A mother and her daughter smile at the camera on their daughter's move-in day.
A family of three smile at the camera after a long day of helping their daughter move-in.
Two young men carry moving boxes to their new rooms.

We are looking forward to you becoming one of our residents. We are excited to announce our Move-In Weekend will be Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. Specific campus move-in dates are listed below:

  • Kennesaw Campus: Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17
  • Marietta Campus: Saturday, August 17 

In an effort to control traffic, students will be issued a specific arrival timeslot based on the student's last name. We will be issuing timeslots in early July. Please continue to check this website and your student email to view your specific Move-In timeslot. 

For information about Marching Band, Owl Expedition and Sorority Recruitment, please visit our Marching Band Housing Information, Owl Expedition Housing Information or Sorority Recruitment Housing Information pages.

In order to make your move-in process as smooth as possible, please familiarize yourself with the " Move-In Pre-Arrival Checklist" below.

  • Each item on this list must be completed before your Move-In Day.

    • Obtain your Talon Card from the Talon One Service Center and have it near you when you drive up for check-in.
    • Create your SALTO Lock PIN. Please see this document for information on how to setup or change your PIN: PIN Setup Instructions
    • Complete the immunization requirements for Kennesaw State University
    • Arrange for payment of your housing charges before August 13, 2019. Please see the "Housing Payments" tab below for more information.
    • Purchase a Residential parking permit and enter your vehicle information at
    • Review checklist of items to bring on Move-In Day: 2019 Packing List
    • Optional: Enroll in Renter’s Insurance
  • For students living in Austin Residence Complex I, KSU Place I and II, University Village or University Village Suites students are expected to pay the full semester bill. 

    To make an online payment:

    1. Go to the Housing Portal at
    2. Log in with the student's netID and password.
    3. On the toolbar click the “Accounts” tab.
    4. Follow the steps to make a payment with credit/debit card.

    *For students living in the communities listed above, their financial aid will not be applied directly to housing charges. Students may use their financial aid refund to pay housing charges after they receive a refund, but payments must be made on the first of each month regardless of their financial aid.

    For students living in Austin Residence Complex II or Marietta Campus Housing, students are expected to pay the full semester bill. All payments are paid through the University Bursar’s Office.

    *For students living in the communities listed above, their financial aid will be applied to housing charges directly in Owl Express.

  • Every resident is strongly encouraged to carry Renter’s Insurance. Kennesaw State University Housing and Residence Life is not responsible for damages to or loss of personal property. You can obtain such insurance at a minimal cost annually. You may also be able to obtain a rider policy to any parent or guardian’s homeowners policy.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A. In order to properly check in for Move-In day, please make sure that you bring your Talon Card and have taken care of your Housing Payments. Also, make sure to look over our pre-arrival checklist and packing list before coming to campus.

  • A. Please look over our payment information webpage to review payment options and deadlines. 

  • A. To make our Move-In process as smooth as possible, we ask that you limit bringing two (2) cars on campus. Please limit bringing one car for the student and one car for parents/family. 

  • A. Housing and Residence Life will send your specific Move-In time to your student email. It will also be listed in the Housing Portal. Move-In times will be available by the end of July. 

  • A. You can reach out to your roommate through the Housing Portal. Here is how:

    1. Log into the Housing Portal.
    2. Click on the top left menu. 
    3. Click on the Messages feature. 
    4. Enter roommate's name exactly how it is listed in the portal.
    5. Send your message.
  • A. Housing cannot accommodate any early move-in requests. If you are in the Marching Owls, Owl Expedition, Athletics or participating in Sorority recruitment, please visit those respective pages for early move-in information.

  • A. You are welcome to arrive any time between your designated time slot and 5:00 PM, if necessary. Please note that if you do not move in within 24 hours of your move-in time, your housing assignment will be canceled.

  • A. We will have a limited number of bins available to use on Move-In day. We recommend that you bring your own dolly or cart.

  • A. You can request a room change two weeks after Move-In. Room changes are granted based on availability. There is a $200 room change fee.

  • A. See below for each campuses' mailing address:

    Kennesaw Campus Residents

    Full Name (must be the same name as your Talon Card)
    Student ID Number
    1000 Chastain Road
    Kennesaw, GA 30144

    Marietta Campus Residents

    Full Name (must be the same name as your Talon Card)
    Student ID Number
    1100 South Marietta Parkway
    Marietta, GA 30060

  • A. Please contact the Talon One Service Center at 470-578-8663 (T-ONE).