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 reschedule your arrival time, follow these instructions.

    1. Log in to the Housing Portal.
    2. Select the "Schedule My Arrival" tab in the gold menu bar.
    3. Click the blue "Continue" button.
    4. Select the "Cancel" button next to your original Move-In arrival time. You will receive an email confirming this cancellation.
    5. You may now select a new arrival time.


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  • If you are moving in early because you are participating in "The Marching Owls" or Sorority Recruitment, please visit the corresponding Move-In page for more information about your Move-In date(s) and time(s).

Move-In Maps

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. Please follow the instructions for the online photo submission process. This must be completed before July 31.
    • 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 set up or change your PIN. We recommend students set up their PIN after they have registered for classes.
    • 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 PM 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 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.

Move-In Day Process

    • Scan the QR codes on your Student and Parent/Guest hangtags for directions to your check-in and unloading zone.
    • If you are traveling in a separate vehicle from your parent/guest, you should follow the "student" route to your check-in location, and your parents should navigate directly to your community's unloading zone by following the "parent/guest" route.
    • If you are traveling in one vehicle, you should follow the "student" route to your check-in location before going to your community’s unloading zone.
    • Be sure to have your physical, valid (not expired), government-issued photo ID or Talon Card ready to present during check-in.
    • Be sure to have the screenshot or printed copy of your Move-In Arrival QR code ready to present during check-in. You can find this in the Housing Portal
    • During check-in, you will receive your Talon Card (if applicable), bedroom key and Wellness Bag with a KSU face covering, digital thermometer and bottle of hand sanitizer. 
    • Once you've checked in, follow the signs from your check-in location to your community's unloading zone.
    • Here, you should begin unloading your vehicle(s) as quickly as possible.
    • Please be sure you and your guests are wearing face coverings as you unload.
    • Moving bins are provided, but we encourage you to bring your own wagons and dollies to make moving easier. Please limit your bin use to one hour.
    • Please move your vehicles as soon as you finish unloading to make room for other residents arriving.
    • If you need assistance, find a volunteer in a gold "Nest Builder" T-shirt.
    • If you have questions throughout the day, stop by one of our Information Tents.
    • Once you arrive at your unit, enter your 6-digit SALTO PIN and then present your Talon Card to your lock and open the door to enter your room. Be sure to create this 6-digit SALTO PIN if you haven't already
    • In your bedroom, you will find a Welcome Folder with helpful information, like how to connect to WiFi; where your community's dumpsters are located; and instructions for how to use the free laundry in your rooms or communities. 
    • You will also find a magnet in your unit with emergency contact information.
    • Check out our packing list, so you don't forget anything. If you do forget something, don't worry! Visit our Move-In Marketplace on each campus for those last-minute essentials, like power strips, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, snacks and more! Find their locations on our Move-In maps. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our team has implemented several protocols to help keep our students and guests safe during Move-In.

    • All staff members, volunteers, students and guests are required to wear a face covering. Each resident will be given a reusable face covering during check in.
    • High-touch areas like door handles, stair rails and elevator buttons will be disinfected frequently throughout the day.
    • We ask that students bring no more than two (2) guests to assist with moving in.
    • We have scheduled Move-In arrival times to minimize the number of individuals in shared spaces throughout the day.
    • Our drive-thru, check-in process limits contact and allows students to wait in the comfort of their vehicle.
    • We will disinfect moving bins after each use.
    • We will prop open select doors to reduce handling wherever we can without compromising safety.
    • Stairwells will be designated one-directional where possible.
    • Elevator use will be limited to one family per elevator.
    • We ask that students and guest maintain a 6 ft. distance in all queuing areas like moving bin check-out, elevators, stairs, etc.
    • Visual social distancing reminders are posted in each community.
    • We have installed additional hand sanitizing stations throughout each community.
  • Starting on July 13, 2020, each resident will self-select their Move-In arrival time in the Housing Portal when their assigned time ticket starts. Instructions for selecting a Move-In arrival are above.

  • To minimize the number of people we have in hallways, stairwells and common spaces and maintain proper social distancing, we ask each resident to limit the number of guests helping them move in to two (2) total.

  • To make the Move-In process as smooth as possible, we ask that you please bring no more than one car for the resident and one car for their guest(s)—two (2) vehicles total. 

  • If you are only planning to bring one car on Move-In Day, please follow the student route/hangtag to ensure that your student goes through the correct check-in process.
  • Unfortunately, Housing and Residence Life cannot accommodate any early move-in requests unless residents have signed up for "The Marching Owls." See the Marching Owls Move-In page for more information for this specific group.

  • To prioritize the health and safety of our community, and allow for proper social distancing during Move-In, we cannot allow residents to check in outside of the 30-minute window they selected for their Move-In arrival time. If you need to reschedule, you may do so in the Housing Portal up to 48 hours before your scheduled Move-In arrival time. The instructions for rescheduling your Move-In arrival time are above.

  • No, the 30-minute window is the timeframe in which you need to arrive for Move-In so we can accommodate for social distancing.

  • Yes; as of July 15, 2020, University System of Georgia (USG) institutions, including KSU, require all faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings where six feet social distancing may not always be possible. Face covering use is in addition to and not a substitute for social distancing.

    Face coverings are not required in one’s own residential room or suite. A face covering will be provided to you upon check in, but please make sure your guest(s) also wear face coverings.

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

    Log into the Housing Portal.
    Click on the top left menu. 
    Click on the Messages feature. 
    Enter roommate's name exactly how it is listed in the portal.
    Send your message.

  • 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).