Fall 2024 Move In

Grand Opening Overview

Welcome Home Bulls!

Grand opening day: AUgust 23 (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

We are thrilled that you have decided to Live The Bull's Life at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee! We want you to be as prepared as possible as you get ready to move into Atala Hall on August 23, so don't forget to review all the important move-in information below. We can't wait to welcome you home!


Key Details for Move-in

Below are some key details and important information regarding Grand Opening on Friday, August 23. Please review the move-in guide below for more detailed information about move-in day!

  • Grand Opening is a busy day! Please be patient with your fellow Bulls and our staff as you move in. 

  • We have a limited number of courtesy carts for residents to use. Please bring your own cart or hand truck if you have one, as we do not have a cart available for every resident moving in.

  • Order and activate your USFCard before moving in. Remember to order your USFCard and activate the card before arriving to campus as this will be how you will access Atala Hall. Residents can also pick up their USFCard when checking in on Grand Opening.

  • Arrange travel plans ahead of time! Moving to college can be extremely stressful and cause a lot of emotion. Make sure you finalize your plans, arrange travel, and prepare for where to go on move-in day before arriving on campus. If you need somewhere to stay before August 23, check out these hotels close to campus.

  • Arrive early! Atala Hall will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 23. Bulls and their families should plan to arrive when the doors open so you have ample time to move into your new space. New student orientation will also take place in the afternoon on Grand Opening Day, and all freshmen and transfer students are required to attend.

move-in guide

What to Bring

Don't forget to pack the essentials when preparing for your move to Atala Hall 

Before Moving In

Prepare for move-in by using a checklist to ensure everything is squared away! 

Grand Opening Day

Review all the need-to-know information for Grand Opening Day: August 23

Getting Settled

Time to Live the Bull's Life! Check out our tips for getting settled in your new home