Days until: Fall 2022 Move-in Weekend!


Move-in Day & Move-Out Information


Fall 2022 Move-In:

  • Move-in Weekend will be from August 11, 2022 – August 14, 2022.

  • Information for Fall 2022 Move-in Day will be released and emailed to all students during the Summer 2022 term.
  • It is highly important that you and your family arrive during your selected time slot. We have purposely spaced these out to account for social distancing and limiting the number of people in a space throughout the day.

  • Please complete the movein process within 2-3 hours once you arrive at your assigned residence hall. 

  • Residential Living Staff will be present in the residence hall to assist you with anything that you might need.

Move-in Process Overview!

Here is an overview of how your day will go:

  • Students will arrive by car on campus with their families and go to the Callais Recreation Center parking lot (map attached) during their selected timeslot. Students should enter campus by traveling down Percy Brown Road, to Ardoyne Drive. 

    • Please leave Bowie Road free to exit the facility so students and their families can head toward their assigned residence hall.

  • Once at Step 1 of Check-in, marked with an “X” on the map, Residential Living Staff will meet students in their cars and begin the process.

    • Students who have no additional steps to complete (Financial Aid, Colonel Card, Payment Plans, Parking Passes, Advising, etc.), will receive their key and welcome packet so they can proceed to their residence hall.

    • If a student needs to complete additional steps (Step 2 on map) of their check-in process, they will park as instructed by a Residential Living staff member and enter the Recreation Center gymnasium to meet with a professional staff member. 

  • After all business has been resolved, students and their families will follow directions (Step 3 on map) to their assigned residence hall to complete the movein process.

    • Movein volunteers will be available to assist in transporting a student’s belongings. We will have movein carts available for students to use to move their belongings. These will be sanitized between uses.  

    • In addition to social distancing guidelines, please note that masks/face-coverings will be required for those who are unvaccinated throughout the movein process at all times unless state and system guidelines change by then.*

  • Residential Living Staff will meet the students and their families at the entrance of their halls and show them to their room.

*If you have been exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to campus to movein. Notify our office that you will be arriving late to campus after completing the recommended CDC guidelines for quarantine/isolation and your specific situation. Please review the Nicholls State University – COVID-19 Information webpage for specific guidance and FAQs


If you have a question about any item you wish to keep in your room, please speak to your Hall Director immediately or you may receive a fine for having a violation of university policy in your room. If you would like to call ahead to ask about these items specifically, please don’t hesitate to ask or email us at We can’t wait to have you on campus!

Essential Items

  • Bed Linens (Twin Extra-Long; Full Size in Brady Complex)
  • Blanket & Pillows
  • Clothing
  • Towels, Wash Cloths, Robe, FlipFlops, & Laundry Basket
  • Surge protector (UL approved, 15 amp breaker, 3 wire grounded plug, 6 or fewer outlets, on/off switch)
  • Chargers for all electronic devices
  • Toilet Paper, Paper towels, & Tissues
  • Shower Curtain, Liner, & Hooks
  • Flashlight & Batteries
  • Basic Medication, Bandaids, Health Insurance Card & Social Security Card
  • Trash Can & Trash Bags
  • Cleaning Supplies: Laundry Detergent, Broom or Swiffer Sweeper, Disenfectant Wipes, Mop, Toilet Brush, Toilet Cleaner, Air Freshener, All-purpose Cleaner (No Harsh Cleaners)
  • Clothing & Hangers (Be sure to pack for Louisiana Weather)
  • Reusable Mask/Face Cover
  • Hand Sanitizer

Luxury Items

  • Mini Fridge (5-7 cubic feet or smaller; Only 1 per room)
  • Microwave
  • Keurig or Coffee Maker (No open heating elements)
  • Posters, Pictures, or Decorative Items (must use 3m command strips to hang)
  • Curtains (Must use magnetic curtains or tension rods)
  • School Supplies, Textbooks, & Backpack (order textbooks online through the Nicholls Bookstore; see the website for details; they price match)
  • Mirror
  • Television
  • Rug
  • Nicholls Spirit Gear (check out the bookstore)
  • Basic Kitchen Utensils & Snacks
  • Storage Containers

Prohibited Items

To ensure the safety and security of all residents there are items that have been deemed as potential fire hazards, and therefore are not allowed in the residence halls at any time. The Office of Residential Living will conduct periodical residence hall room safety inspections to ensure the safety of all residents.

Here are some of the most common items/appliances that are prohibited:

  • Candles
  • Space Heaters
  • Incense
  • Hot Plates
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Extension cords that are not UL approved
  • Any multiple plug adapters (with exception of power strips)
  • Pets, other than fish (10-gallon tank limit)
  • Firearms and/or Weapons
  • Drugs and/or Alcohol

Move-out Process Overview

Fall Move-out Process - December 7, 2022

Spring Move-out Process - May 10, 2023

In preparation for leaving for Winter break, you should do the following when you leave for an extended amount of time:

  • Unplug everything in your room.
  • Thaw out your individual mini-fridge and remove perishables. To do this, unplug or push the thaw button on your fridge, remove food, open the door, and put a towel at the bottom to minimize water leakage (if you are unsure how to do this, please ask your RA). Please do not unplug the large kitchen fridge if you’re in Brady.
  • Close and lower your blinds.
  • Set your room temperature to 72 degrees on ‘auto’, on ‘cool’ (this will keep the air conditioning working less over the break to conserve energy).
  • Take trash and food items out of your room and to the dumpster.
  • Only take what belongings you will need for the break, leave the rest if you are coming back to Nicholls in the Spring.
  • Shut off the lights and lock the door when you leave.

You must turn in your key to the front desk of your building when you leave for the break. If not, you will be charged for a core change. You will get a new key when you return in Spring. If no one is available at your front desk, please come to the Brady Clubhouse to turn in your key.

If you must turn in your key after our office is closed and if no one is at the front desk of your building, you may place it in an envelope or clearly marked (with your name and N#) package, then place it in the dropbox to the right of the front doors on the Brady Clubhouse. Do not leave your key at the front desk if no one is present.

You will only do a complete checkout (move out all belongings & clean) if you are NOT returning to the university or living on campus next year (approved release). You will need to come to the Brady Clubhouse to do an express checkout form.*

*Monitor your emails from the Office of Residential Living for a more detailed list of instructions.

Here are a few tips that you should pay attention to in order to have a smooth checkout process:

  • Set-up checkout time in advance with an RA (by knocking on your RA’s door or emailing them) OR do an express checkout by filling out a checkout envelope at the front desk of your residence hall once the following is complete:
  • Remove All Personal Belongings*
  • Clean Room (Sweep)*
  • Clean Common Areas (Bathrooms & Kitchen)*
  • Take garbage to the dumpster
  • Take recycling to bins
  • Close & Lock windows, close blinds
  • Remove food from the fridge (& clean it)
  • Keep A/C turned on ‘auto’, 72 Degrees
  • Turn off lights
  • Ensure all doors are locked
  • Turn in keys (All students will place their keys inside a checkout envelope. Envelopes can be found at the front desk of each building.)

*Please note that all rooms will be checked for damages and belongings left behind after your space is vacated. Pictures will be taken for documentation and you will be notified by email once charges are assessed and placed on your account. Charges that we are not able to discern if they are the responsibility of one particular student will be assessed as “shared charges” until sole responsibility can be determined.