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RiverView Move In Information


Please follow these guidelines to make move-in as easy as possible.

Driving Directions

From I-43, take the Locust Street exit and head east. Turn right on Humboldt Blvd . Follow Humboldt Blvd approximately 1 mile. Turn left at North Avenue. RiverView Residence Hall is located on the left just before the bridge..



When you arrive at RiverView, turn right into the driveway before the building to enter the circle parking lot. Once you have parked, proceed to the RiverView Service Desk to get your room key and get pictures taken for security purposes. After you’ve checked in at the Service Desk, you can borrow a cart and unload your belongings. We encourage you to only bring one vehicle during your move-in due to the limited parking in front of RiverView.


After Unloading

Once you have unloaded your vehicle, you will need to move it to an alternate parking location. Public parking is available on Humboldt Avenue and Commerce Street, south of North Avenue. Paid garage parking is available in Kenilworth Square Apartments at the intersection of Kenilworth Place and Farwell Avenues.


RiverView Move In Map

Riverview location map

Shuttle Service

The University Housing Shuttle will be operating throughout move in week. You’ll have easy access to the Kenwood campus to purchase books, find your classes, and visit other residence halls.


Room Furnishings & Dimensions

Each student is provided with a bed frame (bunkable), mattress (extra long), mattress pad, pillow, desk, chair, dresser, bookshelf, and wastebasket. Each suite has a semi-private bathroom, and residents are expected to maintain clean and sanitary conditions. All rooms have window blinds and carpet. All furniture must remain in the resident’s room. A microwave is provided in the shared kitchen on each floor. Room dimensions are available online. Dimensions of suites, virtual tours, and more info about RiverView rooms can be found here.


If you wish to loft your bed, you must rent a loft from University Housing; homemade lofts are not allowed. The cost for a loft rental for new Spring 2014 contract holders is $50 for the semester. If you are interested in renting a loft, please submit a work order requesting a loft for your room at

In order to have a loft delivered to your room prior to moving in, you must apply for a loft before January 1. Cancellations will be accepted December 1, 2013, through January 21, 2014. No refunds will be given after January 21, 2014, for any reason. If you choose to wait to rent a loft, you will be able to request one via work order after the first week of classes.


Security & Guest Policies

Security monitors are posted in the RiverView lobby to swipe IDs of everyone entering the building. RiverView residents may swipe into Sandburg and Cambridge Commons (and vice versa) until midnight. Residents may register guests, but all guests must have a photo ID. This includes family members and anyone age 16 or over. Guests will not be admitted entrance without proper identification. If you wish to pre-register your guests to ensure quick and easy entrance upon arrival to RiverView, you can do so online. Residents are responsible for their guests’ conduct. It is the resident’s responsibility to inform his/her guests of University Housing policies.


A limited number of parking spaces are available in the garage at RiverView. If you would like to apply for a parking spot, complete a parking request form. Permits are $500 per semester.