Welcome to Housing at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater! We have a variety of options to help make your transition to campus as smooth as possible. The tabs below will provide information on different aspects of the move-in process.  Some of them may not apply to your situation. Pay attention to your UWW email account for updates regarding your room assignment and move-in processes.

Together, we can make the Move2UWW a great transition!

The official Move-In process for University Housing is known as "Drop 'n Go". This program was implemented in the Fall of 2020 with great success.  There is no charge for participation in Drop 'n Go, as this is required of all students living in the Residence Halls.

All students living in the Residence Halls (including Cambridge Apartments) are required to register for an Drop 'n Go appointment time to move-in for the Fall semester. During the student’s appointment time, students will receive their Residence Hall room key, and have the opportunity to move all personal items into their Residence Hall room before returning home that evening.

Appointments are available August 25 th-September 2  nd. Appointments will be available on August 25-28th and August 31-September 2 from 9-10:15am, 10:30-11:45am, noon-1:15pm, 1:30-2:45pm and 3-4:15pm. Appointments on August 29th and 30th are only offered from 9-10:15am, 10:30-11:15am and noon-1:15pm. This scheduling will allow for decreased traffic on campus, and increased efficiency for our families helping their Warhawk move to campus.

Sign-up for Drop 'n Go will begin at 9am on Wednesday, July 27  th and will remain open until Monday, August 22  nd at 9am. To sign up, students need to log into the Student Portal. A confirmation email will be sent to the student after their appointment time has been accepted.

After Making an Drop 'n Go Appointment:

Upon arrival to campus, students will report to Parking Lot #2 to receive their Residence Hall 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 7pm to remain in their Residence Hall room to organize their belongings. At 7pm everyone must depart the Residence Hall, unless they are an approved Early Arrival. More information on the Early Arrival process can be found here.

First year students should return to campus on Sartuday, September 3  rd to participate in Orientation activities on September 3  rd-September 5  th. Returning students should return to campus on Sunday, September 4  th and 5  th. All classes for the Fall semester will begin on Tuesday, September 6  th.

During Drop 'n Go, Consider the Following: 

  • Students are permitted to bring more than one vehicle to campus to move-in during Drop 'n Go.
  • 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 Drop 'n Go, 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 processes for this year. All students must participate in Drop 'n Go to receive their room key for the Fall Semester.

Things to Bring Checklist for your stay in the Residence Halls


  1. Pictures
  2. Stuffed Animals
  3. Yearbook

Bed and Bath:

  1. Shower shoes
  2. Towels/Washcloth 
  3. Bath Robe
  4. Shower Caddy
  5. Pillows/Pillow Cases
  6. Extra-Long Twin Sheets
  7. Comforter
  8. Blanket
  9. Desk Lamp & Bulbs
  10. Floor Lamp & Bulbs
  11. Hangers
  12. Microwave (900w or less)
  13. Compact Refrigerator
  14. Posters 

Laundry Supplies:

  1. Detergent
  2. Dryer Sheets
  3. Drying Rack
  4. Fabric Softner
  5. Iron(auto shut-off)
  6. Ironing Board
  7. Laundry Bag/Basket

Hygiene Supplies:

  1. Cleaning Supplies
  2. Ear Plugs
  3. First Aid Kit
  4. Thermometer
  5. Prescription Medications
  6. Personal Hygiene Products/Toiletries
    • Soap/Shampoo
    • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
    • Shaving Accessories
    • Hair Products/Hair Dryer
    • Makeup/Moisterizers


  1. ATM Card
  2. Checkbook
  3. Credit Cards
  4. Drivers License
  5. Insurance Cards
  6. Passport/Visa
  7. Social Security Card
  8. Lock Box


  1. TV
  2. Alarm Clock
  3. Computer/Laptop
  4. Stereo/Soundbar
  5. Camera
  6. CDs
  7. Music Player(MP3,CD,iPod)
  8. Cell Phone & Charger
  9. Ethernet Cable
  10. DVD Player
  11. Power Strip w/Surge Protector
  12. Printer&Ink Cartridges
  13. Computer Paper
  14. TV Coax Cable


  1. Address Book
  2. Bed Linens
  3. Dry Erase Board
  4. Umbrella/Raingear
  5. Stamps
  6. Backpack
  7. Fan
  8. Calendar
  9. Command Strips
  10. Calendar
  11. Flashlight
  12. Plastic Food Storage Container with Lids
  13. Dishware/Silverware
  14. Can Opener
  15. Water Filter Pitcher
  16. Trunk(convenient storage and coffee table in one)
  17. Sports Equipment
  18. Sunglasses
  19. Fan(large and/or clip)
  20. School Supplies
    • Pens/Pencils
    • Spiral Notebooks
    • Calculator
    • Scissors/Stapler
    • Tape/Post-its
    • Dictionary/Thesaurus

The Early Arrival Application will be available July 27 th, 2022 at 9am through August 22 nd, 2022 at 9am.

The early arrival application can be found here.  Once you login, click on the "Early Arrival Request" link in the side menu to complete your application.

Confirmation of your early arrival will be sent to you via your UW-Whitewater email account.

Once the application is approved, a non-refundable charge of $15 per day for each day prior to September 3 rd, 2022 will be applied to your student bill.

Applications received after 9:00 am on August 22 nd, 2022 will be assessed an additional one-time administrative fee of $20.00.

Students that are arriving as an early arrival are also required to sign up for an Drop 'n Go appointment to receive their Residence Hall room key. Therefore, students wishing to stay overnight on campus prior to September 3 rd need to submit an early arrival application, and schedule a Drop 'n Go appointment.  

Express Check-In will be available beginning July 27 th, 2022.

Steps to complete Express Check-In

  1. Log into Student Portal
  2. Click on the Express Check-In link from the menu on the left.
  3. Follow the process and complete the necessary online forms.

Who do I contact for help with this process?

Questions or requests for assistance regarding Move2UWW processes may be directed to housing@uww.edu or (262) 472-4255.


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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


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