Move-In 2020


To help make your transition to college life as smooth as possible, Move-In information will be posted here throughout the summer. Don’t forget to check your CatMail email frequently so you don’t miss important emails. 

Online Check-In

The pre-arrival Online Check-In process is available, if you haven't completed this process you must do so before arriving on campus. Please check your CatMail email for this information. Before you begin your Online Check-In process, you will be required to review and agree to the terms of the Undergrad 2020-21 License Agreement Addendum and Informed Consent for COVID-19 testing. If you choose in the housing application to decline to accept the terms of either of these documents, you will not be permitted to live on-campus for the 2020-2021 academic year. Upon declining agreement in your application, you will be taken to a page in your housing application where you can cancel your housing application without financial penalty.

Move-In & COVID-19 Testing

As detailed in our July 24 email, the University will conduct a COVID-19 test of all campus housing residents when you get to campus, before you move into your dorm. 

Arriving Later?

If you plan to arrive later in the fall semester: You must receive a COVID-19 test on campus before you are permitted to check into your dorm. 

  • Rapid antigen testing will be available for students on campus at different locations
  • Students should register for the antigen test at
    • You will not necessarily have to pick a specific appointment time, just a date (this is subject to change)
  • Testing locations may vary by date, and will be updated as they change


Late Arrival/Missed Testing

If you are arriving to campus after 3:30 p.m. or later in the evening or are otherwise unable to obtain a COVID-19 test that same day:

You will not be permitted to check into your assigned fall 2020 dorm. In this instance, you should be prepared to get your own lodging accommodations until the next available testing date and time. (If you are unable to find your own accommodations, Housing may be able to provide a room in Coronado dorm, based on availability.) You will receive a COVID-19 test the next available testing time, and upon receiving a negative result will be permitted to move into your assigned fall 2020 dorm. The front desks open at 10 a.m. on weekdays. The University is not able to help with luggage or provide transportation or unloading assistance.


When you arrive on campus on your selected Move-In day, you’ll need to go directly to a testing location to receive a free COVID-19 test. If you haven’t done so already, please register to get a QR code at You’ll need to show this QR code when you arrive for the COVID-19 test.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past several months AND have documentation of your positive results, please call Campus Health at 520-621-6493 to speak with a nurse. They will be able to assist you in obtaining a letter to present on Move-In day and you will not need to be tested; you can go directly to your dorm to Move-In, make sure you have your letter to show the front desk.

If you have specific medical concerns or questions about the testing, contact the Testing Center directly at UACOVID-19Testing@arizona.edu1-833-345-0246 or 520-848-4030.


You will move into your dorm room. Unload your belongings in front of the dorm and pick up your key at the front desk. Once your car is unloaded, move your car to the designated parking garage and finish getting settled in your new Arizona home!


If you have a positive result upon arriving to campus you will receive a call from Campus Health with more information and guidance. If you are local or have the ability to go home, we encourage you to do so for the duration of your isolation period. 

  • If going home is not an option, positive testing students will be moved to an isolation dorm.
  • All students isolating on campus will have access to a virtual healthcare provider.
  • The Resident Assistant (RA) from your assigned dorm will remain your RA and will provide virtual support to you throughout your stay in the isolation dorm.
  • You will be connected to the Student Unions meal delivery service, which allows you to order meals online to be delivered to your room in the isolation dorm (three meals delivered once per day).
  • You must be released by your UA healthcare provider before being allowed to move back to your permanent dorm assignment.
  • Your fall semester dorm room assignment will be held for you and Housing will help you move once you are through with isolation.
  • You may be subject to additional testing during this time.
  • If you ordered services for your dorm room or are using the “Ship to Your Room” program, these items will not be available to you while in isolation, so please plan accordingly. 

 *Unless you have a letter from Campus Health.


Dorm, room and roommate assignments are considered FINAL at this point. No requests for changes will be accepted before you arrive on campus. The University cannot and will not consider any request for room/roommate change when that request is based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, perceived socio-economic status, or perceptions based on online profiles or information found on these profiles.


Your room assignment is available in your housing application in My UAHome. Even if you have already viewed your room assignment, please re-check it. Click on Undergraduate Housing Applications in the portal menu. Roommate information is available on your Application Status page. You can send a message to your roommate(s) from that page. Be sure to talk to your roommate about who’s bringing what (view our checklists to make sure you thought of everything).

If no roommate information is displaying on your Application Status page in My UAHome:

  • you have not yet been assigned a roommate; or
  • the student originally assigned as your roommate has cancelled their housing*

*Your roommate could change between now and your arrival if your current roommate cancels their housing. In a situation like this, another student will be assigned to your room, and their information will then appear on your Application Status page. No additional notice will be sent to you.

Payment Plans & Rent

Fall semester rent charges have been posted to your University Bursar’s account. You still have time to enroll in an optional rent payment plan in My UAHome.

If your financial aid covers some or all housing costs, and your rent has not been posted at the time financial aid is applied to your account, you may receive a financial aid distribution check. You will still need to pay your rent and should use this check to pay it. Payment is due by the first day of classes, August 24, 2020. You can review your account and make payments in UAccess by logging into your Student Center.


There will be no Housing rent changes or refunds for Move-In delay or isolation due to COVID-19 and no additional rent change while staying in the isolation dorm.

If you no longer plan to live in campus housing next year, please click on the ‘Cancel Housing Application’ link in My UAHome and follow the prompts to cancel your Undergrad 2020-21 housing application.