We are pleased to announce that we will be opening Newman Hall to residents early this year, beginning on August 15. This Move In will be available to all residents this year, FREE of charge, and is included in your fall semester room & board. In order to best provide for an efficient move in and adequate social distancing for all, we will utilize a new Move In Registration system.

Register for Move In 2020

Choose a date and time to register for Move In at Newman Hall. Self-registration is now closed. Please contact us at 217-344-1266 or office@sjcnc.org to add or change a scheduled move in time.

About Move In 2020

  • Residents will register for a Move In date and time that is convenient for them.
  • Registration will be limited to 5 residents per time slot in order to provide adequate social distancing and proper disinfecting/sanitation of communal spaces and equipment between each resident.
  • Move In Guide assistance will be available 8 AM to 5 PM Saturday, August 15 through Thursday, August 20.
    • Self-service move in will be available from 5 PM to 9 PM 8/15 through 8/20 and from 8 AM to 9 PM Friday, 8/21 through Sunday, 8/23. There will be no move in guide service during these times.
  • Move In is free for all residents, no matter which date you choose to move in.

Arriving During Assisted Move In

  • You will be greeted by a Move In Guide and directed to your designated Move In Unloading Station.
  • At your Move In Station, you will check in and receive your ID card, keys, and other important information.
  • While you are checking in from your vehicle, Move In Guides will unload your belongings onto carts and bring your belongings to your room. Guides will wear PPE including gloves for your safety and theirs. Carts will be disinfected using hospital-grade disinfecting equipment in between each resident.
  • After your car is unloaded, move your car from the Unloading Station to designated parking (see below).
  • Head up to your room to unpack and settle in! Please wear a mask and be mindful of social distancing while in public areas of the building including hallways and stairwells during move in.
  • Stay tuned for details about new student orientation, parent info sessions, and welcome week activities!

Arriving During Self-Service Move In

  • Pull into a designated unloading space on Sixth Street.
  • Go to the Hall Office to check-in and retrieve your keys, ID card, and other important items.
  • Take a cart from the cart check-out area. Disinfecting spray and wipes, and hand sanitizer will be available for your use.
  • Unload your vehicle and bring your belongings to your room.
  • Please wear a mask and be mindful of social distancing while in public areas of the building including hallways and stairwells during move in.
  • Return cart to checkout and sanitize the cart for the next use.
  • Move your vehicle from the unloading area to designated parking.
  • Head up to your room to unpack and settle in! Please wear a mask and be mindful of social distancing while in public areas of the building including hallways and stairwells during move in.
  • Stay tuned for details about new student orientation, parent info sessions, and welcome week activities!

Answers to Other Questions About Move In

When will move in take place?
Move In begins Saturday, August 15 and goes through Sunday, August 23. Move In will take place each day starting at 8 AM and ending at 9 PM.

Will move in assistance be available?
Move In assistance will be provided by our wonderful Newman Move In Guides 8 AM to 5 PM Saturday, August 15 through Thursday, August 20.

Self-service move in will be available from 5 PM to 9 PM 8/15 through 8/20 and from 8 AM to 9 PM Friday, 8/21 through Sunday, 8/23. There will be no move in guide service during these times.

Is there any cost to move in?
There is no cost to move in to Newman Hall, no matter which day you choose. (In past years, there has been an extra fee associated with moving in prior to “official” campus move in day. This year, in order to provide adequate social distancing during move in for all our residents and families, we are waiving the early move in fee.)

Do I have to register for Move In?
In order to provide for an efficient and safe move in for all residents and families, all residents must register for a Move In day and time. Registration is free no matter which day you choose. Registration opens at 1:00 PM Wednesday, June 24.

What is the deadline to register for a move in date/time?
August 2nd is the deadline to register for your move in day and time. To add or change a scheduled move in day/time after August 2nd, contact us at 217-344-1266 or by email at office@sjcnc.org.

