Move-In Information

Move-in Dates

August 13th & 14th, 2022 (Click here for maps.)

Students will need to sign up for a check-in time for their move in.  Additional instructions on how to sign up will be sent to the students via email and/or text.

The scheduling tool for move-in weekend is now available in your MyHousing portal (within MyNMSU) directly under the Assignments section on the main screen.

  • Hourly check-in appointments will be available for first year and upper-class residents on August 13th & 14th between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm.
    • Residents are required to check in during their scheduled check in time.
    • Appointments are on a first come, first served basis and only available appointment times will be visible. You may change your appointment time yourself through your MyHousing portal until August 5th. Appointment changes will not be allowed after that time.

***Please note, single students and families living in Sutherland Village or Tom Fort Village will not need to sign up for a move in appointment through the scheduling tool. A separate move in email with additional instructions will be mailed to your NMSU email prior to August 13th***

It is important that you arrive to campus at your designated check-in location during your scheduled appointment time. For your convenience, we will be utilizing drive-through check-ins for most areas. Please note, Chamisa Village residents will report to the area outside of the Chamisa Clubhouse for check-in.

Additional information for the check-in process including maps for the drive-through check-in process will be emailed to your NMSU email address at a later date. 

Don’t know your room assignment? Log into your MyNMSU account, and select MyHousing under the student tab.
Your room assignment is listed under “Assignment”.

Make sure to bring your NMSU ID for check in. Your ID is required to access to your housing assignment as well your meal plan. NMSU also offers the Mobile ID option which allows you to tap your iPhone, Apple Watch or Android phone at readers across campus to conveniently access your Aggie ID.  For additional information, please visit

What to Bring on Move-In Weekend

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from students is “What do I need to bring with me on move-in weekend?” After helping thousands of students move in to their campus homes over the years, we’ve learned a few pro tips:

  • Pack light; you can always purchase things like snacks and household goods after you arrive in Las Cruces.
  • If you are living in a double room, be sure to contact your roommate to coordinate who will bring shared items like microwave and mini-fridge so you don’t take up extra space in your room with duplicates.
  • Pack something that will make your room feel like home. Whether it’s photos of loved ones, a special memento, or your favorite poster, having a beloved item will ease your transition to your new campus home.
  • Call your insurance company to see if your property is covered while you’re away at school. We encourage all residents to carry personal property or renter’s insurance.
  • Check out how your neighbors are setting up their space to get inspiration for how to set up and decorate your room. Believe it or not, your room will look bigger and more inviting once you decorate and get your items organized.

Here are some of the items we suggest you pack for move-in day or pick up when you arrive to campus:

The Basics

  • Bedding – Sheets, blankets, and pillows to fit size:
    First-year Residence Halls – Garcia, Juniper, RGH & Piñon | Twin Extra Long mattresses (35” x 80”)
    Apartment Communities – Cervantes, VDM & Sutherland Village Single Student Houses | Full-size mattresses 54” x 75”)
  • Charging cables
  • Cleaning supplies (paper towels, disinfecting wipes, all-purpose disinfecting spray, etc.)
  • Clothing and shoes that give you a variety of options as the weather changes
  • Hand soap and hand sanitizer
  • Hangers
  • Laundry basket and detergent for High Efficiency washing machines
  • Mini-refrigerator (6 cubic feet maximum)
  • Power strips (multi-outlet with built-in surge protector)
  • School supplies like backpack, pens, notebooks, etc.
  • Toiletries and a caddy to carry them to the shower
  • Toilet paper and tissues
  • Towels
  • Trash cans (recycling bins are provided)

For Extra Convenience

  • Air Fryer
  • Bicycle with durable U-lock
  • Cooking supplies if you’d like to use your residence hall’s community kitchen
  • Computer and printer
  • Decorations
  • Ethernet cable if you want to use wired internet
  • Headphones
  • Entertainment or Gaming System
  • Microwave
  • Night light
  • Picture hanging strips
  • Quarters for Laundry (or use Aggie Cash)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Something fun: board games, a deck of cards, sports equipment, etc.
  • Television and/or streaming device


What NOT to bring (items that are prohibited in NMSU housing facilities)

  • Alcohol
  • Appliances or electronics that are not UL-listed
  • Burners or hot plates
  • Candles and incense
  • Drugs and paraphernalia (even with the upcoming legalization, all cannabis will continue to be prohibited on campus)
  • Electric heaters
  • Extension cords
  • Fireworks, explosives, unsafe chemicals, flammable fluids
  • Grills, including George Foreman type
  • Halogen lamps
  • Pets
  • Refrigerators larger than 6 cubic feet
  • Toasters, toaster ovens, and other open heating elements
  • Television mounting equipment
  • Waterbeds
  • Weapons (see the Resident Handbook for definition)
  • Window air conditioners