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Move-In Day Tips

University of Montevallo

Freshman Move-In Day is Friday, August 23rd starting at 8 a.m. Please consider the following tips as you make plans for Move-In Day. All other students may move-in beginning Saturday, August 24th.

  • Follow all traffic directions. UM Police and staff are on hand to help make traffic flow smoothly.
  • No need to arrive before 8 a.m. You will have plenty of time to get things settled, and you won’t be allowed to start the process until 8.
  • Have all of your student’s belongings in boxes or bags labeled with his/her name and room number. Volunteers will be on hand to help you carry the items to your student’s new room.
  • Go directly to your student’s assigned hall. Should your student want to change rooms, buildings or roommates, have your student discuss room changes with his/her RA.
  • Once you have unloaded your belongings, please move your vehicle to a designated parking spot immediately! Other folks also need to unload their items.
  • Smile in the hallway! These are your student’s classmates, roommates, and soon-to-be friends.


Items to bring with you

  • Mattress cover (standard size twin)
  • Sheets, pillows & pillow cases (standard twin size)
  • Blanket
  • Comforter/bedspread
  • Towels, washcloths, toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Shower curtain (Brooke, Lund, Ramsay, New Hall)
  • Waste basket
  • Alarm clock
  • Laundry bag/basket
  • Laundry detergent/dryer sheets
  • Flashlight
  • Surge protector
  • Cable cord to connect TV to cable outlet
  • Water bottle


Other items you might find useful

  • Power strip/surge protectors (Note: extension cords are not allowed)
  • Personal computer
  • Printer (wireless printers do not connect to our network)
  • Television
  • Refrigerator (not exceeding 1.5 amps) Note: There is a $20 one time per year energy surcharge for each fridge)
  • Curtains – All windows have blinds. All rooms have at least one window. A few have more than one. Window dimensions are approximate:
    • Brooke Hall – 43.5″ wide X 52.5″ long
    • Main Hall – 48″ wide X 85″ long
    • Hanson Hall – 35″ wide X 72″ long
    • Napier Hall – 48″ wide X 60″ long
    • Lund Hall – 41″ wide X 54″ long
    • Peck Hall – 32″ or 64″ wide X 64″ long
    • Tutwiler Hall – 32″ wide X 72″ long
    • New Residence Hall – Bedroom 33″ wide X 57″ long; Living room (2) – 27″ wide X 57″ long
    • Ramsay Hall 63 or 31.5” wide X 60.5” long
  • Coffee maker (sealed unit)
  • Ironing board & iron
  • Radio/stereo
  • Study lamp
  • Blow dryer/straightener
  • Throw rugs
  • Water filter pitcher

Only loft beds rented from Collegiate Bed Loft ( are allowed. College Bed Loft will set up the loft prior to move-in for the fall term and will remove the loft after you move out. The University assumes no liability for injury or damage due to lofts. Information about ordering deadlines was included with your fall term room assignment letter.


Items which are NOT allowed

  • Electrical heating appliances such as space heaters, hot plates, electric blankets, toasters, ( do not bring any appliance with an open coil or flame)
  • Microwave ovens (except Peck and New Hall)
  • Pets (except fish: 10-gallon tank limit)
  • Extension cords (any type) are NOT ALLOWED - you may bring surge protectors/power strips
  • Sun lamps
  • Electric blankets or heating pads
  • Candles/incense
  • Individual a/c window units
  • Loft if not rented from Collegiate Bed Loft

Note: Health and safety inspections will be conducted once a month. Violators will face disciplinary action.

Cable Television
service is provided in all residence hall rooms. The cost of the service is included in the room charge.

service is not provided in each room/suite. If you would like to request a phone line call 1-888-757-6500 for a representative. Residents are responsible for providing a telephone. Public phones with local service are available in each residence hall. Cordless phones: 2.4 megahertz cordless phones will NOT be allowed on campus.

Laundry rooms
are conveniently located in the buildings. Machines are coinless, and the cost of the service is included in the room charge.

Room dimensions
can found on our website at

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