2021 Move-In Guide

Welcome to EWU

We are excited to welcome you to campus! As we embark on this adventure together this year it is imperative that you comply with the protocols in place for move-in and community living. Your choices are the difference between us being a successful, thriving community or another college campus outbreak on the news.

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

Covid Testing & Immunization Info

Covid Entry Testing

EWU will be doing entry testing for ALL students living on campus. Students can bring a negative test that has been administered from a medical provider within the past 72 hours of arriving to campus or they will be tested onsite prior to moving in. We encourage students to test in advance if possible to speed up their move-in experience. If a student tests positive, they will be asked to return home and self-isolate for 10 days or move-in to our isolation building for 10 days before moving into their permanent room assignment.

Covid Vaccination Requirement

If you haven’t already submitted your vaccine information or waiver into Med Proctor you must do so prior to move-in day. You will not be allowed to move into your residence hall if you have not submitted your information in Med Proctor. Additionally, there is a $250 fine for students who do not complete this by September 15, 2021. For instructions on how to do this please visit the link below.

Immunization Info


Masks are required any time you are in the building, outside of your room. This applies to all people in the building. We recognize moving in with a mask will be challenging, take time in your room and outside to catch your breath before you take up your next load of stuff!

Check-in & Key Pickup

On Thursday and Friday, the move-in process will start in the tailgating lots behind the football field. The first step of your move-in process will be to show proof of a negative Covid test or get tested for Covid. Additionally, if you have not yet uploaded your documentation to comply with the University’s vaccination requirement, you will be stopped and given an opportunity to upload or you will need to return home.

Please do your best to 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.

Below you will see a map instructing you where to pick up your key packet, and how to proceed to your assigned hall from there. Please follow our maps and not your GPS.

After you receive your key packet, we will have staff checking in with your hall to see if they have space in the unloading area and keeping you updated on the approximate wait time.

Your key packet will contain your keys, Eagle Card (if you have submitted the form and had it pre-printed), instructions about life in the halls, and a couple of goodies.

Check-in, Key Pickup & Unloading: Anderson, Pearce, snyamncut and Streeter

Download Map


You will be directed to an unloading area and shown the space to place your things. You will completely unload your belongings, place them in your staging area, and then someone in your party will go park your car to make room for more people to unload. Volunteers will be able to watch your things in addition to members of your moving party. After, or while, your car is parked you may begin taking things up to your room.

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.

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) Parking permits are available for purchase now. To purchase a parking permit go to the link below.

EWU Parking Services

What to Bring

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

COVID Specialty Items

These items need to be accessible in the event you have to quarantine or isolate. Please keep this list handy or ready in a “go” bag when you arrive on campus.

  • Thermometer
  • Fever-reducing, over the counter medications (ibuprofen, Tylenol, cough drops)
  • Your own prescription medications
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Masks (these can be packs of paper masks or washable cloth masks)
  • Comfort food, tea, Gatorade, honey
  • Plastic plates, utensils, cups
  • Bedding and pillow that can be taken to quarantine or isolation
  • Towels
  • Chargers for all electronic devices
  • Comfortable clothing, underwear, etc.
  • Hygiene supplies (shampoo, soap/body/face wash, toothbrush, toothpaste, menstrual supplies if needed)
  • Fun things such as art supplies, puzzles etc.
  • Academic items, technology, paper, writing utensils

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