Fall Move-in 2020

Please email any questions to transitions@bc.edu

Testing and Move-In Appointments

This year's move-in process will be drastically different from prior years, due to the policies and precautions needed to be taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all member of the Boston College community. We ask for everyone's cooperation in helping to expedite the move-in process and to decrease the number of people in the residence halls at any given time.

The COVID-19 Testing and Move-In Appointment sign-up is now live and available to students. Students must sign-in using their BC credentials and follow the on-screen instructions. ALL students (whether during the traditional move-in time or early arrivals) will need to sign-up for a COVID-19 Testing and Move-In Appointment time by August 15. Your move-in slot will correspond with your COVID-19 testing appointment. You will not be able to move into your room without first being tested. Specific details on the testing location and the testing and health check app will be forthcoming.



Traditional Move-In Timeline

  • First-Year International Student Move-In: Tuesday, August 25

  • First-Year Student Move-In: Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday, August 27

  • Upperclass and Transfer Student Move-In: Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29

    • There will be additional move-in appointment times for Reservoir Apartments and Walsh Hall starting on Monday, August 24, and running through the week. We recommend that individuals moving in on the earlier days have flexibility with their schedules in case appointment times fill-up causing them to need to arrive August 28-29 (i.e. if you are booking a flight, it should be for August 28-29)

  • Late Arrivals Move-In: Sunday, August 30

Early Arrivals

  • Group Early Arrivals: Residential Life is working with faculty and staff advisors/supervisors of various groups to determine the early move-in time frame for these groups. If you have any questions on your group arrival, please contact your faculty and staff advisor/supervisor.

  • Individual Early Arrivals: Students with off-campus leases will be permitted to move-in August 20-22. Other students with extenuating circumstances can request an early arrival for August 23 through 27.

  • The early arrival application will open Thursday, July 9 and close on Monday, August 3 via the Agora Portal → My ResLife → WebForms → Transitions


Mail Services

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Campus Mail & Package Services is planning to implement a few new procedures for the Fall Semester. Please click the button below to learn more.

Mailing Procedures