Student Arrival to Campus

Hello Dragons!

We can’t wait for you to move-in! Your first few hours on campus are vitally important to your success through the rest of Welcome Weekend and into the semester. We hope that the below information will help answer any questions you may have about your move-in day and provide a bit of insight as to what you will experience on move-in day.




Move-In Information


Tiffin University will be following precautions for the safety and security of our campus family by limiting attendance to two guests per student during move-in and welcome activities. Anyone not vaccinated is asked to wear a facial covering. Please review the Dragon Plan for the upcoming fall 2021 semester.  This plan includes expectations aligned with our ICARE Values. I am confident that all Dragons will adhere to our expectations for the continued safety and well-being of others.

The Dragon Plan: Tiffin University's plan for 2021-22

The Dragon Plan communicates regular updates on our plan for returning to campus each semester, COVID-19 news and developments, and any new requirements or guidance that the University receives from our state and local health departments. Within this plan, you will find that we will not require masks and that we highly encourage you to get vaccinated. Having said that, we respect your individual choice and, therefore, will not require that all be vaccinated at this time. If you choose not to be vaccinated, you are encouraged to wear your mask for your protection while on campus. We will rely on the honor and honesty code for this. The only exception is we will ask for vaccination records as this will help us most effectively contact trace as needed.

Tiffin University will continue to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and regional and local health care partners to comply with directives and guidelines to safeguard our students, faculty, staff and visitors to reduce any new risks moving forward.


During the first week of August, all on campus students will receive an email from the housing office to select a move-in timeslot. You will do this through the housing portal on StarRez-

After you log-in to the portal, click on “timeslot” at the top and select the Fall 2021 Move-In time-slot. Then, select the time you would like to arrive to campus. We ask that you please arrive as close to your scheduled timeslot as possible to ensure a smooth flow of traffic on campus. 

All students will be required to scan the Fall 2021 move-in QR code using the Tiffin University Mobile app. It is highly recommended that you download and register within the app BEFORE you arrive to campus. Information about the TU Mobile app can be found below. 

  • If you have not selected a move-in appointment, one will be assigned to you and communicated to you by your admissions counselor
  • To provide a smooth and timely move-in for each student, we have designed a process that will limit the number of individuals who will move in each hour. In order to do this, you are required to adhere to your move-in appointment.
  • If you do not remember your move-in appointment, you can review your appointment by returning to the housing portal and clicking “timeslot” at the top. If you have any questions about your timeslot or moving in, please reach out to the housing office at
  • It is VERY important that you don't overpack. You can bring two vehicles with you, but don't bring more than what can fit into a compact car.


Students who would like to move in earlier than their standard move-in date for personal reasons will be able to submit a request and move-in early for a fee. Any requests for early move-in must be submitted to the housing office via this form: 

Move- In Process Information


Aug. 21, 2021 - New & Transfer Student Move-In - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

New first-year and transfer students will have plenty of time to arrive on campus, check-in to their university housing, and get situated before the real fun of Welcome Weekend begins. Make sure to stay up to date on the schedule by checking the TU Mobile App! If you have any questions during the August 21 move-in day, please call Admissions at 419-448-3423.

Curbside Check-in Process

When you arrive on campus you will go through the following steps to check in:

  • Arrive at your designated check-in location as found in the table below
  • Report to your building’s check-in table
  • Provide your name 
  • Residence life and admissions staff members will confirm your reservation and mark you as present
  • Receive your room key and student ID
  • If you have not submitted your Student ID picture or your ID is not with your key packet, you will have time later to get your photo taken and your ID printed in the Gillmor Student Center
  • Scan the Fall 2021 Move-In QR Code using the TU Mobile App
  • Unload your vehicle and place your items in your room
  • Return to your car to park elsewhere on campus
  • Return to your room to unpack and get situated
  • Continue your Welcome Weekend agenda, see TU Mobile App

Move-In Locations

Friedley Hall

Parking lot behind Craycraft and Friedley

Craycraft Hall

Parking lot behind Craycraft and Friedley

Kirk Hall

Cul-de-sac on Jackson Street

Zahn Hall

Cul-de-sac on Jackson Street

Clay Street Hall

Clay Street Hall Parking Lot

Huggins Hall

Cul-de-sac on Jackson Street

Gillmor Student Center

Lower Lobby in Gillmor

Late & Early Arrivals on August 21st 

It is very important everyone arrives during their move-in appointment. But, If you arrive early or late, don't worry, we know things happen that are out of your control and we anticipated this may happen. 

  • If you arrive before move-in begins for the day, we ask that you wait to approach a curbside move-in station until our staff is there to check you in.
  • If you arrive during the hours of move-in, head to your designated check-in location for your residence hall, please see below. 
  • If you arrive between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., you will need to go to the Gillmor Student Center and check-in with the housing office. 
  • If you arrive after 4 p.m., you will have to contact Campus Security to receive your key. 419.934.0721



If you are a confirmed member of a group, organization or team that requires you to move-in earlier than your standard move-in dates, specific information will be shared by your coach or director. Housing check-in will take place at the same location as your team check in. There will still be time for you to unload and organize your room!





Saturday, August 7

Heminger Center

Marching Band Leadership, Drumline, and Dance Team

Wednesday, August 11

Performing Arts Lab

Marching Band and Color Guard

Friday, August 13

Performing Arts Lab

Men’s Soccer

Sunday, August 15

Heminger Center

Women’s Soccer

Sunday, August 15

Heminger Center 


Sunday, August 15

Gillmor Student Center

Cross Country

Sunday, August 15

Heminger Center 


Sunday, August 15

Gillmor Student Center



First-year and Transfer Commuter students will report to the Gillmor Student Center to check in with an admissions representative. During this time you will also be able to take a look around the campus, visit the One-Stop Resource Shop, purchase your books for class, and meet your fellow dragons! Make sure to stay up to date on the schedule by checking the TU Mobile App!


Aug. 21-22, 2021 - Returning Student Move-In - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Welcome back! As a returning student, you are more than welcome to help us celebrate the arrival of our new students, and enjoy the festivities, by participating in Welcome Weekend! To learn more about the schedule and see what fun we have going on, check out the TU Mobile App for details! Returning students will check in at the Gillmor Student Center during their move-in timeslot. Anyone who is checking in outside of their move-in timeslot will contact Campus Security to receive their key.









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Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is a two-day event full of exciting activities for new and returning students to help kick-off the year. For new first-year and transfer students, the weekend serves as an introduction to virtually everything TU has to offer and the adjustment to college expectations. For returning students, it is an opportunity to readjust and reacquaint before the start of another semester. Welcome Weekend provides all students a chance to connect with faculty, staff and other students so they can begin the academic year with their best foot forward!








Tiffin University - TU Mobile - app logoTU Mobile App

Welcome Weekend details can be found in the Tiffin University Mobile App. You will also use the TU Mobile App throughout the year to check-in to campus events. To download the app, go to the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store and search for “TU Mobile App.”  You can also scan the QR Codes below: