Move-In Early Arrivals | LSU Residential Life

Early Arrivals


Only students who have a fall 2018 on-campus housing assignment and are required by an LSU department or organization to arrive to campus early are eligible to be early arrivals.

If you are part of a group or organization that requires you to arrive early, contact the department/organization to verify that your name will be included in the list that will be submitted to Residential Life. Residential Life cannot take individual requests for early arrivals.

If you have questions about arriving early, contact us for clarification.

Thursday, August 9

STRIPES Session 3

Pre-registered Express Move In at Miller Hall

Art & Design Preview

Tiger Band 

Upperclass Greek Women participating in Recruitment

Check In Available Noon - 9 p.m.

Friday, August 10


Encounter Engineering

Out-of-State Students Registered for Sorority Recruitment
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tiger Band

Check In Available 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. unless designated by your group

Saturday, August 11

In-State Students Registered for Sorority Recruitment 
8 a.m. - Noon

Upperclassmen Move In Volunteers
1 - 5 p.m.

LSU Theatre Boot Camp

LSU Music Boot Camp

Tiger Band

Check In Available 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. unless designated by your group

Sunday, August 12

All students 



How do I request housing for BIOS?

You can indicate on your BIOS registration that you will require housing. 


May I stay on campus for BIOS if I don’t have an on-campus housing assignment for fall 2018?

Yes, you may. Housing will be limited to BIOS dates, August 5-10, 2018.


Where will I stay during BIOS?

All participants will reside in Highland, Annie Boyd, Louise Garig, West Laville or East Laville Halls. These halls are located across Highland Road from the LSU Union.


I will be living on campus in the fall but not in Highland, Annie Boyd, Louise Garig, West Laville or East Laville Hall. Can I live in my fall building during BIOS?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate these requests due to staffing requirements.


Where and when can I check in for housing for BIOS?

All participants utilizing housing may check-in at Annie Boyd Hall on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Please note that the housing check-in process is not the same as check in for BIOS program.


I am participating in STRIPES Session 2 from July 30 – August 2, 2018. Is there housing available between the conclusion of STRIPES Session 2 and when I check-in for BIOS on August 5?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate these requests due to staffing requirements.


Are BIOS housing charges included in the cost for BIOS?

Housing charges are not included. Housing costs total $175.00 for BIOS.  Charges for your housing will be posted to your billing statement by the College of Science along with your BIOS fees.


What should I bring with me to campus for BIOS?

If you will not remain on campus after BIOS concludes, just bring what you need for the week (be sure to remember bed and bath linens, as linens are not provided for BIOS). If you are eligible to stay on campus after BIOS concludes you are welcome to bring all of your belongings that you will need for the semester. It is recommended that you move all your belongings into your BIOS room—don’t leave belongings in your vehicle. Alternatively, bring just what you need for BIOS and make arrangements to move the rest of your items to campus at a later date.


May I remain on campus after BIOS concludes?

Only those students that stayed on campus for BIOS and have a fall 2018 housing assignment may stay on campus after BIOS concludes.  The cost is $30 per night (total rounded to the nearest dollar) through August 12. Charges begin when you receive your room key. If you have a fall 2018 assignment you will automatically be approved to move into your fall assignment on August 10, 2018. You will need to relocate to your fall assignment by 5 p.m. on August 10. Once you check in to your fall assignment you are checked in for the semester and you cannot return your key and check-in again at a later date. You are not required to remain on campus, but you will be charged nightly through August 12, 2018.


I will be living in Highland, Annie Boyd, Louise Garig, West Laville or East Laville Halls for fall 2017 and plan on remaining on campus after BIOS concludes. May I live in my fall assignment for BIOS?

Absolutely. You will automatically be placed in your fall assignment if you live in any of these buildings. We will assume you are remaining on campus after BIOS concludes and charges will apply. On August 10 after BIOS concludes please proceed to your hall’s front desk to return your key from BIOS and to officially check-in for the semester.


I will be living in Highland, Annie Boyd, Louise Garig, West Laville or East Laville Hall for fall 2017 and do not plan on remaining on campus after BIOS concludes. Is there anything I need to do?

If you do not want to remain on campus after your BIOS concludes, please notify Residential Life (, 225-578-4441). Your name will not be added to the pre-approved arrival list for August 10 and you will not be placed in your fall assignment for BIOS. You must remove all of your belongings from your BIOS room and turn in your key on August 10. You will be able to check in for the semester on Move-In Day, August 12, 2018.


