U.F.M.I.D. (Move-In Day)
UF’s move-in day is …well…a lot of work. Be prepared for many trips to the car and possibly one or two to the store for the inevitable forgotten or overlooked item (ours was not having enough Command hooks last year). The heat does not help, but a hand truck does. I will not get into the emotional goodbyes at the end of the day, but I will say that large sunglasses to cover my watery, red eyes were my savior.
M.I.D. is June 28th for Summer B Freshman/Transfers and August 17th for Freshman and Transfers
Summer move in this year begins on Thursday, June 28th and fall move in this year begins on Friday, August 17th for incoming freshmen and transfers. Your student will get an appointment as to their move in time through email. Move in continues through Sunday for all other dorm residents and also goes by appointment time. Many of the dorms will have floor meetings with their R.A. as well as a few events so the residents can have the opportunity to meet one another.
For students participating in programs such as Sorority Recruitment (RUSH), rush starts on August 16th so they will be given an early move-in day prior to August 17th. The names of those that registered and paid will be sent to the UF Housing Department.
One of the best parts of Move-in day is the volunteers. There are volunteers walking around to offer assistance. I actually asked how much they charge because their t-shirts indicated they were from an outside student moving company. When I was told it was free, I did tip them as my daughter seemed to bring her entire room and it was just her and I. If students become Move-in volunteers (Gator Aides), they get to move in early. Limited spots are available for Fall 2018 to move-in with better opportunities for Summer B admits and those that lived on campus already and are continuing that residency. There is an application to be a Move-in volunteer and the responsibilities include unloading cars, moving items, giving directions, providing refreshments and other move-in related tasks, and providing information about getting involved on campus.
For a list of items your student needs, read our blog here.
All first-year students are required to attend the New Student Convocation which is in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The dates have not been announced. For more information, click here.