Move-In Information

We are very excited for you to move into your new house/building here at Indiana University South Bend, River Crossing Student Housing.  Whether you have any questions about Move-In Day, life and living in our houses/buildings, or how to get involved in campus life, we are here to guide you through the process.

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.

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, suite 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.

  • Information about obtaining a residential parking permit is available here.

Move-In Dates:

  • New Student: 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

Move-In Day Checklist:

As stated earlier, housing assignments will be sent by e-mail to you beginning August 1st.  You will also recieved information about your new apartment-mate/roommate.  We encourage you to reach out to your new apartment-mate(s)/roommate(s).  It is important to introduce yourself and begin the conversation about who's bring what to school.

The Office of Housing and Residence Life would like to encourage you to reveiw in detail our Residence Hall Policies and Procedures as well as the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct.

Lastly, start packing your on your way to IUSB! Congratulations


On Move-In Day all residential students are required to check in at the Community Building, located at River Crossing Student Housing.  The Building will be open at 8 am for check in.  All students must have an IUSB ID card in possession to be able to check-in, recieve your apartment/bedroom/mailbox keys.  It will be helpful to pack you IUSB ID card in a place that is easily accessible.

If you are unable to check-in on the dates mentioned earlier, please e-mail the Office of Housing and Residence Life at with as much information as necessary about your arrival date/time.

Parking for Move-In Day:

Move-In Day is one of the most busiest day on our campus.  The Office of Housing and Residence Life is asking everyone to please respect University parking regulations so that move-in day can be a smooth and seamless event for everyone.  University Police will be on site to assist in move-in day.

If verhicles are parked near a building or on the sidewalk, it must be attended by a person who can move it immediatley in the event of an emergency: any unattended verhicle may be towed at owners expense.

We ask that you do not drive your vehicle on the grass and please use caution when driving or parking on the walkways.

Life at River Crossing Student Housing:

We encourage you to explore the Office of Housing and Residence Life website in greater detail.  Become familiar with our tabs, information, paperwork, professional and student staff. 

Learn more about us, from the Resident Assistants and Desk Clerks who will be living with you, and the rest of the staff who work to make you experience here rewarding and meaningful.

Exlplore River Crossing Student Housing and learn more about our difference houses/buildings, and themed learning communities

Find out how to get involved in the housing community as a member of our leaders within Residence Hall Association (RHA) and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)