Check-in and Arrival at Potomac State College

Check-In / Arrival

First Year Students:

Check-in for first-year residence hall students for the Fall 2016 semester will be Sunday, August 14 starting at 9:00am.  All first year students must be moved into their hall by 3:00pm There is no early move in available.

We suggest bringing several people with you to assist with move in.  When you arrive on campus, please follow the directions of the staff and park in the areas in which you are directed.  Once parked, you will be permitted a short time (approximately 30 minutes) to unload your vehicle and then move to a more permanent parking spot.  We ask everyone to unload quickly and move their vehicle to assist with the flow of traffic.

Once parked at your halls unloading area, students should go to one of two locations to pick up their keys and to check in while the vehicle is being unloaded by the rest of their party.  Residents of Reynolds, Friend, Memorial, and Davis Hall should report to the top floor of the Student Union.  Residents of University Place and Catamount Place should report to the University Place Heritage Room.  At these locations, you will officially check in, receive your keys, and fill out any remaining paperwork that might be necessary. 

Check-in times are between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm at the locations listed above. If you arrive after 3:00pm, please proceed to the University Place Front desk to sign in.


If you have a moving cart or dolly, please bring it with you on move in day to help with transporting your belongings to your room. We have a very limited number of carts available to assist students moving into University Place, but please do not plan on one being available at the time of your arrival.

Returning Students

Returning students must move in on Tuesday August 16 beginning at 9:00am until 3:00pm  so they can participate in the mandatory residence hall floor meeting that evening.