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Pre-Arrival Checklist

To make your Move-In process as smooth as possible, please familiarize yourself with the Move-In Pre-Arrival Checklist below. Each item on this list must be completed by your Move-In Day.

  • Select a Move-In day and time in the Housing Portal when your time ticket opens. Time tickets will open on Monday, July 15.

    In order to select your Move-In Arrival Time, you must confirm or upgrade your Meal Plan for Fall 2024 via the Housing Portal. Meal Plans will become active August 7, 2024.

  • To upload a photo for your Talon Card, follow the instructions provided here. Once approved, you will receive an email to your KSU account with details on how to add your Talon Card to your device's digital wallet. This must be completed by July 31, 2024.

  • This PIN is necessary to enter your room. Please see this document for information on how to set up and change your 6-digit Lock Access PIN. We recommend students set up their PIN after they register for classes.
  • Submit your immunization record (including Meningitis) online or in person at the Enrollment Customer Service Center.
  • Pay your Fall 2024 semester tuition and fees by the payment deadline at 4:00 PM on August 16, 2024, which includes on-campus living fees for the semester. Visit the Bursar's website for more information.
  • If you're bringing a car to campus, purchase a Residential Parking Permit using the Parking Portal 24-hours after registering for classes.

Move-In Day Process

We can't wait to see you on campus! Move-In day is one of the most exciting days of the year. As you and your guests prepare to make your way to campus, here are a few tips to make your day as smoothe as possible.

  • To reschedule your Move-In arrival time, follow these instructions:

    1. Log in to the Housing Portal
    2. Select the "Schedule My Arrival" tab in the gold menu bar.
    3. Click the blue "Continue" button.
    4. Select the "Cancel button next to your Move-In arrival time. You will receive an email confirming this cancellation.
    5. You may now select a new arrival time.
    • Arrive at your check-in location during your selected Move-In arrival time. Use the Move-In maps to find the correct place.
    • If you are traveling in a separate vehicle from your parent/guest, follow the "student" route to your check-in location. Your parent/guest should drive directly to your community's unloading zone by following the "parent" route.
    • If you are traveling in one vehicle, follow the "student" route to your check-in location before going to your community's unloading zone.
    • First-Year students should be ready to present their Mobile Talon Card on your device during Check-In.

      Upper Class students should be sure to have an ID document (current US driver’s license, current passport, current US government ID) or their physical Talon Card ready to present during Check-In.

    • Once you are checked in, follow the signs from your check-in location to your community's unloading zone.
    • Review the How to Open Your Door flyer in your check-in packet and follow the Update Your Talon Card instructions BEFORE going to your unit. There are HotSpots located near the entrance to each residence hall.
    • Unload your vehicle(s) as quickly as possible.
    • Moving bins are provided, but we encourage you to bring wagons and dollies to make moving easier. Kindly limit your bin use to one hour.
    • Please move your vehicle as soon as you finish unloading to make room for other residents who are arriving.
    • If you need assistance, find a volunteer in a "Nest Builder" T-shirt or a staff member.
    • If you have questions throughout the day, stop by one of the Information Tents.
    • Once you arrive at your unit, enter your 6-digit Lock Access PIN and then present your Talon Card (mobile or physical) to your lock to enter your room.
    • You will find a magnet in your unit with emergency contact information.
    • Visit the Welcome webpage for important information to get you acclimated to campus living.
    • If you forget something, don't worry! Visit The Market on the Kennesaw Campus or the KSU Bookstore on each campus for any last-minute essentials.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We kindly ask that students bring no more than 2-3 people to help them move in. While we know this is an exciting event for the whole family, our hallways can get a little cramped, and we want to make sure you have a pleasant Move-In experience.
  • To make the Move-In process as smooth as possible, we ask that you please bring no more than one car for the resident and one car for their guest(s)—two (2) vehicles total. Please do not bring U-Hauls or moving trucks; they will not fit in our unloading zones and are not allowed.
  • If you are only planning to bring one car on Move-In Day, please follow the student route to ensure that your student completes the check-in process.
  • Unfortunately, Housing and Residence Life cannot accommodate any Early Move-In requests unless you are in a special population, including but not limited to “The Marching Owls” and Panhellenic Recruitment. Students who are participating in these groups received Early Move-In communications. See the corresponding Early Move-In web pages for more information related to Move-In for these groups.
  • To maintain a smooth flow of our Move-In operations, we cannot allow residents to check in outside of the 30-minute window they selected for their Move-In arrival time. If you need to reschedule, you can do so through the Housing Portal up to 48 hours before your scheduled Move-In arrival time.
  • No, the 30-minute window is the time you need to arrive to check in.
  • You can reach your roommate(s) through the Housing Portal. Here is how:

