Fall 2019 Opening Move-In Information

Move-In Day Guide

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FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE MOVE-IN (Garcia, Juniper, Piñon & Rhodes-Garrett-Hamiel)

Friday & Saturday, August 16-17, 2019
Please know your room assignment prior to showing up at campus. Your student can check their assignment by using their NMSU credentials to sign into MyHousing.

JUNIPER & RHODES-GARRETT-HAMIEL (RGH) RESIDENTS
  • Moving carts will be available in these locations during the specified move-in time frames.
  • Arrivals may occur from 8:00am-4:00pm each day, but no additional help will occur after 4:00pm. After 4:00pm, Residence Hall check-in for all halls (Garcia East, Garcia West, Juniper, Piñon & RGH) will move to the Garcia Hall Service Desk.
  • All Community Meetings for new residents are scheduled at 7:00pm. Resident Assistants will help residents know where to be.

GARCIA & PINON RESIDENTS

  • Moving carts will be available in these locations during the specified move-in time frame.
  • Arrivals may occur between 8:00am-4:00pm; however, no additional help will be available outside of these times.
  • Check-ins at the Garcia Hall Service Desk will stop by 10pm and resume again Sunday, Aug. 12, at 8:00am.

 

 

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UPPERCLASSMEN APARTMENT MOVE-IN (Chamisa, Vista Del Monte & Cervantes)   

Sunday, August 18, 2019
Please know your apartment assignment prior to showing up at campus. Your student can check their assignment by using their NMSU credentials to sign into MyHousing.

 

CERVANTES VILLAGE & VISTA DEL MONTE

  • 8:00am-4:00pm: All Cervantes & Vista Del Monte residents may arrive at the Aggie Express Building at the corner of Williams & Standley.
  • We will be providing carts, but no physical assistance moving your belongings into your apartment.
  • Check-ins after 4:00pm will move to the South Campus Housing Office located at 1410 Center Drive in Las Cruces, NM 88003
  • Check-ins at the South Campus Service Desk will stop by 10:00pm and resume again Monday, Aug. 19, at 8:00am.

CHAMISA VILLAGE

  • Check-In starts at 8:00am, Sunday, Aug. 18.
  • We will be providing carts, but no physical assistance moving your belongings into your apartment.
  • Check-ins after 4:00pm will move to the Chamisa Service Desk located at the Chamisa Club House.
  • Check-ins at the Chamisa Service Desk will stop by 10:00pm and resume again Monday, Aug. 19, at 8:00am.

 

 

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

To help ensure a smoother experience for students and parents, ALL campus residents will check-in at the specific hall you have been assigned. There will be plenty of signage and volunteers to help guide you in. From there, simply follow the signs that will direct you to your specific check-in parking location.

  • Cervantes Vista Del Monte residents will enter campus by turning south onto Triviz off of University Ave. and then following the road around to Williams. Turn right on Williams until you come to Standley. Aggie Express is on the corner. Residents arriving after 4:00pm on Aug. 12 should report directly to the South Campus Residential Life Office & Operations Center at 1400 Center Rd.
  • Greek residents will check-in with Cervantes residents at Aggie Express (on Aug. 12) or at the South Residential Life Office after hours.
  • Chamisa Village residents will be directed to a parking area near the building for check-in. Check-ins after 4:00pm on Aug. 12 should report directly to the Chamisa Club House at 1725 Stewart St., Las Cruces, NM 88003.
  • Rhodes-Garrett-Hamiel & Juniper residents should turn south on Jordan Street from University Ave. at Barnes & Noble.
  • Garcia Hall & Pinon Hall residents should turn south on Triviz off of University Ave. and enter campus under the Pan American Center digital billboard marquee. Signs will then guide you in the rest of the way.

 

 

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CHECK-IN INFORMATION 

GARCIA HALL, JUNIPER HALL, PIÑON HALL & RHODES-GARRETT-HAMIEL

  • Signs and volunteers will guide you to your designated Check-In parking lot. Please be sure to bring your Aggie ID Card (or another form of photo ID) with you in order to obtain your key. In Piñon, RGH, Garcia and Chamisa Village, your Aggie ID Card provides access to the exterior doors/gates. Room keys will be issued as part of the Check-In process. Aggie ID Cards are issued though the NMSU ID Card Office. Avoid delays by obtaining your Aggie ID Card before you arrive on campus. The ID Card Office will open at 8:00 a.m. on Move-in Day. At Check-In, you’ll receive unloading directions and instructions.

