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North Village Move-In Details

Overall North Village Move-In Information

We are excited to have you join the North Village residential community. The following information and resources will be helpful as you pack and prepare to move into your residence hall space in North Village.

Move-In Appointments

Each student will be assigned a specific move-in appointment (date and time). Students will be asked to login to the HornetHousing Portal to confirm their time, change their appointment, or request an alternate arrival (early or late arrival).

Move-In Locations

  • Fall move-in: All North Village students will come to the Harper Alumni Center for their assigned move-in appointment. All students must check in at the Harper Alumni Center first before going to North Village to move their belongings in. If a student chooses a move-in appointment outside of the defined move-in dates/times, that student will go directly to their residence hall for check-in. For Fall 2022, all students will go to Parking Structure 3 before the Harper Alumni Center. See Fall 2022 Move-In for more details.
  • Spring and Summer move-in: All students will check in directly at their residence hall front desk.

Requesting Alternate Arrivals

Any North Village student 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. Additional rates and policies will apply. Any student requesting to move in late will still be subject to all housing rent and board charges from the start of the license agreement

Students moving in to campus housing

Fall 2022 Move-In

Fall 2022 Move-In Dates

  • Thursday, August 25, 1 - 6pm at the Harper Alumni Center
  • Friday, August 26, 8am - 3:30pm at the Harper Alumni Center

Move-in appointments will be available later on Thursday and Friday as well as on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. These later check-ins will be directly at the residence hall.

All dates are based on the University Housing Services and Dining License Agreement 2022-2023.

Move-In Instructions

  • Checking in on Thursday, August 25, 1 - 6pm, or Friday, August 26, 8am - 3:30pm?
    • Stop #1 COVID-19 testing at Parking Structure 3: It is mandatory for all North Village students to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. Students will be given directions for testing at the Parking Structure 3 location.
    • Stop #2 Check-in at Harper Alumni Center: After students are cleared for move-in and have their wristband, all students will need to stop at the Harper Alumni Center to be checked in and receive their move-in packet (keys, meal card, etc.)
    • Stop #3 Move-in at North Village: After students receive their move-in materials and unloading permit, students will proceed to North Village to unload all vehicle(s)
    • Once all vehicles are unloaded, all students, families, and guests will need to move their vehicle(s) to the Harper Alumni Center parking lot (and take the shuttle back) or in Parking Structure 5 (levels 5 and 6)
  • Checking in on Thursday evening, Friday evening, or beyond?
    • All North Village students should go directly to their residence hall for COVID-19 testing and check-in.
    • Parents, families, and guests must remain in their car(s) while the student is COVID-19 testing.

Parking during Move-In

  • Lot 2 Residence Halls will remain closed for parking from Tuesday, August 23 at 5pm through Sunday, August 28.
    • All students that arrive on or before those dates must park in Parking Structure 5 (levels 5 and 6) or at the Harper Alumni Center starting on Thursday of move-in.
  • North Village and Lot 2 will become an “unloading zone” for all students moving into North Village. Students and families will be provided unloading permits.
  • Shuttle Route available from and to Harper Alumni Center and Transportation Center (by North Village)
  • Car and Shuttle Route

Parent and Family Lounge

The Parent and Family Lounge is available if you want to meet other families or connect with our staff. We encourage you to stop by and write a letter to your student; this letter will be sent to them in the first three weeks of their move-in. Parents and Families Program is excited to meet you all!

  • Thursday, August 25, 1 - 4pm in the Riverview Elderberry and Beetle Room
  • Friday, August 26, 9am - 3pm in the Riverview Elderberry and Beetle Room
    • Welcome event at 2pm: All parents and families are invited to a special welcome from President Nelsen, Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Edward Mills, and other leadership at Sacramento State.

Meal Card Office Move-In Hours (located in Dining Commons)

The hours of operation for the meal card office during move in are as follows:

  • Thursday 8/25, 1 - 7pm
  • Friday 8/26, 8am - 4pm
  • Saturday 8/27, 10am - 3pm
  • Sunday 8/28, 10am - 3pm

University Housing Services Move-In Weekend Hours

The hours of operation over the weekend for UHS are as follows:

  • Saturday 8/27, 10am - 2pm
  • Sunday 8/28 , 10am - 2pm

Fall 2022 Move-In Events

Splash into the School Year with RHA

Thursday, August 25

6 - 8pm

North Village Pool

Hornet Nest Fest (with President Nelsen)

Friday, August 26

6 - 8pm

North Village Quad

Information and RSVP instructions

Hornet Day at the Aquatic Center

Saturday, August 27

10am - 6pm

Buses will pick-up from North Village and students dropped off at the Sac State Aquatic Center

Learn S’mores about Hall Council

Sunday, August 28

7 - 8pm

North Village Quad

Enjoy s’mores while learning about ways to be involved!

Movie in the North Village Quad: Jurassic World Dominion

Sunday, August 28

8 - 10pm

North Village Quad

Enjoy popcorn and a movie!

Mix and Mingle with RHA and NRHH

Tuesday, August 30

Time varies by building (between 6 - 8pm)

Your Residence Hall

MicroChill Rentals

MicroChill® refrigerator/freezers and certified combination appliances are eco-friendly and low noise rated. No need to lug a bulky appliance to school when College Products can deliver it direct directly to your room. At the end of the year, you can just leave the removal to us. If you pay for cleaning, we will even clean it for you. Visit the College Products website to order. When your order is placed by August 1st, your items will even be delivered to your room prior to move-in day!

