First-Year Students

First-year residence halls typically have a traditional floor plan of double rooms and hall bathrooms, but triple and single rooms are a possibility. All first-year residence halls are designated as co-ed with students housed by gender within each hall. Please refer to the Housing Application Timeline for important deadlines. First-year students may not request a specific residence hall.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are generally housed in returning student housing. This include traditional, suite, and apartment style accommodations. Housing for transfer students will be assigned based on spaces available and is not guaranteed. Transfer students need to sign on to StarRez and complete their lifestyle questions to assist with roommate matching. Please refer to the Housing Application Timeline for important deadlines. Transfer students may not request a specific residence hall.

Need a Housing Accommodation?

Students with accommodation needs may be housed in buildings other than those designated as first-year residence halls; however, these building will be in close proximity to the first-year buildings. These students will be part of the first-year community and will receive the same information as all first-year students. Please complete the application on the Disability Services website by May 15th.

Housing Application and Accessing StarRez

To complete your Housing Application you must access it via StarRez. Here is the link to sign on:

https://richmond.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortalX/InitiateLogin/StarNet.Core.AuthProviders.Shibboleth

Be sure to follow the instructions on each page within StarRez. Please note the Housing Application Timeline in the left margin.

Move-In and Check-in Information

Check-in and move in for all entering first year students, transfer students, and international/exchange students participating in a transition program will be on Sunday, August 15. All entering first year and transfer students not participating in a transition program will with check-in and move in on Wednesday, August 18. If you are participating in a transitional program, please check with your program advisor or director for any additional information.

All students must present proper identification (e.g. driver's license, passport) in order to check-in. Students are not permitted to check-in or move-in prior to their registered time slot. Student may only check-in during their registered time slot so that we may keep students and families appropriately spaced during the day for a smoother move-in process.

Check-in will occur between 9 a.m.– 4 p.m., both days, on the first floor of Tyler Haynes Commons (Building 270 on the campus map). All students must check-in to be able to gain access to their residence hall. At check-in students will pick up their mail key and get their SpiderCard activated which will give you access to your room through our wireless lock system. Students and families are also able to visit with and gain valuable information from various campus resources and community partners at Orientation Express in the Alice Haynes Room at Tyler Haynes Commons.

Representatives from on-campus departments will be available to answer questions for students and families. Please note that very limited parking is located near Tyler Haynes Commons so it is strongly recommended you follow the following parking locations and walk to check-in.

For unloading and parking: It is recommended that residents or Dennis, Marsh, Moore, Robins, and Wood Halls use parking lot C61. There is limited parking and unloading area in lot R47 for residents of Dennis, Robins, and Wood Halls. Residents of Lora Robins Court should use parking lot W73 and W76 for unloading with additional parking available in W87 and W88. Transfer students should park in the lot closest to their assigned residence. Please refer to the map.