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Moving In On Campus

Fall 2022

All undergraduate students moving in for Fall 2022-23 academic year will have the opportunity to select a time for arrival in the housing portal in late June. Instructions will be included in housing assignments/confirmations. For planning purposes, first-year and new transfer students will arrive to campus beginning on Monday, Aug 15, Tuesday, Aug 16, and Wednesday, Aug 17 in order that they may participate in Orientation activities. Upper-level students will select an arrival time on Thursday, Aug 18 or Friday, Aug 19. Please note that the actual day will be assigned based on building and in some cases, section of building..

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.


Order Room Essentials from DormCo
The Cornell Store and Cornell Housing & Residential Life are collaborating with DormCo to provide a convenient solution for ordering room essentials. DormCo offers high-quality bedding and over 5,000 budget-friendly products to help make your room or apartment one of a kind. On-campus students: let us do the heavy lifting! Order by July 27, 2022 and we’ll put your order in your room before you arrive! View details and order.

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. Additional information about ordering deadlines will appear here in late spring/early summer, 2022. 


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