Early Move-in for Fall 2021

First Day of Early Move-in: Monday, August 9, 2021

Residence Life is pleased to offer an Early Move-in process for Truman State University students registered to live on-campus this Fall semester.  The information below outlines the expectations and registration process for Early Move-in:

Eligibility for Early Move-in

To be eligible for Early Move-in, you must:

  • Be enrolled in Fall classes and have a housing placement for the Fall semester, AND
  • Be an approved participant of a university office that is sponsoring your Early Move-in, OR
  • Receive approval from Residence Life for a justified need to arrive prior to opening
    • Reasons likely to be approved:
      • On-campus student employment with a start date prior to move-in
      • Student’s flight arrives prior to move-in (no earlier than Monday, August 9th)
      • Student is traveling from 6 or more hours away
    • Reasons not likely to be approved:
      • Off-campus employment
      • No reason provided in registration submission

Please allow at least two business days to process your early move-in request. Students requesting early move-in will be contacted via email regarding their approval status. Please note that not all requests will be approved.

Rates for Early Move-in

The table below outlines the housing and meal rates for Early Move-in.  Charges will start on the date of your move-in until the date designated for First-Year and Returning students move-ins, respectively.

Charge typePer night rate
Meals$16.25 (Note: Apartment residents do not pay meal fees.)

Housing Accommodations

Students approved for Early Move-in will move directly into their Fall housing placement.

Meal Plan

Early Move-in registration includes a meal plan, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Meal plans begin on the date of your scheduled move-in.  Meals are scheduled to be served in the Ryle Hall cafeteria, which will include dine-in and grab-and-go options.

Early Move-in Dining Hours


Early move-in registration opens on July 1st. To ensure your Early Move-in request is processed, registration requests must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 27th.

Late submissions: Registrations submitted after July 27th will not be guaranteed.  If housing assignments can be arranged, there will be a $50.00 processing charge, per student.

University Offices sponsoring students to move in early are responsible for registering those students. A department representative must complete a spreadsheet of sponsored students and upload it when submitting their registration. (Please note: department approval and a billing account number are needed before submitting a registration form.)

Register Here!

Early Move-in Check-in Process

Pick up your Key
Students may pick up their keys and move-in materials at the Residence Life Office (Missouri Hall 1100) from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  The building will be locked; please ring the doorbell or contact the office (660-785-4227) to gain entry.

For sponsoring university offices that need students to move-in outside of normal business hours, keys and move-in materials will be available for pick up by 12:00 pm the business day prior.  The sponsoring university office will be responsible for the distribution of keys.

Mail Services

As the Residence Life staff will be focused on training and making preparations for the fall semester, mail services will be limited until after First-Year student move-in, August 18th.  We encourage you to wait until after this time to start requesting mail delivery, as mail addressed to your Fall housing placement will be held until August 18th.

Scheduled Maintenance and/ or Outages

Please note the last two weeks prior to First-Year student move-in will be utilized to complete projects and make finishing touches in preparation for the Fall semester.  While there are no service maintenance/ outages scheduled at this time, there may be some disruptions to services during your time as an Early Move-in.

Should a maintenance issue or outage be necessary, we will communicate this with you as soon as possible so you can make the appropriate arrangements.

Residence Life and Physical Plant staff may need to enter your room as part of opening procedures through August 18th.  Staff will knock and announce themselves prior to entering a room.

If there are normal maintenance issues in your living space, please submit a Work Order to the Facilities team, HERE.