Move-In Information

Moving to the Central State University campus is an exciting time for you and the University community. You may have many questions throughout the move-in process. Many Residence Life staff members and community members are prepared to help. This move-in guide will make your experience go as smoothly as possible. If you need further assistance, do not hesitate to call our office at 937-376-6386.

YOU MUST CHECK IN AT THE NORMAN E. WARD CENTER BEFORE GOING TO YOUR DORMATORY.

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Upperclassmen welcome students to campus for the 2023-24 academic year. 

Move-in schedule

Check-in location: Norman E. Ward Center

  • You must be enrollment cleared at the time of check in.
  • You must have your shot and immunization records updated through Med+Proctor.

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YOU MUST CHECK IN AT THE NORMAN E. WARD CENTER BEFORE GOING TO YOUR DORMATORY.

  • Students who live in the following buildings and rooms will check in with their corresponding times noted below.

     

    9 a.m.

    Foundation Hall II | First and third floors — C Rooms

    Harry G. Johns Living Learning Center | A Suites

    Williamson Hall | Rooms 101-106, 401-408, and 422-429

    Hunter Hall | Third floor

     

    12:30 p.m.

    Foundation Hall II | Second floor — C Rooms

    Harry G. Johns Living Learning Center | E Suites

    Williamson Hall | Rooms 116-121, 201-208, and 222-229

     

    3 p.m.

    Foundation Hall II | First and third floors — B Rooms

    Harry G. Johns Living Learning Center | B Suites

    Williamson Hall | Rooms 415-421 and 436-442

  • Students who live in the following buildings and rooms will check in with their corresponding times noted below.

     

    9 a.m.

    Foundation Hall II | First and third floors — A Rooms

    Harry G. Johns Living Learning Center | C Suites

    Williamson Hall | Rooms 121-128, 301-308, and 322-329

    Hunter Hall | Second floor

     

    12:30 p.m.

    Foundation Hall II | Second floor — B Rooms

    Harry G. Johns Living Learning Center | F Suites

    Williamson Hall | Rooms 139-142, 215-221, and 236-242

     

    3 p.m.

    Foundation Hall II | Second floor — A Rooms

    Harry G. Johns Living Learning Center | D Suites

    Williamson Hall | Rooms 315-321 and 336-342

    Hunter Hall | First floor

  • Students who live in the following buildings and rooms will check in with their corresponding times noted below.

     

    9 a.m.

    Elizabeth M. Anderson Hall | First floor

    John R. Fox Hall | A and E suites

    Foundation Hall I | Second floor — A Rooms and third floor — no letters

    Green Hall | Fifth floor

    Marauder Pride Community Apartments | Rooms 101-111 and 227-243

    Wesley Village Honors Apartments | Third floor

     

    12:30 p.m.

    Elizabeth M. Anderson Hall | Second floor

    John R. Fox Hall | B and D suites

    Foundation Hall I | Second floor — no letters

    Green Hall | Third floor

    Marauder Pride Community Apartments | Rooms 214-225

     

    3 p.m.

    John R. Fox Hall | C and F suites

    Foundation Hall I | Second floor — B Rooms

    Green Hall | Fourth floor

    Marauder Pride Community Apartments | Rooms 127-143 and 201-211

  • Students who live in the following buildings and rooms will check in with their corresponding times noted below.

     

    9 a.m.

    Anderson Hall | Fifth floor

    Green Hall | Second floor

    Foundation Hall I | First and third floors — A Rooms

    Marauder Pride Community Apartments | Rooms 327-343

    Shorter Road Apartments | Third floor

    Wesley Village Honors Apartments | Second floor

     

    12:30 p.m.

    Anderson Hall | Third and first floors

    Green Hall | First floor

    Marauder Pride Community Apartments | Rooms 314-325

    Foundation Hall I | First floor — No letters

    Shorter Road Apartments | Second floor

    Wesley Village Honors Apartments | First floor

     

    3 p.m.

    Anderson Hall | Fourth floor

    John R. Fox Hall | Third floor

    Foundation Hall I | First and third floors — B Rooms

    Marauder Pride Community Apartments | Rooms 301-311

    Payne Village | All units

    Shorter Road Apartments | First floor

    Wesley Village Honors Apartments | Third floor

What should I bring to college?

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  • — Hand sanitizer
    — Facial coverings
    — Thermometer
    — Gloves
    — Disinfecting wipes
    — Sanitizing sprays

  • — Pillows
    — Regular twin sheet sets (XL)
    — Blankets/comforters
    — Mattress pad

  • — Flip-flops
    — Shower caddy to include a covered soap dish, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, soap, mouthwash, towels, and washcloths

  • — Hangers
    — Blow dryer/curling irons
    — General toiletries (single-ply toilet paper)
    — Mirror
    — Brushes/combs
    — Iron/Ironing board

  • — Identification cards (state and Central State IDs)
    — Cellphone
    — Alarm clock

  • — Microwave (700 watts)
    — Refrigerator (4.0 cubic feet)
    — Plastic tumblers
    — Microwave dishes
    — Silverware (no steak knives)
    — Can opener
    — Sponges, dish towels, and dishwashing liquid
    — Flashlight and batteries
    — Wastebaskets and liners
    — Surge protector (no extension cords)
    — Laundry bag/basket
    — Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
    — Quarters to pay for machines
    — TV/DVD/cable cord
    — Computer/laptop
    — Ethernet cord
    — Flash drives
    — First aid kit
    — Cold and pain medication
    — Tissues
    — Umbrella and raincoat
    — Snow boots, gloves, and a winter hat and coat
    — Drink container/pitcher
    — Desk light and extra lightbulbs
    — Under-bed storage bins
    — Locking storage box and trunk

  • — Broom and dustpan
    — Mop and bucket
    — Sponges/rags
    — General cleaning products

  • — Calculator
    — Dictionary and thesaurus
    — Pens, pencils, and erasers
    — Container for pencils and pens
    — Paperclips
    — Rubber bands
    — Tape (scotch, masking, and duct)
    — Glue/glue sticks
    — Stapler and staples
    — Ruler
    — Hole punch
    — Scissors
    — Notebooks and notepads
    — Loose-leaf binder/Paper
    — Files/folders
    — White-out
    — Dry-erase board and markers
    — Backpack or tote bag
    — Day planner/calendar

  • Professional business attire

    At Central State University, we offer a variety of traditions and events on campus in which professional/business attire is preferred (e.g., career/Internship fairs, convocations, the Candlelight Ceremony, Business Wednesdays, etc.). Most importantly, the Office of Career Services hosts numerous employers on campus who are looking to give opportunities to Central State students.

    Please consider bringing the following items

    — Slacks paired with a solid-colored dress shirt
    — Suits, pants suits, or dresses
    — Neutral colors and conservative footwear
    — Neck ties and professional accessories
    — Sweater or jackets and scarves for transitioning fall and winter weather