Residence Life


Early Arrival Information and Application

Baldwin Wallace University campus housing will open for the Fall 2013 semester on Thursday, August 22 for First Year Students, Friday, August 23 for apartment residents and on Saturday, August 24 for all other returning students.  Any student who needs to arrive prior to these dates for any reason should carefully read the following information for approved early arrival times and dates.

If you are part of a sponsored, pre-approved group, you are still required to submit an early arrival application!  Contact your coach, supervisor, etc. to make sure you are on their list and to find out if they have already submitted an application on your behalf.

Approved groups include:

  • New Students attending the final orientation session
  • Jacket Link Mentors and Participants
  • Fall Sports (football, cross-country, soccer, volleyball, and cheerleaders)
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Orientation Leaders
  • International Student Services Ambassadors
  • Marching Band
  • Discover Cleveland Participants & Course Assistants
  • COL 101 and SYE Course Assistants
  • Honors Program New Residents
  • Greek Moving Company
  • Recreation Center Staff
  • WOW Diversity Session Facilitators


If you are not part of a sponsored, pre-approved group, but still desire early move-in, you must still submit an application.  Please note that if approved, you will be billed $25 per night for your early arrival, and that not all check-in times are available for non-sponsored students.

To determine when you are scheduled to check in, please consult the following chart, which contains a complete Check-in schedule.  If you need to submit an application, click the submit application link next to your group or below the schedule.

Check-in Schedule

Orientation Leaders and ISS Ambassadors
(submit application)
Wednesday, August 14
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cross Country (Men and Women), IRHC Execs, Marching Band, Soccer (Men), Urban Semester Participants and Volleyball (submit application) Saturday, August 17
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Discover Cleveland Participants, Football Team & Trainers, Honors Program Mentors, Soccer (Women) and Non-Sponsored residents
(submit application)
Sunday, August 18
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cheerleaders, Greek Moving Company, Honors Program Participants, Jacket Link Peer Leaders and Non-Sponsored residents
(submit application)
Tuesday, August 20
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Final Orientation Session Participants, Jacket Link First-Year Participants, Sophomore Experience CAs and Non-Sponsored residents
(submit application)

Wednesday, August 21
8:30 am - 10:00 am
CEP Members, COL101 Course Assistants, Rec Center Staff, Sophomore Year Experience Participants and WOW Diversity Session Facilitators (submit application) Thursday, August 22
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
New Transfer Students (NO APPLICATION NEEDED) Thursday, August 22
9:00 am - 10:00 am
All New Students (NO APPLICATION NEEDED) Thursday, August 22
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Apartment and SDLC House Residents
(check-in at Heritage Hall, outside Office of Residence Life)
Friday, August 23
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, August 24 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 25
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All Other Returning Resident Hall Students
Saturday, August 24
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, August 25
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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