Important Move-In Details

moveinimageCongratulations on attending Sac State and being a part of our residential community.  We're excited to have you join us in the residence halls for the 2018-2019 academic year!  The following information and resources will be helpful as you pack and prepare to move into your residence hall.


Residence halls open on Friday, August 24, 2018.  Check-In is from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

If you are living in the residence halls you need to check in at the Leslie and Anita Harper Alumni Center if your appointment time is between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  After 5:00 p.m. check in's are at your assigned building.  Your appointment time will be emailed to you the first week of August.  If you need to change your appointment time, please follow the steps within the email to request an alternate arrival time or date.

  • On Friday, all residents are required to check-in at the Leslie and Anita Harper Alumni Center at your appointment time.

View Your Move-In Appointment - Click HERE

Parents Lounge and Reception

Parent Lounge
TIME:  11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  Riverview Classroom (RVH 1106A)

We provide coffee, donuts, and more in this come-and-go space. The Parent Lounge is available if you want to chat with Parent Ambassadors, get fun giveaways, meet other families, or are simply looking for an air-conditioned space to rest. We provide Kleenex for emotional moments, and note cards so parents can write letters to their son or daughter, and we deliver them two weeks later for a pleasant surprise.

Family Reception
TIME: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  Riverview A/B (1110A/B)

The Family Reception is designed to help you relax after a momentous day. This event invites families to connect, let the accomplishment of moving a student to college sink in. Refreshments will be provided. From 3:30pm-5 pm, families will be able to rest and relax, eat, and will be asked to fill out a card to share one positive moment from the day, and students will be asked to share one thing they are looking forward to. We will read a few of the cards aloud. From 5-6pm, guests will be invited to meet and talk with campus leaders such as the Executive Director of University Housing Services, Vice President of Student Affairs, and the Chief of Police. Parent Ambassadors attend as hosts. Door Prizes and giveaways will be given. Parents and guests will have a chance to sign up for monthly Town Hall calls with Sac State, sign up for quarterly cafecitos in Sacramento with the Parents & Families Program, or sign up for regional events across the state.

Alternate Arrival Requests

Any resident who needs to arrive early due to extenuating circumstances must complete the online request form. Your request for early move in will be reviewed by staff. If approved or denied, additional information will be emailed to you. To access the Alternate Arrival Request, please  Click HERE

Living In The Halls

Meal Service Information

Residents - Activities & Events Schedule

  • Hornet Weeks of Wow  - You are invited to join us for Hornet Weeks of Welcome (WOW).  This kick-off celebration is a way for you to meet new friends, learn more about the University, and have fun! Did we mention that there are free movies, concerts, food, festivals, athletics events, and more? This is YOUR WOW!  For additional information and a list of events Click Hornet WOW

    Residence Hall Association (RHA)
    Schedule of Events:
  • Friday, August 24 - Outdoor Film "Ocean's 8" on the Residence Hall Quad - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 25 - RHA Summer Splash – Residence Hall Pool – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday , August 26 - Presidents Nelsen’s Welcome Back BBQ-Main Quad – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 26 - RHA Get S’more Friends – Jenkins and Sierra Fire Pits – 7:30 p.m.

Campus Maps

Preparing for Move-In

  • Move-In Carts
    Carts will be available near your hall  for check out in order to assist with unloading your vehicle.


TELEVISION SERVICE: We have XFINITY on Campus providing IPTV streaming service offered by Comcast.  Please take a moment and click on the television service link and view our digital cable specifications.  Also, in conjunction with Residence Life Cinema we provide online movies.

INTERNET: Internet Connectivity - Housing offers high-speed wireless Internet connectivity and access to campus network resources.  Information regarding connecting to the internet can be found Click HERE for more information.

TELEPHONE SERVICE:  The University does not provide in-room telephone services.  We recommend purchasing a cellular/wireless phone or selecting a broadband VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) provider to use through your in-room Internet connection.  VOIP is an emerging technology that allows voice communications over a standard landline telephone through the Internet.  For further information on the VOIP technology please visit the Federal Communication Commission's website at