Move-In Information

We're very excited for you to move into your House here at Indiana University South Bend River Crossing-Student Housing.  Whether you have any questions about Move-In Day, living at River Crossing Student Housing, or what's happening on campus, we are here to guide you through the process.

Room Assignment Information:

Room assignment information is sent via e-mail the first week of August for new Fall Semester residents and the second week of December for new Spring Semester residents. After those dates, room assignments are sent out weekly as needed.

The e-mail includes your building, apartment and bedroom assignment. You’ll also be provided with the e-mail addresses of your new roommates. Go ahead and e-mail them – don’t be shy! Start out with introductions and talk about what you’re each bringing to share and decorate.  

Move-In Dates and Times:

  • First Year Students - Wednesday, August 17, 2016

  • Returning Students - Friday, August 19, 2016

    • If you are checking in before or after the above mentioned dates, please contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life at

    • Both move in days will begin at 9:00 am in the Community Building at River Crossing Student Housing

Things to Consider:

  • Check out our list of what to bring with you

  • Check our Facebook page for an updated list of activities and events.

  • Attend Welcome Week activities on campus and in housing, including your first building meeting. Your RA will help you connect to others in the community and give you more information about living in housing.

  • Get involved in Residence Hall Association (RHA), the representative student organization of students who live in housing.

  • Information about obtaining a residential parking permit is available here

Move-In Day Checklist:

Check-In Day:

  • On Move-In Day you will need to report to the Community Building located at River Crossing Student Housing.

  • You will need to present you ID card to a Housing and Residence Life staff member at the check-in table.

  • Note: It would be helpful to pack you IUSB ID card in a place where it is easily accessible.

Parking on Move-In Day:

Move-In Day is one of the most busiest days on our campus, so please respect University parking regulations to make the process more smoothly effective for everyone.  University Police and Parking Service will be onsite to supervise and direct verhicles as students move into the houses.

Please Note: University Police reserves the right to tow any vehicle in violation of parking regulations.  In addtion, if you are parking on the sidewalk in front of or near a house, please be mindful and do not drive on the grass.


Living in our houses is an easy and great way to get to know others and make life long friendships.  In addtion, having an apartment-mate/roommate is a wonderful opportunity to learn from someone with a different background than your own and helps you develop negotation and communication skills.  Many students will have the chance to live with someone from various areas of Indiana, the United States or another country.  This opportunity will aid you in deepening your global competencies while developing and strengtening those life long freindships. 

A successful apartment-mate/roommate relationship depends on mutal respect, open and honest communication and dailogue, and the ability to discuss problems as soon as they arise.  The Office of Housing and Residence Life is committed to ensuring you have a success academic year and as such will ensure that our student staff aid all residents with the completion of the Apartment-mate Bill of Rights and Agreement Form at the beginning of the fall semester and whenever there is a need.  This agreement is intended to help you develop those lines of communication, identify potential conflicts, and learn more about each other's perspectives so that you can respect each other's living habits and make compromises.

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