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Move-In/Out Tips for Parents and Students

  1. Do not move all your belongings to your room in on move-in day!
  2. Pack for the first 6-8 weeks. You do not need cool weather clothing until mid to late October. Most parents visit in the first few weeks of the semester so there will be an opportunity to bring any forgotten items that weren’t 'mission critical'. Switch out warm/hot weather clothing when you bring heavier clothing at Thanksgiving break. You won’t need spring/summer clothing again until Spring Break.
  3. Pack your belongings in clear Rubbermaid type containers with snap top lids and mark them with your last name neatly in permanent marker. Please include your residence hall and room number on masking tape or a white label (i.e. Nanticoke Hall 129). Once empty, they can be removed from the room to home or placed under the bed.
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  4. Purchase a dolly or 4-wheel cart to have for all the moves in the coming years.
  5. Spring Break - Use the time before Spring Break to pack winter wear and/or belongings you no longer need or use. Pack and take them home.
  6. Spring Move Out (May) - Two or three weeks before the end of the spring semester plan on making a trip to SU to organize the final move out. Take all belongings home that are not needed for the final weeks of the semester. Students can then focus on finals without having to be stressed out about packing to move out.

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