Moving Day at Colleges Around the Upstate

February 22, 2023

Swamp Rabbit Moving Greenville


Moving day is quickly approaching schools around Upstate South Carolina, and it’s a big day for new and returning students. No matter if you’re attending Clemson, USC Upstate, Bob Jones University or even Furman University, the traffic around the campus can be quite heavy (and, frankly, a little overwhelming) on moving days.

No need to worry, however! With the help of the Rabbits, you and your folks can have a stress-free transition into your dorm room. You can enjoy your time as a new student, get to know your new roommate, and explore the campus of your school. You’ll want to get to know your campus so you can be prepared for your upcoming classes. (Let’s face it — you don’t want to get lost while trying to find your very first class!)

If you were accepted to Clemson, we want to say congratulations! It’s one of the many great schools near Greenville, Anderson and Spartanburg. In the event that you haven’t scoured the Clemson website yet, all students (new and returning) have to set an appointment for move-in day. If you’re bringing your own car to campus, you’ll need to purchase a parking ticket, and you’ll be allowed to park in a resident lot. If your family or friends are bringing you and dropping you off, you’ll need to park in the family lot locations.

Due to the sheer number of students who are all trying to move in on a single day, the amount of traffic on the surrounding streets typically clogs up the campus. And having to make multiple trips back and forth to the car? What a headache! You’ll have a ton of stuff to move in, from bedding and clothing to any spare furniture you’re allowed in your dorm. And not all of it may fit in mom’s minivan.

According to Clemson’s website, a good idea is to plan for severe weather. You’ll need to familiarize yourself with their warning sirens and safe alerts. If the weather is severe enough to impact move-in, a notification will be sent via the CU Safe Alert system.


So, it’s time to get packed and ready for your move. While you’re packing your stuff, you may want to use packing labels to keep track of your belongings (and avoid losing anything during move-in or throughout the shipping process).

Clemson has a fantastic list of recommended items to bring with you. Bear in mind that these are approved items in University Housing, but they are not provided by the school. Once you get your room assignment, you should compare lists and decide who will bring which items. As a fresh-faced college student, you may be wondering what to pack. Many students tend to underpack, mostly due to not knowing what to bring. (We totally get it. It can be hard to know what you need to enjoy life at Clemson.)

  • Trash can
  • Broom & dustpan or small vacuum
  • Laundry basket, detergent
  • Towels (bath, hand, washcloth)
  • Toiletries
  • Flip-flops for showering
  • Bedding made to fit an extra-long mattress: mattress cover, sheets, pillows, blankets
  • If you are a resident in Douthit Hills West (Buildings A, B, C and D) and Thornhill Village require bedding to fit a full-size mattress.
  • Clothes hangers
  • Storage bins
  • Folding chairs, inflatable seating, etc.
  • Push pins or white sticky tack
  • Reusable water bottle
  • A few dishes (bowl, plate, flatware)
  • Can opener
  • Laptop
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • First aid kit/medicine
  • Umbrella, raincoat and boots
  • Television, mini-projector, or tablet
  • Power strip (no extension cords)
  • Clothes for the semester


It’s an exhilarating time, moving to college — kind of like a fresh start! You’ll get to meet new people, make new friends, and study your favorite subjects. Don’t let the headaches of moving your own stuff into your new dorm dampen your very first day on campus! That’s where Swamp Rabbit Moving comes in. Even with scheduled move-in times, it can be a stressful endeavor to move in by yourself. Between finding parking on campus, having to lug heavy boxes for what seems like miles, and navigating your way around an unfamiliar place, move-in day can be a hassle. While you may think it’s overkill to hire a moving company for a college move, we guarantee we’ll make your move that much easier. And you may not even realize how much stuff you have! All of it may not fit in mom’s minivan.

When you have the Rabbits on your side, moving is a piece of cake. We can easily find our way around campus, and we have trucks of various sizes to fit your belongings. We’ll help you find your dorm, get you unloaded, and move you into your new living arrangements. Our Rabbits will handle your possessions with the highest degree of care, which means you can focus on getting ready for your upcoming studies (all while we take care of the hard work)!

No matter if you’re a longtime local of the Upstate or living out of state, Swamp Rabbit Moving can get you packed and moved to college with ease. Plus, we offer reasonable prices on our college moves that won’t break the bank. (We get it. College can be expensive!)

Ready to schedule the Rabbits for your move-in time slot at Clemson (or any of the other wonderful colleges around the Upstate)? Contact us today!