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First-time Freshmen Move-in

"Welcome to the Family"

Check-in for first-time freshmen and new students for Spring 2018 is Wednesday January 10th from 8am-430pm.

A Letter from the Executive Director of Residence Life:

Greeting New Tigers!

Welcome to Big Blue Country.  We are pleased that you have chosen Tennessee State University to continue your education.  This new home will be filled with all types of emotions and happenings from leaving home to making new friends.

I would like to take this time to provide you with information to make your move-in experience as pleasant and stress free as possible.  Move-in day is an emotional, stressful and exciting experience. You are most likely living in one of the residence halls and will be arriving at the same time as many others. It is hectic, the August air is sticky and hot, and the traffic in Nashville is unique. I would suggest getting to your hall and moving in at your assigned time. Patience is KEY. It's very easy to get stressed or to become frustrated with your parents or family (for either moving too slow or embarrassing you in front of your floor mates), but just take a deep breath and try not to overheat! 

Included here, you will find:

  • Directions to your move-in location
  • Dimensions of the room in which you will reside
  • Size of your bed
  • Date and time that you are scheduled to move in
  • Link to your Check-In Paperwork
    • Please print-out in advance, fill out to completion, and have available and ready upon arrival to campus.
    • You should place this in your vehicle's glove box because you will have to present it upon arrival.

We know that everyone is going to try to be the first one to the hall but that will only create slow-downs and added stress.  Help us help you to have a pleasant experience!

This letter and the contents will be posted on the Residence Life page on the TSU web page.  If you encounter any issues with move in, feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life for solutions or clarity.  We can be reached at 615-963-1461 or ResLife@tnstate.edu.

Thank you for your patience, and thank you for choosing Tennessee State University!


Brent Dukhie, M.ED


Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing


Fall 2018 Check In Information   *** SUBJECT TO CHANGE****

Date: TBA

Based on your assigned room number and corresponding floor, please arrive for check-in during the following time frames, to avoid overloading traffic on the street, overloading volunteers assisting with luggage, and overloading the staff awaiting to check you into your respective residence facility.