Can I change my move in date/time?
You can make changes to your move in reservation after August 2 by calling the Hall Office at 217-344-1266 or emailing office@sjcnc.org.

Are registration spots limited?
Residents will register for a 30-minute time slot for move in during the times that Move In Guides will be providing assistance (8 AM to 5 PM 8/15 to 8/20). Each 30-minute time slot is limited to 5 residents so that we can provide adequate social distancing during the move in process. Self-service move in time slots (5 PM-9 PM 8/15-8/20 and 8 AM-9 PM 8/21-8/23) are also limited to 5 residents each in an allowed unloading time of 1 hour.

Can you really move me in in 30 minutes?
Yes, we really can. Our Move In Guides are incredible, and hands down the best on campus!

What if I am late in arriving to my reserved time slot?
While we ask you to please plan for and leave plenty of time for any traffic, weather, or other delays, we know that sometimes things don’t always work according to plan. If you arrive after your registered move in window, our Move In team will direct you to the late staging area to wait until an Unloading Station becomes available. We will move you in as soon as possible, once the residents who are registered for that time slot have been unloaded.

What if I am early arriving to my reserved time slot?
If you arrive to campus early, we recommend taking a spin around campus to start getting to know the area. When your reservation window opens up, head over to Newman Hall so we can get you unloaded.

Can I bring someone to help me move in?
Yes! Each resident may bring up to 2 family members or support people to assist them during move in. You do not need to register family members or support people when you make your Move In reservation. The reservation is for the resident only.

Do my parents have to leave after the car is unloaded?
No. While your car will have to leave the unloading area immediately after it is unloaded, your parents won’t! We know you will probably want some help getting settled in, and some time to say goodbyes. Move In is an exciting – and bittersweet – day, and we want you to enjoy the time with your family or support. We do suggest that you plan to say your goodbyes no later than 4 hours after you move in, in order to help us maintain social distancing within the building during the day.

Can I move in at the same time as my roommate?
In order to provide adequate social distancing as well as adequate time with each of your families in getting settled in, we recommend that you coordinate move in with your roommate so that you are not moving in during overlapping times.

Are there carts to help me move my belongings?
Yes! We have plenty of carts to help you get your belongings up to your room, whether you’re moving during the self-service times, or via the Move In Guides. During Assisted Move In, carts will be sanitized using hospital-grade disinfecting equipment in between each resident. During Self-Service Move In, there will be sanitizing wipes/sprays for your use.

Will there be meals served during Move In?
Meals will be provided for residents and families during move in. As always during our move in days, meals will be Grab & Go and complimentary with limited seating available in the Dining Room.

Will there be Resident Orientation sessions on move in days?
Yes! We can’t wait to welcome you home in person and start getting to know you, and help you get to know Newman Hall. At 6 PM each night during move in residents are invited to join their floor groupings for a welcome home dinner plus resident orientation. This is your chance to meet other Newman Hall residents on your floor and nearby floors in person, and a safe and socially distant way. We’ll be gathering outside in different groups around the building, so check your email and posters on your floor for your location, and plan to meet your RA in your hallway to walk over together. There’s a lot of information to know this year, whether you are a new resident or a returning one, so attending a Welcome session is required either the day you move in or the following day.

Will there be Parent Information Session on move in days?
We love meeting Newman Hall parents and helping to answer your questions. Parent Welcome sessions are an opportunity for you to meet Newman Hall staff, receive valuable information, and ask questions. We will be hosting 4 sessions each day of move in August 15-August 20 in our South (Armory St.) Courtyard. Sessions will be held at 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:30 PM. We will also be recording one session per day to send out to parents of residents who moved in that day, as we recognize that with the different move in time windows that not all parents who wish to attend might be able to.

Will there be Welcome Week activities this year?
Welcome Week is one of our favorite weeks of the year! We love getting to know our residents, helping them get to know campus and one another, and building our community. Each night during Welcome Week (August 15-20) we’ll be hosting activities like outdoor movie nights, bonfires, popsicles on the lawn, campus tours, and more!