Moving In

The following information will be helpful to you as you prepare to move into the residence halls. Do not hesitate to call the office of Residence Life and Housing at 508-793-2411 if you have any questions.

Fall 2023 Semester Move-In

First Year Student move-in will be the morning of Saturday August 26th and additional information regarding first year move-in will be send to all class of 2027 students.  

Upper-class student move in will be on Monday August 28th.

First-Year Students

  • First-year students will move in on Saturday, Aug. 26 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Returning Students

  • Returning students (Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors) can move in on Monday, Aug. 28th.


First-year students should sign up for time slots on their given move-in days. Information and directions will be sent to students once the process has been finalized, usually a week before move-in is to take place.

Upper-class students may arrive anytime on Monday August 28th or after.

Campus Maps

The following maps detail directions for the move-in process. 

Saturday move-in map (PDF) 

What to Bring

Here is a suggested packing list.

Personal Property Insurance

The College of the Holy Cross assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to a resident’s personal property, nor is the College responsible for property during move-in/move out or left during vacation periods or after termination of residency. Purchasing property insurance to cover loss or damage to personal property or extending homeowners’ property insurance to cover loss or damage is strongly encouraged. For more detailed information and resources please visit the Insurance, Accidents, and Claims webpage.

Shipping Items Prior to Arrival

You may ship personal belongings to the College prior to your arrival to the address listed below. It is up to you to insure these items. Please address all shipments as follows:

Your Name - Box Number
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395

(Your box number and post box information will be sent separately by our Post Office in early August.)

Roommates and Housing Assignments

Students can access their room and roommate assignment information via The Housing Director - Self-Service system.