Before You Move

Smooth MoveThe move to campus will be a busy time! Consider taking care of the following items prior to move-in day:

Emergency Contact Information

Complete the Emergency Contact Information Form. Bring this completed form to check-in at your hall. The information you provide will be retained in the residence hall for emergencies. It is your responsibility to update the contact information if it changes.

UNI Alert System

Complete the contact information to be included in the UNI Alert System. The UNI Alert System notifies the campus community of emergencies and threats to physical safety in emergency situations: tornado, violence, hazardous material incident, cancelled classes, University closure, etc. Notifications can be sent by phone, e-mail and/or text message.

Renter’s Insurance

We suggest you purchase renter's insurance, which is fairly inexpensive. Often, this can be purchased as a rider to a parent's homeowner policy. The Department of Residence is not responsible for damage or theft of personal belongings in a room.

Forwarding Address

Contact the postal service to let them know that your mail should be forwarded to the address you get in your assignment letter.

Parking Permits

New residents have the option of purchasing a C or an R permit (or B if living in Roth or Jennings Court Apartments). Parking permits should be purchased and displayed by the time classes begin. This can be done through the Department of Public Safety in Gilchrist Hall.


Your new UNI email will be accessed using your CatID. View instructions on using your CatID and log in to your new email account.

Apply to Work on Campus

Earn money and get great employment experience through the convenience of working on campus. Visit the Department of Residence Student Employment page, along with UNI’s Career Services to search jobs and apply online.

Internet Access

ResNet is the Department of Residence's Internet access provider, which provides free Internet access to all on-campus residents. Each room has a wired network port for you to connect your computer to the Internet and has convenient wireless access available. To register, you will need supported hardware, software and login information. Visit our ResNet page for more information.