We are pleased to announce that we will be opening Newman Hall to residents early this year, beginning on August 14. In order to provide for an efficient move in for all residents and families, all residents must register for a Move In day and time. Read on for details.

Move In Early!

We can’t wait to get this year rolling during Early Move In Welcome Week, starting August 14th! Moving in early is a fantastic chance for you to get in, get settled, get to know campus, and start making new friends at Newman Hall. Plus, by moving in early, you avoid the traffic, congestion, parking issues, and stress of moving in the same days as everyone else on campus.

Starting on Saturday, August 14th, you can expect to find tons of great opportunities to meet people and have fun inside and outside of Newman Hall. Each day during Early Move In Welcome Week (Saturday through Thursday), you’ll find great events all day long from 8 AM to 9 PM, like:

  • Nightly floor dinners to get to know your RA and floormates,
  • Social events like Bonfires, Outdoor Movie Nights, Scavenger Hunts and more
  • Nightly Speed-Friending events (back by overwhelming popular demand: think speed dating – but for friends!)
  • Hall-wide tournaments, games, and competitions
  • Chances to explore campus and downtown

Register for Move In 2021

Choose a date and time to register for Move In at Newman Hall. 

Returning residents: Want to move in even earlier (and for FREE!) as a Move In Guide? Contact us for details. The Move In Guide program is only available for returning residents who have lived at Newman Hall for one or more semesters.

About Move In 2021

  • Register for a Move In date and time that is convenient for you.
  • Registration will be limited to 6 residents per time slot in order so we can get you unloaded and up to your room as quickly as possible!
  • Move In Guide assistance will be available:
    • 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday, August 14
    • 10 AM to 3 PM Sunday, August 15 through Wednesday, August 18
    • 8 AM to 5 PM Thursday, August 19
  • Self-service move-in will be available at all other times, including from 5 PM-9 PM Saturday, August 14 through Thursday, August 19, from 9 AM-10 AM Sunday, August 15-Wednesday, August 18, and from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Friday, August 20-Sunday, August 22. There will be no move in guide service during these times.
  • Additional early arrival access will be available for members of the Marching Illini and for international residents who may need to arrive early to accommodate a quarantine period if required. Please contact us for details at office@sjcnc.org.

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.
  • 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!
  • Stay tuned for details about new student orientation, floor dinners, 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.
  • Unload your vehicle and bring your belongings to your room.
  • Return cart to checkout.
  • Move your vehicle from the unloading area to designated parking.
  • Head up to your room to unpack and settle in!
  • Stay tuned for details about new student orientation, floor dinners, 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 14 and goes through Sunday, August 22. Move In will take place each day starting at 9 AM* and ending at 9 PM.

(* – Move In begins at 8 AM on Thursday, August 19)

What if I need to move in earlier than that?
Access to Newman Hall can be provided earlier than Early Move In for members of the Marching Illini who are required to be on campus prior to August 14 and for international residents if they are required to quarantine upon their arrival. Contact us for details.

Will move in assistance be available?
Newman Hall Move In Guides are hands-down the BEST on campus.

  • Move In Guide assistance will be available:
    • 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday, August 14
    • 10 AM to 3 PM Sunday, August 15 through Wednesday, August 18
    • 8 AM to 5 PM Thursday, August 19
  • Self-service move-in will be available at all other times, including:
    • 5 PM-9 PM Saturday, August 14 through Thursday, August 19
    • 9 AM-10 AM Sunday, August 15 through Wednesday, August 18
    • 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Friday, August 20-Sunday, August 22.
    • There will be no move in guide service during the self-service move in times.

Is there any cost to move in early?
Yes. In order to provide meals and activities, there is a fee to move in early, from Saturday, August 14 through Wednesday, August 18. Early Move In fees are:

Move In charges will be invoiced after Move In is complete to allow for flexibility in changing your schedule. Freshman residents are invited to take advantage of a 10% discount on their move in fee when they register for Early Move in on Saturday, August 14. Discount will be automatically applied.

There is no fee to move in on or after Thursday, August 19.

Do I have to register for Move In?
In order to provide for an efficient move in for all residents and families, all residents must register for a Move In day and time.

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.

Can I change my move in date/time?
Modifications to your registration may be made using the link provided in the confirmation email you will receive after registration until August 2, pending availability of alternate timeslots. 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.

Are registration spots limited?
Residents will register for a 15-minute time slot for move in during the times that Move In Guides will be providing assistance (see time schedule above). Each 15-minute time slot is limited to 6 residents so that we can get your car unloaded quickly, and get you and your family on your way up to your room to settle in as soon as possible.

Can you really move me in in 15 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.

Can I move in at the same time as my roommate?
In order to provide 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.

Will there be meals served during Move In?
Complimentary Grab & Go and complimentary lunches are provided for residents and families during the Saturday and Thursday move in days, and your meal plan begins immediately as soon as you move in.

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. We’ll be gathering in different groups in and 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 Parent Information sessions each day of move in August 14-August 19. The schedule for Parent Informations sessions will be available soon.

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 14-19) we’ll be hosting activities like outdoor movie nights, bonfires, popsicles on the lawn, campus tours, and more! Stay tuned for details and schedules.