Move-In (Metro)

Spring 2022 Guide

Please carefully read the following information as it contains important details regarding the return to the residence halls. The residence halls will open for the spring semester on Sunday, January 23. As part of the return to campus, entry testing will be performed on all residential students. FDU will continue to use the services of Mobile Health to perform re-entry testing.

Students can return to campus on the following dates/times:

  • Sunday, January 23 (anytime between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Monday, January 24 (anytime between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, January 25 (anytime between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, January 26 (anytime between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • Thursday, January 27 (anytime between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Please sign up by Wednesday, January 19, to select a date to come to campus on your MyHousing portal. To access your portal, you can use this link or navigate to our home page and click on the MyHousing portal link.

At the bottom of the homepage of your MyHousing portal, you will see:

By selecting the drop down, you will see the available time slots. 

Select the time slot you would like and select “Update My Time”:

Testing information for January 23 is below. Those students who select January 24 – 27 will receive a separate email with testing information specific to your selected day.

If you are moving on to campus early due to athletics or other reasons previously discussed with our office, please disregard this message.

Your first stop when you return to campus will be testing. For January 23, Rapid Antigen testing will take place at Robison Hall on the 4th floor from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please note that students who arrive after 4 p.m. will not be accommodated. Staff members from Student Health Services will be on location at the Fitness Center to assist. You will be notified of your test results via email approximately 30 minutes after your test. After you have received a negative test result, you will then be able to proceed to the Student Union Building to check in with Housing and Residence Life for the spring semester. Enrollment Services will be on site as well to assist with financial clearance.

If you have tested positive over the winter break you will be required to bring evidence of your positive test to move in (your evidence must contain your name, the date of test, and the result). If you cannot produce your positive test at move in, you are required to test on site via Mobile Health. 

As per guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), students who test positive will need to isolate either on campus or at home for five days from onset of symptoms or test date. 

Thank you for your understanding and anticipated compliance with the above steps that are designed to further ensure a successful return to campus for the Spring 2022 semester.

Residence Hall Common Areas

From January 23 – January 28, all residence hall common areas will be closed to all residents.

Visitation Policy

Residential students will not be able to visit other residence halls during the first week of classes. The non-resident student visitation policy remains in place.


  • The SUB Dining Hall will have normal hours with pick and go menus starting with brunch on Sunday, January 23, through dinner on Friday, January 28.
  • From Monday, January 24, through Friday January 28, the Riverside Café will be mobile order only as it was in the fall. Dickinson Café will open on Monday, January 31.
  • There will be no dine-in at any location from January 23 – 28.
  • Normal in-person dining operations will resume at brunch on Saturday, January 29 unless advised otherwise.


The campus bookstore will remain open under normal operation, following all indoor masking and social distancing guidelines.

Fall 2021 Guide

Checking Into Your Room

Our official Move-In Days will take place as per the following dates and times: 

New International Students, Wednesday, August 18, from 10 AM to 5 PM 
Location: Housing and Residence Life 

New Domestic Students, Thursday, August 19 from 9 AM to 3 PM 
Location: SUB Multipurpose Room 

2021 Sophomores, Saturday, August 21 from 9 AM to 3 PM 
Location: SUB Multipurpose Room 

All Returning Students, Sunday, August 22 from 9 AM to 3 PM 
Location: SUB Multipurpose Room 

All students are strongly advised to arrive early in the morning on their check-in day. If you require additional assistance with Financial Clearance (Enrollment Services) or Medical Clearance (Student Health Services), an early arrival will allow you the required time to be processed by Enrollment Services and Student Health prior to checking into your room. The check-in stations will close promptly at the designated time. Students that arrive close to an hour before closing time risk not being able to be assisted if they require Financial and/or Medical Clearance. Please arrive early to avoid any inconvenience. 

Any student arriving on their move-in day, after check-in has ended for the day, will need to return the following business day to check-in at Housing and Residence Life between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. 

Early Arrivals

We are not able to receive early arrivals so please plan accordingly. It is important that you check-in on your official move-in day during the designated times. Residents arriving before their official move-in day will need to make arrangements at a local hotel until their move-in day.

Student Employees and In-Season Athletes:
Student employees, only from select departments/offices, and in-season athletes (Men’s & Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, Men’s & Women’s Cross-Country) approved for an early arrival should contact their sponsoring department directly, not Housing and Residence Life, to verify if their name will be included on the early arrival list.

Financial and Medical Clearance

Medical Clearance: All First-Year & New Students, and first-time resident students, will require medical clearance from FDU Student Health Services prior to moving in to the residence halls. Please make sure all of your required medical documents are submitted to Student Health Services prior to your move-in day.

Financial Clearance: All students will need to obtain financial clearance, prior to moving in to the residence halls, from the Office of Enrollment Services.

Valid Photo ID

All students are required to present a valid photo ID (Driver’s License, State ID, Passport, or FDU ID) to gain admittance to the check-in station.

Your FDU ID Card

The ID card access system in the residence halls requires the use of your FDU student ID.

  • New Students will receive a new FDU ID card during the check-in process on their Move-In Day.
  • Returning Students should bring their FDU ID card, on their move-in day, for activation after the check-in process. Replacement ID cards will be available directly at the Department of Public Safety for $25.

Requesting a Roommate

Find information about how to request to be paired with a specific roommate.

Optional Services for Students

For your convenience, the following optional services are available to all residents. You can place an order with each vendor. To find out more please visit our Amenities page.

  • Personal Property Insurance
  • Fairleigh 1 Card
  • Ordering Linens
  • Microfridge Rental

Prohibited and Restricted Items

Certain items are prohibited in the residence halls for safety and security purposes. Confiscated items may become property of the University and may be discarded for safety and/or security concerns. Whenever possible the item may be returned to the student to take home. After the item is returned, should it be found in the student’s room again, it will become University property and discarded. Please do not bring these items to campus. Review list of Prohibited and Restricted Items.  

Suggested Items

For those unexpected situations, we highly suggest students consider bringing a battery operated flashlight and a sleeping bag.

Residence Hall Cable TV Requirements

Bringing a television for your room? Review the cable TV technical requirements.

Microfridges and Refrigerators

Review our microfridge and refrigerator policy

If you have ordered a microfridge rental from Campus Specialties Inc. by the established deadline, your micro-fridge will be delivered and installed in your room prior to your arrival: 

  • Microfridge Delivery Day 1: Friday, August 13, 2021

If you have ordered a microfridge rental from Campus Specialties Inc. after the deadline, your micro-fridge will be delivered and installed in your room on one of the following days: 

  • Microfridge Delivery Day 2: Tuesday, August 23, 2021
  • Microfridge Delivery Day 3: Wednesday, August 31, 2021

Your Room Assignment and Roommate

Please keep in mind that Housing Applications are received on a daily basis during the summer months; any resident currently not assigned a roommate may receive a roommate prior to the start of the academic year.

To view your room, roommate, and suitemate (Linden residents) information:
Log into MyHousing to view your room assignment. If you have a roommate assigned at this time, you can also view their contact information.

New Students, beginning July 31, will also be able to view their room and roommate information via MyHousing, once all new student assignments are complete.

Please do not call the Housing and Residence Life for this information. We are not able to share room assignment or roommate information over the phone.

New Student Cookout

Housing and Residence Life will sponsor our annual New Student Cookout (for New Students and their families) on Thursday, August 19 from 11 AM to 5 PM directly behind the Student Union Building. 

Housing and Residence Life will also be sponsoring a cookout for Sophomore move-in day on Saturday, August 21 from 11 AM to 5 PM directly behind the Student Union Building. 

First Floor Meeting

All residents are required to attend their floor or building meetings. The first meeting is especially important as it will be the first time you meet the residents of your floor or building. 

  • First Year Students, Thursday, August 19 at 7:00 PM 
  • Returning Students, Sunday, August 22 at 7:00 PM

Location: Please check for flyers in your building advertising the location of your floor/building meeting. 

Parking on Your Move-In Day

Parking will be available behind the Student Union Building (SUB). Please do not park in the staff/faculty reserved parking spaces in front of the SUB. Once you have officially checked-in, you may proceed to move your vehicle closer to your assigned residence hall. It is highly recommended that you bring your personal handtruck or dolly to assist you with transporting your belongings from your vehicle into your residence hall room. Parking your vehicle near your building, while unloading, is limited to 15-20 minutes. Once your belongings have been unloaded, your vehicle must be moved to an authorized parking space. Parking on grass or unpaved surfaces is not permitted.

Linden 1, 2 and 3 residents: Vehicles are not permitted in the walkway or doorways leading into the entrances of Linden 1, 2 and 3. You must park your vehicle in the roadway adjacent to the east side of Linden 1 to unload your belongings.

Linden 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 residents: Vehicles are not permitted in the walkway or doorways leading into the entrances of Linden 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. You can park behind the SUB or in the driveway that wraps around the building.

University Court residents: Parking is permitted in the small driveway that divides University Court 6 from University Court 7 and 8 only on the University Court 7 and 8 side (north side). Please do not park on both sides of this small driveway. Parking is also permitted in the driveway adjacent to the backside of University Court 2 and University Court 5.

Northpointe residents : Parking is available in the parking lot behind and in front of Northpointe. Parking in the circle walkway in front of Northpointe is strictly prohibited.

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