• Home >
  • Housing
  • > First-time Freshmen and New Student Move-in

First-time Freshmen Move-in

"Welcome to the Family"

The Big Move-in Day is August 14, 2019, for First-time Freshmen students entering the University Fall Semester 2019.   Exception: Wilson Hall residents assigned to the 1st, 5th, and 6th floors will move in August 13, 2019.  Please see the check-in information at the bottom of the page for your respective date and time to arrive.

A Letter from the Executive Director of Residence Life:

Greetings 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! 

ALL residents should complete the online Pre Check-in Form prior to reporting to their respective residence facility.  Screenshot your confirmation for your records and present that screenshot to your residence facility staff upon arrival.  In order to receive your room key and inspect your room, you must first complete the Pre Check-in Form.

  1. Login to your MyTSU Account
  2. Go to Banner Services
  3. Student Services
  4. Housing
  5. Pre Check-in Form

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
Executive Director of Residence Life and Housing (Interim)


Fall 2019 Check In Information   *** SUBJECT TO CHANGE****

Based on your assigned room number and corresponding floor, please arrive for check-in during the following time frames, to avoid excessive wait times due to: overloading traffic on the street, overloading volunteers assisting with luggage, and overloading the staff awaiting to check you into your respective residence facility. For TRAFFIC DIRECTIONS, click any of the links below.  Claim your assigned room within 24-hours of your scheduled check-in date/time shown below, to avoid losing your reservation.  If you need more time and want to request a later check-in date, then do "Hold My Room" via the housing portal through your MyTSU account, to avoid losing your reservation.

Mary Wilson Hall residents assigned to 1st, 5th, and 6th floors Check-in is Tuesday August 13, 2019

Mary Wilson Hall residents assigned to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors Check-in is Wednesday August 14, 2019

All other residents assigned to Watson, Boyd, Eppse, Hale, and Rudolph Check-in is Wednesday August 14, 2019