Residence Hall
Move-In Guide

Welcome to EWU

Move-in: Thurs., Sept. 14 and Fri., Sept. 15

We are excited to welcome you to campus! As we embark on this adventure together this year we want to make sure you have all the information you will need for a successful move-in.

This move-in guide is for students moving into: Anderson, Dryden, Pearce, snyamncut and Streeter Hall. If you are moving into the Anna Maria or Townhouse apartments, refer to the apartment move-in guide.

Below you will find everything you need to know to make this a successful move-in, including:

1. Check-in & Key Pickup

If you have not signed up for a move-in date and time, check your EWU email for info and sign up. If you don’t choose a time slot, one will be assigned to you.

When: Thurs., Sept. 14 and Fri. Sept. 15

Time: Arrive during the half-hour you have chosen for your time slot.

  • If you are early, you will be asked to wait in the parking lot before receiving your keys.
  • If you are running late, don’t worry, we will work you in when we have space available in our unloading zones.
  • If you have not signed up for a move-in date and time, check your EWU Email for info and sign up for the best date and time for you to move in!

Where: Start in the tailgating lots behind the football field (see map). Please follow our maps and not your GPS.

  • Pick up your move-in packet with instructions on how to proceed to your assigned hall.
    Your move-in packet contains:

    • Your hall key
    • Eagle Card (if you have submitted the form and had it pre-printed),
    • Room inventory check list
    • Helpful tips & goodies
  • Staff will confirm if the unloading area at your hall is available and keep you updated on the approximate wait time.

 Anderson, Dryden, Pearce, snyamncut and Streeter Hall loading areas.

Download Map

2. Unloading

Once you have been sent and parked in your hall’s designated unloading area the following steps will happen:

  • Confirm where to put your belongings in the staging area with the unloading area volunteer.
  • Completely unload your belongings in your staging area.
  • Move your car, volunteers will be able to watch your things in addition to members of your moving party. Residential Hall (RH) parking permits are available for purchase. If you do not have a permit, street parking is available. Free move-in day parking is highlighted on the move-in map.
  • Begin taking things up to your room, after, or while, your car is parked. Your room key is in your move-in packet.

3. Room Inventory & Unpack

You will have the opportunity to mark any damages to the room using the room inventory sheet in your move-in packet. Turn this in to the Residence Hall office. If you have any issues with your room there is information on how to submit a maintenance request.

Now it’s time to unpack, relax and get to know your hall. Say hi to your neighbors and good bye to your moving party.

4. Sign Up for Welcome Week

Kicked off by move-in day, Welcome Week is a series of events and activities designed just for you—our newest Eagle! This is a great opportunity to get to know other students and learn more about campus.

Sign up for Welcome Week

Helpful Tips

Moving Carts & Hand Trucks

We will have limited carts and hand trucks available. If you have access to a hand truck we highly recommend you bring it to speed up your moving process.

Meal Plans

Meal plans will be activated beginning, Thursday, Sept. 14. You won't have access to meal plan until you have your Eagle Card.


You're laundry code for your hall was sent via email. Download the PayRange app to start washing and get alerts about when your laundry is done.

Eagle Card

Your Eagle Card is your access to your building, your food, bus pass, printing credit, etc. If you have not already completed your Eagle Card request form, do so right away.

Request Your Eagle Card


Residential Hall (RH) and Apartment (AM or TH) Parking permits are available for purchase. Street parking is free in non-metered areas.

Purchase a Parking Permit

What to Bring

We always want you to bring whatever would make you feel comfortable in your room (with some exceptions). There are a few other items we think you should have prepared as well in the event you needed to move to isolation.

Packing Suggestions

Items Not Allowed in Residence Halls

  • Illegal drugs (including marijuana)
  • Smoking and vaping
  • Weapons
  • Pets
  • Candles/incense/devices with open flame
  • Air conditioner
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hot plate
  • Sun lamp
  • Propane
  • Outdoor holiday lights

FAQ - Your Room, the Residence Hall, and Roommates

  • Bed (XL Twin) and mattress
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Clothing storage (hanging and drawer)
  • Trash can
  • Mirror
  • Blinds or curtains
  • High Speed Ethernet and wireless Internet access via EWUHousing network

All furniture must remain in your room.

  • Laundry
  • Kitchen
  • TV Lounges
  • Game Rooms
  • Other recreation that can be checked out at the hall office

  • No Nails or Screws
  • Anderson, Pearce, Streeter: Poster strips or Command strips
  • snyamncut: Only push pins allowed. No Command strips or other sticky items are allowed, as they pull paint off of the walls.

Anderson Hall:

<Your Full Name>
905 Elm St. Room #
Cheney, WA 99004

Pearce Hall:

<Your Full Name>
1112 Elm St. Room #
Cheney, WA 99004


<Your Full Name>
1027 Cedar St. Room #
Cheney, WA 99004

Streeter Hall:

<Your Full Name>
202 N. 10th St. Room #
Cheney, WA 99004

At the beginning of the year you will complete a roommate agreement. It is important to have open and honest communication with your roommate. Roommates who complete this form together and agree to expectations are more likely to have a great experience.

Conversations to have with your roommate before you arrive:

  • Will you share belongings with each other?
  • How will you share cleaning responsibilities?
    • How often?
    • Specific tasks?
    • What is your standard of cleanliness?
  • What are your lifestyle expectations around…..
    • Bedtime?
    • Studying?
    • Wake-up time?
    • Personal hygiene?
  • How often and what type of guests will you have?
    • How many guests at one time?
    • How long can they stay?
    • Will guests be allowed overnight?
    • Can guests use roommate belongings?
  • If conflict arises, how do you think you will approach each other?
  • What are your pet peeves?

If you have tried working it out with your roommate and things just aren’t going well, room changes are offered during the second week of the quarter. Please understand we don’t have a lot of wiggle room at the beginning of fall quarter, so your patience is greatly appreciated.

All Residence Halls close for winter break. Students who need to stay for winter break, will need to complete a winter break housing application and will be charged a flat fee of $400 for the break. More info on winter break will be sent to you EWU email in Fall Quarter.

If you are going home for break and coming back for winter quarter you DO NOT need to move all of your stuff out!

Summer Housing is available for students who are taking summer courses or will be a returning students for Fall 2024. More info will be sent out during Spring Quarter to you EWU email.

Students are allowed to stay in their rooms for Thanksgiving and Spring Break at no additional charge.

Fall 2023 Move-out: Friday, Dec. 8 at noon

Winter 2024 Move-In: Sunday, Jan. 7 9 am – 5 pm

Spring Quarter Move-out: Friday, June 14 at noon, all students must be moved out.