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No matter how big or small a move from one home to another, moving is one of life's greatest stresses—this is no less true when you are moving from your family home to your college residence hall. Still, with a little planning, applying some tried-and-true organizational tactics, and understanding the rules and regulations, you can make your transition a smooth one. Here's a quick Move-in Survival Guide to get your move moving in the right direction!
Get on the same page as your new roommate(s): reach out and make contact. Figure out what you might need or want in your shared space and who can bring what to avoid cluttering up your living areas with duplicate items. Here's a list of things to think about to get you started:
Space at college may not be as large as space you have at home, it is imperative to closely consider the items you do not need as well as the items you can get from home at a later date. If your family does not live far from Burlington, consider bringing mostly seasonal clothing and changing it out when you visit home.
For those living at Spinner Place for the upcoming year, below are the items included in the apartment:
Students should bring the following items:
Step One: Go to your assigned Residence Hall. There, you will follow the instructions of hall staff and traffic for unloading your belongings and parking your vehicle. You will have time to go shopping and pick up any last minute items. Meet your roommate(s) and work together to begin setting up your room/shared spaces.
Step Two: Go to main campus to check in for Orientation. A full list of tasks will be in your Orientation packet. Have lunch with your family, and complete any outstanding tasks such as picking up your ID, or buying your books.
HINT: Save time by emailing a photo for your ID card ahead of time. This will expedite the process as you will not have to wait in line to have your picture taken that morning.
Step Three: Wave to your family as they drive away. After a few speeches, the President of the College will tell your friends and loved ones to let you get on with your life at Champlain College. After the folks have all driven off, you'll be directed to the various Orientation activities.