Moving In

What are the requirements regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine and living on campus?

SAIC is a community that requires vaccines and boosters. All community members, including undergraduate, graduate, post-baccalaureate, and Continuing Studies students must be up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines for the 2022-2023 academic year*. Students living in the residence halls cannot move in until they've submitted proof to SAIC that they are fully vaccinated. Please visit the SAIC Health Services Patient Portal for submitting your proof of vaccination. 

Please visit the Make Together Site for updates regarding COVID-19 and the SAIC guest/visitor policy.

*The CDC has updated its vaccine guidance with the following terms: Up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible.

What are the Fall 20232 SAIC move-in dates & times?

Saturday August 20 - New International Students & Student Leaders Only
August 24, 25, 26, & 27 - All other students

Housing assignments will go out in early August.

Will I need to sign up for a move-in time?

Yes, students must sign up for a Fall 2022 move-in time through the Housing Portal. Students will be notified via their SAIC email when they are able to sign up for a move-in time.

Can I bring someone to assist with my move-in?

At this time, students may bring up to two fully vaccinated people to assist with their move in. Please continue to monitor our Make Together guidelines as updates occur regarding guests for move in.

What if I need to buy a laptop, get a cell phone or open a US bank account?

Students are encouraged to utilize online shopping and digital banking as much as is possible. Our residence hall offices will be open to allow for students to receive mail and packages. If students need to leave the residence halls to purchase items, we will have designated times during move in when students can exit and enter the building. Students in quarantine will not be permitted to leave their rooms during the quarantine period.

Can I see my space/the residence halls before my move in time?

Students will not have access to their room/the residence halls before their designated move in time. Students are encouraged to review the floorplans & video tours of each room style, which can be found here. If you have specific questions about your room, contact Residence Life at

Can I ship my items to the residence halls prior to move in?

Items being shipped to the residence halls must arrive after Saturday, August 13. Items that arrive prior to that date may be returned to sender.