Welcome to the Nest!

Kennesaw Campus | August 9-11, 2023
Marietta Campus | August 10 and 11, 2023

When you arrive on campus, check our Welcome Website for important housing resources,
information about our Move-In Events and more! 


We are very excited you have chosen to live on campus for Fall 2023! Students can see their designated Move-In arrival time ticket in the Housing Portal. When your time ticket opens, you can select a Move-In arrival day and time.


Everything You Need to Know!





Pre-Arrival Checklist

To make your Move-In process as smooth as possible, please familiarize yourself with the Move-In Pre-Arrival Checklist below. Each item on this list must be completed by your Move-In Day.

  • Select a Move-In day and time in the Housing Portal when your time ticket opens. Time tickets will open on Wednesday, July 5.
  • Please follow the instructions for taking and uploading a photo online. Once your photo is approved, you will receive an email to your KSU account with instructions for picking up your card. You must complete this by July 31, 2023.
  • This PIN is necessary to enter your room. Please see this document for information on how to set up and change your 6-digit Lock Access PIN. We recommend students set up their PIN after they register for classes.
  • Submit your immunization record (including Meningitis) online or in person at the Enrollment Customer Service Center.
  • Pay your Fall 2023 semester tuition and fees by the payment deadline at 4:00 PM on August 18, 2023, which includes on-campus living fees for the semester. Visit the Bursar's website for more information. 
  • If you're bringing a car to campus, purchase a Residential Parking Permit using the Parking Portal 24-hours after registering for classes.



Move-In Day Process

We can't wait to see you on campus! Move-In day is one of the most exciting days of the year. As you and your guests prepare to make your way to campus, here are a few tips to make your day as smoothe as possible.

  • To reschedule your Move-In arrival time, follow these instructions:

    1. Log in to the Housing Portal.
    2. Select the "Schedule My Arrival" tab in the gold menu bar.
    3. Click the blue "Continue" button.
    4. Select the "Cancel button next to your Move-In arrival time. You will receive an email confirming this cancellation.
    5. You may now select a new arrival time.
    • Arrive at your check-in location during your selected Move-In arrival time. Use the Move-In maps to find the correct place.
    • If you are traveling in a separate vehicle from your parent/guest, follow the "student" route to your check-in location. Your parent/guest should drive directly to your community's unloading zone by following the "parent" route.
    • If you are traveling in one vehicle, follow the "student" route to your check-in location before going to your community's unloading zone.
    • Be sure to have a physical, valid (not expired), government-issued photo ID or Talon Card to present during check-in.
    • Once you are checked in, follow the signs from your check-in location to your community's unloading zone.
    • Review the How to Open Your Door flyer in your check-in packet and follow the Update Your Talon Card instructions BEFORE going to your unit. There are HotSpots located near the entrance to each residence hall.
    • Unload your vehicle(s) as quickly as possible.
    • Moving bins are provided, but we encourage you to bring wagons and dollies to make moving easier. Kindly limit your bin use to one hour.
    • Please move your vehicle as soon as you finish unloading to make room for other residents who are arriving.
    • If you need assistance, find a volunteer in a "Nest Builder" T-shirt or a staff member.
    • If you have questions throughout the day, stop by one of the Information Tents.
    • Once you arrive at your unit, enter your 6-digit Lock Access PIN and then present your Talon Card to your lock and open the door to enter your room.
    • You will find a magnet in your unit with emergency contact information.
    • Visit the Welcome webpage for important information to get you acclimated to campus living.
    • If you forget something, don't worry! Visit The Market on the Kennesaw Campus or the KSU Bookstore on each campus for any last-minute essentials.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • After our Move-In check-in process has closed, you will receive an email with important late arrival information.

    If you arrive late on Wednesday, August 9 and Thursday, August 10, you should go to the housing offices listed below during the times provided. You must have your Talon Card before checking in. If you do not have a Talon Card, please visit the Talon One Service Center during business hours before going to the housing office to check in.

    Kennesaw Campus Late Arrival Check-In Hours
    North Housing Office (UV 6000) 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Marietta Campus Late Arrival Check-In Hours
    R10 Housing Office 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    If you are unable to check-in before 7 PM, please come back the next day between 9 AM and 4 PM. Please follow the normal Move-In instructions sent to you.


    If you are arriving after 11:30 AM on Friday, August 11, please go to the housing offices listed below during the time provided. You must have your Talon Card before checking in. If you do not have your Talon Card, please visit the Talon One Service Center during business hours before going to the housing office to check in.

    Kennesaw Campus  Late Arrival Check-In Hours
    UV, UVS and KP: North Housing Office (UV 6000) 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    ARC and The Summit: South Housing Office (Town Hall) 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM


    If you are unable to check in or pick up your Talon Card before 5 PM, please come back on Saturday, August 12. Weekend hours and locations are provided below.

    Locations Weekend/Late Arrival Check-In Hours
    Housing Offices: North, South and Marietta Housing Offices 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Talon One Service Center: Marietta and Kennesaw Campus 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • We kindly ask that students bring no more than 2-3 people to help them move in. While we know this is an exciting event for the whole family, our hallways can get a little cramped, and we want to make sure you have a pleasant Move-In experience.
  • To make the Move-In process as smooth as possible, we ask that you please bring no more than one car for the resident and one car for their guest(s)—two (2) vehicles total. Please do not bring U-Hauls or moving trucks; they will not fit in our unloading zones and are not allowed.
  • If you are only planning to bring one car on Move-In Day, please follow the student route to ensure that your student completes the check-in process.
  • Unfortunately, Housing and Residence Life cannot accommodate any Early Move-In requests unless you are in a special population, including but not limited to Panhellenic Recruitment, "The Marching Owls” and the First-Year Honors Living-Learning Village. Students who are participating in these groups have received Early Move-In communications. See the corresponding Early Move-In web pages for more information related to Move-In for these groups.
  • To maintain a smooth flow of our Move-In operations, we cannot allow residents to check in outside of the 30-minute window they selected for their Move-In arrival time. If you need to reschedule, you can do so through the Housing Portal up to 48 hours before your scheduled Move-In arrival time.
  • No, the 30-minute window is the time you need to arrive to check in.
  • You can reach your roommate(s) through the Housing Portal. Here is how:

    1. Log in to the Housing Portal
    2. Click on "Roommate and Room Selection" in the gold menu bar
    3. Click on "Academic Year 2022/23" and click "Continue"
    4. Navigate to the last available page titled "Housing Process Complete"
    5. On this page, you will see a summary of the roommates you are living with. Click on "Send
    6. Message" next to their name to send a secure message through the Housing Portal.

    Your roommate(s) may have also chosen to share their contact information, such as cell phone number and social media handles. You can also use these to reach out to them. If they have chosen not to share it through the portal, we cannot share it either.

  • We will have a limited number of bins available to use on Move-In Day. We recommend that you bring your own dolly or wagon.
  • You can request a room change two weeks after Move-In. Room changes are granted based on availability. There is a $200 room change fee if your request is approved.
  • Kennesaw Campus

    Full Name
    Campus Mailbox Number
    1000 Chastain Road
    Kennesaw, GA 30144

    Marietta Campus

    Full Name
    Campus Mailbox Number
    1100 South Marietta Parkway
    Marietta, GA 30060

    To find your Campus Mailbox Number, log in to the Housing Portal and select the "Personal Info" tab in the top gold menu bar.

  • Please contact the Talon One Service Center at 470-578-8663 (T-ONE).