Can I request a roommate?

Please email Lynn Livingston to request a roommate by July 20, 2018. Please note that both roommates must mutually request one another and the request must come from the student.

Participants living in his/her fall assignment for BIOS cannot request a roommate unless the request is for someone living in that room in the fall as well. 


I am staying on campus after BIOS and I live in a building other than Highland, Annie Boyd, Louise Garig, West Laville or East Laville Hall. Where do I check in?

You can check-in at the front desk for your building/community.


I have received Early Arrival status through a department/organization but my arrival date is a few days after BIOS concludes. Can I still stay on campus?

Yes. We understand that moving multiple times in the span of a few days is difficult. You will be charged for the nights you stay on campus prior to the date for which you are approved as an Early Arrival.  If your department/organization is not paying for your early arrival nights, we will charge you for those nights as well.


I will attend BIOS and stay on campus and I am also participating in Sorority Recruitment. What do I do?

Women, both in-state and out-of-state, in this scenario can check in to their fall assignment on August 10, 2018.  A charge of $30 for Friday night will apply. Please note: Sorority Recruitment participants that are approved to move in prior the first day of Recruitment are prohibited from allowing non-approved roommates to move in early. Students that fail to comply with this policy will be charged for housing costs and could be subject to the disciplinary process.


I have more questions. Who should I contact?

If you have a BIOS housing question that is not covered here, please feel free to contact Lynn Livingston via email at or by phone at 225-578-4441. If you have a BIOS program question, please consult the website or email 


All students participating in the STRIPES program are required to stay overnight in campus residence halls located in the Residential College Complex for the duration of their session. The STRIPES registration fee includes the cost of housing for the program.


Do I have to bring my own bedding to STRIPES?
Yes, students need to bring their own bedding as STRIPES does not provide any bedding for students. The beds are twin extra-long.


I’m attending Session 3 of STRIPES and want to stay on campus after it is over. Can I do that?
Yes. Students attending session 3 (August 6 – 9) of STRIPES who are coming from out of state OR participating in a program after STRIPES have the option of moving into their fall assignment when STRIPES ends on Thursday afternoon. STRIPES will send an email over the summer regarding the fall early arrival option. You must respond to the email with the information requested by the deadline to be added to the approved early arrival list for the fall. STRIPES will email Residential Life the list of all students approved for early arrival move in.


I’m living in South or West Hall for the fall semester and want to move in early for the fall. Can I stay in my fall assignment for STRIPES?
STRIPES will make every effort to place students approved for early arrival who are living in South or West Hall for the fall in their assigned room for STRIPES. However, this is not a guarantee. STRIPES will contact you about a week before your scheduled STRIPES session to let you know if they were able to place you in your fall assignment for STRIPES. This is ONLY for students in Session 3 who are staying after STRIPES is over and living in South or West Hall for the fall semester. If placed in your fall assignment for STRIPES, you will still need to check out of the STRIPES program by turning in your STRIPES room key (you will not need to move your belongings out) and then going to the front desk of the Residential College Complex to officially check in for the fall semester.


Can I request a roommate for the STRIPES program?
Unfortunately, the STRIPES program cannot accommodate roommate requests for the sessions.

For other questions related to the STRIPES program, please contact Stephanie Baer via email or 225-578-2781.

Encounter Engineering participants who have a fall 2018 residence hall assignment can move in to their fall room assignment on Friday, August 10, 2018, for an additional cost. This housing fee is $59 and will show up as a separate charge on your fee bill after classes begin.

The list of Encounter Engineering participants will be provided to Residential Life by Encounter Engineering staff based on the information provided on your application form

On-campus housing is not provided commuters during this week. 

All in-state women participating in recruitment and living in campus residence halls can move into their assigned rooms on Saturday, August 11, 2018, between 8 a.m. - Noon. A $30 early arrival housing fee will be assessed on the student fee bill. 

Out-of-state women and those living 3 or more hours away from campus can check in on Friday, August 10, 2018, between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., if pre-approved. If approved to move in on Friday, August 10, 2018, a $59 early arrival housing fee will be assessed on the student fee bill.  

Any woman living in Miller Hall who signs up for USS Express Move In Service will move in on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at your assigned move-in time with USS.