The University Housing staff is eager to welcome you to your home away from home. 

As you prepare for your move, here are some helpful guidelines and tips:


  • Instructions on check-in will be provided via your GSU email along with your room assignment.
  • Students must show a photo ID before receiving their room key.  Keys can only be issued to students.

Summer 2017 Move in

The official move in date for Prairie Place for Summer 2017 is 9am on Sunday, May 14, 2017. 

 Fall 2017 Move in 

The official move in date for Prairie Place for Fall 2017 is 9am on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Students needing to move in earlier than August 24th may apply for early arrival through the Take Care of Housing Related Business Page (more information will be provided in June 2017). A nightly charge based on your assigned room type will be billed to your student account.

What to Bring and Not Bring

It is a good idea to have a conversation with your room/apartment mate(s) to plan who is bringing what for the room/apartment as space can be limited.  A suggested list of what to bring can be found here

Because of safety concerns, certain items are not permitted in the residence hall.  Please review the list of What Not to Bring prior to your arrival.  More information about the safety regulations and prohibited items can be found in the University Housing Handbook.


  • Students may sign up for one of three meal plan options.  Information about meal plan can be found here.
  •  Monies can be added to your myONECARD prior to your arrival by visiting or you may do so at the Cash to Card machine located in the Hall of Governors in the C building.  New students will receive a myONECARD when they attend orientation.