Tips for Move-In Day
Freshman Move-In Day is Friday, Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon. Please consider the following tips as you make plans for Move-In Day. All other students may move in beginning Saturday, Aug. 20.
- Follow all traffic directions (detailed information will be sent to UM email address in August). UM police and staff are on-hand to help make traffic flow smoothly.
- Have all of your student’s belongings in boxes or bags labeled with their name and room number. Volunteers will be on-hand to help you carry the items to your student’s new room.
- Go directly to your student’s assigned hall.
- Once you have unloaded your student’s belongings, please move your vehicle to a designated parking spot immediately. Other students also need to unload their items.
- Smile in the hallway! These are your student’s classmates, roommates and soon-to-be friends.
Items to bring with you
- Mattress cover (standard size twin)
- Sheets, pillows and pillowcases (standard size twin)
- Comforter/bedspread (standard size twin)
- Towels, washcloths, toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.)
- Shower curtain (Brooke Hall, Lund Hall, Ramsay Hall, Peck Hall and New Hall)
- Waste basket
- Alarm clock
- Laundry bag/basket
- Laundry detergent/dryer sheets
- Surge protector
- Cable cord to connect TV to cable outlet
- Water bottle
Other items you might find useful
- Surge protector with long cord (Note: Extension cords are not allowed.)
- Personal computer
- Printer (wireless printers do not connect to our network)
- Refrigerator (not exceeding 1.5 amps or 4.5 cubic feet). Note: There is a $25 one-time-per-year energy surcharge for each refrigerator.
- Curtains: All windows have blinds. All rooms have at least one window. A few have more than one. Window dimensions are approximate:
- Brooke Hall — 43.5” wide by 52.5″ long
- Main Hall — 48″ wide by 85″ long
- Hanson Hall — 35″ wide by 72″ long
- Napier Hall — 48″ wide by 60″ long
- Lund Hall — 41″ wide by 54″ long
- Peck Hall — 32″ or 64″ wide by 64″ long
- Tutwiler Hall — 32″ wide by 72″ long
- New Hall — Bedroom 33″ wide x 57″ long; Living room (2) 27″ wide by 57″ long
- Ramsay Hall — 63” or 31.5” wide by 60.5” long
- Coffee maker (sealed unit) with automatic cutoff
- Ironing board and iron
- Study lamp
- Blow dryer/straightener
- Throw rugs
- Water filter pitcher
- Only loft beds rented from Collegiate Bed Loft (com) are allowed. Collegiate Bed Loft will set up the loft prior to move-in for the fall term and will remove the loft after your student moves out. The University assumes no liability for injury or damage due to lofts. Information about ordering deadlines were included with the fall term room assignment letter.
Items that are NOT allowed
- Electrical heating appliances such as space heaters, hot plates, electric blankets and toasters (do not bring any appliance with an open coil or flame)
- Microwave ovens (except in Peck Hall and New Hall)
- Pets (except fish; 10 gallon tank limit)
- Extension cords (any type) are NOT ALLOWED — you may bring surge protectors
- Sun lamps or lava lamps
- Electric blankets or heating pads
- Individual A/C window units
- Loft if not rented from Collegiate Bed Loft
Note: Health and safety inspections will be conducted once a month. Violators will face disciplinary action.
Cable Television service is provided in all residence hall rooms. The cost for the service is included in the room charge.
Laundry rooms are conveniently located in the buildings. Machines are coinless, and the cost of the service is included in the room charge.
Room dimensions can found on our webpage at montevallo.edu/residence-halls.
Important Information from the Office of Student Accounts
The mission of the University of Montevallo’s Office of Student Accounts is to assist Montevallo students and families in understanding their financial obligations related to attendance at the University. For some, the responsibilities of college can be overwhelming. These responsibilities may include bill payment, registration dates and knowing school policies. Please look below for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Where is the Office of Student Accounts located? Our office is located on the second floor of Palmer Hall.
Where can I find out my student’s account balance? Log into Banner Self-Service (link to Banner Self-Service is located at the bottom of the montevallo.edu homepage). Choose Student, then Student Account. To see the current account balance, choose student account summary by specific term or account detail by specific term while making sure to select the current term from the pulldown box on the next page.
What are my payment options at UM?
- Make payment in full by the published payment deadline date (first day of class by 5 p.m.)
- Enroll in a payment plan (fall and spring semesters only). Visit our webpage at montevallo.edu/payment-plan-information for more information about payment plan options currently available at UM.
- If using financial aid, make sure the amounts you have been awarded are adequate to fulfill the balance owed on your account. IF a balance remains after your aid credits, the remaining balance must be paid by the published payment deadline date.
- Late Payment Fee: A $50 late fee will be charged if payment is not made or loans are not applied to the student’s account by the payment deadline.
