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Cornell University

Moving In On Campus

Fall 2021

New students have been asked to sign up for a move-in date and time for August 19, 20, or the morning of August 21. Sign up within the housing portal.

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

We will continue to update this page as instructions are established. Plans for fall arrival and move-in will be based on CDC, New York state, and Cornell guidance to ensure we provide a safe environment.

Shipping in advance

Two excellent service providers can have items delivered to your room before you arrive. Please note the deadlines and instruction details.

DormCo, through The Cornell Store

Order a wide variety of room essentials to ship to yourself, your campus room, or an off-campus apartment. NOTE: For deliveries to be placed in your room, order by August 2, 2021. Read about DormCo bedding and other products.

Big Red Shipping & Storage

Items you pack and ship yourself can be placed in your room before you arrive. NOTE: Boxes must arrive by August 10, 2021. Learn about our 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 August 10, 2021 to have the unit waiting in your room when you arrive. 


Shop gently-used items when you arrive

Cornell's Dump & Run sale will be held August 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2021. Huge supply of useful items that were donated in May and June. Proceeds from the sale go to local charities. Learn more about shopping at Dump & Run.

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