Residential Life-East Falls Campus

Move-In 2024

This page contains all the information students and families need to know for Move-In 2024. Residential Life also sent this information to students' Thomas Jefferson University email accounts in July 2024. 

Move-In Timeslots

All students received a move-in timeslot for Move-In 2024. To view or change move-in timeslots, visit the Housing Portal. The deadline to change timeslots is August 5. To change the timeslot, log into the Housing Portal and click the "Move-In Information" page link. Navigate to the timeslots portion of the page. On the appointments page, select move-in time from available timeslot. After selecting an available timeslot, students will receive a confirmation email.

Please be aware that each day has a limited number of timeslots available, and additional timeslots will not be opened. Students who cancel their timeslot must select a new one before August 5, or Residential Life will assign one.

Make Sure You Can Move In - Financial Holds

Students who have a Financial Hold on their account will not be permitted to move into the residence halls. Please be sure to follow all University processes related to clearing your Financial Hold. To begin the process of resolving your Financial Hold, please contact Student Accounts.

Make Sure You Can Move In - Health Holds

Please be sure to follow our University policy related to completing your health forms. Failure to do so will result in a Banner Health Hold. Students who have a Health Hold on move-in day will not be permitted to move into the residence halls or to register for classes. We advise you to mail in your health forms to Student Health Services ASAP. Please direct questions regarding Health forms to Student Health Services.

Move-In Instructions

Students who are approved as Early Arrivals may come to Kanbar 311 on Monday, August 12 between 9am and 1pm to check-in and pick up their room key. The deadline for submitting an Early Arrival Request in the Housing Portal is August 1.

Navigate to Ravenhill Chapel, located at 3480 W School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129. Once you arrive, staff will direct you to your hall’s 30-Minute Drop-Off Location. After parking in the Drop-Off Location, check in with Residential Life staff at Ravenhill Chapel, where you will pick up your room key. To help reduce foot traffic, Residential Life requests that only students checking in come into the Chapel. After checking in, and once you are done dropping off large items, you will be directed to park in the Ravenhill parking lot for the remainder of your move-in time.

Navigate to Scholler Hall at 4201 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144. Once you arrive, staff will direct you to Scholler’s 30-Minute Drop-Off Location. After parking in the Drop-Off Location, check in with Residential Life staff at the Scholler Hall entrance, where you will pick up your room key. After checking in, and once you are done dropping off large items, you will be directed to park in the Downs Hall parking lot for the remainder of your move-in time.

Navigate to your assigned residence hall. Once you arrive at your hall, staff will direct you to your hall’s 30-Minute Drop Off Location. After parking in the Drop-Off Location, check-in with Residential Life staff at the tent located by your residence hall, where you will pick up your room key. After checking in, and once you are done dropping off items, you will be directed to park in the Downs Hall parking lot. Please note, additional gates will not be opened during this time. Additional gates will be open August 17 and August 18.

Navigate to your assigned residence hall. Townhouse residents, please go to Scholler Hall for check-in. Once you arrive at your hall, staff will direct you to your hall’s 30-Minute Drop Off Location. After parking in the Drop-Off Location, check-in with Residential Life staff at the tent located by your residence hall, where you will pick up your room key. After checking in, and once you are done dropping off items, you will be directed to park in the Downs Hall parking lot.

Additional Information

  • Move-In Helpers. Students can have up to 3 move-in helpers on move-in day. Students will be given wristbands for their move-in helpers at check-in. Move-in helpers are required to wear their wristband during the entire move-in process. 
  • Your Jefferson ID. Students should remember to bring their Jefferson ID. Students will need this to move into their residence hall. Students who do not have a Jefferson ID should visit the ID card office in Kanbar Campus Center, which will be open during move-in. 
  • Bins and Dollies. Residential Life is not able to provide bins or dollies for move-in; however, we encourage families to bring them.
  • Bed Lofting. For more information, see Room Information.
  • MicroFridge. The deadline to have MicoFridges delivered before move-in is August 1. Students should order their MicroFridge before August 1 to ensure it is delivered before move-in. For more information about MicroFridges, see Room Information.
  • Bed Space Tents. In each room, there are small paper tents indicating which set of furniture is which bed space. Students should move into the correct bed space. This is important to ensure that any damage billing at the end of the year can be assessed to the correct resident.
  • Room Condition Reports. Residential Life staff will complete a Room Condition Report prior to move-in. Students should update their Room Condition Report upon moving in to include any damage not listed.
  • Care Packages. Parents/guardians, if you would like to send your student a Care Package, please visit the SWAKU website for information on how to purchase Care Packages that can be sent to your student throughout the academic year. The deadline to order the Welcome Package is August 16.
  • Mail & Packages. Students may begin receiving packages on August 12. A notification will be sent to students' Thomas Jefferson University email from the East Falls Mail Services when a package has arrived. The mailroom is located on the second floor of the Kanbar Campus Center. 
  • Additional Move-In Parking. Additional parking is located in the Gallagher Athletic Center in the faculty/staff spaces and in Gallagher’s garage. 
  • Late Check-In Policy. Residential Life is unable to accommodate students who miss their designated check-in time at the end of each move-in day. Students who anticipate missing their check-in time should contact our office promptly to arrange alternative plans. For requests outside regular move-in hours, we cannot guarantee immediate accommodation and students may need to return the following day. For late check-ins, Residential Life cannot extend gate and door access beyond our regular move-in hours.
    • Students who arrive after the scheduled move-in days will also need to sign in their move-in helpers as guests and adhere to our Guest Policy. Please refer to our Residence Life Policies, specifically the section on Guests, for details. All guests must be registered through the Housing Portal.
  • Withdrawals and Leave of Absence. Students who are planning on withdrawing, transferring or taking a Leave of Absence for the Fall 2024 semester should contact the Office of the Registrar immediately.