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Are you ready for move-in? Complete the move-in checklist!

Lyon College has compiled a move-in checklist for students. Before you arrive on campus this month, read over this checklist and see if you have everything you need.


STEP 1: Do as much as you can online.

To cut down on wait times during check-in, complete everything you can online beforehand.

  • Fill out FAFSA

If you have not already, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.gov using your FSA ID for electronic signatures (available at fsaid.ed.gov).

The Lyon College FAFSA code is 001088.

  • Clear the Business Office.

Please make sure you have cleared the Business Office and completed your Housing Contract before you arrive. “Clearing the Business Office” means you have paid your tuition in full or have signed up for a payment plan prior to moving on campus.

You can access your account information through myLYON. After logging in, go to the Students tab and then click on the Finance link on the left side of the page. 

You can also go ahead and set-up your fall payment plan by clicking on Pay Using Nelnet. Remember, the earlier you create your payment plan, the lower your monthly payment will be.

  • Turn in your immunization records.

All full-time students are required to complete a health history via the Lyon College Health and Wellness Portal

These records can be submitted online. Instructions can be found here.


STEP 2: Be in the right place at the right time.

The move-in dates and times are as follows:

  • Saturday, Aug. 7, 8:30 to 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 15, 1 to 5 p.m.

Masks will be required on move-in days because of the high volume of people who will be arriving on campus.

Check-in will be at Becknell Gymnasium on Aug. 7. All students must visit the gym before moving in. Students returning on Aug. 15 will check in at their residence halls after completing their COVID-19 tests in the Maxfield Room of Edwards Commons.


STEP 3: Get your COVID-19 test.

All students returning for the fall semester are required to participate in entry testing before they can check in. The antigen test (rapid test) will be administered. 

Students will need to wait to get their results before continuing the check-in process. Parents and family will need to wait outside of the gym until their student has finished their test. There will be a hospitality tent with drinks and snacks available.

The entry testing schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, Aug. 7- 8 to 10:30 a.m. (Becknell Gymnasium)
  • Sunday, Aug. 15- 1 to 4:30 p.m. (Maxfield Room, Edwards Commons)


STEP 4: Complete check-in before getting your housing access.

Make sure you have completed all of the other steps before visiting the Access table. Once you are ready, Dean of Students Lai-Monté Hunter will provide you with your housing access and you can move into your residence hall.

If you haven’t completed the online steps in Step One, you will need to visit the Business Office, Financial Aid, and Immunization Records tables on Aug. 7. Visiting all of these tables is required to complete check-in.

There will be additional tables in the Becknell Gymnasium with representatives from Creative Dining, First-Year Advising, Marketing, Athletics and more. They will provide you with additional information about the Lyon experience, but these tables are not required for check-in

Do I have to get the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to campus?

While the COVID-19 vaccine is not required, the College does encourage all students, staff and faculty to get vaccinated.

Lyon College is even partnering with Economart Pharmacy to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. for students, faculty, staff, and the public. Any student who presents a vaccination card will receive a free espresso shot glass.

The clinic will be held outside the Becknell Gymnasium under the Lyon College events tent. Chairs and water will be available while participants wait to receive their vaccine. Registration is not required, and the vaccine will be free of charge.


Additional resources

To learn more about the College’s COVID-19 policies this semester, please visit lyon.edu/coronavirus.

If you are living on campus and do not have housing or a meal plan, please contact the Student Life Office at 870-307-7314.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 870-307-7256.

If you have questions regarding a charge on your account, please contact the Business Office at 870-307-7322.

If you have questions regarding immunizations, please contact Health and Wellness at 870-307-7425 or email health@lyon.ed