CHAMISA VILLAGE, CERVANTES VILLAGE, VISTA DEL MONTE & GREEK

  • Signs will guide you to your designated Check-In parking lot. Please be sure to bring your Aggie ID Card (or another form of photo ID) with you in order to obtain your key. Room and mailbox keys will be issued as part of the Check-In process. Aggie ID Cards are issued though the NMSU ID Card Office. Avoid delays by obtaining your Aggie ID Card before you arrive on campus. The ID Card Office will open at 8:00 a.m. on Move-in Day. We will be providing carts, but no physical assistance moving your belongings into your apartment.

 

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CHECK YOUR ROOM ASSIGNMENT

Room Assignments can be check in the MyHousing section of the my.nmsu.edu portal.

 

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WHAT TO BRING – Garcia, Juniper, Piñon & Rhodes-Garrett-Hamiel Halls

Your room at Garcia Hall, Juniper Hall, Piñon Hall or Rhodes-Garrett-Hamiel provides all the basic furniture you will need. If you find you need something that you did not bring, you can always obtain it once you are in Las Cruces. Click here to download PDF version of list.

Recommended Items

  • Bedding/Linens sizes are Twin Extra Long
    • Sheets: Sizes are Twin Extra Long 35″ x 80″
    • Make sure to bring your Pillow(s)
  • Cables to connect your computeras well as a TV cable
  • Cell Phone (land lines are no longer provided)
  • Computer/Printer
  • Hangers
  • Iron/Mini Ironing Board
  • Laundry Basket and Detergent
  • Power Strips (multi-outlet with built in surge-protector)
  • Towels/Washcloths
  • Toiletries (and something to carry them to the shower in RGH community bath)
  • Trash can (recycling bins are provided in the residence halls)

Optional Items

  • Bicycle (if desired) (we recommend a “U” lock)
  • Microwave (check with roommate to avoid duplication)
  • Mini-refrigerator (not to exceed six (6) cubic feet in size)
  • Pots & Pans (if your residence hall has a kitchen)
  • Rug (Garcia, RGH and Piñon Halls are all carpeted)
  • Quarters for Laundry (or use Aggie Cash)
  • Television, Entertainment or Gaming Systems
  • Additional Wireless device (tablet, Nook, etc.)

Prohibited Items

  • Alcohol & Drugs (All NMSU Residence Halls are dry buildings regardless of age)
  • Air Conditioners
  • Burners or Hot Plates, Kitchen Grills
  • Candles or Incense
  • Ceiling Fans/Lights
  • Electric Heaters
  • Extension Cords
  • Fireworks, Explosives, Unsafe Chemicals
  • Halogen Lamps!!! (any model or style)
  • Pets (other than fish–10 gallon tank limit) (animals for disabilities should be registered with Student Accessibility Services)
  • Waterbeds
  • Weapons or Toy Weapons (BB Guns, Nerf Guns, Hunter Bows or Large Knives)

Other Information

Before you move in, we will provide you with the name of your assigned roommate so you can coordinate who is bringing what (things like a microwave, TV, or mini-fridge). Remember you can buy most anything you forget in Las Cruces and may want to wait until you’re here to buy things like cleaning supplies or food. The beginning of the year is a busy time, so be sure to bring the necessities.

We encourage all residents to carry some sort of personal property or renter’s insurance. Sometimes this may be as simple as contacting the company that carries your parents’ home owners’ insurance to see if items are covered while you’re away at school.

Allowed Appliances

All freshmen residence hall students are required to purchase a Meal Plan, and we strongly encourage other residents to do so, as well. Regardless of Meal Plan participation, many students find it convenient to do some light food preparation in their residence hall room.

Appliances that are allowed include:

  • Crock Pot (slow cooker)
  • Coffee Pot
  • Hot Pot
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator (not to exceed six (6) cubic feet in size)

As a general rule, appliances with open heating elements are prohibited:

  • Hot plates
  • Toasters
  • Toaster ovens
  • George Foreman grills
  • Electric skillets

Should you so desire, you may take advantage of the kitchen facilities available for checkout through the front desk.

