Move In / Move Out

September Move-In, 2016

Residence move-in for the 2016-17 academic year will be held for new residence students (those students for whom it is their first year living in residence) on Saturday, September 3, 2016 beginning at 9:00 am. Returning residence students may move in on Monday, September 5, 2016. Specific information regarding move-in will be sent along with your room assignment information in early August. Please note: Keys will not be available for pick-up before this date. In extenuating circumstances, arrangements may be made for students to arrive on a different date (please contact residence@upei.ca to make arrangements).

December Move-Out

As noted in the Residence Life Agreement, residence fees do not include the holiday vacation period. Students are required to vacate residence within 24 hours of their last exam during the December examination period. Move-out extensions may be requested (but not necessarily granted) before December 2, 2016. No move-out extensions will be granted after December 18, 2016 at which point the dining hall will close and student staff will no longer be available.

Special note to international students: The University of Prince Edward Island recognizes that international students may not be able to vacate residence for the holiday break because of travelling constraints. Therefore, international students may request to remain in residence for the entire holiday break, please contact the residence office at residence@upei.ca to make arrangements.

January Move-In

Residence will re-open after the holiday break on January 3, 2017 beginning at 9:00 am. For those students who will be new to residence, move-in information will be emailed to your along with your specific room assignment.

April Move-Out

Students are required to vacate residence within 24 hours of their last exam during the April examination period. Residents are expected to leave their rooms in a clean state and will be held responsible for any extra cleaning that must be done to bring their rooms to that state. Move-out extensions may be requested (but not necessarily granted) before April 1, 2017.

Orientation Week (OWeek) Activities

During the first week of September, UPEI, the Student Union, and Residence Services organize fun and exciting activities for new students to UPEI Residence. All activities are designed to help students learn more about their residence, their university, and one another. Throughout the week, various presentations on campus life and fun activities are offered to introduce students to UPEI. OWeek is a great way to meet other students and have a lot of fun while doing so! While everyone is encouraged to participate, all OWeek events are strictly voluntary. Information on OWeek can be obtained by emailing oweek@upeisu.ca. Information on events will also be provided at registration.

Things to Bring

As you prepare to leave for university, there are a number of things to consider. We have created a list of items that we suggest you bring to make your stay in residence more comfortable. You may want to bring these items from home, or you can purchase these items once you have arrived in Charlottetown.
  • Pillow(s) and bedding
  • Quilt/Duvet/Comforter
  • Hair dryer
  • Sticky tack
  • Small knapsack
  • Towels and face cloths
  • Alarm clock
  • Stapler and scissors
  • Lint brush
  • Flashlight
  • Dictionary and thesaurus
  • Extra lamp
  • First aid supplies
  • Sports equipment and clothes
  • Reusable waterbottle
  • Pens, pencils, highlighters
  • Headache and cold medication
  • Stationery, books and magazines
  • Headphones
  • Stamps and cards
  • Board games
  • Halloween costume
  • Binders, clipboards and paper
  • Clothes hangers
  • Photo album
  • Dress clothes for class presentations and social events
  • Toiletry items
  • Dish towel and dish cloths
  • Slippers
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Camera
  • Calendar
  • Posters
  • Laundry supplies
  • Ethernet cord
Department: 
Residence Services
Phone: 
(902) 566-0330