Move In Day!

We’re proud to welcome you back on campus!

Fall '22 Move-In Dates

Monday, August 15: FAMU Towers North & South
Wednesday, August 17: Polkinghorne Village, Sampson Hall, Young Hall
Friday, August 19: Palmetto South, Palmetto Phase 3
Saturday, August 20: Everyone who has not checked in

Fall Save the Date

Time blocks will be between 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM by appointment only.  With thousands of residents moving in each semester, we stagger the check-in times and dates in order to provide everyone the best move-in experience possible. Please schedule your move-in time according to your specific hall move-in date. 

The primary vehicle route shall be Wahnish Way, Gaines Street, Osceola Street, and Perry Street (both directions). Emergency vehicles shall be given priority for Travel if an emergency incident occurred.
The primary vehicle route shall be Wahnish Way, Gaines Street, Osceola Street, and Perry Street (both directions). Emergency vehicles shall be given priority for Travel if an emergency incident occurred.

Tips & Guidelines


The primary vehicle route shall be Wahnish Way, Gaines Street, Osceola Street, and Perry Street (both directions). Emergency vehicles shall be given priority for Travel if an emergency incident occurred.

Once the student has been given the approval to begin moving their belongings into their room, parents/ guardians may move their vehicle to the unloading area of the residence hall. Because parking is limited, unloading zones are for temporary parking only. Campus police will be present to offer directions and parking restrictions.

POLKINGHORNE VILLAGE: 667 Robert and Trudy Perkins Way, Tallahassee, FL 32310 | Directions
YOUNG/SAMPSON HALL: 1599 Gibbs Hall Trail , Tallahassee, FL 32301 | Directions
FAMU TOWERS: 451 W Osceola St, Tallahassee, FL 32301 | Directions
PALMETTO PHASE III APARTMENTS: 277 Palmetto Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 | Directions
PALMETTO SOUTH APARTMENTS: 255 Palmetto Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301 | Directions

Carts – or large wheeled bins – and dollies are provided for students on a first-come-first-serve basis and may be checked out for a limited time. To check out cart or dolly, residents will need to provide an identification card. There is a limit to one cart/dolly per person. We recommend you bring your own dolly/hand truck to assist with your move-in.
Elevator access is offered in the following residential facilities: Polkinghorne Village, FAMU Towers, Sampson Hall, Young Hall, and Palmetto Street Phase III. Palmetto Street South do not have elevators, so please plan accordingly.
To avoid getting overwhelmed on Move-In Day, some items may be brought or shipped at a more convenient date.
  • Face coverings are encouraged for all persons assisting in the move-in process.
  • Staff within the facilities will be conducting temperature checks.
  • We encourage all participates to follow social distancing from others.
  • There will be a limited number of carts available at the residence halls for students to use during the move-in process, we strongly encourage you to bring your own moving supplies.
  • In order to adhere to our internal safety protocols, residents will be only able to have a maximum of two guests to assist them while moving in.
  • There will not be any volunteers assisting during Move-In.
  • If you or anyone attending move-in with you are feeling sick or displaying the symptoms of COVID-19, you may not come to campus and will need to reschedule your move-in time.
  • Please follow the FAMU COVID-19 FAQ for guidelines on reporting illness.
  • Proof of vaccination or a negative test result is required within 3 days of your scheduled move-in appointment: Upload Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Result

Need help providing your home-away-from-home essentials? The Florida A&M University Official Residence Hall Linens Program can give you any room needs from memory-foam mattress pads to an array of designer sheets and extra-fluffy pillows at a discount. Select from a choice of Value Packs or order individual items from or call 1-800-957-4338 to supply your room with everything you need to create your new home away from home! 


A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Residence Hall Association insupport of their mission to promote unity and community among residents, and to provide quality educational and social programming.

OCM Linen Packages!



What To Bring

Comforter Blanket Bed Sheets (Twin XL)
Pillows and Pillow 
Hangers Towels
Shower tote  Bath Robe Shower curtain
(FAMU Village or Apartments)
Shower shoes Wastebasket Desk Lamp
Fan Alarm clock  Iron and small 
ironing board
Mini frige 
(no larger than 4 cubic ft)
(700 watts or less)
laundry bag or 
basic cleaning tools Computer/Laptop Multiple outlet strip 
with surge protector
TV cell phone and chargers Cable Jack cord


Pots and pans Small kitchen appliances

Dishes/ cooking and eating utensils

Basic cleaning tools Paper products Extension Cords

What Not To Bring

Not sure if you're allowed to bring that? HERE’S A QUICK LIST.
Tobacco: FAMU is a tobacco free campus, this includes use of electronic cigarettes and vape pens Alcohol: University policy prohibits the possession, consumption, or storage of any alcoholic beverages or containers.  Drugs: The use, sale or possession of any illegal drugs and/or drug paraphernalia is prohibited. 
Extension cords – Fire Marshal prohibits use of extension cords (only surge protectors are allowed) Open coil heating or cooking devices (toaster ovens, hot plates, space heaters, air fryers) String lights such as Christmas lights unless battery operated
Weapons: Guns (including plastic/wooden replications), knives, ammunition, bombs, slingshots, gasoline, firework, explosives and other items that could be used or mistaken for a weapon are prohibited. Candles or incense Fireworks Weapons or anything that can be construed as a weapon Illegal drugs/ paraphernalia Pets (including fish) are not allowed on the grounds or in the facility. 
Personal Routers    


Contact US

  Email Phone
Office of University Housing
1735 Wahnish Way Suite 305
Tallahassee, FL. 32307 P: (850) 599-3651
F: (850) 561-2620
Housing Maintenance