Early Drop-off

Early Drop-Off: August 16, 2014

Make Move-in easier and avoid the long lines on Move-in Day!

Registration Opens: July 25th 

Registration Closes: August 7th at 4 p.m. EST

Sign up for Early Drop-off here! 

When registering for Early Drop-off, you will need your UD username and password (the same that you use to log-in to Porches). 

The office of New Student Programs provides new students the opportunity to drop off their belongings prior to orientation (move-in) weekend.  To sign up, students can register for a one hour time slot of their choice during Early Drop-off.  Students will receive an email confirming their drop-off day/time.  Students then bring all their belongings and drop them off in their assigned residence hall room during their time slot.  Participation in Early Drop-off is highly encouraged, especially for students who are coming from closer distances. 

While Early Drop-off is not designed to allow students to unpack and settle in, it is VERY beneficial since it allows students (and their families) who participate to avoid waiting in move-in day traffic, proceed directly to the move-in day parking/shuttle lots, carry any small last minute items on the bus that takes them to their residence hall, and get a head start on unpacking and settling in during move-in day. 

Early Drop-off will take place August 16. Time slots must be prearranged through the Early Drop-off website and are strictly limited to one hour. The Early Drop-off registration system will open on July 24 and close on July 31.  Please check back here during this time period to access the link for sign-ups. For more information, please contact the Office of New Student Programs by phone or email.  

*If you are attending Camp Blue, you should not sign up for Early Drop-off, as you will move in on the morning of Saturday, August 16 and times have already been reserved for you.

Move-In Day

Move-in Day is Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.!

In order to ensure the most efficient Move-in day possible, the New Student Orientation staff has established a drop and go process that enables multiple cars to pull up to the curb at the residence hall, unload and then move their car to an outer parking area so that other cars may unload. All traffic will be routed according to their specific residence hall assignment. Please see the Orientation Guide, for specific directions to each residence hall. Each student will be asked to print a color coded hang tag for your car's rearview mirror based on the hall where the student is assigned to live. 


1. Follow the color-coded map and directional signs to your assigned residence hall

2. Pull up to your hall's drop-and-go zone and with the help of the Blue Crew, unload and carry your belongings to your room

3. Move your car to the parking lot you are directed to and return to the residence hall on the shuttle provided


Hang Tags

  • Visit the orientation tab of Porches (go.udayton.edu/admission) or the For More Information blue insert on this page to access hang tags
  • Print the color-coded move-in hang tag for your assigned residence hall and hang from your car's rearview mirror

Directional Signs

  • Signs are color-coded to match hang tags and direct traffic flow to each residence hall's drop-and-go zone

Drop-and-go Zones

  • These are for unloading only; permanent parking is not allowed
  • One person needs to stay with vehicle at all times while unloading
  • Once unloaded, the car must be immediately moved to the move-in parking lot (public safety officers will direct cars to the appropriate lots)

Blue Crew

  • UD staff and student volunteers who lend a helping hand and assist with moving in
  • Blue Crew assistance will end at noon

Early Drop-off Participants

  • Do not get in to the move-in day lines - please proceed directly to move-in day parking lots and take the shuttle to your residence hall

Housing Assignments

  • Will be posted in the housing portal in late July

Questions about Early Drop-off or Move-in Day? Contact nso@udayton.edu or call 937-229-2229.

Post Office Details

UD's post office offers full postal services, including mailing packages, sending overseas mail, purchasing money orders and offering UPS and Postal Express for overnight shipments. First-year students living on campus will receive their mail through mailboxes located in their residence hall. Please follow these suggestions to ensure your mail and care packages from home get to your student! 


Letters and packages sent via U.S. Postal Service must be addressed as follows:

Do not include "University of Dayton" or its ZIP code 45469 in the address. 

  • Name of Students
  • Residence Hall/Room Number
  • Box (use "Plus 4" number here)
  • Dayton, Ohio 45401-"Plus 4"

"Plus 4" ZIP codes are as follows:

  • Founders Hall: +8805
  • Marianist Hall: +8812
  • Marycrest Hall: +8802
  • Stuart Complex: +8804
  • Kettering Residence Hall:+8803


Items shipped by private carriers such as DHL, FedEx, or UPS should use the following address. These carriers cannot use postal mailbox addresses for delivery. 

  • Name of Student
  • Residence Hall/Room Number
  • University of Dayton
  • 300 College Park
  • Dayton, OH 45469