We can't wait to welcome you to your home away from home

To help make your transition to college life as smooth as possible, follow these steps.

Step 1: Check in

First verify your check-in through myZou (in early August for fall semester move-ins).

Step 2: Plan ahead

You might want to arrange a few things and bring some items that will specifically help with move-in (things your friends/family can take back home with them after you’re all moved in).

  • We recommend bringing only what you can pack in one car. Students who pack more than this often send most of it home.
  • We provide laundry carts, but it may be helpful to bring your own dollies or carts so you don't have to wait.
  • If you need to ship something, be sure the delivery is scheduled to occur after you are moved in.
  • Remove mini fridges, microwaves and other large items from their boxes before you come to campus. This will save you time!

Step 3: What to pack

Think of your new dorm room as your home, what would make you feel most comfortable. If you have a roommate, you'll want to coordinate with them before making any big purchases.

We provide many things, including:

  • Bed frame
  • 36" x 80" mattress and mattress pad
  • Digital cable television jack and service
  • Ethernet jack and service
  • Closets or wardrobes
  • Desks and chairs
  • Study hutch
  • Pedestal with one, two or three drawers
  • Mirrored medicine cabinets and/or personal mirrors
  • Shower curtains/doors
  • Roll shades or blinds
  • Chest of drawers (shared)
  • Wastebasket
  • Recycling containers

Step 4: Big day is here!

  • Know your date!
  • Have your move-in map, check-in, unloading and parking planned.
  • Step your new room.
  • Explore Mizzou and learn more about your new home.