Lubbock Christian University

Move in for New Students

Move In - What you need to know

Dear Chaps

We are so ready for your arrival to campus. Move-in Day is always an exciting day because of the anticipation, the energy, and how it serves as a pillar for new beginnings.  We are grateful and look forward to what God will do in this 2022-2023 academic year. We welcome you as new students, parents, family, and friends.

Our goal is for the move-in experience to be welcoming, informative, organized, and as safe as possible. Move-in Day is an important step in establishing a culture where we get to practice hospitality, join in this new journey together, and get new students acclimated to their space.

This page is the resource hub for Move-in Day. It contains information pertaining to sign up for a move-in time, designated check-in locations for specific residence halls, and protocols for how to maneuver the process. See the Do’s and Don’ts section for quick answers to questions. Welcome to life at LCU and all the unique opportunities of this upcoming academic year.

Go Chaps!

Randal Dement
Vice President – Student Life

If you have any questions you can reach out to ResLife at


  • Check your email – on August 2nd to receive an email with a link to schedule your move in time
  • Label all boxes and items with your assigned room number prior to your arrival
  • Report to “Move In Central” when arriving to campus   
    • Female Residents – the RIP Griffin Center (5502 26th) — Map/Parking
    • Male Residents – Intersection of Pioneer Parkway and Eileen Boulevard — Map/Parking
  • Bring your vehicle to Move In Central for parking registration


  • Arrive earlier than 30 minutes prior to scheduled move in time
  • Report to the Residence Halls before checking in
  • Park trailers at the Residence Halls – Trailers may be parked at Move In Central after unloading

What to do First

  1. Arrive to assigned check-in area at scheduled time
    (Men: Intersection of Pioneer Parkway and Eileen Boulevard; Women: Rip Griffin Center parking lot)
  2. Register vehicle for on-campus parking
  3. When instructed, proceed to assigned residential hall
  4. Work with Unload Squads to quickly and efficiently unload vehicle(s)
  5. Proceed to assigned room

What's Next

Things to Do After You’ve Moved into the Residence Hall

Check in for GO!

Freshman Orientation – Mabee Student Life Building


Take your tablets and laptops to the LCU Chap Desk and get network permissions and free resources

Check in at the Student Health Office

Upstairs in the SUB (Mabee Student Life Building)

Check out the LCU Chap Store

Downstairs in the SUB

Dining Services

Stop by the LCU Caf for lunch and get answers to questions you may have regarding meal plans/munch money, dietary restrictions, and menu options


All campus offices will be open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sign up for a campus Post Office Box

Downstairs in the SUB*

Grab a drink at the LCU Starbucks

University Library (Open 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)


Student and parents — walk the class schedule and enjoy some time getting familiar the campus. 


5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. in the LCU Caf

Official Welcome

6:30 p.m. — Students and parents attend the Official Welcome by President McDowell in the McDonald Moody Auditorium

Ready to Start Orientation