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Moving In

Fall and Spring semester students are allowed to move in starting at 9:00 am the Saturday morning of the first weekend of the semester.  The first half of orientation is at 4:00 pm on the first Sunday of the semester, so students must arrive in time for orientation.  The second half of orientation is held on the first Monday of the semester.  Classes begin on Monday evening at 6:00 pm, and internships begin Tuesday of the first week.


The LCWS Office will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on arrival Saturday, and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday, so that students can check in, pick up their orientation packets and apartment keys.  Students arriving outside of our move-in business hours will be emailed in advance with information on how to pick-up their keys and orientation packets when they arrive at River Place.


For directions coming to LCWS, whether by plane, car, train, or bus, please refer to our  Directions page.

Once At River Place

Once you arrive at the River Place apartment complex and check in with LCWS, you will need to obtain a loading dock pass from the gatehouse in order to park in the loading dock for your building, and take your belongings to your apartment.  Simply tell the security guards at the gatehouse that you are moving into your apartment (be sure to know your building and apartment number), and they will give you a loading dock pass that is valid for approximately 30 minutes.  If your pass expires and you need additional time, ask for another pass from the gatehouse.  Do not park in the loading dock with an expired pass or the security guards will boot or tow your car.


The LCWS office is located at 1025 Arlington Boulevard, inside the River Place complex. Our main office entrance is around the corner from the East Building loading dock at the back of the River Place community.


There is no guest parking at River Place.  Once finished unloading your car, you will need to relocate it to one of the numerous parking garages around the Rosslyn area, or to a nearby metered parking spot on the street in front of River Place.  Many street parking spots are free on the weekends.

Arrival Information