Move-In Information

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Fall 2020 Move - In Dates

Kennesaw Campus
August 12 – 15 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Daily

Marietta Campus
August 14 – 15 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily

We are very excited you have chosen to live on campus for the 2020-21 academic year! Each student will have the ability to self-select their Move-In arrival time within the dates and times listed above.

Move-In Arrival Times

  • To prioritize the health and safety of our community, Move-In arrival times have been scheduled to minimize the number of individuals in shared spaces. Each student will receive a time ticket to log in to the Housing Portal and select a Move-In arrival time. This time ticket is based on when the student completed their room booking by paying the Room Booking Fee in the final step of the Housing Application.

    Move-In arrival time ticket selection begins Monday, July 13, and continues until all available times have been selected. More instructions for choosing a Move-In arrival time are coming soon.

  • If you are moving in early because you are participating in Sorority Recruitment or "The Marching Owls," we will provide more information about your Move-In date(s) and time(s) soon.

Move-In Pre-Arrival Checklist

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. Instructions for getting your Talon Card will be sent to you via your KSU student email. Be on the lookout!
    • Create your SALTO Lock PIN. This PIN will be necessary each time you enter your room. 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. All students must submit a Meningitis Statement Form as well. You can find more information on the immunizations website.
    • Pay your Fall 2020 semester tuition and fees by the payment deadline, 4 p.m. on August 31, 2020, which includes on-campus living fees for the semester. Visit the Bursar's website for more information.
    • If you're bringing a car to campus, purchase a Residential Parking Permit at parkingportal.kennesaw.edu 24 hours after registering for classes.
    • Review our packing list of items you will need to bring.
    • Optional: Enroll in Renter’s Insurance
  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.
  • Housing cannot accommodate any early move-in requests.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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