Welcome new Freshmen & transfer students!

AUgust Move-In day information

Welcome to the Residential Life program! We hope that you are enjoying the summer months and that you are gearing up for a successful academic year! The Residence Life and Housing staff is excited and will be preparing for your arrival!

All students are reminded to adhere to all University and move-in day policies, procedures, and guidelines to make sure that they have a smooth and seamless check-in process on their designated move-in days.

Before arriving to campus and/or receiving a housing assignment, it is the students' responsibility to make sure that they have reviewed their student accounts, completed the enrollment process to include satisfactory financial arrangements (for the total cost of tuition, fees, room, and board) have been confirmed by the Bursar's Office located on the first floor of the Wade Wilson Building. Be advised that students will not be permitted to check-in to any residence halls without the appropriate clearance.

All new freshmen and new transfer students who have completed the enrollment process should report to campus during the designated date and time as listed below.


9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday, August 19, 2013
(Last names that begin with A - M)

9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2013
(Last names that begin with N - Z)

Please be advised of the following:


All students are highly encouraged to sign up for the University's Emergency Alert system, E2-Campus. Students and one family member will receive emergency alert messages via a text message through their cell phone and CU student wolf mail account. Students can register for this service on the CU webpage at http://www.cheyney.edu/public-safety/Emergency-Communications.cfm .  Learn more about University Safety at http://www.cheyney.edu/public-safety/index.cfm

Housing Assignments:

All new student housing assignments will be sent via e-mail beginning in July for those students who have received financial clearance from the Bursar's Office. Students who submit their housing requests after June 30th will receive their housing assignments after August 1st.

Early Move-In:

The staff will be hard at work completing the final preparations for your arrival. Therefore, students and their families are not permitted to arrive early to campus. Students who arrive early will NOT be able to move in before their assigned date and time. In the rare case that you cannot check in during your move-in time, please contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing at residence@wolf.cheyney.edu prior to your scheduled move-in day.

Items to Bring To Campus:

Learn more about what items to bring to campus at:


Arriving on Campus:

Due to heavy traffic on move in days, families may bring only one vehicle to campus. As a reminder, students will not be allowed to move-in to a residence hall if they have not received confirmation from the Bursar's Office of satisfactory financial arrangements.

All students should arrive on campus through the main entrance located on Creek Road. All cars will be directed by University staff to proceed to the designated holding/parking area where students will be given move-in directions. Students and their families are not permitted to leave their vehicles unattended until the move-in process has been completed.


All new students are required to have a valid and in "good working condition" Cheyney University Identification card. Students who have received clearance through the Bursar's Office will receive their CU ID card at the Information Technology Office located on the 1st floor of Vaux Logan Hall once they arrive on campus. All other students who still have University business to resolve will be required to complete all unresolved University obligations as directed by University staff. Once this is completed, students must go to the Information Technology Office to obtain their CU ID card.

Drop & Go:

All students and their families will have a maximum of 15 minutes to unload their vehicles to move into their assigned rooms. Rooms can be set up and decorated after the move in process has been completed. Families are encouraged to bring a portable dolly and/or hand truck to assist with the drop and go process. All students are reminded to be mindful of their move-in time frame as there will be many fellow students moving in as well. Please do not leave your belongings and valuables unattended.


Once you have completed your move-in process, University staff will direct you as to where you can park you vehicle on campus. Students and their families must obey all traffic signs and parking regulations as directed while on campus. Please do not leave your vehicle with valuables unattended. Vehicles will be ticketed and towed if parked illegally. For additional information, please contact the Office of Public Safety at (610) 399-2405 or (610) 399-2330 prior to your arrival.

Family & Friends:

Family members and significant others must vacate the University campus by 12:00am (midnight). Please keep in mind that as a new student, there will be several workshops, meetings, and activities that new students will be required to participate in throughout "Discovery Week Orientation" before classes begin. These activities are designed solely for new students to assist in the acclimation to the living learning community and campus life.

CU WOLF PACT Agreement:

To assist in the process of students beginning a proactive and healthy relationship with their roommate(s), each student will have the opportunity to begin the discussion to create and establish mutual guidelines and rules (room and suite visitation, guests, cleaning schedule of the common areas in the suite, study habits, sleeping habits, etc.) for their living learning space. All students are required to complete the CU WOLF PACT Agreement and submit it to their Resident Advisor. Each room and suite will be given a copy for their living space.

To better serve you as a member of the CU community, there have been several changes made to a few policies and procedures that govern the living learning community experience. It is our goal to make sure that all members of the University community are aware of these changes. The staff assigned to your residence hall will play a vital role in reviewing these new and exciting changes with each student who resides in the residence halls. As a reminder, and as you prepare for your arrival to campus, all students are expected to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct, Student Handbook, University policies, procedures, and Local, State, and Federal Laws.

Contact Information:

Discovery Orientation Week & University College Assistance: (610) 399-2604

Housing Assignments & General Questions: residence@wolf.cheyney.edu  

Bursar's Office: (610) 399-222
Fax: 610.399.2443
Email: bursar@wolf.cheyney.edu