Duncan College

Move-In Day Instructions: Sunday, August 17, 2014

 

Please see bottom of this page in order to download the PDF of the Move-In Day instructions provided to all domestic new students.

HOW TO GET TO DUNCAN COLLEGE ON MOVE-IN DAY

New students:

If you’re coming by car or shuttle: From Rice Boulevard, use Entrance 21. You’ll make a left on Campanile Road, get greeted by a LegO-Week Coordinator, then pull into an unloading spot (see map below!). Try to aim to be at your unloading spot at your designated move-in time, listed in the “When to Arrive at Duncan College” section! Your parents (or whoever is driving your vehicle) will make a U-turn at the barrier, drive to West Lot and park, and then return to Duncan via Rice shuttle. You’ll then go fill out some O-Week related forms, grab a T-shirt and meet some of the A-Team at Duncan, get some time to unpack your room, say goodbye to anyone accompanying you, eat lunch, and then the rest of O-Week will start! (See map below!) 

Anyone who is a non new-student who is accompanying a new student:

If you’re coming by car or shuttle: From Rice Boulevard, use Entrance 21. You’ll make a left on Campanile Road, get greeted by a LegO-Week Coordinator, then pull into an unloading spot (see map below!). Try to aim to be at your unloading spot at your designated move-in time, listed in the “When to Arrive at Duncan College” section!

You’ll make a U-turn at the barrier, drive to West Lot and park, and then return via Rice shuttle back to help your new student unpack their room for a little. You should plan on saying goodbye to your new student in the time allocated before lunch (which begins at 11:30 AM). Directly after lunch, you’ll be saying goodbye to your new student so they can start O-Week!

WHEN TO ARRIVE AT DUNCAN COLLEGE

Below you’ll find a list of designated move-in times by your ROOM NUMBER. Your room number can be found on the page provided to you that also contains the name of your roommate and O-Week group. Please email duncaroos@gmail.com if you are unable to located that page and need to know your room number!

It is very important to arrive at Duncan at your designated move-in time, even though we know for some of you it’s pretty early in the morning. Move-in is a huge effort, and will go most smoothly and efficiently if everyone arrives within their window!

 

DESIGNATED MOVE-IN TIME:

DUNCAN ROOM NUMBERS:

7:00 AM

400 - 424

7:15 AM

425 - 443

7:30 AM

444 - 464

7:45 AM

465 - 499

8:00 AM

300- 319

8:15 AM

320 - 343

8:30 AM

344 - 370

8:45 AM

371 - 399

9:00 AM

200 - 220

9:15 AM

221 - 240

9:30 AM

241 - 251

9:45 AM

252 - 272

10:00 AM

273 - 299

 

WAYS OF GETTING TO RICE

By car:

From I-10 East or West, or I-45 North or South, take US 59 South. From US 59, take the Shepherd/Greenbriar exit (approximately four miles south of downtown). Turn left under US 59 and follow Greenbriar to the light at Rice Boulevard. Turn left onto Rice Boulevard, and the campus will be on your right! On Move-In Day you will enter campus on Entrance 21.        

Check http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/layers/ for traffic and road closure information.

By airplane:

From Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH):

Follow signs to US 59 South. Once on US 59, proceed south approximately 25 miles and exit at Greenbriar. Turn left under US 59 and follow Greenbriar to the light at Rice Boulevard. Turn left onto Rice Boulevard. Rice and Entrance 21 will be on your right.

From Hobby Airport:

Exit onto Broadway and fol- low signs to I-45 North. Take I-45 North approximately 6 miles to US 59 South. Once on US 59, proceed south ap- proximately 3 miles and exit at Greenbriar. Turn left under US 59 and follow Greenbriar to the light at Rice Boulevard. Turn left onto Rice Boulevard. Rice, and Entrance 21, will be on your right.

By shuttle:                    

Super Shuttle provides service from both airports to Holiday Inn on Main Street, Medical Center Marriott, and Houston Plaza Hilton, which are all five minutes from Rice. Transportation to other locations is available as well, including Rice campus itself, but you check their website (below) to make sure your destination is serviced.                

The fare from each airport depends on the destination, but they usually range from $19 to $35. Departures from IAH run every hour, from 7:15 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. The ticket counter is located in the lower level baggage claim areas, south side exit, just outside the glass doors of each terminal. The ride usually takes 45 minutes to an hour. From Hobby, the fare is $19 per person. Departures are every hour, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The ticket count- er is located in the lower level baggage claim area and the ride takes 30 to 45 minutes. For more information, call (800) 258-2826 toll-free or go to: http://www.supershuttle.com/.

 

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMPUS

You should bring most everything you want at college to campus with you! However, especially for our out-of-state or international students, please note that there will be time during O-Week in which you’ll be taken to Target to buy anything else you may need. (So don’t worry about having to check shampoo and laundry detergent, etc.!) During the school year, you’ll figure out if you want drawers in the bathroom or need another towel, so don’t be too concerned about getting everything “just right” on Sunday, August 17.

Please do label all large bags, suitcases, boxes, and furniture you bring with you to campus with your room number! We have included a sheet of 10 labels with your room number printed on them. Don’t worry about the -1 or -2 at the end of your room number, this is just for us to be able to distinguish between roommates’ belongings. Please don’t contact us asking for additional labels; if you run out, we recommend that you use masking tape and a Sharpie to make some quick-and-easy labels!

Don’t forget to bring your LegO-Week book, this packet of information, and something that reminds of you home as well!      

NOTES ON TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

Please note that you will have only a little time to say goodbye to your loved ones on Sunday, August 17, 2014. All new students should be moved into their rooms by 11 A.M., and families have from 11 to 11:30 A.M. to say goodbye before lunch begins at 11:30 A.M.

Anyone accompanying new students to campus is asked to leave Duncan College by 12:45 P.M. in order to let new students begin their O-Week activities. We recommend that you all take a little time before Move-In Day to say goodbye in your own homes, etc., as we recognize that Move-In Day is pretty rushed and crazy!

 

LOST OR CONFUSED ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 17?

Feel free to give Zelia (LegO-Week Coordinator) a call on her cell (see below PDF for the number).

Note: if you have any questions regarding Move-In Day prior to Sunday, August 17, PLEASE email duncaroos@gmail.com!

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