halogen lamps/Heat Lamps/Lava Lamps.
  • Candles, and other open-flame items
  • Any kind of extension cords or multi tap outlets (surge protectors are acceptable).
  • Firearms, fireworks, and dangerous weapons are also not permitted in the halls.
  • Cinder blocks are not allowed because they can damage the room floors.
  • Room air conditioners are not permitted in the residence halls.
  • Wifi routers and wifi printers (may cause problems with the College's wifi).
  • More than one strand of string lights per room (check with your roommate before bringing them)
  • Explosives, gasoline, kerosene, or other flammable liquids
  • Tapestries, curtains, jerseys, or any other fabric hung up on the walls without expressed approval from the Area Coordinator based on completion of registration of said item.
  • Smoking paraphernalia including but not limited to hookahs, bongs, pipes, etc.

Additional Policies:

  • Nothing may be hung from the ceiling nor the fire equipment.
  • Residents may not hang their own curtains or other materials over windows. 
  • There must be nothing hung within 18 inches of the ceiling.
  • Nothing can impede the flow of the sprinklers should they need to activate (leave a 24 inch space around all sprinklers).
  • Special policies apply to Alumni Hall and Pioneer Village. Please see the PDF Prohibited Items List for more information.

PDF Prohibited Items List

When in doubt, contact the Office of Student Living and College Engagement regarding any changes/modifications to your room and to see if items are permitted on campus.

Contact your Area Coordinator for more information or clarification.

Thinking about bringing a tapestry? Here is all you need to know in order for your tapestry and/or cloth decorations to be approved:

  • Your item must be sprayed with fire protectant spray. Your Area Coordinator has spray and will work with you to properly spray your item.
  • Your tapestry must abide by all other fire codes such as location on the wall. This information will be given to you during your first floor meeting.
  • You will need to email your Area Coordinator to setup a time to have your items registered. The registration process must be done by Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10 a.m. or your tapestry may not be approved or allowed.

To register your items or if you have any questions about prohibited items or tapestries, please contact:

Utica College Office of Student Living & College Engagement Residence Hall Fire Safety Policies

Lighting

  • Halogen lamps are prohibited
  • All lamps must be equipped with proper lamp shades and light bulbs with the appropriate wattage for the fixture
  • String lights of no more than 1 strand are allowed.  However, if multiple strands are plugged in together or other items are plugged into the lights, it is considered the same as an extension cord and is therefore prohibited

Extension Cords, Surge Protectors, etc.

  • Extension cords are prohibited
  • Multi-plug and cube adaptors are prohibited
  • Power strips must be surge protected and cannot be plugged into one another (piggybacking)

Tapestries and Posters

  • Hanging fabrics require application of fire retardant by an Area Coordinator
  • No draperies, tapestries, or any other decorative materials should hang from ceilings
  • Doors and walls should not have more than 50% of the wall or door area covered with combustible decorative material such as posters, pictures, fabrics
  • Doors cannot be wrapped entirely with wrapping paper

Open Flames/Appliances

  • Candles, incense, and similar open flame-producing items are not allowed in campus residence halls
  • Smoking is prohibited in the residence halls
  • Cooking or cooking appliances are prohibited in residence hall rooms and common areas. Some examples are hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens, rice cookers and grills

Trash & Storage

  • No excessive accumulations of trash, rubbish or combustible waste materials shall be allowed
  • Storage shall be maintained 2 feet or more below the ceiling

Exit Routes

  • Personal items should not be blocking the doorway of room
  • Personal items (trash, shoes etc.) or furnishings should not be stored in corridors or any exit path
  • Doors should be able to open easily and fully with no obstructions

Fire/Sprinkler System

  • It is prohibited for anyone to tamper with, remove, or disturb any fire protection system or component.
  • Nothing is to be hung from a sprinkler pipe, head, or protective cage including clothes hangers, towels, wires, plants, air fresheners, etc.

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