Hello Cobbers:

If this were a typical year, Move In Day 2020 would be in 38 days! But, this isn’t a typical year and therefore, Residence Life is making some changes to Move In Day. Even with all the uncertainties and unknowns of the upcoming academic year, the one thing that we are certain about is that we are EXCITED to have you on-campus!

The logistics of Move In are still being finalized, but I am able to share some general information and dates so that you can start making plans for your arrival on-campus. Watch for additional emails from Residence Life with motr information regarding move in. 

Move In Dates: 

We love Move In Day so much that we will be having Move In Days this year to spread out the love, excitement, and most importantly the number of people on-campus! 

Incoming First Year Students: Saturday, August 22nd and Sunday, August 23rd 
Students will be assigned a day and time block for arrival but will be able to change their time if needed. Times will be assigned the week of August 3rd. 

Returning Students: Sunday, August 23rd - Wednesday, August 26th 
Students will sign up for a move in day and time block. Information and ability to sign up will be sent to students the week of August 3rd. 

Additional Information

Early Arrivals: Students who need to arrive to campus early because of athletics, on-campus jobs, or campus involvement may do so starting August 12th. Residence Life will be working directly with coaches/advisors/campus partners to get a list of students that need to arrive on campus early. If you need to request early arrival to campus, please email Residence Life at reslife@cord.edu by August 5th. 

*New this year* Drop and Go: Drop and Go gives you the ability to drop your items off early and leave campus until your designated move in time. During drop and go, you do not receive your key or unpack your belongings, it is simply a way to store your items in your room and beat the rush of move in. 

Available August 14th -18th for Traditional Halls ONLY. (Erickson, Fjelstad, Hallett, Hoyum, Livedalen, Park Region).This option is not available for the on-campus apartments (Bogstad East, Bogstad Manor, or Boe Olsen). More information and ability to sign up for Drop and Go will be shared the week of August 3rd. 


Guests/Helpers: You may bring two additional people into your residence hall/on-campus apartment to help you move your items into on-campus housing. You may bring additional helpers but they need to remain outside. Please do your best to maintain social distancing guidelines. Guests may not stay overnight.

Face Masks/Coverings: Are required during the move in process, unless an individual cannot wear one for medical reasons.  


Rent a Loft: Interested in renting a loft? Check out our vendor, College Loft Services. The deadline to order a loft is 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16.

Residence Life will continue to share updates regarding move in via email, so please check your @cord.edu email regularly. If you have questions in the meantime, please reach out to reslife@cord.edu.

We are looking forward to having you on-campus in a little over a month! 

Residence Life Staff