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YOU’RE JUST A FEW STEPS AWAY FROM YOUR NEW #HOMESWEETWIU . When you arrive to campus on Friday, August 17, or Saturday, August 18, of Fall Move-In:

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Enter the campus and drive to your residence hall using the route shown on the map. The routes are designed to reduce traffic bottlenecks and speed up your move-in time; however, during peak movein times, you can expect an extended wait time. Follow instructions given by the Office of Public Safety (OPS) personnel who will be directing traffic.

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When it’s your turn, OPS personnel will direct you to your residence hall. When you arrive at your residence hall, you’ll be greeted by our volunteer Move-In Crew who will be wearing gold shirts. If you would like a cart and assistance moving your belongings to your room, get a number from them. You can also bring your own cart/dolly to assist with the move-in process. Your resident assistants and staff will be wearing purple shirts. MOVE-IN CREW SCHEDULE

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Friday, August 17 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday, August 18 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Have family members begin to unload belongings at the designated drop off location. Once you’ve unloaded, you’ll be directed to stay with your belongings while another member of your party moves your vehicle to a designated parking lot. You will need to proceed to the check-in area to begin the check-in process. CHECK-IN PROCESS Have your Student ID Number and STARS Password/Pin ready. Proceed to the electronic check-in area where you will receive your room key. Once you have checked in, you will go to your room and complete your Room Condition Report (RCR) and return it to the check-in area to receive additional keys.

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When the Move-In Crew is ready for you, your number will be called, and you can take your belongings to your room and meet your new neighbors! If you don’t need the help of a cart or Move-In Crew, feel free to get started yourself!


SUGGESTED ARRIVAL TIMES Peak move-in times tend to be from 10 am to 3 pm. We encourage you to use the recommended target times based on your home’s proximity to campus to help distribute move-in traffic and reduce wait times. The times do not need to be strictly followed. IF YOU LIVE WITHIN

YOUR ROOM View your residence hall room assignment and roommate contact information on STARS! CUSTOMIZE YOUR SPACE With some creativity and a little effort, you can quickly transform your room into your space — a “home away from home.” Get creative with removable hooks and sticky tack to hang your posters and photos. (Please note: painting, wallpaper, and drilling into the walls are not allowed). When you’ve finished decorating, show it off by entering the Coolest Room Contest (details on next panel). BED LOFT & FUTONN Bed lofts are available for rent (Tanner residents only) and futons are available for purchase through our partner, bedloft.com. Order by August 3 to have it delivered directly to your room!

0-75 miles from campus: Arrive 8:00 am - 9:00 am

76-125 miles from campus: Arrive 9:00 am - 10:00 am

126-150 miles from campus: Arrive 10:00 am - 11:00 am

MICROFRIDGE

151-175 miles from campus: Arrive 11:00 am - noon

Rent a MicroFridge (microwave/refrigerator combination) for only $130 for the academic year. If both you and your roommate request a MicroFridge, the fee will be $65 each. If you would like to reserve one, email microfridge@wiu.edu.

176-200 miles from campus: Arrive noon - 1:00 pm

Over 200 miles from campus: Arrive after 1:00 pm

BED SHEETS, DECOR, & MORE Our Inter-Hall Council offers stylish sheets, towels, pillows, and room decor through our Residence Hall Linens program. Order online at wiu.edu/linens.


WIU WELCOME WEEK Once you’ve unpacked your last box, the festivities continue throughout the weekend. There are a variety of activities to welcome and prepare you for a great first year at Western Illinois University! FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 New Student Convocation Western Hall, 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm WIU faculty, staff, and students will officially welcome new undergraduate students and their families to Western Illinois University. All incoming freshman and transfer students should plan to attend this ceremony. President’s Family Picnic Campus Mall, SW of the Student Recreation Center, 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

BEFORE YOU CHECK IN, CHECK US OUT! TWEET US YOUR QUESTIONS Have a question? Tweet it to us @WIUHousing using #WIUMoveIn. CHECK YOUR EMAIL Check your WIU email frequently for important updates on your assignment, move-in, and other important information throughout the year. PACKING LIST, FAQS, AND MORE Visit wiu.edu/movein for more on the big day, including resources like a packing list and answers to some of our Frequently Asked Questions.

Convocation participants are invited to attend the President’s Family Picnic on the campus mall, southwest of the Spencer Student Recreation Center, immediately following Convocation.

SHARE YOUR MOVE-IN EXPERIENCE

Floor Connection Bayliss-Henninger and Tanner Halls, 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

COOLEST ROOM CONTEST

Meet your neighbors and get to know your Resident Assistant (RA). . . . But it doesn’t stop here. Visit wiu.edu/welcome for everything you need to get started at WIU, including a Welcome Week events calendar.

From finding your roommate and packing to moving in, share your Move-In experience using #WIUMoveIn.

Once you’ve finished decorating your room, make sure to enter the Coolest Room Contest for your chance to win prizes. Share your photos using #HomeSweetWIU and enter the contest at wiu.edu/housing.

WIRELESS University Technology made some modifications WIU to the university’s wireless network that will improve the way in which users connect to Wi-Fi. For more details and instructions on how to connect, visit wiu.edu/wireless.

TUNE INTO 88.3 THE DOG

When you arrive to Macomb, tune your radio station to WIUS-FM 88.3 The Dog for important Move-In updates and the latest music.

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​The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that U.S. 34 will be closed for

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April through October 2018. All traffic from Monmouth to Galesburg will be detoured to Illinois 164.

THOMPSON

BROPHY

UNIVERSITY DRIVE WAGGONER MORGAN

UNIVERSITY DRIVE

WESTBROOK HOUSE

STIPES

UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE (309) 298-1931 wiu.edu/bookstore

LESLIE F. MALPASS LIBRARY

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(309) 298-3000 wiu.edu/uhds

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(309) 298-3157 wiu.edu/admissions

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Rte 136 Turn north onto Rte 67; turn west onto Adams Street

(309) 298-1921 wiu.edu/parking

CHARLES STREET

Rte 67 Turn west onto Adams Street

(309) 298-1949 wiu.edu/ops

PARKING SERVICES

MURRAY STREET

WESTERN AVENUE

CORBIN-OLSON

OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY

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WIGWAM HOLLOW RD

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Rte 136 Turn north onto Rte 67; turn west onto University Drive

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Rte 67 Turn west onto University Drive

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You will be directed to designated parking areas on Move-In Day. Students who bring a vehicle to campus will need to register and purchase a permit ($56) with Parking Services in Mowbray Hall. Students without the correct permit, parked in any lot (with the exception of Q lot) during restricted hours will be ticketed starting Monday, August 20, 2018. Q-lot permit enforcement will begin Monday, August 27, 2018. For more information, visit wiu.edu/parking.


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