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What is the Check-In Process Like?

Moving in to your on-campus residence is an exciting yet hectic time for new and returning students alike. USA Housing works hard to ensure the move-in process is as simple as possible in order to help you begin settling into your new "home-away-from-home" quickly. We know that you have many questions and might be going through information overload as you get ready to move to the University of South Alabama. Use this page as a helpful guide about when and how to check in, what to bring, and what to expect. We're looking forward to seeing you on campus!

Please select the semester that you will be moving in to your residence hall by clicking one of the options below:

▼   Fall Semester Move-In

No matter which day you're arriving, it will be very important to know your room assignment before you arrive. Follow the steps below to view your room AND roommate information (if applicable):

Visit southalabama.edu/MyUSAHousing

  • Login using your Jag Number and JagMail password
  • Select 'Housing Contract' (upper-left)
  • Select the 'Academic Year 2017-2018' Contract Term (click 'Save & Continue')
  • Select 'Housing Contract Status' (upper-right above Contract Menu bar)
  • Scroll down to review your 'Room Reservation Details'
  • Scroll further down to review your 'Occupancy Information'
  • Click 'View Profile' to the right of your roommate's screen name (if applicable) to view their first / last name, age, JagMail address, and roommate questionnaire answers.

After determining the day(s) you're eligible to Move-In (see our Move-In Schedule page) find the day you'll be arriving in the list below, where you'll learn more information to help you check-in successfully!

Arriving Saturday (8/12) between 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Before heading to campus, be sure to review and/or print our Move-In Map to learn the location of your assigned building, unloading zone, and vehicle travel routes.  As you arrive to campus and make your way to the residential area you can expect to encounter our USA Police Department directing traffic. These officers control the flow of cars to the residential communities and individual residence halls. Once you are directed to approach your designated unloading zone, unload your vehicle onto the curb, and while someone stays with the belongings, please move the car to an approved parking area (see Move-In Map). This ensures that others will be able to take advantage of the same unloading zone. When you arrive to your residential community/residence hall you will be greeted by housing staff, volunteers, and student leaders who will direct you through the check-in process. You will need to have your student ID (Jag Card) and be able to provide us with your building/room assignment information. Then you will be directed to pick-up your room key where a staff member will explain how to complete your check-in paperwork. Along the way, you may be assisted by move-in volunteers (based on availability) who will help you move in your belongings. 


Arriving Sunday (8/13) between 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Students planning to arrive on Sunday (8/13) should report directly to their personal Community Office that oversees their assigned building. To determine the location and phone number of your Community Office you must first know your room assignment (see steps above). Once you’ve learned your room assignment you can find your respective Community Office name, location, and phone number by clicking here. If you have questions about how to get to your Community Office the day of your arrival, please contact that office directly.


Arriving Sunday (8/14) AFTER 4 PM
All students must check-in by 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 13th. If something is going to prevent you from checking-in by that day/time, please let us know by email (housing@southalabama.edu) to avoid cancellation of your housing contract.

Student ID's will be required at Check-In (Jag Card)

▼   Spring Semester Move-In

SPRING CHECK-IN LOCATIONS

Students should report to the Community Office that oversees the building they have been assigned to. Please use the chart below to determine where you should arrive to check in.

                                                                 Phone Number Locations                
Beta/Gamma Community Office
        (serving residents of Beta 1-5 & Gamma 0-9)                                                    (251) 460-6465                         Beta/Gamma Commons (side entrance)
Delta Community Office
       (serving all residents of Delta 3 - 5)                                                 (251) 460-6315                  Stokes Hall 1st Floor Main Lobby
Epsilon Community Office
        (serving all residents of Epsilon 1, Epsilon 2, and Delta 6)                                          (251) 460-7870                            Epsilon 1 (1st floor center doors, on left)
Greek Housing Community Office
       (serving residents of all 9 chapter houses)                                                                  (251) 460-7759                           Epsilon 1 (1st floor center doors, on left)
New Hall Community Office
     (serving all residents of New Hall)                                                (251) 460-7926                New Hall 1st Floor Main Lobby
Stokes Hall Community Office
   (serving all residents of Stokes Hall)                                                       (251) 460-7921                   Stokes Hall 1st Floor Main Lobby

 

SPRING CHECK-IN PROCESS

When you arrive to your residential community's office you will be greeted by residence life staff who will direct you through the check-in process. You will need to have a photo ID, such as a state issued driver's license or your student I.D. (Jag Card) and be able to provide us with some contact information. Then you will sign for and receive your room key and be asked to verify the condition of your room matches what we have recorded on your 'Room Condition Form.' You will receive a copy of your Room Condition Form to assist you with your verification process. Any discrepancies in the condition of the room should be reported to the Community Office within 24 hours of your occupancy.

Photo ID's will be required at Check-In (Driver's License, Jag Card, etc.) 

▼   Summer Semester Move-In

SUMMER CHECK-IN LOCATIONS

Students should report to the Stokes Hall Community Office. The Stokes Hall Community Office will be serving as the Summer Housing Community Office for all summer school residents.

Phone: (251) 460-7921
Location: Stokes Hall 1st Floor Main Lobby

SUMMER CHECK-IN PROCESS

When you arrive to the Summer Housing Office (Stokes Hall front desk) you will be greeted by residence life staff who will direct you through the check-in process. You will need to have a photo ID, such as a state issued driver's license or your student I.D. (Jag Card) and be able to provide us with some contact information. Then you will sign for and receive your room key and be asked to verify the condition of your room matches what we have recorded on your 'Room Condition Form.' You will receive a copy of your Room Condition Form to assist you with your verification process. Any discrepancies in the condition of the room should be reported to the Community Office within 24 hours of your occupancy.

Photo ID's will be required at Check-In (Driver's License, Jag Card, etc.)