Days until: Fall 2021 Move-in!


Move-in Day & Move-Out Information


Fall 2021 Move-In:

  • Move-in Weekend will be from August 12, 2021 – August 15, 2021.

  • Information for Fall 2021 Move-in Day will be released and emailed to all students during the Summer 2021 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.

*Due to distancing measures, the schedule for move-in day could be adjusted. Pay close attention to your email for more information.

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