Move-in Information

On behalf of the Department of Residential Life and Louisiana State University at Alexandria, we are excited to welcome you to your home away from home at The Oaks!

We know that move-in can be a stressful time for our students and their families and we want you to feel as confident in the process as possible. 

Our Residential Life staff is ready to welcome you and support your transition to LSUA. Refer to the links below for more information about move in.


Move-in Fall 2022


August 18, 2022 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 


Before Move-in

Know Your Room
  • View your room apartment assignment on the "Housing Overview " tab in the Housing Portal.
  • Starting August 1, all requests to make changes to your room assignment, wait list preferences, or move-in time must be sent to reslife@lsua.edu.
Review your Apartment Condition Report
  • Starting on August 17, each student will be notified of the Apartment Condition Report being in the "My Forms" section of the Housing Portal. Each resident must review and click "Acknowledge" at the bottom prior to getting a key to the apartment. 
  • The Apartment Condition Report will send back to the student for a "sign off" during Move-in. Do not sign off on the form until you have inspected the apartment in person
Get Your Oak Card (Student ID)
  • Go to Abrams Hall and talk with Auxiliary Services at the Accounting Window.
Packing Prep
  • Read the Community Guide for all policies and procedures, what's allowed and what to leave at home, and safety and security measures in place on campus.
  • Use our packing guide as a helpful checklist!
  • Try to pack items in boxes, storage tubs, or durable, easy to carry bags to make the move-in process easy for you.
  • We do not have any carts or dollies. You are encouraged to bring a hand truck, dolly, or wagon to use.

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Early Arrivals Before August 18

Students are welcome to request arriving before August 18, 2022 by emailing reslife@lsua.edu. Not all requests will be granted, so you should not plan to arrive before August 18, 2022 until you have received a notice of approval. 

There are additional costs for arriving before the Move-in day. The price depends on your specific apartment type. The price is determined by the cost per night for that apartment.

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Move-in Day August 18 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The check-in process will be a drive thru style.

Check-in Process
  1. Arrive at the Oaks Apartments (8223 Acorn Dr., Alexandria, LA 71302)
  2. We will have a tent setup with staff near the entrance. 
  3. When staff comes to your car, show your Oak Card or other Photo ID. 
  4. We will then hand you the check-in packet that includes your keys, map to the apartment, and other information about living on Campus.
  5. Inspect your apartment for any issues and note them on the Apartment Condition Report in the Housing Portal. 

Bring down all trash and flattened cardboard boxes to the trash and recycle dumpsters outside the building. Do not set trash or boxes outside your apartment.

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Moving In After 3:00 pm on August 18

You will need to contact staff at the Oaks front desk.

Check-in Process
  1. The front desk is located in the Oaks Clubhouse. If the clubhouse is closed call the After Hours number posted on the doors. 
  2. Show the staff member your Oak Card or other photo ID. 
  3. They will get your check-in packet that includes your keys, map to the apartment, and other information about living on campus.
  4. Inspect your apartment for any issues and note them on the Apartment Condition Report in the Housing Portal.

Bring down all trash and flattened cardboard boxes to the trash and recycle dumpsters outside the building. Do not set trash or boxes outside your apartment.

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After You Move-in

If you go shopping or go to dinner with your family, that is fine. If you leave campus, be prepared for traffic congestion when you return during the day when other students are moving in.

Welcome Week begins after you move-in. LSUA Student Life will send detailed schedules to you about all the Welcome Week activities.

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Fall 2022 Move-in Information Coming Soon!