Welcome Week

Welcome Week is where your UMHB journey officially begins. Moving into your residence hall is just the start of a week designed to make sure you feel at home before you ever set foot into a classroom. You'll join a Cru Group of other students based on your major, led by UMHB upperclassmen just a bit ahead of you on the journey, and you'll keep in touch with that group throughout your first year.

Anchored in building community, Welcome Week is also full of activities and fun, no matter your interests or personality.

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Jacob Chesser

Cru Leader

Welcome Week has a bit of everything - plenty of fun, academic preparation, but also a spiritual emphasis and an opportunity for service. We come to college ready for an experience that makes it clear we're transitioning from high school to something bigger and better, and Welcome Week does that perfectly.

Jacob Chesser

Cru Leader

Move-In Day

While months of planning goes into Welcome Week, we can't control everything, and sometimes plans have to change! Stay informed with the most up-to-date notifications on any changes by following UHMB Student Orgs on Twitter.
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Contactless Move-In

What is Contactless Move-In?

Students who wish to have a little less contact with others will have the opportunity to sign-up for a contactless move-in. Contactless move-in will take place on Friday August 7, 2020, from 4 pm-8 pm. Students will sign-up (via sign-up genius) for one time slot. The students' RD will confirm their appointment the next business day. At that time you will receive your move-in information (map, directions, etc).

Students choosing to participate in contactless move-in will be responsible for moving their own items, since we will not have assistance that evening. We encourage parents to “Stop, Drop, and Go.” Students will be limited to two guests to assist with moving in. Students and guests will need to follow CDC face covering protocols and limit their time in the room to three hours maximum.

Contactless Check-in Process

Students will go directly to their residence hall lobby and be directed to their room by a residence life staff member. In your room you will find your CRU card, key, Residence Life information, parking sticker, and Welcome Week packet.

It is important that families plan on arriving at the scheduled appointment to ensure a smooth move-in and to limit the number of students moving into the building. Due to traditional move-in taking place the following day, we ask you to be out of your room by 9:00 am. This will give you limited contact with your roommate's parents/guests and create social distance.

Spots are limited. Sign up from the email sent to you by your RD.

Traditional Move-in

New students may move into their residence halls on August 8, 2020. You will receive a placard and information in the mail after July 24, 2020. On the placard will be your designated move-in time and information on a successful move-in. You will only be able to move in at your designated time. We wish to create a safe move-in process for all UMHB students.

Upon arrival, new students will check in at their residence hall. You’ll be greeted by your new UMHB family, which will eagerly unload your car and transfer your belongings to your room. We have created staggered arrival times with roommates, so that only one family is moving in at a time. In your room will be your ID card, key, Residence Life information, parking sticker, and Welcome Week packet.

Move-in will be focused on encouraging parents to “Stop, Drop and Go.” Students are limited to two guests to assist with moving in. These guests will need to follow CDC face covering protocols and limit their time in the room to three hours maximum.

Stop, Drop, and Go

Parents are encouraged to “Stop, Drop, Go”

  • Stop -- Before arriving on campus, if you need some extra things for your student’s residence, stop at one of the local stores and get what you need. We kindly ask that you only drop off items once, to reduce population density and multiple trips on and off campus.
  • Drop -- Deliver your student's luggage to his/her residence and help your student settle in. Students are limited to two guests to assist with unpacking. Guests will need to follow CDC face covering protocols and limit their time in the room to three hours. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us adhere to the Texas regulations for social distancing.
  • Go -- It's time for a final hug and to say farewell. We will take good care of your student and look forward to staying in touch with you.

We appreciate your flexibility during this time. If you or anyone in your move-in party has been diagnosed with COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (symptoms include new or worsening cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, chills, muscle aches, headaches, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, congestion and/or runny nose), or have come in close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19, we would request that you and/or your guests self-isolate for at least 14 days prior to coming to campus.

Move-In Day Hours



7:45 AM – 5:00 PM

Campus Store

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Welcome Week Commuter and New Registration Check-in Table (Ticket Booth 3, Crusader Stadium)

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Bursar Office Hours

Move-In Questions?

  • Feel free to get in contact with us, and we will be happy to answer any questions or calm any nervousness you might be experiencing. Contact the Student Development Office at (254) 295-4590.
  • Be checking your email and our social media for updated move-in information!
  • Class Registration and financial settlements will be available for all students in Sanderford. For more information, please contact the Registrar's office at (254) 295-4510.
  • View directions to the campus as well as a campus map.
  • Driving in early and need a place to stay? Check out our information for parents to find local accommodations.

Welcome Week is one of the best weeks you'll have at UMHB. You get to meet new people, dance all night, have a paint war, and get dubbed a Crusader for life. It starts the UMHB experience on the highest note!

Ben Roark

Welcome Week Steering Committee
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Ben Roark

Welcome Week Steering Committee

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