Summer Start Move In


With Move In approaching
, you can find all of the important details right here! Review the information below to find out what you can expect, including the Move In process, parking information, and what you need to do after you Move In. Contact Summer Start (summerstart@ncsu.edu; 919.515.1234) with any questions you may have.

Move In Quick Details

Date: Wednesday, June 21
Location: Tucker Hall (Directions Below)
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm*
*NOTE: To ease traffic congestion, it is recommended students with last names beginning with A-K arrive between 9:00-11:30am and students with last names beginning with L-Z arrive between 11:30am-2:00pm. However, students are able to Move In outside of these recommended times and should plan to arrive between 9:00am-2:00pm as their schedule permits.

What to Pack for Campus

  • Review University Housing’s Residence Hall Wolf “Pack” List to see what is recommended for students to consider bringing to campus but keep in mind that not all items may apply or be of interest to you.
  • You may or may not have the option for interim housing after Summer Start ends, so you may want to think about how much you want to bring during the summer. University Housing will not know until July whether you will be able to move into your fall residence hall room and will communicate when this information is available.
  • Learn more about your summer home in Tucker Hall by clicking here.
  • You must have a government-issued ID (e.g., driver’s license, etc.) to check into University Housing and get your Wolfpack One Card (student ID) made.

How to Get to Tucker Hall

  • Directions to Tucker Hall (2751 Cates Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607) can be found on the NC State Campus Map interactive website.
  • To assist in a smooth Move In experience, please enter Cates Avenue from Morrill Drive (intersects with Western Boulevard).
  • Transportation Guides and Summer Start and University Housing staff will be on-site to direct you to the drop off areas in front of Tucker Hall on Cates Avenue.
  • Visit the University Transportation website for road construction updates/closings.
  • Please do not try to enter campus via Dan Allen Drive from Hillsborough Street. The road is gated and not accessible to campus from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Parking Permit for Move In

The following are guidelines to assist parents and students with parking for Summer Start move-in (June 21, 2017) at Tucker Residence Hall:

  • Print the Summer Start Move-In Parking Permit.
  • The permit must be clearly displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle at all times and staff will be available to assist you upon your arrival.
  • Permits will allow you to park in reserved loading spaces on Cates Avenue (where you will unload your belongings) and the Coliseum Parking Deck, where you must park for the remainder of the day after Move In.
  • Reserved spaces in front of Tucker Hall are for unloading only and once you have completed your unloading, you must move your vehicle(s) to the Coliseum Parking Deck.
  • Click here to access a parking map.

Once You Get to Tucker Hall

  • Transportation Guides and Summer Start and University Housing staff will be on-site to direct you to the drop off areas in front of Tucker Hall on Cates Avenue.
  • Once in the drop off area, staff members will direct you to the residence hall check-in table to receive your room key.
  • You must have a government-issued ID (e.g., driver’s license, etc.) to check into University Housing and receive your key. Additionally, please make sure to have your emergency contact information, as it may be requested by University Housing during the check-in process.
  • As you are receiving your room key, staff members will assist you and/or your family in unloading your vehicle to expedite the drop off process, as you can expect to have approximately 10 minutes to unload your vehicle.

After Moving In, You Must

  • Get your Wolfpack One Card (student ID) made as soon as you have moved in! Stop by the Wolfpack One Card Office (located in the main lobby of Talley Student Union) with a government-issued ID. Your student ID will be the way you access Tucker Hall throughout the summer.
  • Meet Your Peer Mentor at Tucker Beach (the sand volleyball court outside Tucker Hall) between 5:30-5:45 pm. This is your first chance to meet your Peer Mentor and other Summer Start students and you will head to dinner at Fountain Dining Hall after meeting your Peer Mentor. Dinner will be provided by Summer Start.
    How do I find out who my Peer Mentor is?  Your Peer Mentor will email you the night before Move In (June 20) to introduce themselves.  Their name is also listed on your nametag, which can be found in the Summer Start Swag Bag in your residence hall room.  When you arrive at Tucker Beach (between 5:30-5:45 pm), Peer Mentors will be holding signs with their names on them.