returning students move-in day information

welcome back Returning Students!

We hope that your time away has been prosperous and that you are gearing up to begin another fulfilling academic year! The staff is anticipating your arrival and we are excited about the opportunities for the upcoming academic year! For those students approved by the Bursar's Office and the Office of Residence Life & Housing, move-in days are as follows:

9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m., Saturday, August 24, 2013 & Sunday, August 25, 2013 

All returning students who plan to live on campus and reside in university housing must make sure that all university business has been completed by advertised deadlines. All returning students should have completed the enrollment process which includes:

  • $240 Non-refundable housing deposit paid to the Bursar's Office. 
  • Returning Student Housing Request Form and Student Housing Agreement completed and submitted on line at
  • All University "STOPS" resolved at the appropriate office as listed on your student account.
  • All previous balances paid in full to the Bursar's Office. 
  • Fall 2013 balance paid in full to the Bursar's Office (This includes satisfactory financial arrangements for the total cost of tuition, fees, room, and board).

All returning students can report to campus beginning at 9:00am until 6:00pm on their designated day.  Students should be mindful that the University offices will be closed on the weekend and they must complete University business prior to their scheduled move-in day. Students  who have not made satisfactory financial arrangements for the total cost of tuition, fees, room, and board with the Bursar's Office  prior to move-in days will not be assigned a room and/or allowed to move-in. 

Please be advised of the following:

Housing Assignments:

Our office will begin to e-mail housing assignments July 1st for all students who paid their housing deposits by April 26, 2013. Housing assignments will begin to be e-mailed on August 1, 2013 to those students who paid their housing deposits after April 26, 213. As a reminder, all university business must be resolved in order to receive housing.


All returning students are required to have a Cheyney University Identification card(CU ID) to check-in to their assigned residence halls.  Students who have received clearance through the Bursar's Office will be required to show their valid CU ID card to move into their assigned room. If you have misplaced, lost, and/or your CU ID card is not in good working conditions, (Your CU ID card must not be bent, folded in half, missing portions of the ID, split in pieces, faded beyond recognition, etc.) students will be required to go to the Information Technology Office located in Vaux Logan Hall prior to move-in days to obtain a new CU ID card. University offices will not be open on the weekend. The only exception will be the office of Public Safety. The cost for a replacement CU ID card is $24. Be advised that students will not be permitted to dine in the dining locations without a valid CU ID card unless they pay cash.


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 . Learn more about University Safety at

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 prior to your scheduled move-in day.

Items to Bring To Campus:

As a reminder, you can review what items to bring to campus at:

NOTE: Given the frequency of inclement weather days, students are highly encouraged to bring a flashlight, batteries, rain gear and boots, extra blankets, umbrella, clock radio with battery back-up, snacks, water, and beverages for those days when you may not want to travel to the dining locations due to severe weather.

Arriving on Campus:

Due to the potential for 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 and an e-mail housing assignment notification.

All students should arrive on campus through the main entrance located on Creek Road and proceed to their assigned residence hall. Students and their families are not permitted to leave their vehicles unattended until the move-in process has been completed.

Drop & Go:

All students and their families will have a maximum of 15 minutes to unload their vehicles to move into their assigned halls. 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, please remember to park your vehicle on campus in the designated locations only. 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 follow all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. All non-residents must vacate the University campus when visiting hours end.

CU WOLF PACT Agreement:

To assist in the process of students beginning a proactive and healthy relationship with their roommate(s)/suitemate(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.  This agreement is binding agreement once signed.

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:

Housing Assignments & General Questions:

Bursar's Office: (610) 399-222
Fax: 610.399.2443


 we look forward to seeing you on move-in day!