Move In Day!

We’re proud to welcome you back on campus for the 2021-2022 academic year! All residents will move in for Fall ‘21 during their assigned time block between August 16-22.

Time blocks will be between 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM by appointment only.  With thousands of residents moving in each semester, we stagger the check-in times and dates in order to provide everyone the best move-in experience possible. Please schedule your move-in time according to your specific hall move-in date. 


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Moving In


On Move-In Day, traffic has a history of being found across campus, so all parents/guardians are encouraged to park in the Stadium Parking lot as their students check in at the Al Lawson Multipurpose Center Teaching Gymnasium and in their residential facilities. 

Once the student has been given the approval to begin moving their belongings into their room, parents/ guardians may move their vehicle to the unloading area of the residence hall. Because parking is limited, unloading zones are for temporary parking only. Campus police will be present to offer directions and parking restrictions.


Carts – or large wheeled bins – and dollies are provided for students on a first-come-first-serve basis and may be checked out for a limited time. To check outcart or dolly, residents will need to provide an identification card. There is a limit to one cart/dolly per person.


Elevator access is offered in the following residential facilities: FAMU Village, Gibbs Hall, Sampson Hall, Young Hall, and Palmetto Street Phase III. Palmetto Street South and North do not have elevators, so please plan accordingly.


To avoid getting overwhelmed on Move-In Day, some items be brought or shipped at a more convenient date


What To Bring

Comforter* Blanket Bed Sheets (Twin XL)*
Pillows and Pillow 
Hangers* Towels*
Shower tote  Bath Robe Shower curtain*
(FAMU Village or Apartments)
Shower shoes* Wastebasket* Desk Lamp
Fan Alarm clock  Iron and small 
ironing board
Mini frige 
(no larger than 4 cubic ft)
(700 watts or less)
laundry bag or 
basic cleaning tools Computer/Laptop Multiple outlet strip 
with surge protector
TV cell phone and chargers Cable Jack cord


Pots and pans Small kitchen appliances

Dishes/ cooking and eating utensils

Basic cleaning tools Paper products Extension Cords

What Not To Bring

Not sure if you're allowed to bring that? HERE’S A QUICK LIST.
Tobacco: FAMU is a tobacco free campus, this includes use of electronic cigarettes and vape pens Alcohol: University policy prohibits the possession, consumption, or storage of any alcoholic beverages or containers.  Drugs: The use, sale or possession of any illegal drugs and/or drug paraphernalia is prohibited. 
Extension cords – Fire Marshal prohibits use of extension cords (only surge protectors are allowed) Open coil heating or cooking devices (toaster ovens, hot plates, space heaters, air fryers) String lights such as Christmas lights unless battery operated
Weapons: Guns (including plastic/wooden replications), knives, ammunition, bombs, slingshots, gasoline, firework, explosives and other items that could be used or mistaken for a weapon are prohibited. Candles or incense Fireworks Weapons or anything that can be construed as a weapon Illegal drugs/ paraphernalia Pets (including fish) are not allowed on the grounds or in the facility. 

COVID-19 Move In Day Guidelines

  • Face coverings are encouraged for all persons assisting in the move-in process.
  • Staff within the facilities will be conducting temperature checks.
  • We encourage all participates to follow social distancing from others.
  • There will be a limited number of carts available at the residence halls for students to use during the move-in process, we strongly encourage you to bring your own moving supplies.
  • In order to adhere to our internal safety protocols, residents will be only able to have a maximum of two guests to assist them while moving in.
  • There will not be any volunteers assisting during Move-In.
  • If you or anyone attending move-in with you are feeling sick or displaying the symptoms of COVID-19, you may not come to campus and will need to reschedule your move-in time.
  • Please follow the FAMU COVID-19 FAQ for guidelines on reporting illness.
  • Proof of vaccination or a negative test result is required within 3 days of your scheduled move-in appointment: Upload Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Result
"Make the Most of Move in Day!"
FAMU OCM Linen Packages

Need help providing your home-away-from-home essentials? The Florida A&M University Official Residence Hall Linens Program can give any room needs from memory-foam mattress pads to an array of designer sheets and extra-fluffy pillows at a discount. Select from a choice of Value Packs or order individual items from or call 1-800-957-4338 to supply your room with everything you need to create your new home away from home! 

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A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Residence Hall Association insupport of their mission to promote unity and community among residents, and to provide quality educational and social programming.

OCM Linen Packages!  





Contact US

  Email Phone
Office of University Housing
1735 Wahnish Way Suite 305
Tallahassee, FL. 32307 P: (850) 599-3651
F: (850) 561-2620
Housing Maintainece  
Dr. Brenda C. Spencer
LLC Program Director (850) 412-5790
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