Extended Drop Only, Early Arrival Process Active at UWW

The official Move-In process for University Housing is known as “Extended Drop Only”.  There is no charge for participation in Extended Drop Only, as this is required of all students living in the residence halls.  All students living in the residence halls needed to register for an Extended Drop Only appointment time to move-in for the fall, 2021 semester. During the student’s appointment time, students will receive their room key and have the opportunity to move all personal items into their room before returning home that evening.

Extended Drop Only appointments for fall, 2021 are the following dates and times:

  • August 20 – 22: 9:00am – 10:30am; 11:00am – 12:30pm; 1:00pm – 2:30pm; 3:00pm – 4:30pm
  • August 23 – 25: 9:00am – 10:30am; 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • August 26 – 28: 9:00am – 10:30am; 11:00am – 12:30pm; 1:00pm – 2:30pm; 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Attending Your Extended Drop Only Appointment:

Upon arrival to campus, students will report to Parking Lot #2 to receive their room key via our drive-thru process. Room keys will only be issued to the assigned student, and students must show a Photo-ID (HawkCard, Driver’s License, etc.) to receive their key.

After receiving the room key, students will proceed to their residence hall to move personal belongings into the room for the fall semester.  Students will have until 6:00pm to remain in their residence hall room to organize their belongings.  At 6:00pm, everyone must depart, unless they are an approved Early Arrival.

First year students should return to campus on Sunday, August 29 to participate in orientation activities from August 30 – September 1.  Returning students should return to campus between Monday, August 30 through Wednesday, September 1.  All classes for the Fall semester will begin on Thursday, September 2.

During Extended Drop Only, Consider the Following: 

  • Students are permitted to bring more than one vehicle to campus to move-in during Extended Drop Only.
  • University Housing will not be providing any assistance with moving belongings into the Residence Halls, which is significantly different than in previous years.
    • Students can utilize Temporary Unloading Zones for 30 minutes at each residence hall.  After 30 minutes, vehicles must be moved to a residence hall parking lot.  During Extended Drop Only, parking permits will not be required for the residence hall parking lots.
    • Carts will be available for students to use; however, students should bring their own disinfectant wipes.
  • After finishing moving personal belongings into the residence hall room, students will need to lock their room before leaving the building.  Students should keep their issued room key and bring it back with them when returning to campus.
  • No students are permitted to stay overnight in the residence halls unless they have an approved Early Arrival.

There will be no alternative move-in day option for this year.  All students must participate in Extended Drop Only to receive their room key for the Fall Semester.  Questions or requests for assistance regarding the UW-Whitewater move-in process may be directed to housing@uww.edu or (262) 472-4255.

The easternmost section of parking Lot 2 is closed from August 18 through August 29 to allow for use as an extended drop off location for the residence halls.  In addition, a section of Lot 9 will also be closed for extended drop off. Both of these sections will reopen on August 30.  There will also be additional traffic during the daytime hours of August 20 – 28 as students are moving into residence halls.  If you have any questions specific to parking or traffic, please contact Parking Services at 262-472-1011.

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