    1. Log in to the Housing Portal
    2. Click on "Roommate and Room Selection" in the gold menu bar
    3. Click on "Academic Year 2024/25" and click "Continue"
    4. Navigate to the last available page titled "Housing Process Complete"
    5. On this page, you will see a summary of the roommates you are living with. Click on "Send Message" next to their name to send a secure message through the Housing Portal.

    Your roommate(s) may have also chosen to share their contact information, such as cell phone number and social media handles. You can also use these to reach out to them. If they have chosen not to share it through the portal, we cannot share it either.

  • We will have a limited number of bins available to use on Move-In Day. We recommend that you bring your own dolly or wagon.
  • You can request a room change two weeks after Move-In. Room changes are granted based on availability. There is a $200 room change fee if your request is approved.
  • Kennesaw Campus

    Full Name
    Campus Mailbox Number
    1000 Chastain Road
    Kennesaw, GA 30144

    Marietta Campus

    Full Name
    Campus Mailbox Number
    1100 South Marietta Parkway
    Marietta, GA 30060

    To find your Campus Mailbox Number, log in to the Housing Portal and select the "Personal Info" tab in the top gold menu bar.

  • Please contact the Talon One Service Center at 470-578-8663 (T-ONE).
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What is the meaning of residence life? ›

Residence Life is the comprehensive program that surrounds the experience of living "on and off campus" in a residence hall at a college or university. Residence Life is usually structured with planned events, a code of conduct and ethics, and a relatively large array of staff.

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Dorms give students more opportunities for interaction, which means more practice and growth in their social skills. Students in off-campus housing may not have as many opportunities to engage with peers and could struggle to build social skills as a result.

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Resident Assistants are available on every floor of every hall, 24 hours a day, for your immediate concerns. For other matters, our normal office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our direct-dial phone number is 201-200-2338, and our email is

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Residence Halls

Living on campus is a great opportunity to be able to learn more about yourself. Living in the residence halls means you will be in a place with a lot of interesting people, and will be able to make life-long relationships.

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PatrilocalA couple lives near or with husband's family of origin.
MatrilocalA couple lives near or with wife's family of origin.
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: the act or fact of living or regularly staying at or in some place for the discharge of a duty or the enjoyment of a benefit. 2. a(1) : the place where one actually lives as distinguished from one's domicile or a place of temporary sojourn. (2)

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NJCU announced in June 2022 that it was facing a financial emergency with a $22.7 million operating deficit. The university spent the next year establishing austerity measures, including cutting its academic portfolio by 33%, to cut the deficit down to $6.1 million.

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New Jersey City University's tuition is $13,564 for in-state and $24,163 for out-of-state students.

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For every 100 applicants, 96 are admitted. This means the school is a nearly open admissions school. They accept nearly all students, so for the most part, you just need to submit an application to get in. But if you don't meet all their application requirements, you'll be one of the very few people who gets rejected.

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The sale of alcoholic beverages by students on campus is strictly prohibited. ALL marketing, advertising, and promoting alcoholic beverages on campus are prohibited.

What does life reside mean? ›

: to dwell permanently or continuously : occupy a place as one's legal domicile. 2. a. : to be present as an element or quality.

What is the meaning of living residency? ›

the fact of living in a particular place: [ U ] You have to meet residency requirements (= live in a place long enough) before you can apply for citizenship. A residency is also a period of work, usually in a hospital, for a doctor to get practical experience and training in a special area of medicine.

What is the literal meaning of residence? ›

noun. the place, especially the house, in which a person lives or resides; dwelling; home: Their residence is in New York City. Synonyms: domicile, habitation.

What is the difference between living and residence? ›

Basically “reside” refers to inhabiting a particular place, while “live” is about the general state of being alive.

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