How do I make my payment?
- Payments to student’s account may be made online using American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa or electronic check. Go to montevallo.edu and select the Banner Self-Service link at the bottom of the page. You will need your username and password. Parents can also make payments on the student account if the student has set them up as an authorized user through the student e-payment portal (click the Parent Portal link on the navigation bar to the left for more information).
- In person at the Office of Student Accounts window on the second floor of Palmer Hall; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- The Office of Student Accounts does not accept credit card payments over the phone due to security and privacy reasons.
- Mail checks (please include Student ID number on check) to:
University of Montevallo
Office of Student Accounts
Montevallo, Alabama 35115
When are billing statements sent? UM no longer mails out paper bills to students. All students are sent an electronic bill (e-bill) to their University assigned email address once a month regardless of their account balance.
I’m the parent of a student and I pay the bills. Why can’t you talk to me directly about my student’s financial matters? The Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires that we have written permission from the student to disclose any part of the student’s educational records which, by law, is confidential. Information concerning this federal law can be found at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html. Your student can establish you as an authorized person by going to the Registrar’s Office on the second floor of Palmer Hall to fill out the release form or by visiting montevallo.edu/record-release-authorization to fill out the form online. Once this form is on file, the Office of Student Accounts will be able to answer your questions regarding your student’s financial matters.
University of Montevallo
Office of Student Accounts
Montevallo, AL 35115
The University of Montevallo parking permit is good from May 2022 until May 2023.
- Vehicle registration is a web-only procedure.
- You should purchase one parking decal per vehicle registered.
- Parking decals are $35 each.
- Please DO NOT come to the University Police Department to pick up your parking decal. Decals will be processed as follows:
- Commuter Students: Decal will be sent to the mailing address you supply when you register for your decal.
- Residential Students: Decal will be mailed to your UM mailbox located in Farmer Hall. You will not have access to this box until you move onto campus.
- Disability Permits: You must register your vehicle for a University parking decal first, whether you are a commuter or resident. Once you receive your decal, take it to the Disability Support Services Office along with your state issued disability parking placard paperwork. DSS will swap the decals out and issue a disability permit.
Vehicle Registration Instructions
- Use a computer that is connected to a working printer.
- From montevallo.edu, click on Current Students.
- Click on Banner Self-Service and log in.
- Click on Student.
- Find and click the Bosscars Parking Decal link.
- Open the Register Permit/Vehicle Tab and follow the instructions on each page.
- You may register more than one vehicle. However, you must register each vehicle separately (one at a time). An additional $35 charge will be assessed for each permit.
- Print the confirmation page.
- The confirmation page serves as your temporary parking permit.
- Only display your temporary permit while parking on campus.
- Place decal in the front lower passenger-side windshield of your vehicle (right side if sitting inside your vehicle).
- If you haven’t received your parking decal by the date listed on your temporary permit, contact UMPD. Note: Residential students will need to wait until they move onto campus to receive their decal since it will be mailed to their UM mailbox in Farmer Hall.
- The temporary permit is valid from the moment you register your vehicle until Sept. 2. After Sept. 2, the temporary permit is only valid for 14 days from the date you register your vehicle.
- Any vehicle that parks on University property must have a UM parking permit.
Disabled Parking Permit Registration — Faculty/staff and students who have state disabled parking placards or license plates must have University-issued disabled parking permits to park in Blue Zone parking spaces. In order to be issued a blue UM disabled parking permit, you must purchase your UM parking permit and turn it in to the Disability Support Services Office (located in Main Hall) along with a receipt or registration for your state placard/license plate.
Temporary Parking Permits are for short-term use in the event that your University-registered vehicle is being repaired or if your parking permit is temporarily misplaced or forgotten. These may be obtained at UM Police Dispatch Office, located in the Physical Plant, 24-7. Guests must also register their vehicle through the UM Police Dispatch office to receive a temporary permit.
Other Responsibilities of Registrants — The person to whom the parking permit is registered will be responsible for any violations pertaining to that parking permit, regardless of who is operating or owns the vehicle. Replacement of lost, stolen or destroyed parking permits will be at the expense of the registrant for $35.
Student Permit Placement — Upon registration, commuter and resident student drivers will be issued a decal (sticker) parking permit. These parking permits are to be affixed to the inside front windshield, on the lower passenger side. Decal permits should not be taped but properly attached to the windshield, in full view from the front of your vehicle. Failure to comply may result in parking privileges being revoked.
Campus Parking Zones — Responsibility for finding an authorized parking space rests with the operator of each vehicle. The lack of parking spaces in a certain area or inclement weather is not a valid excuse for violation of University parking regulations. By matching the color of the parking permit with the color of the parking space (see list below), surface striping or signs in the parking areas, drivers will ensure adequate parking for all and avoid receiving tickets for parking in unauthorized areas. 20-minute parking spaces on campus are enforced 24 hours a day/seven days a week.
