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Spring Move In

Welcome to the University of Montana! We are excited to have join us in the residence halls this spring and wanted to provide additional information about move in.

Move In Dates

First Day of Housing

UM basketball player helping move in a new resident.

The first official day of Spring housing is Saturday, January 25, 2014 and our Area Desks will open for check in at 9:00am.

Early Arrival

Students wishing to arrive early may begin moving into their residence hall on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 without having to make special arrangement. Students will be charged a daily rate of $19.50 per night for each night they are here prior to the first official housing day of January 25, 2014.

Check in Locations

Residence Hall Area DesksResidence Life has four Area Desks that serve our students throughout the academic year. Students will check in at their residence hall's Area Desk.

  • Aber Hall Area Desk: Aber Hall residents
  • Craig Hall Area Desk: Craig, Duniway, and Elrod Hall residents
  • Jesse Hall Area Desk: Jesse, Turner, and Knowles Hall residents
  • Miller Hall Area Desk: Miller and Pantzer Hall residents

The Area Desks will be open from 9:00am-9:00pm, Tuesday-Friday and 9:00am-Midnight, Saturday-Sunday during move in week. If a student arrives after the Area Desk is closed to check into their residence hall, they may call the on-call phone number posted on the front doors of the residence hall. A staff member will meet them at the Area Desk and check them into their residence hall room.

What is Needed for Check In

At check in students will need to have their Griz Card to check in. Their Griz Card will provide access to the front door of their residence hall. If a student still needs to get their Griz Card, please visit the Griz Card website for information about their availability during move in. If a student checks in after the Griz Card Center has closed, and does not have their Griz Card, they will need photo identification for check in.


The Office of Public Safety oversees parking at the University of Montana. There will be additional short term parking locations available near the residence halls for move in. We encourage students to be mindful that move in a busy time, and to not leave their vehicles in "quick stop" parking spaces for longer than the allowed time period.

What to Bring

All residence halls are equipped with standard twin-size beds, desks, dresser, closet, chair, bookshelf, overhead light,  network connection, and a wastebasket. Pantzer Hall suites' common living area also has a refrigerator, microwave, large storage closet, a furnished living room, and two bathrooms. Miller Hall pods also have a refrigerator, microwave, carpeted living room furnished with a two-seat sofa, and sofa table.  Miller Hall singles also have a refrigerator and microwave.

Students should bring:

  • Personal care items, toiletry basket, shower shoes
  • Standard twin size sheets, blankets, pillow, mattress pad
  • Clothes, hangers
  • Bath towels
  • School supplies, such as notebook paper and pens
  • Desk study lamp
  • Alarm clock
  • Laundry basket or bag, laundry detergent

Optional items that many students bring, but are not needed include:

  • Television
  • Radio
  • Throw rugs
  • Pictures/posters
  • Camera
  • Bathrobe
  • Desk organizer
  • Small fan
  • Refrigerator (under 4.0 cubic feet inside space)

Mailing Items to Students

Students wishing to ship items to themselves may do so. We request that students ship their items to have the package arrival date be as close as possible to their move in date so the student is able to pick up their package upon arrival. Storage for packages is limited within the residence halls. Please do not ship anything to arrive before Wednesday, January 15, as the package may be returned to sender as mailing addresses are not in effect until this day.

When mailing the package, students should address the package to themselves. A student's mailing address consists of their first and last name, followed by the room number and hall. All residences on campus are in the zip code 59801.  For example:

Monte Bear
2 Craig Hall Rm 123
Missoula, MT 59801

Residence Hall Hall Address
Aber Hall 114 Aber Hall Rm# ___
Missoula, MT 59801
Craig Hall 2 Craig Hall Rm# ___
Missoula, MT 59801
Duniway Hall 42 Duniway Hall Rm# ___
Missoula, MT 59801
Elrod Hall 3 Elrod Hall Rm# ___
Missoula, MT 59801
Jesse Hall 114 Jesse Hall Rm# ___
Missoula, MT 59801
Knowles Hall 101 Knowles Hall Rm# ___
Missoula, MT 59801
Miller Hall 113 Miller Hall Rm# ___
Missoula, MT 59801
Pantzer Hall 101 Pantzer Hall Rm# ___
Missoula, MT 59801
Turner Hall 1 Turner Hall Rm# ___
Missoula, MT 59801

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions regarding move in, please contact the Residence Life Office at 406-243-2611. We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm except January 20, 2014 for Martin Luther King Day.