Top 5 Tips: Smooth Move-in Day Into Campus Housing

Hey UIC!

Throughout my years in Campus Housing, I’ve carefully mastered the skills necessary to survive move-in day to Campus Housing. Time to deliver my secrets, so here it is:

5. Plan the layout of your room.
Shoot an email! Call your roommate! See how you would like to layout your room and what to bring. This includes TV, game system, Micro-Fridge, or anything else. Schedule a tour of your room if you haven’t seen it yet.

4. Roommate Agreement Conditions
Through my years as an RA, residents who don’t fill out the agreement forms tend to have roommate conflicts which build stress and tension throughout your year. Talk to your roommate about guest hours, when to take out trash, quiet hours, and more.

3. Find Chicago Errand Hotspots
Want late night ramen noodles? Microwavable mac and cheese? Find the closest grocery store around your residence hall. You can also find restaurants, barber shops, electronic stores, as well.

2. Bring your own move-in cart and vacuum
Campus Housing does provide vacuums and carts; however, there may be a waitlist to obtain one. I recommend bringing in your own cart and vacuum.

1. Plan it out to the littlest detail
Once you plan a date to move-in, you can call your friends and family and say you need help that day. Make sure your on your game with time. Move-in day can be a long, stressful, and hard process, but you can celebrate at a nearby restaurant.

So my top 5 secrets revealed! Next week I’ll post pictures of my room too! A Senior RA room in JST.

TOPIC NEXT WEEK: Senior RA Training and pictures of my new JST room!

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About Darren Ujano, Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering and I am employed by UIC Campus Housing as well as Project SYNCERE. Fun fact: I love eating Oreos

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