Kerr Hall

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Kerr Hall is a 6-story traditional style residence hall. Facing “The Fenway,” Kerr Hall is a residence hall that offers students a smaller close knit community feel.

Fall 2023 Move In

Melvin Hall and Kerr Hall Move-In will take place:

  • Saturday, September 2 8:30am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, September 3 8:30am-6:00pm
  • Monday, September 4th 8:30am-6:00pm

As you review your travel plans in the upcoming weeks, it is imperative that you arrive during your scheduled move-in date and time.

What to Bring

To make the move-in experience as smooth as possible for you and our entire community, we ask that you bring only your essentials and a few personal touches to campus. Your belongings should fit in one 4’x3’x3’ hamper or be able to be carried in one trip.

Please refer to our list of What to Bring to best prepare for your arrival.

Shipping and Mailing


Shipping items to pre-arrive to your room is available through a preferred vendor, and the deadlines are in mid-August. Additional information about shipping items to campus mailrooms will be sent in late-August; however, you should anticipate delays in processing and wait times for pick-up. Due to the rush of package deliveries during move-in, you should expect processing delays, and plan that you should not ship any essential items such as bedding, medicine, or toiletries that you will need during your first several days in housing.

Microfridge Rentals

The university’s preferred vendor for MicroFridge units has experienced an increase in demand due to anticipated grab-and-go dining options across the country. As we expect many dining options on campus to reflect this model, we recommend you discuss this option with your roommate. If you decide to rent or buy, you should place your order early. Small refrigerators under 5.0 cubic feet are permitted to be brought in lieu of a MicroFridge, but microwaves are not permitted unless part of a MicroFridge unit.

Parking and Driving Directions 

Melvin and Kerr Hall Arrival Directions PDF

Unloading Location: Forsyth Lot --> Check-In Location: Kerr Hall Lobby (Kerr) and Melvin Hall Curbside (Melvin) --> Parking Location: Columbus Garage

  1. If you are arriving by car to campus you will first need to proceed to your Unloading Location at Forsyth Lot. Please use this link as a location for driving directions.
  2. At Forsyth Lot, move support will be present in the lot to assist with unloading your belongings from the vehicle into one or two hampers, and you will need to leave a Government Issued ID in exchange for your hampers.
  3. After unloading your vehicle, you can proceed with your hampers to your check-in location, Kerr Hall Lobby or Melvin Hall Curbside, to check in with Residential Life Staff.
  4. After checking in, proceed to your assigned residence hall room, unload your hamper, and then return your hampers to Forsyth Lot within 2 hours.
  5. Should you require a place to park after unloading or after your 2 hours has passed, the driver of your vehicle will be able to park with your parking pass in Columbus Garage. Please use this link as a location for driving directions. To enter Columbus Garage, the driver can take a ticket at entry, and will need to present the day specific parking pass and scan code at exit. Links to the day specific parking passes and codes can be found below. There will be no oversized, over height (over 6’8” including roof racks/storage), or overnight parking.

Parking Codes/Pass by Day:

Moving Hampers

You will be able to check out a moving hamper to assist you. You will need to provide a government issued photo identification in order to check out a hamper (i.e. driver’s license or passport). Please be considerate of others and return your moving hamper as soon as possible. Only one hamper will be permitted per student, so that all students have access to that support. 

Please report to your unload location to access the scheduled support services, including hampers. 

Please return your moving hamper immediately following unloading.  If you return your moving hamper after the check-out station has closed, you will need bring the hamper to the Residential Safety Office, located in the upper lobby of Speare Hall where you will retrieve your photo identification.

Please note: moving hampers and support will only be available on scheduled move-in days.

Building Details

Bedroom Types:

Standard double bedrooms
Standard triple bedrooms
Economy double bedrooms

Security: Proctor coverage or secured entryways 24 hours per day

Connections: Husky Cable, and ResNet, Landline available through Verizon

Lounges: Lounge/study area is located on the main level and on floors 4 and 6.

Mail delivery: ResMail

Laundry facilities: Yes

Vending machines: On main level

Elevator: Yes

Window shades: Yes

Furniture provided: Bed, desk and chair, dresser, closet space for each resident. Bedrooms are carpeted.

Additional Ammenities: Kerr Hall is also home to a soundproof music practice room on the main level.

Offices Located in Kerr Hall: Undergraduate Admissions Operation Center (located in a non-residential area)

Mailing Address through ResMail. Students can see their mailing addresses on Housing Online two weeks prior to the start of a semester.

Looking for information about the Residence Director or Resident Assistant (RA) Office information? CLICK HERE.