Move In, Breaks, and Summer Storage

Move In

All residential students will receive an email in mid-August (early January for spring semester move in) with instructions for move in. In the email, students will sign up for a move in time.  Students should consult with their parents about what time they wish to arrive. The time slots start at 8 am and continue to 3 pm. If you have a 5 hour or less drive, you might sign up for an afternoon time slot. If you have an extended drive, you might sign up for an earlier time slot. No orientation programs will begin before move in is complete. Move in will take place in the lower Olin parking lot off of Peery Drive and Thompson Memorial Drive.

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Roanoke College is consistently monitoring the spread of COVID-19, with special concern for the safety of our students. The safety of our college community is first and foremost on our minds. We want to take proper precautions during this public health threat.  

Should you need to remain on campus during breaks when the residence halls are closed, you must submit a break stay form.

Click here for the Break Stay Form

By submitting this form, you are acknowledging the information you have provided is truthful. Providing false information to a college official is a violation of the Student Conduct Code. If the information you have provided is discovered to be false at any time, you will be subject to disciplinary action and required to leave campus immediately.

Summer Moving and Storage?

Roanoke College Residence Life & Housing has partnered with College Truckers.  This endeavor provides the best full-service storage and shipping services for Roanoke College students. Please check click the link above for associated costs.