Linen & Care Package Programs

Linen Program: The Residence Hall Association and SWAKU have partnered together to provide linens to students! Did you know that residence hall rooms have Twin XL mattresses? Take the guesswork out of it and let us ensure your room is outfitted with stylish and up-to-date linens. Visit the SWAKU Linens page to check out current offerings! The deadline to order is Aug 1st but order early for the best selection of linens and other popular products.

Care Package Program: The Residence Hall Association and SWAKU have partnered to provide care packages to students. Care packages consist of yummy treats that will be sure to get your student through the semester. As an added bonus, this year we are offering various health and safety options too! Visit SWAKU to check out current offerings!

Spring 2023 Move-In

New students and those returning from Winter Break will move-in on Friday, January 20. All students will be assigned a move-in appointment for that date, and there will be available appointments on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22, 2023. Alternate Arrival requests (early arrival or late arrival) will be reviewed. All new and returning students should go directly to their residence hall desk for check-in.

All dates are based on the University Housing Services and Dining License Agreement 2022-2023.

Parking (Courtesy Permits) during Move-In

  • A 3-hour virtual courtesy permit will be provided for parents, families, and guardians for the Residence Hall Lot 2 – residents should check their emails prior to the week of move-in for the instructions about the courtesy permit.
  • After 3 hours, vehicles can park in the Residence Hall area of Parking Structure V (PS V) on the 5thand 6th
  • Red zones, ADA spaces, parking on the grass, etc. will always be enforced.
students and parents standing in front of a building smiling at the camera

Spring 2023 Move-In Events


Friday, January 20th
7 - 8:30 pm
Riverview Hall Elderberry and Beetle Rooms

Decorate Your Own Mug

Sunday, January 22nd
7 - 9 pm
American River Courtyard Large Conference Room

What to Bring

Bed and Bath

  • Bed linens: sheet set (X–long twin size 36” x 80”)
  • Pillow / pillowcase
  • Bedspread/comforter
  • Pad/Cover - enclosed/bed bug proof is recommended
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower caddy
  • Bathrobe and shower shoes
  • Hygiene items
  • First aid items
  • Thermometer
  • Toilet paper, Hand Soap, and other Bathroom Supplies (American River Courtyard and Desmond Deluxe Doubles Only)

Clothing and Laundry

  • Clothes hangers
  • Laundry basket
  • Detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets
  • Iron (auto shut-off) and small ironing board - if needed

Electrical Accessories (UL Approved)

  • Television
  • RokuTVTM or a RokuTM streaming device (For access to all cable amenities in Riverview Hall)
  • Power strip w/Surge Protector for all electronic equipment
  • Ethernet cord
  • TV cable cord
  • Personal computer/printer
  • Floor/Desk/reading lamp (non-halogen) • Flashlight

Supplies and Misc.

  • Medications
  • School Supplies
  • Painters tape for hanging posters
  • Bike and heavy-duty lock
  • Cleaning Supplies Note: Recommended Multi-Purpose Cleaners (Seventh Generation, Green Works, Simply. Green, Lysol, Kaboom, Easy Off BAM). Recommended Disinfectant (Lysol II, Vanish, 409 Disinfectant). Bleach is not recommended and will harm surfaces. Cleaners with bleach additives should not be used.

Refrigerator and Microwave

  • One refrigerator per room not to exceed 4.5 cubic feet or draw more than 1.5 running amps
  • Microwave should not exceed 700 watts - One microwave per room

American River Courtyard - Kitchenette Items

  • All electrical cooking appliances must have an auto shut-off and cannot have open heating coils.
  • Coffee pot (must have auto shut off)
  • Plates, bowls, cups, silverware
  • Kitchen towels, paper towels, and sponges
  • Dish soap and drying rack
  • Mop, broom, and dustpan

What Not to Bring

Unpermitted Items

The following items are not permitted. This is not a complete list, just some of the more common things that wind up in the ride back home.

  • Pets (except fish, and tanks must not exceed 10 gallons)
  • Flammable liquids
  • Hot plates/electric skillets: Any cooking device with an open heating coils
  • Percolator
  • Oil popcorn poppers
  • Refrigerators larger than 4.5 cu.ft. with minimum amperage over 1.5
  • Halogen lamps
  • Black Lights
  • Sun lamps
  • Electric blankets
  • Extension Cord(s)
  • Weapons of any type
  • Candles/incense/potpourri burners
  • Electric space heaters • Air conditioner
  • Toaster/Toaster ovens without auto shut off
  • Water beds
  • Dartboards
  • Contact paper or wallpaper
  • Command hooks/adhesive, nails, screws, molly bolts, anchors, or other types of fastener hardware.
  • Outlet adapters
  • Alcohol or alcohol–related decorations
  • Fireworks
  • Any used upholstered furniture, including futons and wicker chairs that can harbor pests.
  • Hoverboards (possession prohibited on campus)
  • Personal router, switches, or hubs due to internet security concerns

Use this simple rule of thumb: leave it at home if an item presents a safety hazard, an annoyance to others, a likelihood of damaging your room or furnishings. Possession of these items is a violation of Housing policy.