On New Student Move-In Day, new residential students check in to their residence halls and will be greeted by a team of Shenandoah staff and students. Be sure to place a sign on your car’s dashboard with the name of your residence hall. Before packing your car, you should label all belongings – boxes, suitcases, etc. – with your name, residence hall and room number. After you move your student in, you are invited to attend Navigator and Convocation. Families and friends are welcome to have dinner with their students on or off-campus before students are due back for their mandatory hall meeting.
New and returning Shenandoah students arrive on different days. Carefully read the schedule below. If your scheduled move-in is before move-in day, go directly to the Brandt Student Center to check in. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Move-In Dates Updated:
- Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023 (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.) – New Student Move-In
- Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023 (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.) – Returning Student Move-In
- Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023 (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.) – Returning Student Move-In
Any resident in need of returning to campus earlier than their official move-in date (August 23 for New Students and August 26 and 27 for Returning Students) will need to fill out the Early Arrival for Upcoming Term Request, located under Break, Shuttle & Roster Forms in your Housing Portal. Failure to fill out the early arrival form will result in your room not being ready, and you will be responsible for providing your own housing accommodations until your official move-in date.
Look at Google Maps before heading to campus. All Shenandoah University buildings, including residence halls, are labeled. Select your residence hall below for more information about where to enter campus.
If you’re living in Funkhouser, Gore, Racey or Parker, go to the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre parking lot (west of Interstate 81, use Exit 313B), where you’ll be directed to your hall. Enter 620 Millwood Ave., Winchester, VA 22601 into your GPS.
If you’re living in the University Inn (UI), enter the UI parking lot directly off Millwood Avenue/Rt. 50 (west of Interstate 81, use Exit 313B). UI/has a traffic light at the entrance. Enter 800 Millwood Ave., Winchester, VA 22601 into your GPS.
If you’re living in the Edwards Residential Village, enter the Edwards parking lot directly off Millwood Avenue/Rt. 50 (west of Interstate 81, use Exit 313B), just east of the Sheetz convenience store. Edwards has a traffic light at its entrance. Enter 603 Millwood Ave., Winchester, VA 22601 into your GPS.
If you’re living in Romine Living Center or East Campus Commons (ECC), enter the East Campus Commons parking lot directly off Millwood Pike/Rt. 50 (east of Interstate 81, use Exit 313A). Enter 1017 Millwood Pike, Winchester, VA 22602 into your GPS.
If you’re living at Vaden Campus Commons (VCC), enter the VCC parking lot directly off Millwood Avenue/Rt. 50 (west of Interstate 81, use Exit 313B), at the sign for Buzzins. Enter 711 Millwood Ave., Winchester, VA 22601 into your GPS.
Our laundry provider is Caldwell and Gregory. All of our laundry rooms feature washers and dryers that can be operated via the Speed Queen app. This app allows you to select and pay for your wash and dry cycles straight from your student account. Each student has 100 loads of laundry added to their student account and can pay to add more loads as needed. The initial 100 loads is good for one semester, and any unused loads do not carry over — however, any loads that you purchase will. Do not create your own account; Caldwell and Gregory will do this for you, using your SU email address.
Identification cards are issued during orientation for new students. If you do not receive your card during this time, you will need to go to the Auxiliary Services Office on the second floor of Cooley Hall, which is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. It’s easy to start your card process online ahead of your arrival on campus.
For more questions about laundry or ID cards, please contact Auxiliary Services at email@example.com.
Welcome Week and Navigator
Do you still need to take care of a few things when you arrive on campus? Navigator offers opportunities to take care of business with representatives from Campus Mail, the Department of Campus Safety (including parking permits), Financial Aid, Hornet Central, Information Technology, and more.
Welcome Week offers events for new students throughout the week. Meet new people, build community, and have FUN!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Family members who are assisting in the move are to park their vehicle in the parking garage next to the Brandt Student Center (G-BSC). There will be shuttles available at the G-BSC for transportation to the Wilkins Athletics & Events Center for Convocation.
Students will be parking in their designated parking garage, the G-WAEC. This will give them the opportunity to see where they get to park for the school year! Shuttles will be available to and from this location.
Rooms will be locked when students arrive and keys will be distributed in residence hall lobbies, where students will meet their Area Coordinator (ACs) and Resident Assistants (RAs).
If a student does not have a room assignment, they should contact Residence Life. The Residence Life Office is located in Cooley Hall. Stop by or call (540) 665-4611.
Report any maintenance issues to the RA in the student’s building. Members of Physical Plant are on hand in each hall for immediate needs.
Students who do not already have I.D. cards – which are needed to access the residence halls – should go to the Auxiliary Service Office in Cooley Hall 208.
Fill out the early arrival request form. Requests will be reviewed and considered.