Moving to the University of Texas at Austin

UT AustinReady to be a Longhorn, don burnt orange and white to football games and “Hook ‘em”? Located in Austin, TX since 1883 the school offers a traditional college experience fused into a vibrant city environment (it’s just 350 acres from downtown Austin meaning you’ll have easy access to music, food and culture).

Ready to explore the more than 400 acres of property the UT Austin campus boasts with its 150 buildings? As a student, you’ll be living in one of 14 residence halls. Take a virtual tour of all of the dorms from Andrews to Kinsolving to Whitis online.


UT Austin has a great site that you can explore when it comes to moving in (they call it “Mooov-In”). In 2013, students were able to check in between August 20th and August 24th. Because of its massive size and grand student UT Austin Moving Inpopulation, each student living on campus is given an allotted time to check-in and move their belongings to their room. You’ll face less traffic during the early mornings or late evenings when it comes to moving in.

Parking Your Moving Truck:

Because the university is so big, there will be many students trying to rent equipment while moving in; but everything in Texas is bigger right? So there are tons of U-Haul locations around Austin where you can rent a truck from. The closest location will be the U-Haul Moving and Storage at I-35 and Airport Blvd. Once with your truck at the university, there will be indiviuals wearing “Mooov-In” shirts who will help you navigate the campus and figure out which parking lot will be the best for you to unload in. When you check-in, you’ll receive a sixty-minute loading zone permit. Bring your family with you to help you carry your belongings on time. Also check out the university’s check-in scheduler which helps limit the amount of traffic that you’ll come to face-to-face while on campus.

What To Bring (And How To Bring It):

Those who have lived in the dorms already are the perfect source of information to figure out what it is that you’ll really need to bring with you to school (and what to leave at home). They suggest bringing linens, sheets, study lights, UT Austin Moving Indishes, power strips, cables, laundry supplies, and clothing among other things. All of those items fit in boxes that instead of lugging around campus carrying them under the hot Texan sun in August could be packed up at home, picked up by a carrier, and delivered to your new dorm room! Collegeboxes will make move-in day just that much easier. Now that’s how you “Hook ‘Em”!

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