Kitchen Facilities

There are limited common-use kitchen facilities in each residence hall. Keys to these may be checked out through the front desk. Each kitchen is equipped with a stove and sink. Some kitchens also feature a small refrigerator. Should you wish to prepare a meal, bake cookies for a friend, or make a birthday cake for your roommate, your hall’s kitchen is the place to do it. You are responsible for leaving the kitchen clean! View our Kitchen Safety Tips.

 

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WHAT TO BRING – Chamisa Village, Cervantes Village & Vista Del Monte

Your space at Chamisa VillageCervantes Village or Vista Del Monte provides all the basic furniture you will need. If you find you need something that you did not bring, you can always obtain it once you are in Las Cruces. Click here to download PDF version of list.

Recommended Items

  • Backpack
  • Bedding/Linens
    • Sheets: Full Size (Efficiency apartments are XL)
    • Make sure to bring your Pillow(s)
  • Cables to connect your computer as well as a TV cable
  • Cell Phone (land lines are no longer provided)
  • Computer / Printer (optional)
  • Hangers
  • Iron/Mini Ironing Board
  • Laundry Basket and Detergent
  • Plates, Bowls & Silverware
  • Pots, Pans & Cooking Utensils
  • Power Strips (multi-outlet with built in surge-protector)
  • Towels/Washcloths
  • Toiletries
  • Trash can
  • School Supplies (Notebooks, Pens, Pencils)
  • Pictures of loved ones and/or Decorations

Optional Items

  • Bicycle (we recommend a “U” lock)
  • Microwave for Cervantes & Vista Del Monte (check with roommate if you have one to avoid duplication)
  • Rug
  • Quarters for Laundry (or use Aggie Cash)
  • Television, Entertainment or Gaming Systems
  • Additional Wireless device (tablet, Nook etc.)
  • String Lights

Prohibited Items

  • Alcohol (if under 21)
  • Air Conditioners
  • Burners or Hot Plates
  • Candles or Incense
  • Drugs
  • Electric Heaters
  • Extension Cords
  • Fireworks, Explosives, Unsafe Chemicals
  • Halogen Lamps (any model or style)
  • Pets (other than fish–10 gallon tank limit) (animals for disabilities should be registered with Student Accessibility Services)
  • Waterbeds
  • Weapons or Toy Weapons (BB Guns, Nerf Guns, Hunter Bows, or Large Knives)

 

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EARLY/LATE ARRIVAL OR ASSISTANCE ON MOVE-IN DAY

  • Early Arrival: Early check-in requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis for students participating in organizations or events that necessitate arrival before the official Move-In Day. Please complete the Early Arrival/Late Stay Request. Typically early arrival requests must be received prior to August 2, 2019 and at least two weeks in advance of the planned arrival.Early arrival may require payment of a nightly rate from the date of check-in until opening day. Please note that summer school, summer conferences and our facility cleaning schedule all impact our ability to accommodate early arrivals.
  • Late Arrival: If you will be arriving after the first day of classes, please notify our office to ensure your space is held for you at housing@nmsu.edu or 575-646-3202.
  • Students or Families Needing Special Assistance for Disabilities: If you need assistance during Move-In Day because of a medical limitation, please call the Housing Office at 575-646-3202 to make arrangements.

 

 

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MOVE-IN DAY TIPS

  • Know your residence hall or apartment assignment before your arrive. Check here.
  • Keep a file of everything the University sends you and bring it with you to check-in.
  • Move-In Day will be hot; dress accordingly.
  • Chamisa Village, Garcia Hall, Juniper Hall & Piñon Hall will have restricted access to an elevator on Move-In Day. Expect some congestion and traffic.
  • Expect some congestion and traffic.
  • Ask Me” tables will be in each area if you need directions or have questions.
  • While some move-in carts will be provided, there is a limited supply. If you have your own cart, dolly or hand-truck, you might want to bring it along.
  • Water will be provided throughout the day.
  • Limited food service will be available on Move-In Day. Meal plans for students begin with dinner on Move-In Day. If you have not purchased a Meal Plan yet, you may do so online or at ID Card Services located on the lower level of Corbett Center Student Union.
  • Families are invited to enjoy a meal at Taos Restaurant on Friday, Aug. 16, from 5-7pm. Admission will be just $5+tax for those not subscribed to a Meal Plan. Click here for local accommodations.

 

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