Residence Hall Opening & Closing

Spring 2021 move-in instructions as of 1/8/2021 have been posted below. The move in schedule can be found here.

  • Before Moving-In Checklist (New Students)

    For Fall semester assignments, you will receive an email notification by mid-July informing you about:

    • Accessing your assignment and roommate information through Mykuhousing 
    • Meningitis compliance information
    • How to request a preferred first name
    • Check-in information details

    We recommend you complete the following tasks before checking-in to your residence hall. 


    If you have not met your roommate(s), send them an email through Mykuhousing and introduce yourself. Now is a good time to talk about your interests, your families, why you chose Kutztown, and what each of your plans to bring with you. This way, you won't duplicate items like TVs, game consoles, or DVD players.  

    If you are a new student it is imperative that you complete the meningitis compliance online.  Pennsylvania law requires universities that offer campus housing to maintain a file on resident students and their meningitis vaccine status.  This information must be on file with Health Administrative Services before a student can check into his/her room assignment.  Health Administrative Services will be sending new students a packet of information in the mail via the post office with instructions on how to complete it. Please look for this important information which may already have been mailed to you and complete at least two weeks prior to your move-in date. Do not delay submitting this information as it will delay your check-in process.  If you did not receive this information, please contact the Health Administrative Services at 610-683-4082, option 2 & option 2 or click here.

    The AlcoholEdu program is a two-part program that is a requirement for all new Kutztown University students. Part 1 must be completed before classes begin. You will receive an email with instructions for how to log on to the course, which takes approximately three hours to complete (you can take breaks as you go along). You will need a computer with Internet access and audio capability to complete the program. Visit the Health Promotions website for additional information.

  • Move In Instructions

    This semester (Spring 2021) students will complete the first two weeks of classes online and residence halls are scheduled to reopen starting January 29th. Resident students will receive a specific check in time via their KU student email to indicate when they are to check in to their residence hall (full schedule here). Resident students should arrive to campus one hour prior to their residence hall check in time and report directly to O’Pake Fieldhouse to be tested for COVID-19. Those accompanying the student are asked to remain in their vehicles during student testing. If the student has tested positive within 90 days of their return to campus they should instead report to the KU Health Center with proof of their positive test. Students who test positive upon arrival will be required to return home and follow the isolation guidelines of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Students who test negative upon arrival will be asked to present their negative test result to Residence Life staff before accessing their on-campus room or apartment.

    Once permitted to move in to their on-campus assignment, students are allowed one person to assist them in the hall or apartment. Students and guests must wear masks while on campus.


    The changes to the visitation policy enacted last semester will continue to be in effect for Spring 2021. While residents are allowed one person to assist them moving in during their assigned check in time, they are otherwise not allowed visitors who do not live in their residence hall. View the visitation policy page for full details.


    The housing agreement has been updated to include the requirement of taking a COVID-19 test on campus prior to moving in. Residents are asked to sign the updated license as soon as possible as they will not be permitted to move in without signing it first. Students who have an on campus assignment but no longer plan to live on campus this semester should email

    Students should have the following readily available when checking in to the hall: 

    • Their negative test email on their phone (or Health Center approval card)
    • KU student ID
    • Room key if in a building with keys
  • What to Bring to Campus

    What to bring to campus is often a difficult list to assemble before you pack. Your questions are probably many such as, "Do I need shower slippers, a laundry bag or basket, or a flashlight?" Just as important to your packing choices is knowing what not to bring. While certain items are unnecessary or will simply cramp your limited living space, others are prohibited.

    We've tried to make your packing decisions a lot easier by creating suggested packing lists. There is one provided for residents in traditional halls, suite-style halls, and apartments: