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Welcome to New Student Orientation (NSO)  - Aug 5-9 !!

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Operation Move-In is the official start of the fall semester at Tuskegee University. It is an exciting time as we are looking forward to welcoming students and prepare to kick-off the academic year. The primary responsibility for general health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic is a shared responsibility.

All students, families and guests are asked to comply with the policies, procedures and protocols designed to support the overall health and well-being of everyone in our university community. Protecting our most vulnerable populations (e.g., medically susceptible, non-traditional, older, and homeless students) is a moral and ethical obligation of the entire Tuskegee community. Click here for more information.

NSO student leaders in yellow t-shirts pose for pictureWe’re so excited that you have joined the Golden Tiger Family! Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, Tuskegee University has decided to host our new and transfer orientation sessions through a virtual online experience. The University is committed to giving you the same personalized service that you would have received had you attended an orientation in person. 

Orientation programs are designed to welcome new students, parents, and families to the Tuskegee University community. We have carefully planned sessions to offer a range of perspectives on life at Tuskegee University, in addition to providing you with resources and information that will be helpful to students, parents, and families during the first year of your university experience.  

Classes begin Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 and Welcome Week is Aug. 16-20, 2021.

  For more info, call The Office of Student Life and Development at 334-727-8155 or e-mail, and we'll be glad to help you.

 Go Golden Tigers!


The Start of the 2021 Fall Semester is Around the Corner! Residence halls open for the Fall semester on August 5-8, 2021. The halls will be open at 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 pm. Move-In will take place over several days to ensure compliance with physical/social distancing. Residents will not be able to move into their residence hall until their designated arrival time. If you arrive before your arrival time, we will ask you to come back at your designated time.

Returning to residence halls will be based on the first letter of your last name. If hyphenated, your return will be based on the first letter and first part of your hyphenated name. Example Blake-Scott will move in based on the letter group “B”.

New & Transfer Student Move In

Thursday, August 5

8:00 am -12:00 pm

Last Name A-E

Residence Halls

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Last Name F-K

Residence Halls

Friday, August 6

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Last Name L-R

Residence Halls

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Last Name S-Z

Residence Halls

Returning Students Move-In

Friday, August 5

University Terrace –Tuskegee (students notified of move-in times by University Terrace Staff)

Friday, August 6

University Terrace –Tuskegee (students notified of move-in times by University Terrace Staff)

Saturday, August 7

8:00 am- 6:00 pm

Last Name A-M

Residence Halls, All West Commons, University Terrace –Tuskegee

(students notified of move-in times by University Terrace Staff)

Sunday, August 8

8:00 am- 6:00 pm

Last Name N-Z

Residence Halls, All North and East Commons and Marable apartments

Sunday, August 8

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Connections in Auburn- Returning Students


The check-in process will be a curbside check-in. Residents will be limited to two vehicles, and we will not permit box trucks and/or trailers. Additionally, we ask that all residents limit the number of people they bring with them to 2-3 people.

Upon arrival to campus, residents will proceed directly to their designated centralized check-in location in their residence hall building. Residents will drive up to the designated building check-in location during their designated arrival time. Residents will show staff their photo ID and will give their name, hall and room number. 

Students will be permitted to move-in if financially cleared and proof of a negative COVID-19 test has been verified. After unloading, please follow the signage for parking your vehicle.


The Rush Hour student organization will be helping new students move into their residence halls. All will be required to wear a mask and gloves to ensure everyone stays safe. 


Students will unload items immediately. Residents can place their items on the curb while they move their vehicle from the unloading zone to their designated parking area. If a resident has other people with them, we recommend having a single person move the car while the resident or someone else waits with their items. Additionally, staff will be monitoring the unloading zones. We highly encourage residents to pack light.


We are requiring all students, faculty, staff, consultants (regularly on campus) and third-party vendors returning to campus for the Spring 2021 semester to provide proof of COVID-19 negative PCR test result to by prior to move in and/or attending class on August 10, 2021.


Student must be financially cleared to move in residence halls, apartments, and attend classes. Financially cleared means you owe no more than $500 or you must be enrolled in the tuition payment plan with Tuition Management Systems.

All individuals who are not financially cleared must check in at Chappie James Hall. Only the student and one parent/guardian will be permitted to enter Chappie James. Read more at

Monday, August 9 at 4:30 is the Last day for students to claim housing assignments. We will reassign unclaimed housing to students on the waitlist on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.


In order to safeguard the campus and reduce potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are continuing to require all new and returning students (undergraduate, graduate and veterinary medicine), faculty, staff, consultants (regularly on campus) and third-party vendors to provide proof of COVID-19 negative PCR test result for the 2021 fall semester. Students must submit the negative COVID-19 PCR test prior to arrival or returning to campus to

Rapid Molecular or PCR Tests are the ONLY forms of tests that are accepted. A Rapid Test, antigen or antibody test, and/or vaccination card will NOT be accepted to meet the entry or re-entry test requirements.


We encourage students and employees to get vaccinated so we can return to a post COVID-19 as normal as can be campus life. We will offer a vaccination clinic on Thursday, August 5 in Margaret Murray Hall. The time is to be announced, but will occur sometime between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. 


We are expecting high temperatures and humidity. The Tuskegee Local Alumni Association will be providing water stations strategically located throughout campus to help our students and families stay cool.  


Students must register personal vehicles with the Tuskegee University Police Department if planning to park a vehicle on campus for the semester. The fee to register a vehicle is $75.00, and can be paid online or at the Bursar’s Office. Students can pick-up the vehicle parking pass in Chappie James at the time of arrival. 


The Office of Information Technology has implemented a new process for acquiring your TU ID. Please click on the link below. New Students: Upload photos to Students can pick-up the student ID in Chappie James at the time of arrival. 


We will provide Shuttle Service to and from The Connections and University Terrace. The Shuttle Service is run by CSI Ground Transportation, and the hours of operation will be from 7:00 am to 7:30 am with the last drop off at 8:00 pm. The service will begin with Dinner on August 5, 2021. We will monitor the first two weeks to finalize the transportation schedule. 


The Parents & Family Reception will be held August 5 -6 at 4:00 pm on each day. We encourage faculty, staff, and administrators to come out and welcome our parents and families.


The University Ambassadors will offer move-in day tours to parents, families and students who desire to visit or experience the campus on Friday, August 6, 2021. Tour times are to be determined. We will update and share via email and post signs around campus. 


The Golden Tiger New Student Orientation program will continue with a host of activities. Please see attached. 


We will offer virtual viewing for selected programs such as the Rites of Passage to accommodate online student participation.

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