Cumberland University

Important Dates for Residence Life

The move-in information below is listed by semester.


All check-ins will occur in Labry Hall. A student will receive an e-mail notification 7-10 business days before his/her move-in date with information and/or forms s/he does not have completed for Residence Life that will need to be completed prior to picking up keys and/or student identification card. A student must have a schedule and be official with the Business Office before one receives a key.

Monday, August 3, 9am-2pm

Resident Assistants & Peer Mentors

Tuesday, August 11, 9am-2pm

Athletic Training Students*

*Must Be Approved By Athletic Training Staff In Advance

Wednesday, August 12, 9am-2pm

Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, & Volleyball

Monday, August 24, 9am-2pm

All Remaining Students

Families and/or students who are experiencing travel difficulties in arriving on an allotted day or during the assigned time should reach out to the Office of Residence Life at (615) 547-1231 or to schedule a modification to check-in after the scheduled time. If a member of an athletic team, the student should contact their coach to make them aware of these same issues. The Office of Residence Life, in collaboration with the Department of Athletics, will work to best accommodate the student and their family to make a successful transition to Cumberland University.

*Early Arrival* - Students whose travel has them arriving prior to their scheduled check-in date may request to be allowed to move-in no more than three days in advance, provided not on a weekend, and the check-in policy will apply. No check-ins will occur on the weekends for Fall 2015.


Mandatory 24/7 Quiet Hours

Beginning Thursday, December 3rd at Noon, there will be 24/7 Quiet Hours in All Residence Halls. All noise should be kept to a minimum and conversations confined to closed rooms. Music and alarm clocks should be at low noise levels. Anyone in violation of this quiet period will be documented and subject to disciplinary sanction.

Residence Halls Closing

All Cumberland University Residence Halls will close at 5 pm on Friday, December 11. The Office of Residence Life will follow the policy outlined in the Cumberland University Student Handbook, regarding any exceptions. Break Agreements will be limited to those outlined in the policy as well. Travel arrangements should be made well in advance to avoid any conflicts. Anyone found in violation will be asked to leave and/or be escorted off campus.  All residents are required to turn in all of their residence hall keys. Failure to do so will result in a fine. An envelope will be provided to you just prior to the start of finals.

Before you leave, you must:

1. Notify your RA of the date and time you will be leaving campus.

2. Email any work orders you have for your room

3. Remove all trash from the room.

4. Close and lock windows.

5. Raise blinds (except for rooms on the 1st floor).

6. Unplug everything! You should begin defrosting your refrigerator at least 48 hours prior to your departure.

7. Set Thermostat to 70 Heater; fan to Auto.

8. Turn off all lights.

9. Lock & Deadbolt your door.

10. Place residence hall key(s) in the envelope provided by Residence Life and turn in envelope to RA, RLC, Mailbox at Commons Village I, or in the Residence Life Office at 131 Labry Hall.


Be sure to take any personal items with you that you will need over the break period. You may not enter the Halls for any reason after you have checked out. Residence Life Staff will perform Health & Safety Inspections over the break, beginning Thursday evening, December 10 @ 9 pm, or once everyone has vacated their room or suite.


New students & students returning to the Residence Halls for the Spring 2016 semester may pick up their key on Sunday, January 10, 2016, between 1-4pm in 131 Labry Hall, provided they are “official”. If “unofficial”, students will not receive a key and will have to wait until offices re-open Monday, January 11 to get “official” and move in.