Move-in

Residential student move-in with family unloading car
Chris Medley

Welcome from the Director

A new academic year brings forth so many opportunities.  The question is, are we ready for them? Your decision to live on campus has provided an additional resource which can assist you through your collegiate experience here at Fitchburg State. The housing team continues to strive to improve our services and events/programs to ensure that they meet your needs. You placed your trust into the #StayWithUs motto and we plan to deliver.

Embrace these next few years, they will be some of the most memorable of your life. Housing and Residential Services look forward to supporting you and facilitating opportunities for you to live your best life and achieve all that you set out to do. That is truly, “the value of on-campus living”!

Yours in service,
Christopher L. Medley
Director of Housing and Residential Services

Move-in Overview

Pre-arrival Resources

We've provided valuable resources and information to help you prepare for your transition to Fitchburg State this fall.

The Falcon Nest

Class of 2026 gather together with your families. Get the details here.

Campus Maps

Here are maps and directions to help you navigate campus.

Move-in Details

The move-in program is developed through four major days. Any residents (new/transfer/returning) and their guests reporting on those days will arrive at the Move-in Welcome Center located at the lower level parking lot of the Wallace Civic Center. From there you will transition to the main campus to unload your items.

Starting with New and Transfer Early Arrival on Monday, August 29 after you drop off your items, vehicles will proceed to park at the Wallace Civic Center upper lot and you and/or your guests may walk or take the shuttle back to the main campus and enter through the building's main entrance.

Shuttle Service Provided

One large shuttle van (holds 15-20) will be available for the following days/times:

  • Tuesday, August 30 - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Civic Center to Main Campus of North Street. Makes stops near Mara Village 8 and Townhouses (Near Highland Avenue)
    • 5 to 6 p.m. the shuttle will pick people up in front of Hammond and bring them to the Civic Center Parking Lot.
  • Wednesday, August 31 - 12 to 6 p.m.
    • Civic Center to Main Campus of North Street. Makes stops near Mara Village 8 and Townhouses (Near Highland Avenue)
  • Thursday, September 1- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Civic Center to Main Campus of North Street. Makes stops near Mara Village 8 and Townhouses (Near Highland Avenue)

You are able to track the Fitchburg State Shuttle via the Fitchburg State University App. Please visit the Mobile App page for more information.

Email will be sent out when Move-in registration goes live on Thursday, August 4 at 9 a.m. You will have up to 72 hours before the date of each move in day to sign-up. Register for your arrival by going to Web4>Student>THD4 Self Service. Under your assignment for fall you will see the sign-up fields for the days you are able to register for Drop-Off, New and Transfer Move-in, and Returning Student Move-in. Under applications you will see the sign-up fields for New and Transfer Early Arrival and Returning Student Early Arrival.

4 Days of the Fall Move-in:

  • Day 1: New and Transfer Early Arrival
    • 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Monday, August 29
  • Day 2: New and Transfer Move-in Day
    • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Tuesday, August 30
  • Day 3: Returner Early Arrival
    • 1 - 4 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 31
  • Day 4: Returner Move-in Day
    • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, September 1

Beginning on Friday, September 2 at 9 a.m. (First Day of Class) residents do not report to the Civic Center for check-in.

  • During regular business hours, you will report to the Housing and Residential Services office (located on the right side of Aubuchon Hall)
  • If you arrive after 5 p.m./weekend; you will need to contact University Police (978.665.3111) and Housing and Residential Services on-call will be contacted to meet you at your assigned residence hall

New/Transfer Student Early Arrivals

We are also pleased to offer you the opportunity to participate in the New/Transfer Student Early Arrival Program. The program is provided at a low registration fee of $75. Students' family and supporters are welcome to return to the campus the next day for all move-in festivities. The registration includes:

  • Room access to assigned room and overnight accommodations
  • Dinner and Continental Breakfast
  • Backyard Game Night

Availability is limited, and the application will close when the maximum participants have been reached, so if you are interested please log into Web4>Student>THD4 Self Service>Applications and apply today.

  • Tuesday August 30 between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m.
  • $75 fee which will be added to your student account bill
  • No refunds or cancellations after Monday, August 22
  • Check in will take place at the Move-in Welcome Center located at the Wallace Civic Center Parking Lot (1000 John Fitch Highway)
  • Dining services for early arrival will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Returning Student Early Arrivals

Students who are returning will also be offered the opportunity to be an early arrival. This program includes room access, dinner and breakfast the next morning. You will move into your assigned room for the fall semester. Availability is limited, and the application will close when the maximum participants have been reached, so if you are interested please log into Web4>Student>THD4 Self Service> Applications and apply today.

  • Wednesday, August 31 between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m.
  • $35 fee which will be added to your student account bill
    • No refunds on cancellations after Monday, August 22
  • Check in will take place at the Move-in Welcome Center located at Wallace Civic Center Parking Lot (1000 John Fitch Highway)
  • Dining services will begin at 4:30 p.m.

On the four days of move-in (Monday, August 29 - Thursday, September 1) you will begin your arrival process at the Wallace Civic Center and then proceed to the main campus to unload. 

Residence Hall Parking Lot to Unload Move-in Bin Locations
Aubuchon North 1 Parking Lot North 1 Parking Lot
Russell Towers At Russell Towers At Russell Towers
Mara Village 1, 4, 5, 8 Upper Ross Lot Upper Ross Parking Lot
Townhouses 1 and 2 Highland Ave Parking Townhouse 5 - Staff Office
Townhouse 7 Townhouse South Lot Townhouse 5 - Staff Office
Townhouses 3, 4, 5, 6 Lower Cedar Lot Townhouse 5 - Staff Office
Cedar Street House South Cedar Lot Inside Cedar Street House
Simonds Hall Simonds Parking Lot Inside Simonds Hall

Beginning on Friday September 2 at 8 a.m. (First Day of Class) residents do not have to sign-up to check-in to their residence hall. You should report directly to your residence hall.

During regular business hours, you will report to the Housing and Residential Services office (located on the right side of Aubuchon Hall).

If you arrive after 5 p.m./weekend; you will need to contact University Police (978.665.3111) and Housing and Residential Services on-call will be contacted to meet you at your assigned residence hall.

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