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Move-In Information

Welcome to University Housing at Clayton State University!  We are excited that you have chosen to participate in the Laker Life Advantage with us!

Please read the following information carefully so that you will be off to a smooth start upon arrival.

Room Assignment, Move-in Date, and Check-in If you completed your housing application and contract by the Deadline, your room assignment will be available through your housing portal no later than 2 weeks before your move-in date.  Please note that, while we make every effort to maintain current room and suitemate assignments, it is occasionally necessary to make adjustments based on the required accommodations of some students.

Summer and Spring Semester Move-in is offered at the dates and times posted on our "Important Dates and Deadlines" page. Check-in is offered on the dates and times specified on that web page and everyone is welcome throughout the day. Since Fall Semester move-in activity is in full swing, following the check-in dates and times below keeps traffic moving around the campus, parking spots rotating and less wait times in the check-in areas.


Laker Hall Fall Semester Move-in Day: (refer to assigned times below)

You MUST have a room assignment and class schedule in place and have your account balance paid in full (or a Nelnet Payment Plan in place for the remaining balance) in order to complete your room check-in process. IMPORTANT FEE PAYMENT INFO

ARRIVE ON THE SCHEDULED MOVE-IN DAY and check in according to the Suite Numbers and the following schedule:

Suite Numbers Designated Move-In Time
Suite Numbers starting with 4 (four) 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Suite Numbers starting with 3 (three) 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Suite Numbers starting with 2 (two) 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Suite Numbers starting with 1 (one) 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Check-in for Laker Hall is located in the Laker Hall main lobby.  You should first park in general parking and go through check-in, then you will be given approximately 20 minutes to unload in the traffic circle at the back door entrance. Once you are finished unloading, you will be asked to move your car to the general parking area to accommodate other residents as they move in.  A limited number of dollies are available for checkout and use, however, it is recommended that you bring your own carts/handtrucks if you feel this is necessary.


Laker Village Fall Semester Move-in Day: (refer to assigned times below)

You MUST have a room assignment and class schedule in place and have your account balance paid in full (or a Nelnet Payment Plan in place for the remaining balance) in order to complete your room check-in process. IMPORTANT FEE PAYMENT INFO

ARRIVE ON THE SCHEDULED MOVE-IN DAY according to the apartment numbers and the following schedule:

Suite Numbers Designated Move-In Time
Apartments in 100 - 500 and 1000 buildings 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Apartments in 600 - 900 and 2000 buildings 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Apartment in 100 - 900 and 3000 buildings 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
All Apartments 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Laker Village check-in is at the University Housing Office at Laker Village.  To ease parking congestion around the main office, it is recommended you park near your apartment location and walk to the main office for check-in. You will then proceed to your apartment and room location to move in. It is recommended that you bring your own carts/handtrucks if you feel this is necessary.


Helpful tips for Move-In Day:

  1. Bring your Laker Card with you for verification to pick up your keys.
  2. Make sure all University fees are paid. You will not be permitted to move in if there is a balance on your account (or if a NelNet Payment Plan is not in place, if applicable).
  3. What to Bring / What not to Bring
  4. FAQs about University Housing

Building/Floor Meetings

All residents are required to attend a mandatory welcome and orientation meeting with their Resident Assistant (RA). Refer to postings on the apartment bulletin board for your specific meeting date and time.

Room Condition Report (RCR)

At your time of check-in, you will be given a room condition report form. This form documents the condition of your room at move-in. You will have the opportunity to review, amend, and then sign this form during the check-in process. Return your RCR to the University Housing Office within 24 hours of move-in. If the RCR is not returned, we will assume that everything in your assignment was satisfactory and update your housing file as such.

Personal Property/Liability Insurance

Please be reminded that University Housing is not responsible for any damage to your personal property or that which may be caused to the premises by you or a guest. If you are not already covered under a parent’s homeowner’s policy, you are strongly encouraged to obtain renter’s insurance to protect your personal property and, if necessary, provide emergency accommodations. Renters’ insurance is inexpensive and great protection to have! 

Please feel free to contact us at (678) 466-HOME (4663) if you have any additional questions. We look forward to welcoming you in University Housing!