Parking Zone Colors & Permit Types
RED zone — Commuter students
GREEN zone — Residence hall students
WHITE zone — Faculty/staff
BLUE zone — Persons with disabilities
YELLOW zone — Overflow/all permits (parking spaces only, not curbs)
For questions regarding UM parking permits or parking regulations, please call the UM Police Department at 205-665-6155 or visit montevallo.edu/public-safety.
Resources for Student Success
Greetings, UM family! Whether you are the parent of a senior or a newly christened freshman, there is a certain amount of excitement that comes with the start of each new semester. This is the year that your student can make a new start or can continue to make great strides toward the career they seek. The University of Montevallo is dedicated to providing the support that will help your student succeed, and more information about this support is outlined below. We hope you remember these services when your student expresses a need during the semester. Unless otherwise noted, departments are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. More information can be found at montevallo.edu.
Career Development Center — The Career Development Center provides help with job search skills or choosing a major. Career services include career assessments and employability skills training, information regarding full- and part-time jobs, information about on-campus interviews, internships, graduate school, career events and seminars on various career-related topics. Visit montevallo.edu/career-development-center for more information.
Counseling Services — Students deal with a variety of issues when making the transition to college, and sometimes need the help of a counselor. By appointment, our staff provides counseling services including mental health screening and evaluation/assessment, as well as short-term personal, group and crisis intervention counseling. Referrals will be made for students with needs that fall outside the scope of our department’s practice. For more information, visit montevallo.edu/counseling-services.
Disability Support Services — Students with physical, emotional and learning disabilities can work with the department of Disability Support Services to arrange accommodations. A variety of accommodations and services are available through DSS. Please contact the DSS office to make arrangements for documented needs. If your student has an injury that requires accommodations during the semester, you can contact DSS to help arrange for temporary parking and other types of accommodations. For more information, visit montevallo.edu/disability-support-services.
Harbert Writing Center — The HWC offers free consultation services to writers at all stages of the writing process. HWC writing consultants are trained to assist members of the University of Montevallo community with writing projects across the curriculum. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit montevallo.edu/harbert-writing-center.
Housing and Residence Life —The University of Montevallo residence halls offer students an opportunity to share a spirit of community that enriches their collegiate experience. Research shows that living on campus during the freshman year is a positive factor in student success. For more information, visit montevallo.edu/housing.
Learning Enrichment Center — The LEC supports academic success by providing free services including individual and group tutoring, group study and academic needs assessment. Please call 205-665-6113 or visit montevallo.edu/learning-enrichment-center for more information.
Public Safety — The UM Police Department is responsible for maintaining campus security and providing a safe environment for campus life. The department provides the University with a full-service public safety agency that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department encourages prompt reporting of all crimes and suspicious activity to the University of Montevallo Police Department. Please feel free to contact UMPD at 205-665-6155 with any questions about services it provides.
Student Health Services — Where does your student go when they are sick at school? Student Health Services provides direct, basic care and health assessments to students and serves as a referral source for students needing care beyond that available on campus. Most services are covered by the undergraduate health fee. For more information, visit montevallo.edu/student-health-services.
Student Life — Getting involved in extracurricular activities is one way your student can expand his or her academic experience beyond the classroom. With more than 90 student organizations to choose from, there is something for everyone. For more information, visit montevallo.edu/student-life.
Important Dates to Remember
Aug. 19: New Student Move-In Day
Aug. 20-21: Returning students move in
Aug. 22: Classes begin/late registration/payment deadline for fall semester
Aug. 22-26: Drop/add period for all classes
Aug. 24-Sept. 9: Room Change Days for residence halls
Aug. 26: Last day for refund for dropped course(s)/last day to change meal plan
Sept. 5: Labor Day holiday (University closed)
Oct. 10: Mid-Semester Week begins
Oct. 13: Founders’ Day
Oct. 24: Last day for course or semester withdrawal (all students)
Oct. 31: Pre-registration for spring and summer semesters begins for currently enrolled graduate students
Nov. 2: Pre-registration for spring and summer semesters begins for currently enrolled undergraduate students (according to classification)
Nov. 23: 8 a.m. —residence halls close for Thanksgiving (except Brooke Hall, Lund Hall and Peck Hall)
Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving holidays (University closed)
Nov. 27: Residence halls re-open at 2 p.m.
Nov. 28: Classes resume
Dec. 5-9: Final exams
Dec. 9: UM Commencement/residence halls close for Winter Break at 5 p.m. (7 p.m. for graduates)
Dec. 17-Jan. 2: Winter holidays (University closed)
Jan. 6: 8 a.m. — Residence halls open for spring semester
Jan. 9: Classes begin for spring semester