Skip to main content

Cornell University

Moving In On Campus

Spring 2022


The residence halls re-open from winter break on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:00am.  New student move-in is Wednesday, January 19, 2022 and the morning of Thursday, January 20, 2022. Visiting/exchange student orientation begins at 8:00am on Thursday, January 20 and orientation for all other new students begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, January 20. Please plan accordingly.

All students should select a move-in time slot in the Housing Portal and update their Spring Checklist via the Daily Check to indicate their arrival. Please note the Housing Portal will be unavailable Jan. 4 – 5, 2022 while it is migrated to a new platform.

All students will receive an email by January 11, 2022 with arrival instructions specific to your move-in date and time. 

Please read what to pack, and what not to bring.

Plans for arrival and move-in may change if the CDC, New York State, or Cornell change guidance to ensure we provide a safe environment.

Shipping in advance

Big Red Shipping & Storage

Items you pack and ship yourself can be placed in your room before you arrive. NOTE: Watch for deadline date to be announced. Learn about Pre-Arrival service with Big Red Shipping & Storage.

Other packages, or after the deadlines

Packages addressed to your campus address will go to a service center on campus. You'll receive email when your package arrives and is ready for you to pick up at the service center. Read about addressing and receiving mail.

Order microwave-refrigerator combination units

Refrigerators and combined microwave-refrigerators that meet Cornell's electrical requirements may be rented from My MicroFridge. Order by January 17, 2022 to have the unit delivered on January 19, 2022. 


Visit Cornell's coronavirus webpage for the most current campus updates and FAQs.